Canterbury’s No 1 Cab Company!

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Canterbury’s #1 Cab Company!

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Meet Longleys

We believe in delivering a first-class standard of service in a modern, immaculately maintained fleet of vehicles.

If you want a cab service you can trust, then look no further than Longleys - 01227 710777

Company Values
Our customers deserve an exceptional experience. We are a family business, who believe in treating people the right way. We treat our people as if they are part of our family. Our people look after our customers in the same way.

Longleys is run with warmth and honesty. We love being part of the community in Canterbury, and feel privileged to have so many loyal customers.

Answering Your Call Everytime
Our office is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You may be placed into a short queue at peak times, but we promise to answer every call. Our average response time is within two rings!
Arriving On Time

Longleys arrive EARLY for over 99% of bookings.

We will never agree to accept a booking if we are not certain that we can arrive on time - There is nothing worse than waiting for a cab that isn't coming.

Occasionally, a delay can't be avoided due to unforeseen circumstances - we promise to contact you and let you know ASAP if this happens.

Our vehicles are tracked using the latest GPS technology and a unique dispatch system that makes us the most efficient transportation service in the area. We have full control over our resources, and are experts in logistics.

The Best People

We are incredibly fussy when choosing people to represent our business.

Our staff are trained to get things right, and then we trust them to go out and look after our customers in the right way. It works.

Need us to take your luggage to the top floor of a block of flats? No problem. Want a hand with some shopping, and someone to push the trolley? No problem. Hungry but housebound? No problem - we can grab a takeaway or do some shopping for you.

Providing a clean & safe car

You will never be picked up in a dirty, damaged or unroadworthy vehicle if you book with Longleys.

All our cars look the same (You can't visit Canterbury without spotting our shiny red and yellow cars).

Every car on our fleet is owned by us. The majority are less than 36 months old (Some of our larger commercial vehicles are a little older) and are returned to our facility between every shift.

Our vehicles are subject to:
  • A twice-daily safety check by our drivers.
  • A weekly check by our in-house motor engineers.
  • A daily valet.
  • A full MOT test every six months from new.
  • All of our servicing is completed in-house twice as frequently as the manufacturer recommends and we only fit genuine parts and Continental tyres.

    Developing Long term relationships
    We are here to build lasting relationships and do as much as we can for the local community. We love to help with community projects and love raising money for charity.
    Longleys Cars are Simply the Best!

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    Put your trust in us...

    Safe, modern vehicles!

    Easy to recognise!

    Always clean!

    Regulated by Canterbury City Council!

    Recognised & Trusted by Canterbury

    Our famous shiny red cabs really stand out from the traffic on the roads around Canterbury. Our cars are always branded with the company name, and the licence plates are clearly displayed on the rear bumper and sides of the vehicle. You can always be certain you are entering a properly licensed and insured vehicle.

    Modern
    Our fleet is mostly brand new. We change our vehicles when they are either 24 or 36 months old. The exception to this is with our commercial vehicles - with good maintenance, they stay up to our standard for up to six years.
    Vehicle Capacities
    Do you want to know if we can cater for you, your friends and family and ALL your luggage!? Click here to see our vehicle capacities
    Clean

    We've all been in a smelly taxi or minicab. Thinly veiled chain smoking and fried food. It's horrible.

    Not in a Longleys car!

    Our vehicles are all non-smoking and air-conditioned. Every vehicle is valeted inside and out every single day. To maintain hygiene in what is essentially a public vehicle, the interiors are stripped regularly to expose all interior surfaces, and are treated with an anti-bacterial cleaner to remove germs, bacteria and allergens.

    A breath of fresh air!

    Passenger safety

    If you are in a Longleys cab, we're keeping an eye on you!

    We know where our cars are at all times. Your location is tracked by GPS, which is monitored by both our system and our fantastic control staff.

    Longleys drivers are background checked (CRB/DBS to an enhanced level. Some of our drivers are even security-cleared to Counter-Terrorism level for our Government contracts.

    Most of our drivers have lived in the area for a long time, and have been carefully selected for the way they put customers at ease. Some of our drivers have been with us for over 20 years! We dont just accept any driver with a badge apart from fitting our company culture, before an individual can drive for us they must complete the following:

    • Enhanced CRB check
    • Local knowledge test
    • Medical Assessment by GP
    • Obtain a Private Hire Drivers Licence from Canterbury City Council
    • In-depth background check for Government contracts
    • A 50 point advanced driving assessment with a DSA instructor. This has a focus on awareness, use of speed, lane discipline, road positioning and passenger comfort.
    • A training and mentoring programme within one month of start date, conducted by our in-house training manager.

    If you are interested in becoming a driver for Longleys, please go to our recruitment page for more information.

    The Team

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    Meet the Longleys Team!

    A family run business since 2007, we are Canterbury's biggest cab company. We all work as one big team - drivers, telephonists and managers alike!
    David George - Director

    We're not really a traditional cab company... Were a great team that only work with people who love what they do. We find the best people and then trust them. Thats why we have such a great reputation in the Canterbury area. It's all about our people.

    Of all the Taxi and Private Hire operators in Canterbury, we are the only operator who doesnt charge extra at night or at weekends. We arrive early to over 99% of our bookings. Thats efficiency!

    Longleys is owned and managed by the George family. I'm the son of a family that has long been involved in Private Hire and Chauffeuring at a high level in London. We wanted to bring that experience back to the area where we grew up. We view the reputation of Longleys as our personal reputation, and we absolutely love working in Canterbury!

    Who we work with
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    The House of Agnes loves us!by pete Langdown

    “I like the fact that I can trust my customers will get a professional service and a lift in a clean and modern car when I recommend they use Longleys”   A great testimonial from Sandie de Rougemont from The House of Agnes, one of Canterbury’s premier hotels in Canterbury.   The House of Anges,  Read More…