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Previously on CabbieBlog . . . A Cabbie’s view of London #CabbieBlog

Previously on CabbieBlog . . . A Cabbie’s view of London #CabbieBlog

As any artist, writer or photographer will tell you, professionally they will observe the world around them in ways that others can take for granted. It is that same attention to detail that’s needed when one undertakes “The Knowledge”, the qualification required to become a London cabbie; every street, club, bar, church, hotel and even blue plaque must be committed to memory. I n pursuit all these facets of London the Knowledge student discovers that there is more to London than is apparent at first sight. Just like a writer they stop looking at the features of London in isolation and try to put them into some context linking them together and discovering their relation to London’s history and its people. The Knowledge was introduced in 1851 after complaints by visitors to the Great Exhibition that cabbies didn’t know where they were going, now after 160 years we are rega...

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