I love London – I like to go there a lot. This summer will be the first in 6 years that I will be unable to go due to the pandemic, but I was lucky to have had a visit in the beginning of the year. I am also really into trivia, so this book and me seemed like a great match.
It is centered around The Knowledge (yes, with a capital), the series of tests that aspiring cab drivers in London need to take before they are released into the wild. I may have never taken a London cab but I know that their Knowledge of London is extensive and that they can get you anywhere.
Quizzes are scheduled around exams to find routes between two places, and most of the questions are about things you would pass on these routes. I have been to London a dozen times and I found them very hard. Interesting details and trivia, but for a quiz night I would recommend testing the questions up front on yourself and mix questions from different quizzes together because the level might otherwise be too hard.
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free electronic copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!
The London Cabbie’s Quiz Book – Ian Beetlestone