Metropolitan Police Coat Hook – London, England – Atlas Obscura

Well, I never knew that but I bet you did, Pete!

To become a London cabbie requires more than guidebooks and a smart phone. There is a test—some say the world’s toughest test—known as The Knowledge. In order to pass, a driver needs to navigate the city’s 25,000 streets without a map or help from GPS, and identify every possible tourist spot, no matter how obscure. Case in point: Great Newport Street’s Metropolitan Police coat hook…

Source: Metropolitan Police Coat Hook – London, England – Atlas Obscura

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One thought on “Metropolitan Police Coat Hook – London, England – Atlas Obscura

  1. I had heard of this, but not because I worked for the Police, rather from some people I know well who had done The Knowledge to become London Taxi Drivers. It is also interesting to note that many black cabs in London now have SatNav devices. They cannot use them on their test though!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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