Uber have been banned from operating in the capital, so here are 6 alternative modes of transport.

Uber has been banned from operating in London after TFL rejected the US ride-hailing company’s licence application, claiming that the company is “not fit and proper”. Their license expires on 30th September, and Uber have a mere 21 days to appeal the decision. But what of all the drunken, sleepy, tired, high-heel clad students of London that still need a cheap way to get home at the end of the night? Never fear, we’ve created a list of five alternative modes of transport that will help you avoid the extortionate fees of the capital’s black cabs.

1. Unicycle

 man on unicycle falls off

Pros:

  • Small enough to carry on the Tube

  • Improves your balancing skills as you pedal home

  • Gives you a mysterious, sexy, circus-vibe that will intrigue potential lovers

Cons:

  • Hard to balance on after 5 pints

 

2. Horse

 horse mask lady giving a thumbs up

Pros:

  • You’ll feel like a badass Game of Thrones extra riding a horse through the streets of London

  • Horses have built-in seat warmers

  • Can take shortcuts through parks

Cons:

  • No charging port for your phone

 

3. Hoverboard

girl falls off hoverboard

Pros:

  • Like walking, but without the effort

  • Hoverboards come in flashy colours and sometimes with lights

Cons:

  • People might pick fights with you because hoverboards are lame

  • Your hoverboard might spontaneously combust and set fire to your trousers

  • Hard to balance on in heels

 

4. Tandem

two men on tandems

Pros:

  • If you’re at the back, you don’t have to pedal and nobody will notice

  • Use like you would Uber Pool - ask a stranger to pedal home with you

Cons:

  • Intense pressure to steer properly if you’re at the front

 

5. Piggy back

someone drops a piggy back

Pros:

  • Absolutely 0% effort required on your part

Cons:

  • Not allowed to use McDonald’s Drive-Thru

 

6. Spacehopper

people on spacehoppers

Pros: 

  • Bouncy

  • You always get a seat

  • Comes in funky colours

Cons:

  • Punctures easily

  • Have to inflate it yourself

  • Can make you spill your kebab

 

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