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5 of the best UK staycations for some well-earned escapism

Your getaway chauffeur carrying your sanitised luggage
Your getaway chauffeur carrying your sanitised luggage

Hotels in England are set to open on the 4th of July. They are getting ready for Independance Day, and for the Great Escape to begin. The chauffeurs are polishing, fettling and sanitising. The concierge are preparing. Blending in new safety regimes, with sometimes age-old procedures and protocols.

Safer staycation travel

Prior to covid, hospitality training on Bio-Hazard health safety was minimal. Not anymore. Our chauffeurs are experts. They need to be. And we offer passenger guidance & safety tips.

Escapism: a safe, spacious getaway car, private chauffeur, lush destinations.


Lockdown has given many of us itchy feet. We are giving you a stylish getaway car and your getaway chauffeur. Your butler, on wheels. A private driver. Old-school charm but at a social distance. To help you craft moments and memories. Rare and tailored, transformative travel experiences.

In super-spacious and ultra-luxurious, social distance friendly vehicles.

JOURNEY WITH US

While holidays to far away lands still hold their appeal, there is something truly satisfying about avoiding the hassles and stress associated with flying, and deciding instead to relax in a chauffeur-driven car or ‘let the train take the strain’ for a break in the UK.

From ultra chic chalets in the Lake District to luxury lake cabins in the Cotswolds, we round up some of the “Best of British” breaks.

Journey with us through our very own green and pleasant land. Chasing convenience, nostalgia or maybe just delighted to just be out of the house.

Still, we wonder: Will those childhood memories of Cornwall still evoke the same sense of wonder, or will we have to redefine and reinvent that summer haze? Journey with us to discover for yourself. To find your safe hideaway, glamorous getaway


Five of the best UK staycations

1. Beach Life

Saunton Sands, Devon

Voted the UK’s best sandy beach in 2019, Saunton Sands in Devon is a firm favourite with us. With over 3 miles of sandy white beaches, perfect for swimmers and surfers alike (there is even a surf school that caters for all ages from 5 to 95) who says ‘you can’t teach an old dog new tricks’?
Whether you desire a romantic and relaxed week on the beach, or a family holiday that is jam packed with activities for all ages, Saunton Sands has something for everyone.

Discover it: Stay at the amazing Chalet Saunton – nestled next to Saunton Sands, a luxurious apartment hotel catering for couples and families alike.




2. Wander Lonely as a Cloud

The Lake District is England’s largest, and often cited as most picturesque, National Park. It was home to the poet William Wordsworth as well as the famous illustrator and children’s author Beatrix Potter. Spend your days visiting the breathtakingly beautiful countryside around Windermere or Connaston that inspired the words of Wordsworth and tales from Beatrix Potter.

The Lake District

No visit to the Lake District would be complete without sampling the famous Kendal Mint Cake – the original energy bar, used by Sir Edmund Hillary in the world’s first successful ascent of Everest. For families, try Another Place overlooking Lake Ullswater. Offering guests a kids club and one for teens it is, according to Conde Nast Traveller, ‘a thrilling new addition to Cumbria’s previously stuffy hotel scene’.

Discover it: For couples, check out the Brimstone Hotel – this ultra chic chalet is for adults only and is the ultimate luxury haven after a day out exploring the countryside.

Lake District National Park – Covid Guidance


3. A Taste of Italy?

Snowdonia National Park

North Wales, home to Snowdonia National Park, the famous Blaenau Ffestiniog steam railway and a host of stunning fishing villages and beautiful beaches, makes a perfect base for a memorable family staycation.

But hidden amongst the traditional Welsh architecture and landscape is Portmeirion, a complete village designed and based on the Italian village of Portofino. Portmeirion has been used for many film sets and TV shows – the most famous of which is The Prisoner and you can learn all about this dystopian TV series as you meander through the village.

For families there is so much to do; the nearby sandy beaches of Abersoch and LLandudno are perfect for toddlers, with a beach club and lifeguards on duty during the summer season. Local fishermen still sell their freshly caught crabs and lobsters directly from the harbour. Ask them nicely and they may take you out on their next trip!

Discover it: For self catering we love the cottages at the Portmeirion Hotel, but if you want luxury and romance try Château Rhianfa, less than an hour’s drive away and set overlooking the Menai Straits.


