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Learning to Drive in London’s Northwest
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.
Northwest London’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is lower than the national average sitting at 42.9%.
The test centres in Northwest London are Mill Hill which has a pass rate of 45.0%, Hendon at 42.7% and Tottenham at 45.5%.
The nearest additional driving test centres for Northwest London are in Wood Green with 46.1% and Wanstead which has a lower pass rate of 34.3%.
Northwest London Practical Driving Test Centres
- Hendon, (Northwest London), 3 Aviation Drive, Beaufort Park, Hendon, NW9 5TZ
- Mill Hill, (Northwest London), Unit 9, Grannard Business Centre, Bunns Lane, Mill Hill, NW7 2DQ
- Wood Green, (Northwest London), Wood Green Crown Court, Woodhall House, Lordship Lane, Wood Green N22 5LF
- Wanstead, (Northwest London), 2 Devon House, Hermon Hill, Wanstead E11 2AW
- Tottenham, (Northwest London), Driving Test Centre Tottenham Annex Building, Selby Centre, Selby Road, Tottenham N17 8JL
Northwest London Theory Test Centres
- Bethnal Green, (Northwest London), Unit 3, Ground Floor, Corbridge Crescent, London E2 9DS
- Ilford, (Northwest London), Ground Floor, Pioneer Point, 3 – 5 Winston Way, Ilford IG1 2FS
- North Finchley, (Northwest London), Ground Floor, Tally Ho Corner, 711 High Road, North Finchley N12 0BP
- Morden, (Northwest London), Second Floor, Athena House, London Road, London SM4 5BE
- Southwark, (North London), Second Floor (South), Manor House, 224 – 236 Walworth Road, Walworth SE17 1JE
- Staines, (Northwest London), First Floor, 11 – 17 Kingston Road, Staines, TW18 4QX
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Northwest London – did you know?
- Morden is at the end of the northern line and not officially a suburb of Northwest London, in fact it’s not even in London, it’s in Surrey!
- There has been a Thames River crossing at Staines since Roman times. The area was settled by the emperor Claudius after he invaded Britain in AD 43.
- Morden Hall Park has a summertime open air cinema with gorgeous views of Greater London sparkling as a background to any cinematic viewing.
- The River Wandle, which runs through Morden Hall Park, has the second best bridge in the whole of the UK for playing pooh sticks, according to a 2015 poll of pooh stick aficionados.
- The Natural History Museum’s best Mammoth specimen was found in Ilford. It is the only specimen with a complete skull and can be viewed in the museum today.
- The world famous English heavy metal band, Iron Maiden came from Ilford. The band was formed in 1975 and has gone on to sell over 70 million records worldwide and record 9 live albums.
- Britain’s champion trampolinist, Pat Winkle, came from Ilford and was trained by the world-renowned trampolining coach Ted Blake, also from Ilford.
- Valentines Park in Ilford is famous for it’s floral displays and beautiful historic mansion, Valentine’s Mansion which is surrounded by the public park.
- Mill Hill was once surrounded by woodland that stretched from Middlesex to Herts and Essex. All that remains of the forest today is a small woodland known as Scratchwood.