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THEY'RE CHANGING GUARDS AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE.....

If you want a uniquely British experience encompassing colourful pageantry and spectacle steeped in history and tradition then you will not want to miss the chance of seeing the 'changing of the Guards' ceremony. The new Guards (who during the course of the ceremony will become The Queen's Guards) march to Buckingham Palace from Wellington Barracks, much as they have done every day since the 16th century. The ceremony lasts for about 45 minutes and, weather permitting, takes place each morning with an official start time of 11.30 a.m.

If you would like to book a private car tour around London taking in some of our capital cities most famous landmarks, including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben or The Houses of Parliament then look no further than REAL Transfers. With our half day and full day private car transfers letting you explore London in the comfort of your own luxury vehicle, allowing you to sit back and take in this iconic landmarks. All tours can be tailored to your exact requirements, so if there a particular monument or London landmark you want to visit then just let us know and we will make it happen. Book your excursion today by calling us on +44(0) 208 240 4456 24 hours a day to speak to one of the REAL team or make your booking online

BOOK YOUR LONDON WEST END THEATRE TICKETS TODAY

42nd Street West End Show (from the 20th March)

Broadway comes to the West End when 42nd Street opens at the Drury Lane theatre on the 20th March. In one way or another this musical has thrilled audiences for over forty years, and you will not want to miss the chance to see Sheena Easton as she makes her West End debut as Dorothy Brock, that chorus line girl who got lucky!

An American in Paris West End Show (from the 4th March)
This award winning production, An American in Paris, transfers from Broadway to the Dominion Theatre in London to continue wowing audiences with a musical extravaganza celebrating romance, art and friendship in the most romantic city in the world. It features classic songs that you will recognise and dance routines that will have you tapping along to.

Don't forget, if you book your West End Theatre tickets through REAL take advantage of our current promotion and get a free luxury upgrade on your transfer to take you to and from the theatre. All you need to do is add promo code REALTT016 in the Promo Code box on the booking form.

HEAD OF THE RIVER RACE

On the 25th March the famous Head of the River Race, which precedes the famous Oxford versus Cambridge boat race in April, takes to the river at Mortlake, and ends, about two hours later, in Putney. Join in the excitement as international crews of eight rowers take to the water, one after the other at 10 second intervals, determined to be the fastest and first to cross the winning line. The first race took place in 1926 as a way for crews to practise rowing during the winter months – oarsman from as far afield as Australia and Germany now make this an annual event in their rowing calendar.

To ensure a hassle free transfer to or from the race book your taxi or luxury car to or from the river with REAL – just make you pack your picnic hamper!

RECORD NUMBERS FLY FROM GATWICK THIS FEBRUARY

Love was definitely in the air this February for passengers flying from Gatwick Airport. Record numbers of passengers taking romantic breaks to Dubai, Paris and New York ensured Gatwick recorded its busiest February. With over 3 million passengers jetting off last month this was an increase of 9.9% compared to February 2016.

With love in the air it wasn't just Gatwick that saw passenger numbers increase, Heathrow also saw a 1.7% increase in customers to 5.27 million travelling through one of their terminals.

Though Valentine's Day is over for another year why not let REAL take you and your loved ones, safely and in comfort, to wherever you need to get to. If you need a luxury taxi to Heathrow Airport, a car transfer to Gatwick, or a trusted and reliable car service provider from London to any other UK destination book a REAL car today. With 3 easy options booking your car transfer has never been easier - go online, call us on +44(0) 208 240 4456 and speak to one of the REAL team or send us an email to info@realtransfers.co.uk with your requirements and one of the team will contact you.

EASYJET ANNOUNCES NEW TARGET FOR FEMALE PILOTS

EasyJet has recently announced that they have set a new target to increase the number of female pilot cadets. The target set by EasyJet is to get at least 20 per cent of pilot cadets to be female by 2020. Since launching a campaign last year the airline has had around 600 applications from woman – this makes up 6 per cent.

Like EasyJet, REAL is committed to gender equality and we are proud of the female drivers who work for us. If you are a woman travelling and would prefer to book a female driver for your luxury transfer let our booking operator know and we will endeavour to meet your needs.