4. Live like a Billionaire

Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset

Sandbanks in Poole is reputedly amongst the world’s top 5 most expensive places to buy real estate. Christened Britain’s Palm Beach by many – and no wonder! – this beach has won more blue flag beach awards than any other in the UK and provides access to the largest and most varied water-sports equipment and tuition available at any UK resort. Try kite-surfing or paddle-boarding – you will find superb world class instructors for any water-sport you want to try out.  And every weekend during the summer months there is the evening spectacle of fireworks to enjoy from the beach.

Discover it: To be at the centre of the action stay at the Sandbanks Hotel which has an indoor pool to accommodate any vagrancies in the British weather.

 


5. Make Magical Memories in the Woods

The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds are renowned for their quaint sandstone chocolate box villages, but nestled inside a 400 acre private estate, you will find a selection of luxury tree houses, beautifully converted stables and farm houses, all accessed via a boat on its own private island. This fantasy village, called The Fish, is a collection of beautifully restored traditional buildings alongside ethically built tree houses.
These luxurious tree houses each boast a wood burning stove as well as bunk beds for the kids. And what family holiday wouldn’t be complete without Man’s Best Friend? Yes, your beloved family pooch is also welcome here. Every afternoon at 4pm these special guests are all given a doggie version of afternoon tea.

Discover it: Our iChauffeur insider information: have a weekend without the children and stay in one of the beautiful hidden luxury lake cabins – The Fish Hotel.

Design your staycation with us

Of course, ‘getting there is half the fun’, although we would add ‘in style’ to the motto!  For two passengers we would recommend the Mercedes S-Class, recognised as the world’s finest saloon car. For those requiring something more rugged, the Range Rover Autobiography can handle even the most challenging of terrains; perfect for an adventurous family of four! The Mercedes V-Class comfortably accommodates up to seven passengers, with plenty of room for luggage. Whilst, for larger groups of up to 20, our super luxury, custom built mini coaches are the perfect option.

Imagine your great escape

For a truly relaxing holiday in the UK, let our chauffeurs take you to your destination and be ‘at your service’ throughout your holiday, including driver-guiding, if required. Contact our friendly booking team who will be delighted to plan and customise your dream staycation. Relax, you are in safe hands.

To provide a getaway with a swoosh. To help you create your great escape. To make your journey a pleasure. To help keep you stay safe.

Seems staycations were already a thing

Before the pandemic, more than half of tourism businesses (55%) reported an increase in domestic tourism since 2017. According to holidaymakers, the main reason for the popularity of ‘staycations’ is convenience (34%)*, followed by a desire to revisit places they have been to before (21%)* according to research by Barclays Corporate Banking. (*Research polled 2,006 Brits who take holidays in the UK.)

Have a great Staycation!

From your iChauffeur Family

We’ll get you home

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Spacious chauffeur vehicle interior

Stranded? Want to get home? With the UK on lockdown, and the world united in halting the spread of Coronavirus, it might not be easy flying back to your nest. Flights are being diverted, trains and other public transport services are on reduced schedules. What to do?

IMPORTANT SAFETY UPDATE

Please see our revised Coronavirus Travel Safety Guidance Update (13 March, 2020).

We have revised our COVID-19 Safety protocol in response and to expand on the Department of Transport’s new guidance.
This page was last updated: Date: Thursday, 14 May 2020. Time: 01:30.

Chauffeur wearing a face mask

Many Brits are seeking repatriation during this time. We can help. Book with us before take off and we can have your chauffeur waiting for you in arrivals. Our team will have taken care of all logistics. Seamless transfers are our speciality.

Please stay at home – do not travel unless essential

Making non-essential journeys risks lives. Only travel if your journey is absolutely essential.

Keeping London Moving

With London Travel Workers “Dropping like flies, it is essential that licensed private hire operators, like iChauffeur Ltd, help keep the Capital moving. Essential supplies and workers need to get through. iChauffeur are committed to helping do our part.

Key worker discount

In gratitude to the key workers in the Coronavirus pandemic, we are pleased to offer a 25% discount on all journeys. Please tell our team you are a key worker to claim your discount.

