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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HIRING A LONDON CHAUFFEUR SERVICE

20 May 2016

Thinking of hiring a luxury chauffeur driven car for your next business engagement but don’t know where to start? Looking to make a memorable first impression in a brand new Rolls Royce with your own personal driver but aren’t sure what to expect?

Below, we answer many of your most frequently asked questions, and offer everything you need to know about hiring a London chauffeur service, all based on our experience of providing first class corporate travel to business engagements, VIP functions, sporting events and more.

Cost of hiring a professional chauffeur in London

Since every chauffeur service is tailored to the individual, it’s rare to find a company who are able to offer a price list without knowing the details of the service involved. Factors such as the type of car, the length of journey, and any special requirements are all taken into consideration and presented in one quote with no hidden fees or charges.

Choosing the right car

One of the most important factors in really making the most out of your chauffeur driven journey is picking the right car. With Smart City Prestige, you’ll have your pick of luxury car hire from world class brands like Rolls Royce, Mercedes Benz, and Bentley, depending of course, on availability.

If you can’t quite make your mind up on which one to go for, you might want to speak to your chauffeur company for advice. If you’re travelling long distances for example, you’ll be looking for a model where exquisite comfort is one of the main features, whilst for shorter journeys to a big VIP engagement, something like the new chauffeur driven Rolls Royce Phantom Series II  is a popular choice for making an unforgettable impression on arrival.

What to expect on the day

Any good London chauffeur company should deliver exceptional service by highly trained, immaculately dressed and impeccably well-mannered chauffeurs. Expect chauffeurs who are fully licensed and insured, and who combine an impressive knowledge of London’s road networks with an unrivalled attention to detail when it comes to ensuring you’re 100% with your service.

To find out more about what to expect when you hire a luxury chauffeur driven car from us, read our Smart City Prestige Customer Guarantee.

Special requirements

There may be occasions when you need more from your driver than to simply pick you up at one place and deliver you to another. Multiple drop-offs, certain in-car features or other special requirements can all be catered to within reason. If you do need something above and beyond the norm, it pays to mention this when you book your chauffeur service online or over the phone.

Long-term accounts

Regular business accounts are available to cater for all your corporate travel needs, with a range of flexible booking and payments systems in place to help you make the most out of your relationship with your business transport partner.

Last-minute chauffeur hire

Part of our commitment to flexible booking involves making ourselves available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Though we can’t always guarantee the exact car you want at short notice, we do our best to accommodate last-minute bookings, even at weekends, evenings, and Bank Holidays.

If your plans change

If your journey into London is delayed or arrive early, it’s not a problem. Like most top chauffeur companies in the area, we monitor flight and train journeys for any alteration in arrival time, and ensure that our chauffeur is there to collect you when you arrive. If you know in advance that your plans are going to be different from your original booking, you can always call us in advance so that we can be well prepared to accommodate your new schedule.

Should things change once your professional chauffeur has collected you from the pick up point, don’t worry about it. We understand that these things happen, and do all we can to accommodate you with the level of discretion and confidentially you’d expect from us.

If you have any other questions about hiring a London Chauffeur Service, or are ready to book a journey in a top of the range luxury car, call us today on 020 7792 1191.

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