THEY'RE CHANGING GUARDS AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE.....

If you want a uniquely British experience encompassing colourful pageantry and spectacle steeped in history and tradition then you will not want to miss the chance of seeing the 'changing of the Guards' ceremony. The new Guards (who during the course of the ceremony will become The Queen's Guards) march to Buckingham Palace from Wellington Barracks, much as they have done every day since the 16th century. The ceremony lasts for about 45 minutes and, weather permitting, takes place each morning with an official start time of 11.30 a.m.

If you would like to book a private car tour around London taking in some of our capital cities most famous landmarks, including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben or The Houses of Parliament then look no further than REAL Transfers. With our half day and full day private car transfers letting you explore London in the comfort of your own luxury vehicle, allowing you to sit back and take in this iconic landmarks. All tours can be tailored to your exact requirements, so if there a particular monument or London landmark you want to visit then just let us know and we will make it happen. Book your excursion today by calling us on +44(0) 208 240 4456 24 hours a day to speak to one of the REAL team or make your booking online

BOOK YOUR LONDON WEST END THEATRE TICKETS TODAY

42nd Street West End Show (from the 20th March)

Broadway comes to the West End when 42nd Street opens at the Drury Lane theatre on the 20th March. In one way or another this musical has thrilled audiences for over forty years, and you will not want to miss the chance to see Sheena Easton as she makes her West End debut as Dorothy Brock, that chorus line girl who got lucky!

An American in Paris West End Show (from the 4th March)
This award winning production, An American in Paris, transfers from Broadway to the Dominion Theatre in London to continue wowing audiences with a musical extravaganza celebrating romance, art and friendship in the most romantic city in the world. It features classic songs that you will recognise and dance routines that will have you tapping along to.

Don't forget, if you book your West End Theatre tickets through REAL take advantage of our current promotion and get a free luxury upgrade on your transfer to take you to and from the theatre. All you need to do is add promo code REALTT016 in the Promo Code box on the booking form.

HEAD OF THE RIVER RACE

On the 25th March the famous Head of the River Race, which precedes the famous Oxford versus Cambridge boat race in April, takes to the river at Mortlake, and ends, about two hours later, in Putney. Join in the excitement as international crews of eight rowers take to the water, one after the other at 10 second intervals, determined to be the fastest and first to cross the winning line. The first race took place in 1926 as a way for crews to practise rowing during the winter months – oarsman from as far afield as Australia and Germany now make this an annual event in their rowing calendar.

To ensure a hassle free transfer to or from the race book your taxi or luxury car to or from the river with REAL – just make you pack your picnic hamper!

THE GREAT CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY GETAWAY

As the festive season is soon upon us a record number of holidaymakers will be jetting off this Christmas as all the UK's major airports gear up for the busiest Christmas and New Year holiday getaway ever. Gatwick is expected to see up to 59,000 passengers travelling on Christmas Eve and 49,000 on New Year's Eve. Heathrow Airport, the UK's busiest airport, is expected to see a 6% increase from last Christmas Eve to around 175,000 passengers.

The busiest day to travel is the 2nd January which will see almost a quarter of a million passengers passing through Heathrow alone. The most popular long-haul destinations include Dubai, Barbados and Orland.

If you are one of the lucky many travelling abroad this holiday season then book your Heathrow or Gatwick Airport taxi or luxury car service with REAL today. Booking your airport taxi or luxury executive car transfer couldn't easier - please call us on +44(0) 208 240 4456 24 hours a day to speak to one of the REAL team or go online and use our fully secure and mobile compatible booking form.

COULD US BASEBALL BE COMING TO LONDON

Following the huge success of American Football at Wembley fresh talks between Major League Baseball chiefs and City Hall are ongoing with the aim of bringing a regular season game to London. Recently MLB had to abandon plans on bringing a 2017 match to Queen Elizabeth's Olympic Stadium in Stratford. In what could be a historic moment for American sport bringing a US baseball game to London to help develop a new fan base in the UK. MLB has recently opened its first stand-alone merchandise store in Covent Garden allowing you to buy any of the 30 MLB teams' jerseys.