Essential Journeys

For essential journeys, our professional chauffeurs are at your service. With a fleet of luxury vehicles, all cleaned prior and after every journey, you are in safe hands. Unlike some other private hire services, on average our chauffeurs carry 2 passengers a day at this time. This means they have more time to ensure that your vehicle is safe, and there is also less risk with less previous passengers.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Based near Heathrow, we are ideally placed for your airport transfer in London and across the UK. You might have landed at the wrong airport, but we are on hand. Night or day.

We can also collect you from any UK train station or coach or sea terminal. So for a collection from Paddington or Southampton you know who to call.

Essential shopping & essential errands

We also are on hand for essential shopping and other errands, from collecting prescriptions from the chemist to your daily milk or eggs, we’re here to help during these times.

Sit in the back

While taking essential journeys with us we suggest you sit in the back, and open the window. Also wash your hands for twenty seconds before and after the journey, like your chauffeur. There are hand sanitisers in every vehicle.

Essential Travel Resources

“The virus that is a thousand times more powerful than any microbe: the idea that one is ill.” – Marcel Proust

How can we help you?

We do urge you to stay at home whenever possible. But if you really do have to travel, for essential journeys or you are a key worker, speak to our team, +44208 400 4829 We are open 24/7, even during the crisis. The only difference in service you may notice is that your chauffeur will not shake your hand. And you may prefer they do not open and close your doors. Your call.

We’ll get you home.

 


Our Covid-19 Service Protocol

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Essential travel services during extraordinary times

Stay safe

 

Stay safe

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement last night, the 23rd March 2020, we have been getting calls from many of our clients wanting to know whether we are still providing chauffeur services?

The answer is simple. Yes.

We are open for all your essential travel needs. Maybe, you don’t want to visit the supermarket or chemist as you have an underlying condition, or you have too many other things to do with the children being away from school?

Here is a reminder on the current travel advice:

  • to shop for basic essentials – only when you really need to
  • for any medical need – for example, to visit a pharmacy or deliver essential supplies to a vulnerable person
  • to travel to and from work – but only where this is absolutely necessary

 

Key Workers

If your job is vital to public health and safety during the coronavirus lockdown. Thank you. As a token of our gratitude we offer you a 25% discount. Please advise our team on booking.

 

Open for essential travel, deliveries & shopping

 

Questions and answers

We have put together a simple Q & A below, based on questions we have had from our clients over the past few hours, that we thought you may find useful.

 

Q: Can you carry passengers who have Coronavirus or it’s symptoms?

A: No. We are unable to provide transportation services if you, or anyone that you have had contact with recently, has Coronavirus or its symptoms.

Q: Can you do my grocery shopping for me?

A: Yes we can, this is something we do for many of our Clients who simply do not have time during their working week.

Q: Can you collect my prescription from the doctor and take it to a chemist for me?

A: Absolutely, this is essential travel and we would be more than happy to provide this service for you.

Q: Can you pick up my teenager from Oxford and bring him home to Surrey?

A: This is no problem. Currently we are able to chauffeur our clients all over the UK.

Q: Are you still providing Airport transfers?

A: Yes. Currently there are still flights coming into all London’s airports.

 

Bespoke. Personal. Safe.

Remember, our chauffeurs, as always, will follow your detailed instructions. For example, if you wish for them to ring your doorbell, wipe it down with sanitiser, and then stand 6 feet back behind the shopping bags on delivery. So be it. You may of course prefer that they text you on arrival and to carry the bags to the back door? Whatever your request, our experienced professionals are on-hand to help you keep you and yours safe. At all times. And even during this extraordinary tragic period. Which will pass. If we all act responsibly.

 

Our Car and chauffeur sanitisation protocol

We also thought it would be good to reassure you once again of our revised car and chauffeur sanitisation protocol.

We are unable to provide a transportation services if you, or anyone that you have had contact with recently, has Coronavirus or it’s symptoms.

We continue to serve

We will continue to serve our customers in the UK, and as always, the health and wellbeing of our clients and chauffeurs is our top priority. If you want to know whether we can help you out we are just an email or call away, 24 hours a day.

Remember, on an average day, our chauffeur vehicles will only carry two passengers. We guarantee  that your chauffeur vehicle will be hygienically cleaned prior and after your hire. Safety remains our number one priority.

