The number of mini cabs in London has risen by over a quarter in the past two years, according to official figures.
While private hire vehicles increased by 26% to 62,800, taxis went up by only 1% to 22,500.
Data from the Department for Transport shows that over the past decade private hire vehicles have increased by 57% while black cabs are up just 8%.
Steve McNamara from the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association, claims the rise in mini cabs is 'not good news' for anyone in the capital.
Uber issued a statement in response to the figures which claimed their car service is helping people in areas where transport links are not as strong as elsewhere.
Steve McNamara believes one explanation for the rise in mini cabs is that firms such as Uber are recruiting drivers with 'unachievable' income potentials.