The New York Times has published an extremely insightful article about London taxi drivers. The article focuses on the “hardest test in the World” – the knowledge.
Have a look at the article here: NY Times
Did you know that a London taxi driver is required to be able to decide routes immediately in response to a passenger’s request, rather than stopping to look at a map or relying on sat nav? Consequently, the “Knowledge of London” is the in-depth study of a number of pre-set London street routes and all places of interest that taxi drivers in London must complete to obtain a licence to operate a black cab.
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