How to Become an Uber Driver in London




Driver Sign Up


The first step to becoming an Uber driver in London is signing up and creating a profile. You will also be required to have a private hire license and a vehicle that meets the Uber standards. In this article, we are going to go through all the steps that you should pass through in order to drive with Uber and all of the vehicle requirements.


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Private Hire License



You can have a vehicle that meets all of the Uber requirements, but you will not be able to drive it without a private hire license. In the case that you don’t have it, Uber can help you along with a free Uber ignition session. This session will be equipped with professional and personalized information on how to drive for Uber. They will also show you how to get started with your private hire license for London. To make the process work faster for you, you can create a Transport for London online account before you begin with the session/s.

You can book your Uber ignition session and then visit their offices for more information. During the session, you will be assisted through the following processes:



  • An introduction to Uber
  • Assistance in getting your Background Check completed
  • Assistance with registering for a Medical Check
  • Assistance with your Private Hire License Application (if you’ve completed the Medical, Topographical and have your DBS Certificate)
  • Different options on vehicle financing or rental



Please note that your Topographical Test will have to be booked in directly with Transport for London when you submit your Private Hire License.


Driver Requirements



  • Must be 21 and above
  • Must possess a valid United Kingdom or European Union license
  • 1 year driving experience in the UK, varies with the cities.



Vehicle Requirements



Uber is very flexible with the makes and models of the vehicles that are used in London. All the vehicles, however, must be 2008 or newer, with 64/ 14 plates also newer than 2008. It is important to note that all vehicles must meet the Transport for London (TFL) requirements to be registered. Kindly get in contact with the London Uber city team for further requirements. Below is a list of some of the vehicles that are accepted by Uber, and the services that they can offer:




Estima            UberXL

Prius *             UberX

Camry           UberX

Prius+             UberX


Cayenne      UberX


S Class (Long wheel base)          UberLUX (2014 or newer)

E Class                                               UberX

E Class                                               UberEXEC (2014 or newer)



In the case that you do not own a car, there is no need to panic. This is because Uber seek to find solutions for you by giving you access to vehicle financing and renting. You get to choose the one that works best for you.



It is an easy process for you to become an Uber driver partner.


  • Begin by signing up.
  • Ensure that you have a Private Hire License and meet the driver requirements.
  • Get a vehicle and ensure that it meets the Uber requirements.
  • Begin making money as you drive.





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