Hello there Tony,
No it doesn't really help that much mate. What you think you know about London probably doesn't even scratch the surface, sometimes it's better to start knowing nothing at all. Once you apply and have your initial talk, youíre then required to learn the knowledge in 2 years before handing back your papers. There are schools and books which will guild you through this, but this is not for the fainthearted as it does take over your life. Many people give it up so be warned it's not easy learning this and believe me that's the easy part. Once you start going to your appearances and scoring that's were it get hard. Overall it could take you between 2 and 7 years. The benefits are youíre the own boss so you can work your own hours, only determination gets you through this, you must be prepared to give 100% to pass. Think about it, the examiners expect you to know 90% of the road (9 miles of charing cross), plus thousands of points of interest like pubs/ churches/ police stations/ schools/ social clubs/ Hospitals/ theatres/ restaurants, they name it youíve got to get them there.
I wish you the entire best mate, just letting you know what to expect thatís all.
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