REAL has fast become the premier company for people travelling to or from sporting events. Working with corporate businesses, agents from across the travel and sports industry and private customers REAL's luxury car service is in high demand when major sports and entertainment events are running across London and the Home Counties. Whether you are travelling alone, in a small group or in a large party let REAL take care of all your car transfer needs. To book go online or if you want to discuss your requirements call us at our 24/7 office on +44(0) 208 240 4456 and speak to one of the REAL team.

GATWICK PLANS FOR FUTURE EXPANSION

Despite the Sir Howard Davies report recommending that building a new runway at Heathrow rather than Gatwick will improve the UK's airport capacity, Gatwick, the UK's second-largest airport has announced aggressive expansion plans. The £2.5 billion investment programme announced by Gatwick heaps further pressure onto Heathrow with the Government finally expected to make its choice by the summer.

REAL is one of London's leading airport taxi specialists and though we offer a large variety of transfers from London to UK destinations, our Gatwick taxi service and Gatwick executive car service are two of our most popular. To reserve your London to Gatwick taxi or luxury car today go online and complete your booking by filling in your transfer details on the easy to use online form. If you would prefer to speak to someone in person you can call us on +44 (0) 208 240 4456 and one of our friendly and professional operators will be able to assist.

SKI LIFT AND REAL JOIN UP TOGETHER

REAL are hugely excited to announce that they will be working with Ski-Lifts to provide their clients with UK based London Airport taxis.

Ski-Lifts specialise in the provision of airport transfers to ski resorts throughout Europe and North America. They have been operating since 2003 and have just been recognised by the World Ski Awards as the World's Best Ski Transfer Operator. You can book a range of transfers, from economy to luxury, to over 200 ski resorts, from more than 20 different airports and train stations.

Ozcan Ahmet, REAL's Director, said "As both companies ethos' are closely aligned this is a fantastic opportunity for REAL and Ski-Lifts to work closely together to provide their customers the complete car transfer package. We are confident that REAL commitment to excellence, quality and customer service will mean that all their London Airport car transfer needs will be taken care of".

GATWICK OR HEATHROW – THE DEBATE CONTINUES

With the debate still raging on whether it will be Gatwick or Heathrow that will be granted permission to build a new runway both airports had their busiest March yet.

Heathrow handled 5.95 million passengers in March, a 3.4% increase on March 2014, while Gatwick's numbers rose 9.2% to 2.95 million.

ONE IN FIVE UK ADULTS HAVE NEVER BEEN ON A PLANE

A recent study conducted by the search engine Kayak has identified that a fifth of adults in Britain have never flown. The study also revealed that nearly one in ten of us have never been abroad. The top reasons for not travelling overseas included being too expensive and complicated. The study also divulged that the most popular destination is to go on safari.

This year if you are going on holiday and are flying from one of London's airports then REAL would be delighted to get you there on time and in style. Therefore, whether it is your first or thousandth trip book your London airport car transfer with us today.

A ‘REAL’ HEAD FOR POINTS COMPETITION WINNER

This month REAL joined up with Head For Points, the UK's largest frequent flyer website, to give away a competition prize of a luxury transfer to either Gatwick or Heathrow.

Congratulations to Ed Warwick the competition winner – we look forward to Ed enjoying the REAL experience.

REAL CUSTOMER SERVICE

REAL are extremely proud to announce that throughout the whole of April they achieved an average customer satisfaction rating of 4.96 out of 5. "As an organisation we pride ourselves on our high quality customer service and these scores demonstrate that the time invested choosing the right drivers, who have the desired qualities, is paying dividends", said REAL Director Ozcan Ahmet.

Just three of the many comments….

