Online Topographical Preparation
Once you have submitted your TfL private hire application, you will be invited to book in for a topographical (map-reading) test. Make sure to prepare thoroughly beforehand with our online materials and in-person preparation sessions.
How to book the topographical test
Once you have submitted your private hire application, you will be invited to book in with TfL for a topographical test at a test centre of your choice.
You can choose to sit your test at the Uber Ignition Centre for £50. This cost will include a retake of your test if you fail your first attempt. Payment will be taken on the day of your test by card payment only. Click here for directions to our centre.
For more information please see the TfL website and call TfL on 0343 222 4444 to book in for a test date. We recommend securing a test date as soon as possible and completing all of our preparation steps below.
How to prepare for the assessment
- The test contains 4 key modules on map-reading.
- Complete EduMe's online Topographical training course to give yourself a much better chance of passing your topographical test.
- Once you have completed the online training questions, you’ll be able to use the online training website to book in for an in-person training session.
We would recommend purchasing a Master Atlas of Greater London for home study.
EduMe's Online Topographical Training Course
Once you booked your test, it’s really important that you start your revision using our detailed online resources. This is free and will give a much better chance of passing the topographical test. Below are a few videos from the course, to give you an idea of how it works.
Introduction to the topographical test.
Topographical skills part one - using the index.
Route-planning in the online test
TfL's guide to route plotting
Please have a look at the Topographical Assessment guidelines on the Transport for London website. In the video below you'll learn how to plan a route for your topographical assessment.
Need in-person training?
Once you have completed course 1 of the online training a booking link will appear on the page for our in-person training. This will provide tailored support on some of the hardest parts of the test.