Driving Lessons Ilford
1 Ilford driving instructors found in the Ilford area.
Ilford driving instructors are made up of independent instructors and local Ilford driving schools covering Ilford. All driving instructors listed are qualified to provide you with the best driving lessons to help you pass your driving test in the most efficient way.
Learning to Drive in Ilford
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.
Ilford’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is much lower than the national average sitting at 36.5%
The test centres in Ilford are Barking which has a pass rate of 39.4%, Goodmayes with 44.2%, Wanstead with 34.3%, and Erith with 28.1%.
The nearest additional driving test centres for Ilford are in Chingford with 40.9%, Belvedere with 35.3%, Hornchurch with 52.8%, and Loughton which has a lower pass rate of 48.6%.
East London Practical Driving Test Centres
- Barking, (Ilford), 84 Tanner Street, Barking, Essex IG11 8QF
- Belvedere, (Ilford), 33 Woolwich Road, Belvedere, DA17 5EE
- Chingford, (Ilford), Doric House, 128 Station Road, Chingford EA 6AD
- Erith, (Ilford), Crabtree, Manor Way North, Erith DA17 6LJ
- Goodmayes, (Ilford), 98 Goodmayes Road, Ilford, Goodmayes IG3 9UZ
- Hornchurch, (Ilford), 75 Station Lane, Hornchurch, Romford RM12 6JX
- Loughton, (Ilford), Crown Buildings, 284 High Road, Loughton IG10 1RB
- Wanstead, (Ilford), 2 Devon House, Hermon Hill, Wanstead E11 2AW
East London Theory Test Centres
- Bethnal Green, (Ilford), Unit 3, Ground Floor, Corbridge Crescent, London, E2 9DS
- Ilford, (Ilford), Ground Floor, Pioneer Point, 3-5 Winston Way, Ilford, IG1 2FS
- Southwark, (Ilford), Second Floor (South), Manor House, 224 – 236 Walworth Road, Walworth SE17 1JE
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Ilford – did you know?
- Ilford was once known as Great Ilford to differentiate it from the nearby town of Little Ilford. Ilford was first recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Ilefort meaning “ford over the Hyle”. “Hyle” is the older name for the River Roding and means “trickling stream”.
- The arrival of the railway in 1839 accelerated the growth of Ilford that joined it to the urban spread of London in the 20th century. Ilford became a municipal borough in 1926 and became recognised as an official part of Greater London in the 60s.
- The Ilford Gas Co. was formed in 1839, with £1,500 which is £ 123,159.60 in today’s money and worked from an island in the Roding River.
- The only complete skull of a mammoth discovered in the United Kingdom was unearthed in Ilford in 1860 where Boots the Chemist now stands in the High Road today. The skull can be viewed at London’s Natural History Museum.
- The oldest evidence for human occupation at Ilford dates back to the 1st and 2nd century BC where the Iron Age earthwork known as Uphall Camp can be found. This area was surveys and recorded in 18th century plans.
- A nearby mound called Lavender Mount existed into the 1960s, where hippies of the time enjoyed soirees and free love. The mound was removed during building work at Howard’s chemical works. Excavation has shown that Lavender Mound may have been a 16th century ‘beacon-mound’ –which is a prominent natural knoll that offers panoramic views of the area.
- Ilford many open spaces for exploring and exercising, the most of these is Valentine’s Park which is famous for its floral displays and historic Valentine’s Mansion.