"Amazing transfer this morning thanks so much, great service, great driver would use this service again for business travels, thanks" - N.Ellul

"My new husband and I used Real transfers on the way home from Gatwick airport after our honeymoon. Not only was it lovely to be picked up after a long flight, but we were taken home in a beautiful car and they had even put bottles of water in the car for us in case we were dehydrated. We would certainly recommend them to our friends" – E.Shepherd

"Thank you to REAL Transfers for your impeccable service! Highly recommended – A.Royal

CROYDON COLLEGE STUDENTS HAVE DESIGNS ON REAL TRANSFERS

REAL Transfers are delighted to announce that a number of students studying fashion at Croydon College are to design and create new driver uniforms for REAL. Director Ozcan Ahmet said, "We believe this is an extremely exciting initiative for everyone associated with our Company. We are looking forward to working closely with Croydon College to create an instantly recognisable, stylish uniform that will continue to help distinguish REAL as a unique brand".

The students have been given a design brief, incorporating the REAL Transfers brand and style. The winning design will be announced in mid-June and exhibited as part of the students' fashion show.

RECORD NUMBERS FLY FROM GATWICK THIS FEBRUARY

Love was definitely in the air this February for passengers flying from Gatwick Airport. Record numbers of passengers taking romantic breaks to Dubai, Paris and New York ensured Gatwick recorded its busiest February. With over 3 million passengers jetting off last month this was an increase of 9.9% compared to February 2016.

With love in the air it wasn't just Gatwick that saw passenger numbers increase, Heathrow also saw a 1.7% increase in customers to 5.27 million travelling through one of their terminals.

Though Valentine's Day is over for another year why not let REAL take you and your loved ones, safely and in comfort, to wherever you need to get to. If you need a luxury taxi to Heathrow Airport, a car transfer to Gatwick, or a trusted and reliable car service provider from London to any other UK destination book a REAL car today. With 3 easy options booking your car transfer has never been easier - go online, call us on +44(0) 208 240 4456 and speak to one of the REAL team or send us an email to info@realtransfers.co.uk with your requirements and one of the team will contact you.

EASYJET ANNOUNCES NEW TARGET FOR FEMALE PILOTS

EasyJet has recently announced that they have set a new target to increase the number of female pilot cadets. The target set by EasyJet is to get at least 20 per cent of pilot cadets to be female by 2020. Since launching a campaign last year the airline has had around 600 applications from woman – this makes up 6 per cent.

Like EasyJet, REAL is committed to gender equality and we are proud of the female drivers who work for us. If you are a woman travelling and would prefer to book a female driver for your luxury transfer let our booking operator know and we will endeavour to meet your needs.

HEATHROW AIRPORT PASSENGER NUMBERS HIT RECORD HIGH

2016 was Heathrow Airport's 70th Birthday but do you have any idea how many passengers used Heathrow last year? Well……2016 was a record breaker for Heathrow with 76 million travellers – this was a one per cent increase on 2015 numbers. The use of larger planes such as Boeing's 787 Dreamliner and Airbus' A380 was the main driver behind the growth. The use of these planes accounted for almost 40 per cent of all long haul flights. Despite these record numbers domestic travel demand was down 9.6 per cent.

With a large range of modern, well-presented and well-maintained vehicles and drivers who understand the importance of communication and great customer service let REAL take care of all your Heathrow car transfer needs. Click here to book your taxi to Heathrow Airport!

THE FALL IN STERLING IS GOOD NEWS FOR BRITAIN’S TOURISM

Following the Brexit result and the steady collapse of sterling, the British tourism industry has seen a boost in visitors from overseas taking advantage of the beneficial exchange rate. A recent piece of research has seen flight bookings to the UK increase by nearly 7 per cent and with overseas visitors spending on average twice as much as domestic visitors this is great news for the UK economy. Based on spend across theatres, museum and parks these overseas tourists spend on average £560 compared to their UK counterparts of £210.

Since the referendum REAL has also seen a significant increase in both their London luxury car transfers and private car tours around London. To book the number one London executive car service or a luxury car tour around London go online, call us on +44 (0) 208 240 4456 or send us an email at bookings@realtransfers.co.uk

THE MAGIC OF HARRY POTTER AT HEATHROW T5

After the Platform 9 3/4 store at London's King's Cross a second Harry Potter shop has opened this time at Heathrow Airport Terminal 5. This truly iconic British brand will mean passengers travelling out of London Heathrow T5 can now purchase Harry Potter merchandise before they travel. So whether you want a Gryffindor scarf, a Hogwart robe or the entire book series there will be something available for you!

