Lakeside Taxis / Private Hire are based in Windermere/Bowness & Kendal servicing the whole of the Lake District, we are proud to have gained a high reputation locally offering a high quality service at a cost effective price not matched by any of our competitors.
Operating a computerised booking system, which offers many features such as ring back, text back, app bookings (iPhone & Android), web bookings, nearest driver to the job, member log in and account facilities.
Account facilities are available to business users or if there is a need for service, for further information please email for details.
Our range of highly maintained Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles are maintained by Windermere Auto Centre (www.windermereautocentre.co.uk) and Simple Car Sales in Kendal (www.simplecarsales.co.uk). Our fleet includes Saloons, Estates, People Carriers, Minibuses, Disabled access & Executive vehicles.
Lakeside Taxis / Private Hire was founded in December 2012 with just one vehicle. In November 2013 Lakeside purchased Windermere Taxis (the oldest taxi firm in the district). During 2015, Lakeside expanded into Kendal before opening the Kendal office on Allhallows Lane in April 2016.
Lakeside has quickly become the largest Taxi / Private hire company in the district, carrying in excess of 15,000 passengers per month
There is no secret to Lakesides success however the work ethic, commitment to customers, drivers and investment in technology founded by the company’s directors who still drive and work in the company, make Lakeside a family based company firmly attached too its roots.
Lakesides Fixed pricing
Lakeside commitment to the local community was set from day one, introducing fixed price journeys customers could now plan and budget for their taxi fares rather than relying on the existing taxi companies charging vastly different amounts for the same journey.
Lakeside customers know in advance how much their journey will cost them, and example of this is the fixed price between Bowness
& Windermere is £3.50 and vice versa, no additional charges for additional passengers, no additional charges for standing in traffic.
At Lakeside we offer much more than just a large and well maintained taxi fleet available 24/7. Our taxi drivers know their way around Windermere/Kendal and the surrounding areas and are trained and qualified to stringent standards.
Our taxi services are available 24/7, and you can book a taxi by email, phone, mobile phone app or online.
We also offer business accounts and provide fixed taxi prices in advance of your journey, allowing you to plan your budgets and control your taxi costs.
Our drivers are focused on providing the best services possible because we want you to be satisfied and to bring your repeat business back to Lakeside.
All our drivers have a full enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) and licensed by South Lakeland District Council, all new drivers take a local knowledge test at Kendal college, a DVLA driving test and a Medical, drivers are also issued with a unique ID driver number, so we know who is driving our taxis at all times.
Our vehicle fleet maintenance programme is strict; every taxi is rigorously checked with full MOT carried out twice a year and full services carried out every 10,000 miles.
All our vehicles are equipped with the latest in PDA and GPS communication technology, which means our controllers can maintain constant communication with drivers, who have a full range of satellite navigation options available at the touch of a screen.
We are members of and licensed with:
(NPHA) National Private Hire Association
(FSB) Federation of Small Businesses
(CCC) Cumbria County Council
(SLDC) South Lakeland District Council