Becoming a London taxi driver is well known for its difficulty. In order to get a licence drivers must pass an intensive test called ‘The Knowledge‘ which proves that they know the 25,000+ streets of central London inside out.

The BBC Britain from Above project traced the journeys of 380 London cabs during one day, and you can watch the results here.

It’s interesting to see how their paths change as the day goes on. And the preparation clearly pays off – when the main streets get busy their Knowledge is put to the test as they spill onto the side streets looking for short cuts.

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Lucy is English and first ventured out of the UK she was 19. Since then she has lived in 4 different countries and tried to see as much of the world as possible. She loves learning languages, learning about different cultures and hearing different points of view.