Though we can't get you to the airport by magic, as a trusted and reliable Heathrow Airport taxi and luxury car service provider, we will be able to get you there safely, on time and in comfort. Book your Heathrow car service now!

AT LAST THE SNOW HAS STARTED TO FALL – SO GRAB YOUR SKI’S

It has been a long time coming but to the relief of many ski enthusiasts at last the snow has started to blanket the many Ski resorts across Europe. After an unprecedented early season 'snow' drought forecasters are expecting up to 2 metres of the "white stuff" to fall across the mountains of France, Austria and Switzerland. As levels were 30-40cm lower than average this wave of fresh snow is great news for the coming ski season and means improved ski conditions till the end of the season.

Jetting off to Morzine, Val d'Isere, Chamonix or another ski resort? Then let REAL get you to the airport safely and in comfort with all your ski equipment and luggage. With a large range of 8 seater vehicles we can accommodate all of you and your group's requirements. Book your luxury car service to Heathrow, Gatwick, London City or Stansted and get 20% off all luxury car transfers.

PRIVATE LUXURY CAR SERVICE FROM LONDON TO WINDSOR CASTLE

Not only is it the Queen's favourite home, Windsor Castle, the royal residence in Berkshire, has also recently topped a UK poll as the most popular British Castle.

To see why Windsor Castle is the most popular British Castle book one of REAL's private luxury cars from London to Windsor Castle. REAL offers 16 memorable excursions meaning visiting one of the UK's top tourist attractions in your very own private, luxury vehicle has never been easier. However, if there is a specific excursion you require and it isn't on our list we would be more than happy to work with you to prepare the perfect itinerary.

REAL is currently offering £50 off all luxury car excursions. To take advantage of this great offer please call the REAL team on +44 (0) 208 240 4456 quoting REALEXC016.

A ‘REAL’ OFFER - £50 OFF REAL’S PRIVATE CAR EXCURSIONS

The sun is trying to come out, sunglasses have been taken out of the drawer and dusted off and the school holidays are fast approaching - so what better way to celebrate the start of summer by visiting one of the UK's best tourist attractions in a beautiful luxury car.

The REAL team loves the summer and would therefore like to offer all our customers £50 off one of our memorable excursions. Whether it is a car tour around London, a trip to Stonehenge or a visit to Leeds Castle, with 16 memorable excursions to choose from visiting one of the UK's top tourist attractions in your very own private, luxury vehicle has never been easier. Alternatively if you want to organise a bespoke tour of your own just let us know, and we will work with you to prepare the perfect itinerary.

To receive £50 off your luxury car excursion call the REAL team on +44 (0) 208 240 4456 quoting REALEXC016.

REAL TEAMS UP WITH THE CASUAL DINING GROUP TO LAUNCH HEATHROW RESTAURANT DISCOUNT CODES

REAL, one of London's premier taxi and luxury car transfer companies, is extremely pleased to announce they have teamed up with The Casual Dining Group, operator of some of the UK's favourite restaurant brands, to launch some great dining discounts at their Heathrow restaurants.

Get ready for some delicious food at Heathrow and receive 10% off Strada (Terminal 3), Oriel (Terminal 3), Café Rouge (Terminal 4) & Huxleys (Terminal 5) or 15% off at La Salle (Terminal 2) - with a choice of French, British & Italian food, there's something to suit everyone! To receive the discount off your bill all you need to do is present a copy of your REAL booking confirmation.

REAL is succeeding by doing it better through quality service and focusing on our customers' needs and working with great companies, such as The Casual Dining Group, to offer our passengers the ultimate transfer experience. To book your London to Heathrow taxi or luxury car, book online or call 0208 240 4456 and speak to one of REAL team.

THE BEST LONDON & SURREY LUXURY WEDDING CARS

A recent survey has revealed that the number of women getting married has fallen to a record low. Just 2.5% of women and just over 2.1% of men in England and Wales tied the knot in 2013. Data from the Office for National Statistics has shown that it is the lowest since records began in 1991 – with 240,000 marriages, a drop of 8.6 per cent in 2013.