We wish you all our best during these challenging times and hope that you and your loved ones are safe.

iChauffeur – Your Chauffeur

Safer chauffeur-driven travel – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Latest information and advice while travelling with iChauffeur

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As a leading chauffeur company, we are taking unprecedented steps in training all our chauffeurs to ensure that they follow correct safety procedures, for both our clients and themselves. iChauffeur are following all the government recommendations for transport providers to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

For our latest Coronavirus Travel Guidance:

Please read our latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Guidelines for up-to-the-minute advice and practical post-COVID travel safety information. Our safety protocols have changed throughout the pandemic. We have evaluated our procedures constantly, and changed working practices accordingly. For your assurance we will monitor the situation on an hourly basis. And change again. But don’t worry about us. Our job means a lot of turning corners. We are used to it. For personal and private executive car travel advice during the Coronavirus, please contact us. We are open 24/7 during the pandemic. Stay Safe, Travel Safe, Be Safe.

Chauffeur Hygiene Procedure

In the event that a chauffeur becomes aware they have had contact with an infected individual,  the chauffeur will immediately self-isolate and withdraw from service. We have advised our chauffeurs to be vigilant with personal and vehicle hygiene procedures, including monitoring their own health first.

Once a chauffeur has dropped off a client, prior to cleaning the vehicle, the chauffeur will first wash his/her hands thoroughly. Having completed this procedure, he/she will then focus on the sanitisation of the vehicle.

Vehicle Hygiene Procedure

Prior to each new client entering the vehicle, the chauffeur will sanitise the seats, door handles and all surfaces where the previous passenger had contact. Once the car has been fully sanitised, the chauffeur will then wash his/her hands again.

Greeting Procedure

Upon arrival at your car, your chauffeur will offer you hand sanitiser and wipes. He/she will refrain from contact with you by way of shaking hands.

Sit behind the Chauffeur

Chauffeur-driven travel should be relatively safe during a pandemic, nevertheless a car is an enclosed space. There have been no scientific studies, but experts recommend the safest place to sit is directly behind your chauffeur.

Magazines and newspapers

The World Health Organisation (WHO) warned that banknotes may develop into a public health risk as they change hands frequently, picking up bacteria and viruses along the way. This is why we do not offer daily papers or magazines while this is ongoing, as these are objects we touch every day, that could become key to the spread of the coronavirus.

Suggestions for our chauffeurs

  • Use anti-virus wipes to clean your vehicle interior surfaces between passenger changes. The areas you should focus on are: Interior door panel, all handles, windows, locks, door storage areas, cup holders, power cords, seats, exterior door handles, and children’s car seats.
  • Newspapers and magazines should be removed from the seat-back pockets in vehicles until further notice
  • Only offer sealed refreshments and immediately remove the remaining packets with gloves after the journey is completed
  • Wearing gloves to support customers with luggage is a good way to minimise contact and to reassure passengers
  • Handshakes with customers should be avoided until further notice.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice

 

We are taking a responsible approach towards minimising the risk of infection and trying to stop the spread of this virus and thank you for your support during these challenging times.

 

Your iChauffeur Team

 

Our Chauffeurs’ Little Black Book of the Best of London

Who knows London better than our experienced London chauffeurs? Who can guide you to those special places which don’t appear in your visitor guide? Journey with us to discover the best of London.

A chance to peek inside our chauffeurs’ little black book and discover these hidden gems, and off-the-beaten-track treasures. Just don’t tell our chauffeurs we’ve told you!

Below, you’ll find hidden-away corners of London. Various curiosities that do not appear on traditional tourist itineraries.

Star Spotting

 

For star spotting celebrities from theatreland it has to be The Ivy. Since 1917 the Covent Garden restaurant (and private upstairs dining room) have been the epitome of glamour. Its buzzing social scene is steeped in tradition. It has the most beautiful central dining bar, signature stained-glass windows, oak panelling and a striking contemporary art collection.

For sporting celebrities the bar at The Sanderson Hotel is definitely worth a trip – we have it on the best authority that it is popular with world class football players. However if you want to be guaranteed some time with a world class sporting star we suggest you head over to Selfridges which boasts a professional Skate Board Park on the first floor, with World Champion skate boarders on site to give tips and advice.

Bonnington Square

 

Bonnington Square is a square in Vauxhall, south London, which was built in the 1870s. It became famous in the 1980s when all the houses in it, vacant and awaiting demolition, were squatted. The squatters took the square into their own hands and a community was formed.

