Sep 30, 2014 GetTaxi & Zomato’s view from the top Posted in BLOG, News, Social, by GetTaxi team

Well hello there…

As we truly witness the transition from Summer to Autumn in London this week, we thought it perfect timing to share with you the best bars in the capital with jaw-dropping views, so you can really take in the sunset before it gets too cold and you’re outside freezing your little tootsies off! Brrrrrr.

With help from our best buds, Zomato and its Cityscapes Collection, GetTaxi has handpicked the best of the best places to visit with panoramic views, scrumptious grub and killer cocktails for you to sink your teeth into.

Don’t forget, you can check out Zomato whenever you’re looking for a place to eat or drink nearby, and even if you’re abroad. Now that is worldly!

Dim T
With epic views of Tower Bridge and the River Thames that don’t break the bank, head to Dim T, London Bridge for an oriental feast fit for a king. You’ll be spoilt for choice with Chinese, Japanese and Thai on the menu and pleasantly surprised at the reasonable prices within an upscale setting. We’d recommend booking ahead if you want to secure the best seats in the house, next to the floor to ceiling windows.

Duck & Waffle
No, we don’t mean bend down and start babbling away – we’re talking about the restaurant that serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Sitting right at the top, on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower, even the glass lift that shoots you up is an experience in itself. The views, outstanding. The cocktails, interesting. Bookings are strongly advised and you’ll spend slightly more than your average brunch but boy oh boy is it worth it. GetTaxi’s recommendation – try the duck and waffle, of course.

The Summerhouse
If city views aren’t your thing and you’re looking for more rural surroundings, then The Summerhouse is the restaurant for you. Nestled in the heart of Little Italy, this petite lil’ eatery is bustling on a weekend so it’s best to book in advance, as the place fills up fast. With menus that are updated seasonally, there’s a wide range of rustic dishes to choose from and you can look forward to unpretentious food at modest prices. The scenic views over the canal are what make this hot spot insanely popular plus, you can walk off your meal along the water before you hop in a GetTaxi. Wahey!

We know you’re busy fantasising about the restaurants above, but we have an exclusive offer for all of our GetTaxi-Zomato fan-heads. Get £10 off your first GetTaxi and save the extra cash for your meal. Just download GetTaxi, register your card details in the app and enter coupon code ‘CITYSCAPE’ to make the most of this tasty offer.

Now all you need to do is decide where you’re dining and who you’re taking along. Our Black Cabs hold up to five people, or six if you need a bigger car – so there’s plenty of room for everyone. Bon Apetit!

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Sep 26, 2014 Roll up, roll up - GetTaxi will take you home for free after the theatre Posted in BLOG, News, Social, by GetTaxi team

London’s famous for a bunch of stuff… Big Ben, Hyde Park, GetTaxi, great weather (ahem), the list is endless. But none of these really come close to London’s booming West End, home to some of the best and longest running shows in the world. (See, we don’t need the good weather anyway!)

The problem is choosing which show you want to see!

Well, we’ve spared you the ‘umming’ and ‘ahhing’ thanks to our awesome partners, TheatrePeople, who have pulled together a list of the top three shows to see right now, in London’s West End. And that’s not all (drum roll please…)

You can now get a free ride home after the show on us. All you have to do is book two top price theatre tickets on TheatrePeople.com for selected performances between now and 23rd October, and we’ll give you a free GetTaxi home to any London postcode.* Nice and simple.

You’ll receive an email confirmation of your seat numbers once you’ve booked and your GetTaxi will be automatically sorted for you. All you need to do is download GetTaxi to your phone so your driver can give you a call after the show. So remember to turn your phone on, won’t you?

This legendary offer won’t last long so make sure you book pronto to get an amazing night out on the town.

That was the easy part. Now, check out the three hottest shows on stage right now to help you put your winner under the spotlight…

Mamma Mia!
You know all the Abba songs and you’ve probably seen Pierce Brosnan’s dodgy rendition of ‘S.O.S’ in the Hollywood blockbuster, but now it’s time to see Mamma Mia the musical – a global smash hit for 15 years and counting. A feel-good story that follows bride-to-be, Sophie, on a quest to find her dad before she walks down the aisle.

Thriller Live
The King of Pop may be gone, but his music, moves and moonwalk still live on in an epic, must-see tribute to Michael Jackson featuring all of his greatest hits. Shamone!

Jersey Boys
From the rough streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Jersey Boys follows the lives of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons on a roller coaster of success, turmoil and stardom. Sing along the whole way through to ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’ and ‘Sherry’.

Check TheatrePeople.com for full terms and conditions.

*Offer valid on selected performances, Monday – Sunday until October 23, 2014.

Lion King

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Sep 8, 2014 Win tickets to On Blackheath + a free GetTaxi ride to the festival for you & your pals Posted in BLOG, Competition, News, Social, by GetTaxi team

Hello troops.

Summer might be on the way out but we can still cling on to what’s left of festival season. And what better way for it to go out with a bang, than by combining two of our favourite hobbies; listening to music and eating (of course, riding in Black Cabs is up there too!)

We’ve paired up with On Blackheath, South East London’s biggest music and food festival taking place this weekend, to offer you the chance to win one of our best prizes to date.

All you need to do is follow/like us, share your favourite festival photo mentioning #GetBH on Twitter or Facebook and you could win FIVE (yes, five) Sunday tickets to On Blackheath, as well as a free GetTaxi ride there for you and your friends. Woohoo!

With the Sunday boasting some top notch acts such as Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Imelda May and Athlete, this is one festival you don’t wanna miss. If you really want to push the boat out, you can even pre-book a slap-up meal from a whole host of famous chefs in-between dancing your lil’ socks off. Well, you’ve got to eat some time, so why not make it special?

