The London Cabbie's Quiz Book

Pit your wits against the World's toughest taxi test

The London Cabbie's Quiz Book
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Format: Paperback / softback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9780711251052
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Description

Pay a visit to London and a black mini cab will probably be one the first things you will see. The London taxi drivers are almost as famous as the black cabs in which they drive, this is mainly due to their in-depth knowledge of London and ability in taking their occupants to their desired destination amid the congestion and the chaos that you often find when travelling through London’s streets. London taxi drivers go through stringent training to obtain their licence, they need to pass “The Knowledge”, a test which is amongst the hardest to pass in the world, and has been described as ‘like having an atlas of London implanted into your brain’.
 
The test requires you to master no fewer than 320 basic routes, all of the 25,000 streets that are scattered within the basic routes and approximately 20,000 landmarks and places of public interest that are located within a six-mile radius of Charing Cross. 
 
This book breaks the test down into a series of head-scratching questions and features enough trivia about the capital to surprise even born and bred Londoners. It’s the perfect gift for anyone who thinks they know London inside-out, or wants to learn more!
 

The author

Ian Beetlestone is a writer, jazz musician and London cabbie. He writes a blog, Words on the Street, and is a regular contributor to the Guardian.

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Specs

Format: Paperback / softback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9780711251052
Size: 6.457 in x 8.819 in / 164 mm x 224 mm
Published:

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