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Learning to Drive in Croydon

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.

Croydon’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is roughly the same as the national average sitting at 50.0%.

The test centres in Croydon are West Wickham with a 51.5% pass rate, Bromley with 52.7%, Mitcham with 45.3%, and Hither Green with 50.7%.

The nearest additional driving test centres for Croydon are in Sidcup with 53.8%, Morden with 47.5%, Belvedere with 35.3% and Tolworth which has a lower pass rate of 39.0%.

Croydon Practical Driving Test Centres

  • Belvedere, (Croydon), 33 Woolwich Road, Belvedere, Belvedere DA17 5EE
  • Bromley, (Croydon), 121 – 123 Burnt Ash Lane, Bromley, BR1 5AB
  • Hither Green, (Croydon), 42 – 44 Ennersdale Road, Hither Green, SE13 6JD
  • Mitcham, (Croydon), Redhouse Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR0 3AQ
  • Morden, (Croydon), 10 Tudor Drive, Morden SM4 4PE
  • Sidcup (Croydon), 2 Crayside, Five Arches Business Estate, Maidstone Road, Sidcup DA14 5AG
  • Tolworth, (Croydon), Montana House, Russell Road, Tilbury RM18 7AE
  • West Wickham, (Croydon), 56 Glebe Way, West Wickham BR4 0RL

Croydon Theory Test Centres

  • Croydon, (Croydon), Suite 6, First Floor, Suffolk House, George Street, Croydon CR0 1PE
  • Morden, (Croydon), Second Floor, Athena House, London Road, London SM4 5BE
  • Sidcup, (Croydon), Ground Floor, Nexus House, 2 Cray Road, Sidcup DA14 5DA

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Croydon – did you know?

  1. The area around Croydon shows signs of prehistoric settlement and the manor of Croydon was recorded in 809 CE and in Domesday Book(1086). The town began as small village with 48 inhabitants outside of London and was known as being “a place of great natural beauty” with its green spaces and hills that overlook the city.
  2. Croydon expanded in the Middle Ages as a market town and became a centre for charcoal production, leather tanning and brewing in the South East of England.
  3. The name Croydon means ‘Crocus Valley’. As the vast majority of place names in the area are of Anglo-Saxon origin, the accepted theory is Croydon is derived from the Anglo-Saxon croh, meaning “crocus”, and denu, “valley”, indicating it was a centre for the cultivation of saffron in these times.
  4. Croydon was home to the UK’s first international airport and has been a popular arts and leisure destination since the 19th century.
  5. Monsters have been set up by the local business group around Croydon as a way of encouraging people back into the town centre. The monsters can be found along the Croydon tram route at: AMP House, 4 Dingwall Road, Croydon, CR0 2LX. Suffolk House, George Street, Croydon, CR9 1SR.
  6. Amy Winehouse did attend the BRIT school in Crodon about 10 years before Tom Holland became famous for his films. Kate Moss is the most famous person to have come from Croydon. The model has been part of the British fashion royalty since the 1990s and rose to fame after being spotted there as a 14-year-old.
  7. Stormzy went to school in Croydon and has recently praised the town for being ‘the birthplace of dubstep’ and regularly returns there to throw parties for the town and speak the school children about his life and career.