Addison Lee is probably the most efficient car service in London. Simply text or call when you want a car and it'll be at your door within minutes. Though you can pay by cash or card, if you have an account you never even have to open your wallet.
Bloom & Wild
In London there are post box flower delivery services popping up all the time, but Bloom & Wild is a standout. For one, both their gift service and their monthly subscription actually fits in the post box, so you don't have to be there to receive it. And then there's the fact that the seasonal arrangements you can choose from take about a minute to assemble and look great, instantly. This year, they're also doing Christmas tree deliveries for the Holidays. They deliver citywide.
Cadogan House, 239 Acton Lane
Thanks to its excellent service, Cadogan Tate is the most trusted of London's moving companies. They handle business shipments and art shipping so if you have special collections, you know they'll be well taken care of.
Crumbs & Doilies
These cupcakes, of which there are 39 flavors to choose from, are truly delicious. You can find them on Thursdays at market in Covent Garden and on Saturdays along the King's Road. On any day, you can order cupcakes in literally any form you could dream of and they'll deliver. Cupcakes that look like sushi in a bento box? Sure. Cupcakes that look like vintage radios? No problem. The same goes for custom cakes and other desserts.
When Simone Gooch moved over to London from Australia last year, her reputation already preceded her, having made floral arrangements and installations for clients like Hermes, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton. Her minimal, sculptural style took off quickly here, too, and was soon seen at many an art gallery opening and fashion event. Lucky for us, she's just teamed up with the shop and garden design blog The Garden Edit to deliver her beautiful creations across London.
Since launching in 2014, the team at Flowerbx has swiftly revolutionized the flower business, delivering single variety bunches across town on a one-off or subscription basis. Not only are they bringing back the glamour of the single variety arrangement, but they've cut out the middleman and made the practice of having flowers at home that much easier (and way more affordable than what you might find at the average florist). Their market-fresh, seasonal blooms arrive prettily wrapped in brown paper, ready for you to arrange in your own containers.
With just two taps on your iPhone, Hailo sends the nearest black cab to wherever you are. It's the future, people.
Mustard does high-end, elegant parties very well and they can handle large volumes of people. If you're putting together a formal event of any size, you can definitely count on them.
The premise behind Florence Kennedy's flower delivery business is so simple and yet so genius. Every Monday, Florence designs two seasonal bouquets for customers to choose from that week, and these seasonal, hessian-wrapped bouquets are then delivered by bicycle across the city for just £28 a pop. If you dig what they're doing, you can subscribe to the service on a monthly or weekly basis, too.
You're never far from a docking station for a 'Boris bike' in central London. To use, simply pay for 24 hours or a week's access, get your release code, and you're off. The first half hour is free, then any extra time you've used is taken from your credit card. Best for short journeys and not for the faint-hearted!
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