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Learning to Drive in Brighton

The national average driving lessons required to pass the practical driving test is 47 hours with a driving instructor and an additional 22 hours of private practice with a family or friend are recommended.

Brighton’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is higher than the national average sitting at 52.1%.

The test centres in Brighton are Crawley which has a pass rate of 37.2%, Burgess Hill at 45.8%, Eastbourne at 52.4%, and Lancing at 56.2%.

The nearest additional driving test centres for Brighton are in Chichester with 61.9%, Tunbridge Wells at 55.9% and Redhill Aerodrome which has a lower pass rate of 55.4%.

Brighton’s Practical Driving Test Centres

  • Burgess Hill (Brighton), Off Charles Avenue, Victoria Industrial Estate, Burgess Hill, RH15 9AG
  • Chichester, (Brighton), York House, City Fields Business Park, City Fields Way, Chichester PO20 2FR
  • Crawley, (Brighton), Unit 2 The Pavillions, Brighton Road, Pease Pottage, Crawley RH11 9BJ
  • Eastbourne, (Brighton), 1 Coastguard Cottages, 84 Wartling Road, Eastbourne, BN22 7PT
  • Lancing, (Brighton), 49 Chartwell Road, Lancing Business Park, Lancing BN15 8TU
  • Redhill Aerodrome, (Brighton), First Floor, Redhill Aerodrome Business Centre, Kings Mill Lane, Redhill RH1 5JZ
  • Tunbridge Wells, (Brighton), 8 Upper Grosvenor Road, Tunbridge Wells TN1 2ES

Brighton’s Theory Test Centres

  • Brighton, (Brighton), Ground Floor, Citygate, 185 Dyke Road, Hove BN3 1TL
  • Eastbourne, (Brighton), Ground Floor, Senlac House, 53 – 58 Seaside Eastbourne, BN22 7NE
  • Horley, (Brighton), Ground Floor, 77 Victoria Road, Horley, Surrey, RH6 7QH
  • Worthing, (Brighton), First Floor, Chatsworth House, 31 Chatsworth Road, Worthing BN11 1LY

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Brighton – did you know?

  1. Pink Floyd debuted their Dark Side of the Moon album in Brighton in 1972. The band played the complete track listing at the Brighton Dome. The venue has the second-largest dome in England and was originally constructed with panes of glass.
  2. The Brighton Dome was also the venue for the success that rocketed ABBA to fame. That’s right, this is where the Swedish band won the Eurovision contest in 1974 with their song “Waterloo”.
  3. The inventor of cinematography, William Friese-Greene, lived in Hove. So did George Albert Smith, the inventor of colour film. Coincidentally, the oldest surviving pornographic movie was filmed in a garden in Hove!
  4. Brighton and Hove have more restaurants per capital than any other town or city in the UK – including London! There is one restaurant for every 250 people, making it an ideal place for a night out.
  5. The world’s first recorded commercial flight in 1910 came from Shoreham Airport to Hove Gardens to deliver lightbulbs.
  6. Brighton’s marina is the largest man-made marina in all of Europe. It covers a staggering 127 square acres and has over 1,500 berths for boats as long as 25 metres.
  7. Britain’s first casino was in Brighton. Housed within the Metropole Hotel, the casino opened for business from the Clarence Room on the seventh floor with views of the entire sea front. The casino moved to Preston Street in 1985.
  8. England’s first official naturist beach was in Brighton and opened to the public in 1979 with an innocuous sign letting people know that clothes were optional for bathing, sunbathing or other recreation.
  9. George Everest, India’s Surveyor-General and the man who the world’s tallest mountain is named after is buried in Hove.
  10. Brighton was voted as one onf the top seaside city breaks in the world and 8 million people visit Brighton each year with more than half of them only visiting for a day.