Driving Lessons in St Albans

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Last updated: 8 Aug 2019

Where do we provide lessons?

Wherever you are in St Albans, we’ve got a top-rated instructor just round the corner. Some of our top areas are:

Cottonmill, Fleetville, Harpenden, Hatfield, Jersey Farm, Oaklands, St Stephen and Welwyn Garden City.

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Learning to drive in St Albans

St Albans, named after the first English saint, is great spot for driving lessons. As a commuter town, there are plenty of A roads and motorway connections, as well as country roads, beyond its quiet residential centre. Every challenge here, with a Midrive instructor at your side, will make you a safer driver!

New Greens is one of the best places to start out in. There are plenty of wide, quiet streets, like Toulmin Drive or Woollam Crescent, where you can practise with as little pressure around you as possible. They’re also great roads to return to when you’re more experienced and beginning to practise manoeuvres. Just make sure you avoid the school rush, as nearby Links Academy and Margaret Wix Primary School can suddenly be surrounded by cars and pedestrians.

For dual carriageway experience, there are plenty of options. The A1081 and the A414 (the North Orbital Road) are both accessible to the south of St Albans. There you can experience higher speeds and busy roundabouts. Once you’ve passed your test, or if you’re with your instructor in a dual control car, you can go on to access the M25 and skirt around London, or take the M1 north.

Alternatively, you might want a bit of practise on country lanes. There’s certainly a good deal around, especially snaking north towards Wheathampstead and Harpenden. With the Midrive app, you’ll get a lesson report detailing the route you and your instructor take. Wherever you end up going, we’re sure with us it’ll be taking you that step closer to passing!

Manual and automatic driving lessons

When it comes to choosing between our manual and automatic driving lessons in St Albans, there’s lots of food for thought!

There’s certainly less to get your head around if you choose to take automatic lessons, but it’s worth noting that an automatic licence will only qualify you to drive an automatic vehicle. In some ways, the manual licence offers more freedom as it qualifies you to drive both types of vehicle. Manual lessons tend to be cheaper too as there is a greater number of instructors around.

If you’re going to be driving in heavy traffic a lot, for example if you’ll be heading into London, you might prefer an automatic so you don’t have to worry about the clutch. But if you want the ability to change quickly through the gears to tackle hills or sudden bends on country roads, then you might prefer a manual. There are pros and cons to both sides - the choice, in the end, is yours!

Test centre locations

Your driving instructor will help you practise all the right routes in the lead up to your test, so you feel confident come the big day. Have a look at the DVSA page on test centre locations. There’s only the one test centre in the St Albans postcode:

  • St Albans: Beauver House, 6 Bricket Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3JX

What learners say about our driving lessons in St Albans

We’ve helped over 300,000 learners to pass their driving test. Imagine how many are in St Albans! Why not take a look at some of the lovely things they say about us?