To become a London taxi driver you need to send us an application.
Find out about applying for a taxi driver licence.
Learning the Knowledge begins when you receive an introductory pack.
In this pack you will be given:
When you have learned all the runs, you need to come to our office to be tested on the Knowledge.
The examination system consists of:
You will also have to take a separate, practical taxi driving test.
Download a detailed description of the Knowledge test.
Download a copy of the appearance guidance notes for examiners.
You may want to attend one of several Knowledge schools to help you study for the test.
While you are studying the Knowledge of London you are obliged to notify us of any changes in your status.
Please log in to your customer account for any of the following queries:
You can also call us on 0343 222 4444 (TfL call charges).
Almost all people who apply to become a licensed taxi driver and take the Knowledge of London exam use a scooter to help learn the runs.
To help you learn the Knowledge, there are a number of independent schools throughout London that provide teaching and support services.
All Knowledge schools are independent and not controlled or regulated by Transport for London.
Double K Knowledge School
Phone: 020 8308 0122/07595 600 016
Unit F17, Birch House
Birch Walk, Off Fraser Road
Kent DA8 1QX
E4 Knowledge School in Chingford
Jubilee Sports Ground
London E4 9RZ
Phone: 07932 605 422
Karibu Education Centre
7 Gresham Road
London SW9 7PH
Sherbet London Knowledge College
Phone:0207 254 3849
Richmond Road Cab Centre
195 Richmond Road
London E8 3NJ
Yellow Badge East (sector 1)
Phone: 07963 082 390