Doing The Knowledge

I’ve often thought it would be great to do The Knowledge. For those not in the know (or without the knowledge), it’s the exam that London taxi drivers must undertake to qualify to drive a black cab. It’s basically a comprehensive test of someone’s knowledge of streets within a certain (rather large) radius of Trafalgar Square.

Most of the prospective cabbies learn the Knowledge while riding around London on a scooter, generally on a Sunday with an A-Z map strapped to the handlebars.

I often think it would be a much more impressive task to do it purely from the A-Z map, without any reference to the physical streets. I wonder if anyone’s ever done that. I wonder if I should try. It would be quite a feat.

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One Response to “Doing The Knowledge”

  1. Josh Peters on October 7th, 2007 23:40

    Mate how can you do the knowledge from just an A-z, you have to know points, places of interest etc…not just road names. Dick head!!!

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