CLASSIC LONDON TAXI HIRE AND MORE IN BEAUTIFUL NORTH CORNWALL.

We are based in Bude.

Whether you want to tour the whole UK or your journey is far more modest, this beautifully restored classic British taxi will convey up to six passengers with the charm of a bygone era.

* Bespoke VIP Chauffeur Service.  *Guided Tours. *Evening Ghost Tour.

*Cream Tea Ride.  *Wedding Car Service. 

EVERY JOURNEY IS AN OCCASION.

WHOLE EVENING HIRE.

A Boutique Chauffeur Driven Premium Service Tailored For You.

Exclusively yours for the whole evening, The Little White Taxi will arrive spotlessly clean to take you and your party to where the action is.

Adding to the sense of occasion there will be a bottle of complimentary bubbly to share.
Going to your favourite haunt after the main event?
No Problem. And yours for the entire evening, there are no worries about finding a taxi in a rural area when you want one. The Little White Taxi is ready when you are.
To round the evening off nicely, there's literally "one for the road" on the way home.
Set prices for five hour exclusive hire.
Jacket and tie or kilted service.
Please book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
T's & C's apply.

SET PRICE HOURLY HIRE.

A unique And Bespoke Premium Service.

A day out with someone special?

Perhaps a shopping trip and long boozy lunch with you and five of your friends?

A day of sightseeing planned and don't want to drive?

The Little White Taxi is perfect for the job.

It will arrive spotlessly clean and can be exclusively yours all day.

To add to the fun there will be a bottle of complimentary bubbly to share.

A big day for your business?

The Little White Taxi can be exclusively yours to transport your V.I.P.s and promote your firm all day.

Also great for club and association outings.

Set prices are available for three hours exclusive hire.

Jacket and tie or kilted service.

Please book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

T's & C's apply.

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Land, Sea and Moor Tea.

Take a leisurely trip through the beautiful North Cornish countryside and along spectacular coastline. Let us worry about the driving whilst you soak up the scenery as we amble along narrow lanes and through tiny hamlets. Don't forget to bring the camera and just ask to stop if you want to take a snap! Eventually we turn away from the coast toward Bodmin Moor where we explore the awe inspiring landscape before stopping in a hidden glade where the only sounds are the gurgling of the river, the breeze in the trees and the boiling of the kettle. Choose from a range of speciality teas supplied by the award winning Westcountry Tea Company, freshly made and served in best china. The Cornish splits and scones are served with butter, a choice of preserves and clotted cream. Also on offer is traditional saffron cake and other fresh baked goodies. All of this is sourced locally.

 If you prefer the sound of a popping cork to a boiling kettle, we can pause at an off license along the way.

Don't know what a Cornish split is? You'll have to come along to find out!

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STANDARD TAXI SERVICE.

(Bude & area only & subject to availability.)

We can't often offer an "on demand taxi service", but it's always worth giving us a call.

You'll need to give us a call a day or so before you need us if it's something important.

 

Did you see the article in

Cornwall Live

about us?

YOUR WEDDING DAY

Being white, The Little White Taxi is perfect for your special day and we'd be so pleased to be a part of it.

 

The Little White Taxi will arrive shining like a new pin and be decorated with ribbons and flowers to your colour scheme.

There will be a complimentary bottle of bubbly to help wash away the nerves of the bride on the way.

The Little White Taxi has ample space for even the most glamorous and voluminous dress. The wide door and ample grab handles make a beautifully graceful arrival in front of your guests truly effortless.

Of course, you don't have to be a blushing bride in a big dress. We welcome enquiries from same sex couples planning their civil partnership ceremony.

The Little White Taxi can be exclusively yours for the whole day and evening. Taking you to the wedding venue, then the two of you to the reception venue, and then away to your home or hotel at the end of the evening.

It is your big day, just tell us how you want The Little White Taxi to help.

Jacket and tie or kilted service.

Advanced booking essential.

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DAYTIME TOURS.

 Scenic And Interesting.

Tour Of North Cornwall.

North Cornwall has some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK. It's not just pretty, it's an incredibly old landscape and it's history goes back beyond the dawn of civilisation.
Cornwall is littered with stone circles and ancient burial mounds.
Are you intrigued by the legend of King Arthur?

Have you seen the smallest property owned by The National Trust?

What makes the Bude Canal almost unique in the world?

Two castles in Boscastle?
Did you know North Cornwall played an important role in

World War 2?

What part does North Cornwall play in the World Wide Web and the current day security of the nation?

Can you dowse for ley lines?

Join us for the day to discover all this and very much more.

