What Are Points?

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Points are simply points of interest or landmarks, some of the points are very obscure and hard to find others are more obvious. The thing you need to remember is that you are very unlikely to be asked the obvious points when you are on an appearance. An Appearance is when you are tested on what you already know. We’ll talk more about those later.

You are probably thinking what is the point, no pun intended, of learning the points, well there are a couple of reason really. Whilst looking for points you will learning more of London and also if a fare get in and asks you to take them to the grave of Giro the Nazi dog it wouldn’t look good if you didn’t know it. What you need to remember about doing the knowledge it’s like doing your driving test, once you have passed you will probably not need to know half of what you have learned.

There is a site that was the original Knowledge of London site and is still going and that is www.taxiknowledge.co.uk they have a lot of useful information with regards to the knowledge and there is a new online knowledge shop where you can a huge list of over 30,000 points and download them instantly. This takes all the hassle out of trying to find points, you can find them much easier than going through a book, sinmple search and your computer will find.

The Taxi Knowledge Blue Book Runs

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The blue book runs are probably thought to be the most important part of the learning process if you want to become a London taxi driver. So what are the blue book runs? simply they are a list of points and directions to get from one point to the other in the quickest most direct route. You will need to learn all 320 of these runs before you even make a dent in the process.

Once you have completed the runs you will then be going out and learning as many points as you can, what are points? these are just “points of interest” like Trafalgar square or the 100 club. The reason you need to learn as many points as possible is because many times people will get in your taxi and not know what road/street something is in so they might just ask you to take them to the Sherlock Holmes Hotel for instance.

People still ask if it is worth learning the taxi knowledge and the answer is of course it is, if it’s what you really want to do. The benefits are being your own boss and working as and when you want to. London taxi drivers are retiring, dying or simply choosing another career path so there is always room for new taxi drivers which of course means more and more people doing the knowledge of London.

If you are looking to become a London taxi driver and are considering doing the knowledge then you can get all you need from Taxi-knowledge.co.uk