The Knowledge of London… Training to be a London Cabbie | View from the Mirror on

London’s cabbies are famous for having ‘The Knowledge‘; an intimate understanding of the capital’s routes, roads and places of interest.

Involving a huge amount of practical study, along with endless revision work and a continuous stream of vigorous verbal examinations, the Knowledge is a real marathon, the acquirement of which takes several years, plenty of frustration and many ups and downs.

The Knowledge area…

What follows is my own personal account of the process… the highs and lows, the setbacks, the terror of regular examinations… and of course the sheer joy when I was finally told I’d passed.

It’s quite a long story, so I’ve divided my experiences into several chapters. If you have any questions about the Knowledge, please don’t hesitate to drop me a line.

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