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13 Reading driving instructors found in the Reading area.

Reading driving instructors are made up of independent instructors and local Reading driving schools covering Reading. 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.

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Learning to Drive in Reading

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.

Reading’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is higher than the national average sitting at 54.0%.

The test centres in Reading are Elgar Road South which has a pass rate of 54.0%, Newbury at 50.5%,, Farnborough at 55.3% and Basingstoke at 61.4%.

The nearest additional driving test centres for Reading are in Slough with 46.7% and Chertsey with 50.7%, and Uxbridge which has a lower pass rate of 45.6%

Reading’s Practical Driving Test Centres

  • Basingstoke, (Reading), Brighton Hill Centre, Basingstoke RG22 4LR
  • Chertsey, (Reading), Unit 4 The Forum, Hanworth Lane, Chertsey, KT16 9JX
  • Farnborough, (Reading), 35 Hercules Way, Aerospace Boulevard, Unit C1, Cirrus, Farnborough GU14 6UU
  • Newbury, (Reading), Hambridge Lane, Newbury RG14 5TZ
  • Reading, (Reading), 220 Elgar Road South, Reading, RG2 0BW
  • Slough, (Reading), (wheelchair accessible), Driving Test Centre Slough, 12 Waterside Drive, Slough SL3 6EZ
  • Uxbridge, (Reading), Unit 7, Trade City Business Park, off Cowley Mill Road, Uxbridge UB8 2DB

Reading’s Theory Test Centres

  • