I've been reading Martha Grimes' Richard Jury series for years. Her book titles are the names of real pubs in England, but the appeal is mostly in her quirky characters. Her latest installment is titled The Knowledge, a pub known only to London cabbies. Although her previous books are based on real places, this one may not be. If there is no real pub called "The Knowledge," there should be.
My interest in this one was piqued by "the Knowledge"--"The Knowledge is a series of tests which must be passed by all black cab drivers before they can get a licence to work in the capital. Black cabbies must study some 320 routes and 25,000 streets and get to know them all by heart.
They also memorise roughly 20,000 landmarks and places of public interest, from tourist destinations to museums, parks, churches, theatres and schools.