Stepping into the square is like travelling back 50 years. It’s wonderfully, gloriously, fabulously bonkers. The squatters established a volunteer-run vegetarian cafe, community garden, bar, nightclub and a wholefoods shop. Within the community today there are many artists who open their homes so that the public can view their work. There is an utterly glorious garden in the middle called ‘The Pleasure Garden’ which is lovingly tendered to by the community. During the summer months the square is a hive of activity on the square with kids playing football, dancing classes and live jazz.

Italo Delicatessen

 

Within the square sits a very cute cafe with a very old, italian store feel to it. Every one’s super friendly and all reasonably priced. It’s vegetarian friendly, vegan options should make the owner Charlie Boxer extremely proud. Simple, healthy and as trendy as London can get.

The Bar Hidden Behind a Bookcase

 

For whiskey lovers amongst you The Vault in Soho is a secret bar hidden behind a bookshelf in a Whiskey shop. According to our chauffeurs the cocktails are sublime and they have a world class selection of whiskies all waiting to be sampled behind hidden doors.

Best Rooftop Bar in London

For the best place to have a drink and enjoy the London skyline our chauffeurs recommend The Roof Terrace at One New Change. Take the elevator to the top floor and step out to a magnificent, open air, eye level view of the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, and a great view of the City of London.

Best Sunday Roast

 

The Brits are famous for their love of a Sunday Roast, but with the enormous number of restaurants and hotels in London all claiming to serve authentic British Sunday Roasts where do they recommend?

The Savoy Grill came out as firm favourite for the most authentic and delicious Sunday Roast. We think Gordon Ramsay can be trusted with this British cuisine classic! With two courses, including a Bloody Mary or fruit cocktail, for £49. The menu simply states: Roasted Sirloin, a selection of seasonal vegetables and Yorkshire pudding. This is available every Sunday from 12pm – 4pm and 5pm – 6:30pm.

As for the best steak house Smith and Wollensky took the top spot and head to Joe Allens for the best after theatre night spot.

Tea at the Ritz… maybe?

 

Afternoon tea at the Ritz is definitely worth a visit for the quintessential English afternoon tea.
However our chauffeurs have another recommendation for afternoon tea – The Lalit Hotel which is owned by an Indian family. They serve their Indian version of afternoon tea, which we believe combines the absolute elegance and daintiness of a traditional afternoon tea, but infused with exotic spices and flavours from India.

A Taste of Persia

 

For a genuine taste of Persia try Alounak. Alounak is famous for its authentic Persian food, all marinated for 24 hours and perfectly cooked to order on the char-grill. They also offer traditional Persian specials; freshly prepared and different every day. The restaurant itself is decorated in traditional Persian style with a large clay oven at the entrance where bread is baked on an hourly basis. This restaurant also offers BYOB (bring your own bottle). You can take your own reserve wine at no extra cost (unlike many restaurants where they will charge you £100 corkage per bottle).

Best Pie and Mash in London

 

We all love stories of the small guys doing well against the big corporates. Our next recommendation for the best pies in London, Goddards at Greenwich, is a great example of this. Goddard’s had a little pie stall that was doing well but they owners did not have enough capital to expand the stall and so ended up selling it to Famous Brands who rebuilt the stall and turned it into a gourmet burger restaurant. With the money that Goddard’s made from their stall they bought a derelict pub, literally around the corner, and now their business has grown over 400% in the last few years.

Hidden Wimbledon

Buddhapadipa Temple

London is famous for many things but windmills certainly aren’t one of them. Neither are genuine Thai temples, but tucked away in Wimbledon is Wat Buddhapadipa – a true gem of Thai Buddhism architecture and traditions. The temple was just recently refurbished and shines all glimmery-white on sunny days. The Monks and community are friendly and will stop to talk to you if you have a question for them. They offer meditation classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the week and also on Saturdays.

 

 

The Buddhapadipa Temple is only a five-minute walk from Wimbledon and the All England Club. Djokovic, who has won 17 Grand Slam singles titles, has been using the Thai temple for meditation and quiet contemplation for several years.

“We’ve known him for quite a while now,” said orange-robed Phramaha (“Great Monk”) Bhatsakorn Piyobhaso. Novak came here on his own. He just walked in and said hello to the people here and went on to meditate on his own.” He comes to mediate, usually early in the morning when the grounds are quiet.

