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Uber Eats will be available 24/7 in London

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You can now get your favourite food delivered whenever you fancy it.

Maybe youve been out dancing, played a marathon session of World Of Warcraft or just finished a late shift.

Its 5am and even the kebab shop round the corner is shut.

Thanks to Uber Eats, you dont have to settle for fridge leftovers or go hungry.

The food delivery service will now be feeding peckish Londoners 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Uber Eats are expanding their services in response to rising consumer demand for late night food delivery options, and pledge to deliver all orders in 30 minutes or less no matter where you are in London.

Were surprised by the 30 minute claim as well after many users gamed the system for free food but we have checked with Uber Eats and a spokesperson says the pledge is back at all times (though hasnt appeared on our apps yet).

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More than 200 restaurants are involved in the new initative, including McDonalds, Subway, Chicken Cottage, German Doner Kebab, Tinseltown, Sams Chicken, Wok to Walk and Maroush,

According to Uber Eats, they decided to make their app available 24/7 because orders between 12am and 4am had increased by a massive 385% over the past few months.

It seems that London is always hungry.

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Toussaint Wattinne, the UKs general manager, said: At Uber Eats we want to offer our customers food delivery whenever it suits them, whether thats breakfast in bed on a Saturday morning or a late night burger after a night on the town.

From the classic British late-night-staples such as kebabs or fried chicken, to a decadent grilled steak or a household favourite like McDonalds, were thrilled to be satisfying Londoners late night hunger pangs with our new 24/7 service.

Late night opening hours in general are good for businesses and the night-time economy adds £26bn to Londons economy every year.

That said, Uber is said to take a significant cut of the menu price which some believe actually means each restaurant loses money for every order they supply.

Restaurants on Uber Eats that stay open after midnight, the company says, increase their order volume by 24%.

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Londons most popular order late night meals (12am-4am) on Uber Eats

  • Chicken (chicken strips, chicken skewers, chicken escalope…)
  • Noodles
  • Sandwiches and wraps
  • Mixed grill platters/meals (combinations of meat, rice and vegetables)
  • Hummus (as a side)
  • Rice (as a side)

The hungriest London boroughs for late night (12am-4am) orders

  • Bethnal Green and Bow
  • West Ham
  • Holborn and St Pancras
  • Kensington
  • Cities of London and Westminster
  • Ealing Central and Acton
  • Battersea
  • Tottenham
  • Camberwell and Peckham
  • Brent Central

Uber Eats is available in more than 60 towns and cities across the UK and they plan to expand to over 100 locations by 2019.

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Unfortunately for those outside the capital, the new 24hr scheme will only be available in Greater London.

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