This is a question that many people ask when considering doing the knowledge and the best answer is “how long is a piece of string”. It really depends on the individual and how quick you can take in all the information that you need to learn to become a London taxi driver. You are looking at between 2-5 years on average to complete the knowledge of London, of course it will always make a difference if you are doing the knowledge full time or part time because obviously the more runs you can do the quicker you will get through.
Many people do the knowledge part time though and that is usually because they are already in full time employment it is still possible to do the knowledge part time but obviously it will take slightly longer than if you were doing the blue book runs full time.
Whether you are doing the knowledge full time or part time you will still need to cover the same runs and there is also tens of thousands of points to find. The cost of the blue book runs vary but you can pay as much as £80 just for the 320 blue book runs but there are cheaper alternatives out there and taxi-knowledge do a complete pack which consists of all the 320 blue book runs plus over 30,000 points, blank maps, lists of police stations, theatres, embassies, museums and much more for under £30 and the great thing with the pack from taxi-knowledge is that they are downloaded instantly and you then simply choose which runs you want to do, print them off then get out there and do them. If you need to make changes, which you will do, you just make notes on the printed sheets then when you get hoe you can change the run on the computer, save it and then next time you have a fresh run.
So don’t be put off by the length of time it will take you to become a licensed London taxi driver because the rewards are still very good, you work when you want and are your own boss. So if you are thinking of learning the taxi knowledge then check out the complete pack at taxi-knowledge.co.uk