London Taxi Drivers really are the best in the world !!
As London taxis can be hailed in the street and asked to go anywhere, taxi drivers must have a thorough knowledge of London and this is why they have to learn and pass the world-famous “Knowledge“.
London’s taxi service is the best in the world, in part because cab drivers know the quickest routes through London’s complicated road network. There are thousands of streets and landmarks within a six mile radius of Charing Cross. Anyone who wants to drive an iconic London cab must memorize them all: the Knowledge of London.
“The Knowledge” was introduced as a requirement for taxi drivers in 1865 !!
Mastering the Knowledge typically takes students three to four years; it’s a challenge, but plenty of help and support is available if you are determined.
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