It might sound like a fishy deal but a London cabbie’s ‘kipper season’ offer might be a godsend.

Taxi driver Jamie Parker from the Esplanade in Rochester is offering individuals in Medway and Kent a bespoke service out and in of London for £120 – less than half the worth of the usual fare, which might usually value greater than £300.

Taxi driver Jamie Parker is offering a special deal from Medway and West Kent to London.Taxi driver Jamie Parker is offering a particular deal from Medway and West Kent to London.

The provide will final all through January and February – historically recognized within the taxi trade as kipper season.

Newly qualified London cabbie Jamie, 32, who runs JP Taxi service, explained: “I assume the phrase goes back to when cabbies might only afford to place kippers on the desk.

“It is a quiet time for us, but luckily we’re not quite in that position now. I promise the cab isn’t going to be smelling of a fish dinner whenever you get in!”

He mentioned the deal was mutually helpful as it covers his prices to get out and in of London, the place he can keep on working till his Kent passengers journey house.

“Plus, you don’t have that mad rush for the last practice residence – or as us cabbies name it, the vomit comet,” he added.

Jamie Parker qualified as London cabbie last month.Jamie Parker certified as London cabbie final month.

Mr Parker qualified as a cab driver in December, and as newcomer is affectionately recognized within the trade as a “Butter Boy”, or a newbie.

He is keen to be out in the cab as a lot as attainable after five years of examine and part-time work as a Rochester postman and delivery driver at Iceland in Strood.

He stated: “We all know the price of trains into London from our cities is outrageous.

“The service isn’t at all times reliable and they do not feel significantly safe in the meanwhile because of Covid.”

The deal also follows the axing of the Kings Ferry commuter service final month, and will assist out former passengers looking for an alternative to the practice.

The Kings Ferry Kent to London commuter service was axed last monthThe Kings Ferry Kent to London commuter service was axed last month

Jamie’s new LEVC hybrid taxi has six passenger seats, charging ports, and a panoramic roof to enjoy the view, and can also be fully wheelchair accessible.

And a partition separating the passenger and driver’s seats, means passengers are not obligated to wear a masks both.

“It’s more snug and sociable for folks. You’re mainly getting a first-class chauffer service.

“And it’s door to door, so you are not paying for cabs or tubes at the different aspect.”

Jamie stated he was always open to a take care of people in Medway, however stated it was unlikely he could offer the £120 fare all-year spherical.

Becki Murphy was considered one of Mr Parker’s first purchasers to take up the cope with a good friend, to see Six! The Musical at the Vaudeville.

Miss Murphy, 31, mentioned: “It was a great, relaxed expertise. The cab was actually clear and Jamie was friendly. He left us to take pleasure in our conversations in the back, but we informed him we were excited about history and requested him to flag any huge sights we might pass by, so he did a mini tour for us and that made it extra particular.”

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