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Learning to Drive in Bromley
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.
Bromley’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is higher than the national average sitting at 52.7%.
The test centres in Bromley are Bromley with a pass rate of 52.7%, West Wickham with 51.5%, Hither Green with 50.7% and Sidcup with 53.8%.
The nearest additional driving test centres for Bromley are in Mitcham with a 45.3% pass rate, Belvedere with 35.3%, Erith with 28.1% and Morden which has a higher pass rate of 47.5%.
Bromley Practical Driving Test Centres
- Belvedere, (Bromley), 33 Woolwich Road, Belvedere, Belvedere DA17 5EE
- Bromley, (Bromley), 121 – 123 Burnt Ash Lane, Bromley, BR1 5AB
- Erith, (Bromley), Crabtree, Manor Way North, Erith DA17 6LJ
- Hither Green, (Bromley), 42 – 44 Ennersdale Road, Hither Green, SE13 6JD
- Mitcham, (Bromley), Redhouse Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR0 3AQ
- Morden, (Bromley), 10 Tudor Drive, Morden SM4 4PE
- Sidcup (Bromley), 2 Crayside, Five Arches Business Estate, Maidstone Road, Sidcup DA14 5AG
- West Wickham (Bromley). 56 Glebe Way, West Wickham, BR4 0RL
Bromley Theory Test Centres
- Croydon, (Bromley), Suite 6, First Floor, Suffolk House, George Street, Croydon CR0 1PE
- Southwark, (Bromley), Second Floor (South), Manor House, 224 – 236 Walworth Road, Walworth SE17 1JE
- Sidcup, (Bromley), Ground Floor, Nexus House, 2 Cray Road, Sidcup DA14 5DA
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Bromley – did you know?
- The old Kent market town of Bromley became a major residential area thanks to railway access into London after 1860.
- Shortly after the Roman era, Anglo-Saxon’s developed a settlement in the area that is today’s market square for Bromley. The town’s name means “the place where broom grows” in Anglo-Saxon or “woodland clearing where broom grows”.
- Bromley’s had its fair share of famous residents, including Charles Darwin, David Bowie (who was born in Brixton but lived in Plaistow Grove, Bromley for most of his childhood) and Napoleon III who was the first President of France. The ruler was deposed in 1870 and released to live in England. He chose Bromley for his home until he dies in 1873.
- Monty Python referenced Bromley is several of their skethes. Most famously, it was noted as the town where the fictional Green Midget Café could be found. Here, every item on the menu is composed of spamin varying degrees. Another Monty Python sketch claimed all seven continents are visible from the top of Bromley’s Kentish Times building.
- Chislehurst caves in Bromley are a series of intersecting man-made tunnels and caverns covering approximately 22 miles. Although they are called caves, they are entirely man-made and were dug out for their chalk and flint. The earliest recorded mention of the mines and lime-burning kilns dates from a 9th-century Saxon charter and again in 1232 AD. The caves were last worked in the 1830s.
- During World War 1 Bromley’s Chislehurst caves were used as an ammunition storage dump associated with the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich. In the second world war they were used to house families who’s houses had been bombed out and in the 1930s the tunnels were used for growing mushrooms.
- Bromley is the second happiest place to live in London!