Just head over to Twitter or Facebook now and dig out your best festival pics to win. It’ll be the easiest thing you’ve ever done to get your hands on free festival tickets.

We’re picking the winner on Friday afternoon (12th September) so you’ve got five days to get involved.

Be there, or be mehhhh.

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Terms & Conditions
1. Entrants must follow @GetTaxi_UK on Twitter or like GetTaxi on Facebook and post their best festival photo with the hastag #GetBH to be in with the chance of winning five Sunday tickets to On Blackheath and one free GetTaxi ride there. Entrants who post a photo without following GetTaxi on Twitter or Facebook will not be considered.
2. All entries must include #GetBH with a photo on Twitter or Facebook to be considered.
3. All entries must be posted on Twitter or Facebook no later than 12:00pm on Friday 12th September 2014 to be eligible for the prize. Any entries posted after this time will not be considered.
4. Winner will receive five free Sunday tickets, for five people to attend On Blackheath on Sunday 14th September 2014. Travel to the festival is included from any London postcode, in one GetTaxi for all people attending. If the winner is travelling to the festival from outside of London, the free GetTaxi ride can only be redeemed when within a London postcode. The winner must make their own travel arrangements home from the festival.
5. One winner only. The winner will be selected at random by GetTaxi and announced via Twitter & Facebook on the afternoon of Friday 12th September 2014.
6. Competition running on Twitter & Facebook only. Photos uploaded to any other social network or website will not be considered.
7. GetTaxi will provide details on ticket collection directly to the winner on Friday 12th September 2014.
8. Competition running in UK only. All other GetTaxi territories are excluded from the competition.
9. GetTaxi’s decision is final.

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Aug 22, 2014 Win a meal for 2 & taxi credit with GetTaxi & Zomato Posted in BLOG, Competition, News, Social, by GetTaxi team

Morning gorgeous. We knew you’d be back…

Today, we’re giving you the chance to win a night out all paid for courtesy of GetTaxi & Zomato.

We’ve partnered with our new best friends Zomato, the global community app and website that lets you find decent eats and treats nearby. Buzzing around across 13 countries in 106 cities, you can even search for places to eat when trotting around the globe. Cool beans.

Grab a friend, partner or family member and get involved – you could win a £60 Zomato meal voucher for 2 people as well as £50 GetTaxi credit to chaperone you all the way there.

To enter, just follow these ridiculously easy steps below:

Download the GetTaxi & Zomato apps to your phone, if you haven’t already (tut, tut..)

Register your details with both apps to obtain your Zomato username and sign up to exclusive events, offers and competitions (like this one)

Follow us both on Twitter @GetTaxiUK & @Zomato

Tweet us with your full name & Zomato username with #GetZom

Errrrr… that’s it

Not hard eh? And don’t forget, once you’ve registered your details you’ll be first in line to hear about special discounts, competitions and events from GetTaxi and Zomato. Who wouldn’t want some money off a taxi ride or their fave restaurant from time to time?

And with the bank holiday weekend almost upon us, why not take a peek at Zomato to find a hipster bar, Sunday brunch or afternoon tea to pre-plan your extended weekend of fun? You can even be ultra efficient by sorting out your travel arrangements with the pre-booking option in the GetTaxi app. Double win.

And for those of you that haven’t rode with us yet, you can add £20 free credit to your account by registering your card details in the app, tapping menu – coupon code and entering the code ‘aug20b’. When you use your card to pay for your first GetTaxi, you’ll get £20 off! Hurry though, it expires on 31st August. See, we told you you’d be rewarded for registering with us…

Have a wicked bank holiday and happy Friday!

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Aug 21, 2014 GetTaxi & Zomato blend a complete dining experience Posted in BLOG, News, Social, by GetTaxi team

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Taxi lovers. Food lovers. Unite.

We’ve got another injection of thrilling GetTaxi news for you today that’s bound to tickle your tastebuds and get you in the mood for a hot dinner date or burger with your mates.

GetTaxi is ecstatic to reveal our foodtastic new partner, Zomato – the online community that helps you find places to eat and drink around you. Users can search for the best local restaurants, reviews from foodies and even places to munch depending on your mood! Isn’t that grate? (Sorry.)

And what better way to streamline your night out than to offer you an easy (not to mention sensational) experience, where your only decision left to make is what you’ll be eating. You choose your favourite restaurant on Zomato then book GetTaxi in one tap to transport you there and back. Good times.

We’ve made eating out as fuss-free and simple as possible because we know you’ve all got busy schedules and bigger fish to fry (as do the restaurants!)

What’s more, with over 23,000 restaurants at your fingertips and thousands of Black Cabs waiting to whisk you to them, check out Zomato now and the tasty London restaurants just around the corner to you. We’re assuming you’re familiar with GetTaxi, London’s number one Black Taxi app but if not, check us out too (or there’ll be big trouble.)

We’ll also have lots of exclusive competitions, events and offers coming your way very soon but only if you’ve registered with us both, so make sure you do and you’ll be our bestest, most special GetTaxi Zomato customers ever. Pinky promise.

To kick start our beautiful partnership, keep your eyes peeled tomorrow for a GetTaxi Zomato super-combo giveaway we’ll be announcing in the socialsphere. Make sure you’re following us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram to enter and don’t forget to register with both apps to be in with the chance of winning. C’mon, you’ve got to put some effort in to get your claws on the prize!

For a zippy Black Cab in minutes… download & register with GetTaxi.
To find a 5* restaurant in minutes… download & register with Zomato.

We’ll see you stalking us here again tomorrow (don’t worry, we love the attention.)

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