Driving can be a particularly testing activity anywhere these days, what with traffic, the difference in driving habits and the sheer volume of pedestrians surrounding roads, but this can be especially tricky in big cities, like London. London has the toll system inside the centre, which helps to limit traffic but doesn’t necessary make it any easier to drive through or in.
If you think about the last time you drove around London, how long did it take you to reach your destination and how did u feel when you arrived? Driving can cause stress for various reasons such as getting lost, finding parking, paying for the parking, being stuck in traffic and not to mention bored children that also don’t like being stuck in traffic. When you are driving it is hard to sort out any problems with children in the back, which may make the journey more stressful and testing.
So when you have a busy family life, what could make this easier? Hiring a private chauffeur can be a huge improvement when it comes to driving around London!
First of all you need to consider what your family needs in terms of transport and how often this is required. Do the children have play dates, school runs, after school activities? Do you, as parents need to get to appointments, work, events, and evening social events? It can be difficult to work out every family members transport needs and work around who can drive them, is it the nanny, mum or dad?
What is a chauffeur?
A chauffeur is a private driver who is made available between certain hours in the day to their employer. They will drive a car provided to them and will drive their employer and other members or that family to destination stated to him/her. The chauffeur will know various routes around their local vicinity and will always be polite, well spoken and available during their working hours.
A chauffeur will have insight knowledge into driving around large cities such as London and will be able to make your transportation an enjoyable experience. A chauffeur will have various responsibilities, which include school-drop offs and pick –ups, driving the adults to their business and/or social meetings and extra security training, if this is needed.
Benefits of hiring a private chauffeur
A chauffeur is a specially trained and experience person who is used to driving vehicles and assisting their employers to get to the destination safely and in a timely manner. They are able to offer:
- In depth knowledge of routes and destinations
- Can avoid infamous traffic jam areas and get their employee there on time
- They offer a first class service
- They take the strain off driving and the concentration this requires, which leaves the passenger free for any tasks that need completing
- They are dedicated to driving so they are readily available and can drop-off and pick-off, which means you don’t need to worry about finding parking or the expense that this may incur
- A chauffeur is an excellent time-saver for all the reasons mentioned above.
- Gives the employer more time to relax and enjoy their journeys
- Adults can tend to children’s needs without having to stop
- Can be cost-effective, as less taxi’s will be taken etc
Finding a chauffeur
Hiring a chauffeur can be made easy by going to a reputable company such as Nanny&Butler, who can help you to find the right driver for your family. A selection of candidates can be brought to you attention and you can try for yourselves, how transportation can be made easier
Overall, hiring a chauffeur should be a positive, more relaxing and productive experience and take the stress off driving around, wondering if you will be late or make that important meeting on time after trying to find parking!
Written by Amy: Amy is a British Nanny and Governess with a Background in Childcare and Social Work. She is currently working with a team of Nannies as a Special Needs Governess.