London was Europe’s most popular city for commuter and tourist trips in 2021. Selfridges at the UK capital’s Oxford Street were the top destinations for Uber users.

Uber has released data showing that Uber’s department store registered over half a million rider, which beats the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, Louvre, and Eiffel Tower in Paris.

London Eye came in second place for Uber riders, followed by Buckingham Palace.

Data released by Uber revealed that Selfridges registered more than half a million rides in 2021

Uber has released data showing that Selfridges had registered over half a billion rides by 2021

Uber reported that Fabric in London was the most frequented night-time location in Europe. There were over 25 million visits since January.

Ministry of Sound enjoyed a popularity of almost 200k visits during the year.

London was also the European capital with the largest number of commuters returning from work.

Broadgate Circle “was the hub for office workers” while Canary Wharf Tower, The Bank of England, and The Bank of England all had over 25 million trips during the year.

Uber claimed that home delivery continued to be a popular option in the UK after the UK opened its doors. Uber Eats orders are now much more common than they were in 2020.

Uber stated that new additions to their app, including expanding grocery options at convenience and supermarkets, saw the couriers cover 15,046,462.73 mi. This is equivalent to taking 604 trips all around the globe or going to the Moon and back.

With more than 25% of a million bananas being sold, they are the UK’s most-loved grocery product.

The fastest-growing products were flowers and kale, while seaweed and bone broth ranked number ten.

Alcohol orders were most common between 7 and 8 p.m. for those that forgot something to drink or to prepare themselves to attend the press conference. Uber Eats’ most-ordered tipples were Pinot Grigio and Prosecco. Next came vodka, vodka, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, and lager.

For users of ride-hailing company Uber, Selfridges proved more popular than the Arc de Triomphe (pictured), Louvre and Eiffel Tower in Paris

For users of ride-hailing company Uber, Selfridges proved more popular than the Arc de Triomphe (pictured), Louvre and Eiffel Tower in Paris

Uber also revealed that despite some believing that most grocery orders are made by hungover young people who want sweets, average shoppers have a balanced grocery basket. Cucumbers was the third most-ordered item, just behind milk and bananas, but ahead white bread. The top ten included peppers, mushrooms, and lettuce while strawberry lovers were delighted to support Emma Raducanu at Wimbledon.

Belfast was the most rated city for riders, earning an average rating of just over 4.9 from five. The top three cities were Brighton, Cambridge and London.

Uber can thank one rider on the South Coast in particular for a boost to its coffers – they took 2,705 trips in 2021, while a London-based driver completed an astonishing 11,883 journeys.

Leeds saw the greatest increase in air travel, growing 364 percent over the summer.


Uber Eats Top 10 Groceries

1. Bananas

2. Milk

3. Cucumbers

4. White Bread

5. Iceberg Lettuce

6. Eggs

7. Mushrooms

8. Pepsi Max

9. Peppers

10. Strawberries

These are the top 10 grocery items that have seen rapid growth.

1. Flowers

2. Kale

3. Acai

4. Cauliflower

5. Cucumber

6. Celery

7. Seaweed

8. Bone Broth

9. Coconut

10. Brown Rice

UK Cities with the highest passengers ratings

1. Belfast

2. Brighton

3. Cambridge

4. Sheffield

5. Edinburgh

6. Liverpool

7. Glasgow

8. Cardiff

9. Southampton

10. Newcastle  

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Belfast was the city with the highest Uber rider ratings for the second year in a row, with polite passengers earning an average of well over 4.9 out of five

For the second consecutive year, Belfast had the best Uber ratings. The average rating for polite Uber riders was 4.9 out five

Jamie Heywood is Uber’s Regional General Manager Northern and Eastern Europe. He stated that “When the UK was freed from lockdown, Uber quickly became the preferred app to travel safely. This included commuting to work, going to the shops or taking a stroll around the city. UK citizens rushed to help the hospitality, tourism and retail industries. Uber was able to deliver riders back home to their loved ones.

Matthew Price, Uber Eats General Manager said that during lockdown, Uber Eats saw orders surge as customers sought to replicate the dining experience in their own homes. As the hospitality sector reopened, people’s usage of Uber Eats has continued to grow. In 2021, grocery orders were up 30% in just 30 minutes. This makes people’s lives much easier.

According to the Uber Eats’ first Impact Report – authored by policy, research, opinion and strategy consultancy Public First – the delivery app contributed £3.2billion to the UK economy in 2020, as well as creating £68million in additional income for couriers.

A third of those who had signed up for the app to deliver during the pandemic were either laid off, furloughed, or saw their hours cut.

Uber stated that Uber acts as a “shop window” to local restaurants and reported a 145% increase in delivery receipts over the prior year. Two-fifths (55%) of respondents said that they would close their restaurants if the food delivery platform didn’t bring in more revenue.

We witnessed an explosion in Uber Eats orders during lockdown, as customers sought to duplicate the experience of a restaurant at home.

Matthew Price is the General Manager at Uber Eats

However, restaurants often criticize aggregators like Uber Eats or Deliveroo because of the commissions they charge. This can sometimes be as high as 35 percent, although individual deals are possible.

Rahul Sharma from The Regency Club in London revealed December 2020 to MailOnline Travel his final restaurant after using Uber.

For the end consumer who orders a £20 meal, £3.50 goes on delivery and £2.00 on Uber service charge, leaving a bill for the customer of £25.50.

Uber collects £11.50 from the customer and the restaurant gets £14 revenue from Uber.

On top of this are costs – £.3.40 VAT for the whole order, and £8 operating and fixed costs (ingredients, labour, restaurant rent and utilities and so on), leaving £2.60 gross profit.

Uber Eats stated that it was committed to support restaurants, and those who depend on them as a service and for their livelihoods during these difficult times. We created a variety of programs to support restaurant partners at the start of the crisis. These initiatives were especially targeted to small-business owners who want to keep their restaurants humming to provide food for people all over the country.