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Driving Lessons in South East London

Pass faster with our top-rated driving instructors in South East London. Prices start from just £27.40 an hour.

Where we provide lessons in South East London

Our top-rated driving instructors span the whole of South East London. A few of our top areas are:

Bermondsey, Camberwell, Crystal Palace, Dulwich Village, Elephant and Castle, Greenwich, Hither Green, Lambeth, Peckham and Southwark.

Enter your postcode above to check lesson pricing in your local area of South London.

Learning to drive in South East London

As far as driving in the capital goes, South East London is one of the more pleasant areas to learn and practise in.

If you’re new to life in the driver’s seat, East Dulwich, Brockley and Crofton Park are just a few great places to practise in South East London, gently easing you onto the road away from the worst of the traffic. Head over there to practise clutch control, three-point turns and bay parking, but look out for speed bumps! They’re designed to keep residents safe but can jolt new drivers and cause them to stall.

Try to avoid entering areas that are affected by the Congestion Charge when you’re out practicing with friends and family. In the evenings and at weekends the charge won’t apply and the roads are likely to be calmer. It might be an idea to avoid London Bridge and Waterloo stations until you’re feeling confident, as they’re likely to bear the brunt of much of the rush hour traffic.

Once you have a little more driving experience, you could really challenge yourself along the bustling B300 and A3200 leading towards the Waterloo Bridge roundabout, which will be heaving with buses, tourists and zippy cyclists. Likewise, the A201 near Elephant and Castle leading eastbound towards the Tower Bridge Road roundabout will really put you through your paces.

Once your driving test is in sight, make sure you get plenty of experience driving around your driving test centre location and check out some of our tips for passing the driving test in South East London.

Manual and automatic driving lessons

Whether you’re after manual or automatic driving lessons, we’ve got your back in South East London.

Driving in South East London you’re bound to come across slow moving traffic at one time or another. Some people find constantly changing gear frustrating and may prefer an automatic car for that reason.

However, an automatic licence only qualifies you to drive automatic vehicles, whereas a manual licence will allow you to drive either transmission type. Taking automatic lessons also tends to cost a little more as there are fewer instructors available.

Either way, make sure you take your time over this decision before booking your first lesson in South East London.

Driving test centre locations

It’s advisable to have some practice around the test centre areas with your driving instructor before you take your driving test. This will help you learn the potential test routes, and get a better understanding of the local area, so you will be calm come test day. Don't forget to have a look on the DVSA driving test centres page to find your nearest test centre!

  • Hither Green: 42-44 Ennersdale Road, Hither Green, Greater London, SE13 6JD
  • Croydon: 111 Canterbury Road, Croydon, Greater London, CR0 3HH

What learners say about our driving lessons in South East London

We’ve helped over 300,000 learners pass their driving test so far. Imagine how many are in South East London! Why not take a look at some of the lovely things they’ve said about us?

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