The Windmill Wimbledon Common

 

Nearby The Windmill has stood pride of place on Wimbledon Common since it was built in 1817 by Charles March to serve the local community. As well as its day-to-day role, the Windmill was also interestingly the vantage point of choice for watching the many duels that took place on Wimbledon Common and Putney Heath back in the 19th century. Today it is a working museum and so if you are in Wimbledon possibly for the tennis our chauffeurs recommend taking a day out to visit these 2 attractions.

Should you find yourself in Wimbledon (possibly for the tennis?) our chauffeurs recommend taking  time out to visit these 2 attractions.

I hope that you enjoyed our hidden gems. If you’re looking to discover the best of the Capital, and what the rest of the UK has to offer, check out our luxury chauffeur-driven tours.

 

Corporate Events Require Chauffeur-Driven Car Hire in London

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Do corporate events require having a professional chauffeur-driven car hire in London? Is that even a question? Was Richard Gere required to arrive in a chauffeur-driven in a white stretch limo, standing through the sunroof holding a bouquet of roses to win Julia Roberts over in Pretty Woman? But of course! That’s proof of the effect. Imagine the corporate clout we’d get by doing something similar – perhaps minus the flowers?

‘One seldom gets a second chance to make a good first impression’ as the saying goes. Arriving at a corporate event whilst making use of executive chauffeur-driven car hire, especially in London, places us well in the ‘authority concept’ paradigm.

If being respected is a critical component in our corporate circle, then nothing says we deserve it better than arriving poised and primed with our regular hire-chauffeur and his savvy back-office team at our beck and call. Projecting appropriate confidence and self-assurance comes naturally as we alight from the cool interior of an impeccable luxury vehicle while a smartly dressed chauffeur holds the door open for us.

It’s a well-known fact that people make decisions on how they feel about us within 30 seconds of meeting. That’s a terribly small window of opportunity to make a great first impression. Making use of professional chauffeur-driven car hire while in London on business will undoubtedly grant you the best chance of sealing the deal – without saying a word.

Of course, it can’t all be left to a vehicle and its elite chauffeur. The way we treat and deal with our driver will complete the impression we hope to make. Developing a relationship with iChauffeur is akin to having our own bespoke concierge and discretion is their lynchpin. If we’re meeting business partners and need to arrange the ultimate London entertainment experience, a chauffeur-driven hire car in the form of a V-class Mercedes, for example, will transport groups in a manner befitting the impression we wish to create. With our privacy and anonymity assured if needs be, busy professionals that we are, our chauffeur will certainly have our back.

Chauffeur-Driven Car Hire: In London, it’s The Only Way To Travel

Does this sound like you?  A business executive is needing to look over last-minute emails or refresh their minds for the lecture or presentation they’re about to deliver. In that case, the only way to do it is to organize chauffeur-driven car hire in order to secure the privacy and quiet space that is needed for sufficient preparation.

Informing the iChauffeur team of what our needs are when we book, ensures our luxury vehicle used will be suitably fitted out with our requirements. There is always complimentary wi-fi, bottled water, and the latest newspapers. If we need to stop for a gift on the way, the chauffeurs know exactly where to get what we need.

Once we’ve experienced the benefits of chauffeur-driven car hire, London business trips can be similarly well-organized for future visits.

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Business Travel – Just Better

For those of us who err on the side of practical, there are significant advantages to being chauffeur-driven when we’re on business in a city like London. There are no brownie points to be gained for driving ourselves through the labyrinthine London traffic only to arrive feeling stressed and flustered at our event. If we find it at all!

A calm collected demeanour is what we were going for when we booked our flight in first class, after all. Keeping that momentum rolling, chauffeur-driven car hire will be our best chance to arrive with serenity and poise.

More than that, iChauffeur’s drivers are a cut above the rest. We can handpick our driver and the luxury vehicles they’re endorsed to drive from their website profiles. That’s like having a knowledgeable friend meet us as an arranged airport transfer so, our pick-up and boarding experience goes seamlessly. London chauffeur-driven car hire is what will get us exactly where we need to be timeous and hassle-free.

Post-event, our well-appointed chauffeur-driven vehicle will whisk us back through the streets of London either for our return flight or to our hotel booking. What could be sweeter?

iChauffeur’s back office is state-of-the-art and set to make your every wish their command and pleasure. In a matter of minutes, we can be driven to the restaurant of our choice, or to a show, or to any of London’s prime destinations.

