While London cabbies have been waging a war with Uber they have also been holding out against accepting credit cards which hasn’t really helped their cause.
On this trip however the tide has turned and they all feature window stickers declaring their entry into the 20th Century by accepting plastic.
But alas I have detected a ruse of sorts. At the end of no less than three taxi journeys I produced my card only to be told that their machine was on the fritz…really? With no cash they all relented, rebooted and the card was accepted.
Today in Birmingham, none of these punters (pictured) accepted credit cards so it was straight to Uber. Convenience the winner again.