About this Site
There is a massive demand for licenced private hire drivers and this site has all the information and advice to simplify the process of becoming a private hire driver and making it easier for you to start your new career in the minicab trade. We will hopefully have the answer to any questions you may have and are constantly adding new articles to the site to help you along the way.
What is the Public Carriage Office?
There are 60,000 private hire drivers, 49,000 licensed private hire vehicles, and 2,800 private hire operators in London and over 3 million trips are made around every year by taxi and private hire vehicles. These are all licensed by the Public Carriage Office (PCO) who ensure that vehicles, drivers, and operators, meet the high standards required. The PCO is now also known as TfL Taxi and Private Hire which perhaps describes more accurately the area they operate in, but this site still has all the relevant information you will need to get your licence so apart from the name nothing else has changed.
If you would like to contact the Public Carriage Office directly then please use the details below:
Address: TfL – Taxi and Private Hire Office
4th floor (Green zone)
197 Blackfriars Road
London SE1 8NJ
Telephone: 0343 222 4444
Fax: 020 3054 5314
If you want to become a minicab driver in London then you will have to apply to the PCO.