We must agree, there is everything to be said for arriving in luxury and leaving in style. The  unspoken impression of success and significance is a powerful combination that our business associates and acquaintances won’t forget in a hurry.

Visit iChauffeur at http://www.ichauffeur.co.uk/ and let us drive your business.

Rolls Royce Phantom Hire – The Beauty AND The Beast

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Organising a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce Phantom hire vehicle for special occasions will never disappoint. In Rolls-Royce speak, ‘extraordinary is considered just a starting point’.

The Phantom’s breath-taking beauty is matched by extraordinary interior luxury. The beast, being the engine, has all the power imaginable for this majestic vehicle of substance.  Pulling off with satisfying purr, the Phantom matches the stealth of a panther on the hunt.

Let’s explore six stellar features to get an idea of what an iconic piece of craftmanship this vehicle really is, and why the Rolls-Royce Phantom hire experience should be on everyone’s bucket list.

  1. Original inventor standards live on

In an environment of talent, skill, and inspiration, the DNA spawned by its founding fathers, Charles Rolls and Henry Royce, still dictates the way vehicles of breath-taking beauty are dreamed of and created. Designers, technicians, engineers, craftsmen, colourists, and sculptors collaborate under one roof to “make the impossible, possible, the possible easy and the easy, elegant”, as Moshe Feldenkrais expounded.

  1. 133 years of experience

Bear that in mind when boarding a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce Phantom, that master craftsmen shape, test and assemble the 2,800 parts for each specimen that leaves the foundry in Goodwood, South London. Dedicated teams are able to design bespoke features should we be in the market to purchase.

  1. Spectacular interior design features

Seven traditional crafts are applied to the exquisite interior. The world’s finest A-grade leather, lambswool floor mats, handcrafted wood veneers are just part of the Rolls-Royce Phantom quality ethos.

  1. The sound of silence

A mitigating factor in a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce Phantom hire is that acoustically, the Phantom is the quietest Rolls-Royce ever made. Many a driver has requested a rev counter be added in the future as it’s impossible to hear if the engine is running from inside the vehicle.

  1. Cabin entertainment

The interior surround-sound is magnificent. Imagine, whist travelling to a key event, having uplifting music to set the mood and mentally prepare you for the evening ahead. But don’t be fooled; if it’s a mood you’re looking for, this stunning beauty is more than capable of blowing your hair back – so to speak.

  1. Royal exterior finish

Influenced by high-performance aircraft, every vehicle is crafted over an 800-hour period to be a world-famous icon encompassing the spirit of ecstasy.

The Business of Luxury Car Hire

A Rolls Royce Phantom hired for a special occasion equals nothing less than shameless style. From weddings, graduations and corporate events to bachelor parties and milestone celebrations, luxury car hire comes into its own.

Those in the car hire industry work ceaselessly behind the scenes to maintain the status vehicles in their suite in impeccable, pristine condition. Preserving the correct image that matches a Rolls-Royce Phantom hire experience is core to premium car hire and chauffeur companies.

Your chauffeur-driven experience in a Rolls Royce Phantom will certainly be elevated by the careful professionalism of our drivers. Nothing is too much trouble.

 

The Rolls Royce Phantom: Hire The Feeling

There’s no question that the unapologetic luxury of the interior will become our sanctum for the time we spend in it. Something akin to entering the luxury interior of a private jet or magnificent yacht, a trip in a Rolls-Royce Phantom hire, is the perfect backdrop for inspiration, exhilaration, and elevation. It is a uniquely sumptuous, spellbinding, unforgettable experience.

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Sometimes as a counter to the inconveniences and shoddiness that life all-to -often dishes up, travelling wonderfully closeted in abject luxury, is the single aspect that brings about a paradigm shift towards positivity and the noble. Cocooned and insulated from the constant white noise of life in the back seats of a Phantom, facilitates time to recuperate and refresh ourselves for the event ahead.

There’s no question that the Rolls-Royce is a wedding-worthy vehicle. No more royal could a bride feel on her special day than to watch the world go by through the windows with the music of her choice can remind her of the romantic moment she’s an integral part of.

The back seats of a Phantom are without a doubt the best seats in the house and will accommodate the billowing skirts of a bridal dress and veil with room to spare.

