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Driving Lessons in South West London

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

Where we provide lessons in South West London

Wherever you’re based in South West London, we’ve got instructors who know it like the back of their hand. Our most popular areas include:

Balham, Brixton, Chelsea, Clapham, Earlsfield, Fulham, Putney, Richmond, Streatham, Wimbledon.

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

Learning to drive in South West London

One of the biggest challenges you’ll face as a new learner in South West London is the high number of parked cars lining residential roads, making the streets very narrow. This means that it’s important to get the hang of spotting hazards early on, and being able to parallel park in a tight space. Barnes and Battersea are just two examples of ideal places to practise driving in South West London if you’re starting out.

When you’re on the hunt for new ground to cover, make sure to check the Congestion Charge zone before setting out. Stick to locations outside of this if you want to avoid paying the fees that come with it. Clapham Junction and Putney High Street are our favourites if you’re looking for some early experience on busy city roads.

Once you’re feeling more confident behind the wheel, have a go on some of the bustling A roads right on your doorstep. The stretch of the A214 connecting Tooting Bec to Wandsworth Town will be particularly useful to try, since it changes from one lane to three at the drop of a hat. And, of course, it ends with the challenging Wandsworth Roundabout!

Make sure to take a look at our tips for passing your driving test in South West London before the big day rolls round. Getting prepared for your test will help you get that shiny pink licence while preparing you for post-test life as a savvy South West London driver!

Manual and automatic driving lessons

Manual lessons aren’t for everyone, so we also have top-rated automatic instructors in South West London.

If you’re planning on mostly driving around South West London, then opting for automatic lessons could make your life easier. When you’re doing a lot of stopping and starting at traffic lights and junctions it’s certainly less tiring when you don’t have to work a clutch!

On the other hand, if you can’t wait to get out on those road trips or you’re expecting to find yourself circling the M25 on a regular basis, a manual car might suit you better as it gives you more control of the car.

If you’ve thought carefully about both options and you’re still not sure which transmission would suit you better in your day-to-day life, it might be safer to choose manual lessons. A manual licence will qualify you to drive either type of car, so that way you’ve got the freedom to switch and change in future!

Driving test centre locations

There aren’t any test centres within the SW postcode area, so the likelihood is that you’ll have to travel a little way for your practical driving test. Your driving instructor will help you to choose a test centre and teach you the routes that could come up in your test. Enter your postcode to the DVSA driving test centres page to find your nearest. Popular options include:

  • Ashford: 18/19 Fir Tree Place, Church Road, Ashford, Greater London, TW15 2PJ
  • Croydon: 111 Canterbury Road, Croydon, Greater London, CR0 3HH
  • Isleworth: Worton Hall, Worton Road, Isleworth, Greater London, TW7 6ER
  • Morden: 10 Tudor Drive, Morden, London, Surrey, SM4 4PE
  • Tolworth: Douglas House, 1B Douglas Road, Tolworth, Greater London, KT6 7RZ

What learners say about our driving lessons in South West London

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

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