However, even though the overall number of weddings have decreased REAL are delighted to announce that they have seen considerable growth in their luxury wedding car services in London and Surrey. Everyone at REAL is committed to ensuring we take the stress out of booking a London luxury wedding car service. All our luxury wedding car services include:

  • A highly professional, experienced and friendly driver who is absolutely focused on ensuring your day goes perfectly
  • A choice of vehicle from our luxury fleet
  • A luxury vehicle decorated with a choice of suitable ribbons to fit your wedding theme
  • A totally flexible service to fit around your special day. This includes the ability to choose different vehicles for your guests
  • Total confidence that you will arrive at your destination on time (though, as the bride you have the prerogative to turn up fashionably late!), and in style
  • Attention to detail and outstanding customer service

Whether it is a car for the bride and groom, the best man, bridesmaids, family or friends call us today on +44 (0)208 240 4456 and let us take care of all your wedding car service needs.

Real. Rates
 Real. transferreal. plusReal. extra
W1 - Marble Arch / Piccadilly / Mayfair
Gatwick Airport - South
£63
£78
£98
W1 - Marble Arch / Piccadilly / Mayfair
London City Airport
£47
£62
£82
W1 - Marble Arch / Piccadilly / Mayfair
Southampton Cruise Terminal
£163
£178
£198
W1 - Marble Arch / Piccadilly / Mayfair
Heathrow Airport T3
£43
£58
£78
W1 - Marble Arch / Piccadilly / Mayfair
Oxford
£117
£132
£152

what you should know

As part of our commitment to simple, clear and transparent pricing for all REAL transfers the price booked is fixed and therefore no additional charges will be levied during periods of peak activity. For Airport and Train Terminal collections we will provide 30 minutes of free waiting time although additional waiting time beyond this period may be chargeable.

 Real. transferreal. plusReal. extra
Gatwick Airport - South
SW1 - Victoria
£69
£84
£104
Gatwick Airport - South
W1 - Marble Arch / Piccadilly / Mayfair
£69
£84
£104
Gatwick Airport - South
London City Airport
£78
£93
£113
Gatwick Airport - South
Heathrow Airport T3
£68
£83
£103

what you should know

As part of our commitment to simple, clear and transparent pricing for all REAL transfers the price booked is fixed and therefore no additional charges will be levied during periods of peak activity. For Airport and Train Terminal collections we will provide 30 minutes of free waiting time although additional waiting time beyond this period may be chargeable.

 Real. transferreal. plusReal. extra
Heathrow Airport T3
Gatwick Airport - South
£68
£83
£103
Heathrow Airport T3
Southampton Cruise Terminal
£128
£143
£163
Heathrow Airport T3
W1 - Marble Arch / Piccadilly / Mayfair
£49
£64
£84
Heathrow Airport T3
SW1 - Victoria
£47
£62
£82
Heathrow Airport T3
London City Airport
£69
£84
£104

what you should know

As part of our commitment to simple, clear and transparent pricing for all REAL transfers the price booked is fixed and therefore no additional charges will be levied during periods of peak activity. For Airport and Train Terminal collections we will provide 30 minutes of free waiting time although additional waiting time beyond this period may be chargeable.

 Real. transferreal. plusReal. extra
Gatwick Airport - South
London City Airport
£78
£93
£113
Heathrow Airport T3
London City Airport
£69
£84
£104
W1 - Marble Arch / Piccadilly / Mayfair
Gatwick Airport - South
£63
£78
£98
Heathrow Airport T3
Gatwick Airport - South
£68
£83
£103
W1 - Marble Arch / Piccadilly / Mayfair
Heathrow Airport T3
£43
£58
£78

what you should know

As part of our commitment to simple, clear and transparent pricing for all REAL transfers the price booked is fixed and therefore no additional charges will be levied during periods of peak activity. For Airport and Train Terminal collections we will provide 30 minutes of free waiting time although additional waiting time beyond this period may be chargeable.