Wherever you are in Ilford, we know it like the back of our hand. Our top areas include:
Barking, Barkingside, Chigwell, Creekmouth, Debden, Fullwell Cross, Loughton, Newbury Park, Seven Kings, and Woodford.
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With a mixture of quiet suburban areas and busy city streets, Ilford has all the variety you need to get practising for your practical driving test. The tight-knit residential streets will get you honing your manoeuvres - you’ll certainly need some parallel parking skills with all the parked cars!
If you’re looking for somewhere with enough space to perfect that three-point turn, we’d recommend heading towards Cranbrook and the streets around St George’s Road. If you can, aim to practise at daytimes on weekdays when you’re starting out, as this is when the lanes are likely to be at their quietest.
You can head out through Goodmayes and the north of Chadwell Heath to find some country stretches like Lambourne Road or the B175. Alternatively, Ilford is right by the North Circular ring road. With three lanes it’s a good challenge, and opens up many different areas of London to explore, like Southgate and Walthamstow. Busy roads may make it tricky to start out, but with a bit of practice you’ll soon be growing in confidence.
Whether you’re after manual or automatic lessons in Ilford, we’ve got your back!
Deciding which type of driving lessons to take can be tricky. On the one hand, there’s less to get your head around if you’re learning to drive an automatic car, but on the other this would only enable you to drive automatic vehicles once you pass, whereas a manual licence would qualify you for both.
Make sure that you think carefully about what the best option is for you before you start to learn. An automatic will give you a welcome rest from clutch control if you ever get stuck in traffic on the North Circular.
When you’re getting to grips with life on the road, your driving instructor will help you to pick a test centre. They’ll then make sure that you’re learning the right routes for your practical driving test.
We’ve helped over 300,000 learners to pass their driving test. Imagine how many are in Ilford! Why not take a look at some of the lovely things they say about us?