The top echelon of ultimate luxury exists in Rolls-Royce Phantom hire, testifying that dreams do indeed come true. For us to crown that special occasion for ourselves or for our guests and VIPs, the Phantom will provide all we could possibly wish for.

Visit us at http://www.ichauffeur.co.uk/and let us provide you and your loved ones with the experience of a lifetime on your special occasions.

London Heathrow Chauffeur Service: What Should You Expect?

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Service tolerances are intentionally small when it comes to iChauffeur’s London Heathrow chauffeur service.

Admittedly, not everyone needs a chauffeur service to and from what amounts to a mini-city in its own right; but for those that do, the requirements are rigorous, and expectations are high.

If you are a regular business visitor passing through what is still the busiest airport in Europe, then you may be interested in the details behind what you can (and should) expect from a Heathrow chauffeur service.

A Stress-Free Heathrow Chauffeur Service

Having a reputable Heathrow chauffeur service from iChauffeur is like having a wise and composed old friend who is always available to get you through the inevitable chaos of this uniquely demanding space.

No matter what happens in the air, once you are on the ground you know that it’s a smooth ride to your destination.

Punctuality

An absolute non-negotiable for any Heathrow chauffeur service is punctuality.

Airports – notably those with an aircraft departing every 90 seconds – tend to run a tight ship. However, schedules can and do, change with very short notice due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’ which will obviously have a knock-on effect when it comes to planned pick-ups and drop-offs.

We have a dedicated team of hidden gems in our back-office operation which closely monitor the flight schedules and dispatch your designated chauffeur to arrive promptly 30 minutes after your flight lands. This gives you time to collect baggage, clear customs if necessary, and meet your friendly and professional chauffeur.

Likewise, our team will be in contact with you to ensure your arrival at Heathrow in good time for your outgoing flight, acutely aware of any schedule changes and possible delays en-route.

The essence of punctuality is in the planning.

Professionalism

One would think that the requirement for professionalism is somewhat redundant in this conversation; of course, your chauffeur would be professional!

Sadly, not all Heathrow chauffeur services share our exacting requirements when it comes to what falls under the banner of ‘professionalism.’

Impeccable dress and grooming are essential of course, as is a well-mannered and personable nature. These are foundational; we require more.

Our chauffeurs are always required to smell clean and fresh . Neither the faintest whiff of residual cigarette smoke nor an overpowering odour of the most coveted cologne is acceptable. An exceptional level of personal hygiene is expected.

A well-read, knowledgeable and conversational chauffeur is chosen over an opinionated, dogmatic or overly chatty individual. Tact and discretion are traits we actively seek in our team of Heathrow chauffeurs.

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Discretion

Our chauffeurs are the heart of our business, active ambassadors to our valued clientele.

Our stringent vetting process ensures that their pedigree includes the utmost discretion. Yes, they are required to sign a confidentiality agreement with iChauffeur, but as we all know, some people place a higher value on personal discretion, a trait which comes hand-in-hand with maturity, compassion and respect.

Some of our clients prefer a silent ride allowing them to unwind or focus on important tasks or meeting preparation. Others prefer light conversation. Whichever your preference, be sure to let us know when booking your Heathrow chauffeur and we’ll add it our repository of knowledge of how you like to be treated.

Anticipation

The iChauffeur team are fortunate to enjoy many years of top chauffeuring experience.

Therein lies one of our greatest strengths; that of anticipation.

The Heathrow Airport chauffeur service back-office runs like a well-oiled machine. We do absolutely everything we can do make our services a seamless process. Flight monitoring, schedule changes, vehicle choices, prevailing situations and current occurrences are updated in real-time.

We do this every day. We’ve covered endless scenarios and it’s not boastful to say we’re really rather good at it.

Trained to resist chaos and panic, the team behind the scenes, work with a service focus and ethic that would be the envy of any task force. The dominant spirit is one of cooperation and teamwork.

Our Heathrow chauffeurs can confidently go about their day, knowing that your experience is backed and tracked by a team of service-driven professionals who are trained to deal with the unexpected.

In Conclusion

Just like that wise old friend who remains genuinely unaffected by peripheral happenings, confusion or chaos and who can be relied upon as a constant, steady hand of support, our Heathrow chauffeurs are standing by to travel your road with you – in style.

Please book your journey by calling +44 (0) 208 400 4829