I am the author of The Knowledge: Train Your Brain Like a Cabbie.
Featuring 240 pages of London history, trivia and quirky brain training techniques, this unique guide also presents a special insight into the ‘Knowledge of London’; the gruelling process which trainee cabbies must undergo in order to gain their licence
Praise for The Knowledge: Train Your Brain Like a Cabbie
Video review by Mr Nicholas Hoare:
“Reading it has inspired me to make a trip to London as soon as possible to visit some of the great places I’ve been reading about!”
★★★★★ (M. K. Egan)
“Not only does Robert Lordan write competently, he does it eruditely… A wealth of information is to be found between the covers: dozens of aids to memorise information; glossary of cabbie slang; and literally hundreds of facts.”
“Such unique knowledge.”
“Great book; lots of good information and a brilliant reference.”
★★★★★ (Robert French)
“If you love London, you will love this book. Set in the context of the sheer hard work necessary to become a black cab driver in London, it takes you on journeys through the city, bringing it alive with sites of social and historical interest, illustrated by beautiful maps… and, to top it all, the author can jolly well write!”
★★★★ (Helen Devries)
In 2017 I contributed to Conrad Gamble’s beautiful exploration of the people of London called For the Love of London. Here I discussed where to look for remnants of lost London, including it’s long lost rivers and the ghost stations along the many lines of the London Underground.
“Cabbie Robert Lordan is in love with lost waterways, buried rivers and ghost stations…”
I am very excited to confirm that I am currently working with The Crowood Press. In my new book I will be taking an in-depth look at the history of Waterloo station.
Updates on the book’s publication and where to buy will be available here!
Freelance Writing Portfolio
I am a freelance writer and can provide detailed, engaging and up to date content on almost anything to do with London.
On the tiles below you will find a sample of my blog articles for Time Out and my magazine articles. These cover a range of categories with a London theme including travel, true crime, music and history.
Contact me to discuss your project
If you are looking for a writer to help with your project, get in touch with me at email@example.com or use my contact form. I look forward to hearing from you!