The whole experience will last all day. You will be picked up at 09.30 and dropped back at...well, let's just say "Don't book an early dinner."

You will need sensible walking shoes and weather appropriate outer clothing to make the most from this tour. There is around two and a half miles gentle strolling involved split between four of the places we visit.

We guarantee stunning scenery. We (almost) guarantee something you haven't seen before.


Of course you can make up your own itinerary. Tell us what you want to see and we'll trundle off to see it!

 

Other tours and experiences are planned. Watch this space.

NIGHT TOURS.

Stars, Ghosts and Beasts.

Bude is located between two internationally recognised "Dark Sky Areas". The night skies are absolutely amazing when the weather is clear.  Of course the wild and lonely landscape has its mysteries. During this four hour tour around North Cornwall and Bodmin Moor  we visit over fifteen locations where paranormal activity has been reported. Of course there's also a chance to spot The Beast of Bodmin!

You will need sensible walking shoes and weather appropriate outer clothing to make the most from this tour. A little over a mile gentle walking is involved spread between 5 locations we visit.
I can't guarantee ghosts, but complimentary spirits are included in the night tour to help keep the chill from your spine!

(A night tour of Dartmoor is also planned.)

Our tours are private. Just for you and your party. Taken at your own pace with plenty of time for ice cream and souvenir shopping.

 

We can also arrange tours of London, The South East and Edinburgh. If you can imagine it, we know someone who does it!

Give us a call.

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STATIONS, PORTS, AIRPORTS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN.

Special rates are available for all longer journeys.

Meet and greet service available.
Want to come along to greet or say goodbye to your visitors at the other end?
You're welcome.

 

Great rates are available for long periods of hire.

Perhaps you like the idea of a touring holiday, but don't drive?

Talk to us.

Would you like The Little White Taxi in your next film?

Contact us well in advance to avoid disappointment.

HISTORY OF THE TAXI.

Designed in around 1955 the FX4 was a collaboration between Mann and Overton, who were the vehicle supplier to the London taxi trade, and the British car and van manufacturer Austin.
Designed around the Metropolitan Police "conditions of fitness" the interior head height, step height and legendary turning circle are all requirements for taxis to this day.
Going into production in 1959 the FX4 saw very little change until 1989. The vehicle saw an overhaul of the interior to include wheelchair accessibility, the manufacturers fitted the superb Nissan engine and it was re named "Fairway". A few years later the steering, suspension and braking system were bought up to date. The very last Fairway was built on the first of October 1997.
The Little White Taxi was built in 1995 and had four owners during her twenty year career in London. She was then used as a promotional tool for a firm for around three years before being owned by a taxi trade mechanic for around two years. The Little White Taxi came to Cornwall in June this year and has undergone extensive cosmetic and mechanical refurbishment.

The Little White Taxi is one of around only 10 still in public service and one of only 307 currently on the road in the UK. 

The Little White Taxi Is Wheelchair Accessible.
Manual wheelchair users are very welcome.
 Unfortunately this does reduce the passenger capacity to four people.
Gift Cards Are Available.
Stuck for a gift idea? A Little White Taxi Gift Card is a unique gift.
Buy a Gift Card for as little as £10, buy it in person or over the phone and we'll put it in the post to you or the recipient.

WHO ARE WE?

Your Driver.

Chris is a professional driver of many years experience. He has passed The Institute of Advanced Motorists advanced driving test both in a taxi and on a motorcycle. He volunteered for some years with a group called "London Advanced Motorcyclists" as an observer (instructor) helping others to pass the advanced test.

He has worked as a Cardington assessed motorcycle instructor.

Chris has held a Suburban London taxi drivers license for many years. He is experienced in helping those who are not so light on their feet and is understanding and accommodating.

All taxi drivers must pass an enhanced DBS (criminal record) check.

The Vehicle.

The Little White Taxi is sanitised between every passenger to make it covid secure. Of course, being a purpose built taxi there is a solid partition between the driver and the passenger compartment.

The Little White Taxi is disabled friendly and fully accessible to manual wheelchairs, (although this does restrict the seating capacity to four people).

The Little White Taxi is maintained to the highest standard.

The Little White Taxi is environmentally conscious and is fuelled by up to 50% vegetable oil based fuel.

Be Who You Are.

Your religion, sexuality, gender or ethnicity is of no consequence.

Payment.

When we meet in person we accept cards as well as cash.

For remote payment of deposits, etc we prefer a bank transfer.

We can send you a secure payment link from "Zettle" should you need to pay by card. See the terms and conditions.

Our Partners.