As far as learning in the London area goes, Kingston upon Thames wins hands down! 51% of learner drivers pass first time, the best of any London borough. It even beats the national average (47.5%), which is quite something considering its location!
Despite these great numbers, Kingston can still be a difficult place to learn in with a tricky one-way system to navigate. What’s more, the test centre is situated between two big A roads, the A307 and the A240, so you’ll need to be confident on dual carriageways.
To begin though, you’ll likely take to the suburban streets of Surbiton. On these quiet roads it won’t take long to nail those three-point turns and the emergency stop! Better still, your test is likely to cover this area as well, so the practice is doubly valuable.
When you feel ready, cross from east to west over Horse Fair bridge. You’ll be hit immediately with a roundabout where Hampton Court Road, the A310, and Horse Fair meet. You’ll need good observation skills! And there’s always Bushy Park, where you can experience rougher roads and the chance of wild deer.
You tell us where in Kingston upon Thames you’re based, and we’ll take it from there. Some of our popular areas are:
Berrylands, Chessington, Cobham, East Molesey, Epsom, Hampton Wick, New Malden, Norbiton, Surbiton, Weybridge.
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You can choose between manual and automatic driving lessons with our top-rated instructors in Kingston upon Thames.
When it comes to driving lessons, think carefully about which type you’d like before you take the plunge. Learners tend to learn quicker in an automatic car, but this licence will only qualify you to drive automatics. A manual licence will qualify you to drive both automatics and manuals.
You might want to think if an automatic car would be easier to drive around Kingston’s one-way system. However, if you’re planning on travelling far out towards Reading you might want a manual for its improved mileage (although this is subject to driving habits, road conditions, and car make!).
Your driving instructor will make sure you’re learning the right routes for your practical driving test. Make sure that you supplement your lessons with plenty of practice!
We’ve helped over 300,000 learners to pass their driving test. Imagine how many are in Kingston upon Thames? Why not take a look at some of the lovely things they say about us?