What Really Goes on in the Back of a Rolls-Royce? London Chauffeur Drivers Reveal All27 Sep 2019
For decades, a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce has been considered the ultimate celebrity luxury item, a status that shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone who has seen one of these world-class vehicles in action.
Boasting a certain boldness which belies its unbridled sense of elegance, the striking beauty of a Rolls-Royce is matched only by the brilliance of its engineering.
So it’s little wonder that some of the world’s most well-known Hollywood’s A-Listers choose a London Rolls-Royce chauffeur when attending important engagements and glitzy galas here in the capital.
Both hip-hop mogul Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs and X-Factor judge Simon Cowell are both well-known for their love of the luxurious Rolls-Royce Phantom, while it’s not uncommon for the likes of Caitlyn Jenner and Jennifer Lopez to choose the opulence and elegance of a Rolls-Royce Ghost whenever they want to travel in style.
Yet as much as we may know about the types of cars, the stars love to be chauffeured around in, have you ever wondered what really goes on behind the tinted windows of their favourite Rolls-Royce?
If so, you may want to stick around.
For the first time ever, Smart City Prestige, the leading Rolls-Royce chauffeurs in London, reveals what it’s like to drive some of their most exclusive VIP clients around the city.
From outrageous demands to sticky situations, here’s what really goes on in the back of a Rolls-Royce.
Cruising across the continent
The Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII is truly a one-of-a-kind car.
The Hollywood Reporter famously described it as the most luxurious car in the world, while notable names like ex-England captain David Beckham and renowned Rolls fan J.Lo were said to be among the first ones to own it.
So if you were going to be spending hours being chauffeured across, wouldn’t you choose the Phantom VIII as your vehicle of choice?
That’s precisely what one VIP client thought when they chose to hire us for a cross-continental journey from Switzerland to London.
Yes, there are numerous airlines which fly that particular route and yes, going by plane would have been much faster, but our guest told us he simply didn’t like the stress and hassle of navigating through the airport.
Instead, he had us drive all the way from our London chauffeur office to Zurich to collect him and bring him back to England in VIP style.
Ultimately, the journey took the better part of a full day, but our client was more than happy to enjoy the unbridled comfort of plush leather seats and make the most of the in-car Wi-Fi to entertain themselves all the way home.
The best part?
That’s one of the more down-to-earth requests we’ve had from our wealthiest clients.
One of our favourite requests came from a customer who was planning an elaborate surprise for his wife’s birthday.
As part of our VIP birthday celebration service, the client booked our Rolls-Royce Ghost in a pristine white finish as part of our birthday car hire service and asked us to fill it with as many white and gold balloons as possible, each one with a special birthday message for his beloved.
Of course, the lucky birthday girl was already surprised when London Rolls-Royce chauffeur arrived ready to escort them to their dinner reservation, so you can imagine her delight when our chauffeur opened the passenger door, and scores of beautiful balloons escaped towards the heavens.
While we’ve no doubt, our client’s romantic birthday surprise earned him plenty of brownie points with his beloved, not all of our clients are so committed to just one person.
On more than one occasion, we’ve been asked by a VIP customer to collect his one true love and bring her to his home, only to have us collect an entirely different ‘one true love’ the following day.
At one point, our Romeo had two of our chauffeur-driven cars driving two different women at the same time to ensure they never bumped into one another.
When asked if we’d ever chauffeured any other women for our client, the answer, of course, was no.
After all, if there’s one thing you can always rely on from us apart from world-class service, it’s our absolute discretion.
Get me to the church on time
Did you know that as well as providing chauffeur services for VIP events, special occasions, and corporate clients, our full range of first-class Rolls-Royce chauffeur cars are available for wedding hire too?
Nine times out of ten, such occasions run smoothly, but every now again we meet a jittery bride who isn’t quite ready to head down the aisle.
On one such occasion, our bride-to-be was struck with a serious case of last-minute nerves and had us bring our stunning gold Rolls-Royce Ghost to a halt just moments away from the church.
With the clock ticking, she demanded we take her for another trip around the block while she found a little Dutch courage courtesy of the complimentary onboard drinks.
Needless to say, that seemed to do the trick, and we still managed to get her to the church on time.
We’ve all heard stories of decadence and debauchery going on behind the closed doors of a luxury car, but thankfully there were no such nightmares for the driver of our next passenger.
That said, that might have something to do with the fact that they were not actually human.
Indeed, in a situation which is far more common than you might believe, one of our regular VIP clients ordered a Rolls-Royce chauffeur in London to travel to Edinburgh, collect their cherished pet, and bring them back to the capital.
Naturally, the pampered pooch received five-star treatment all the way home, and her owner was so delighted with our service that we’ve been chauffeuring Fido around the country ever since.
Smart City Prestige – Always going the extra mile
While travelling hundreds of miles to collect a dog or filling a Rolls-Royce full of balloons may seem excessive to some, for our London chauffeurs, it’s all in a day’s work.
Whether you book our brand new Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII, the classic Ghost or the stylish Rolls-Royce Dawn for your next journey, you can be sure that you’ll receive true first-class treatment from the second you pick up the phone to the moment we wave farewell to you at your final destination.
No request is too big or too small for us, so if there’s something we can do to make your experience with us all the more special, all you have to do is ask.
Contact us online today to find out more about how we can make your next big occasion a truly memorable one, or book your favourite chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce now by calling us on +44 (0)20 7792 1191.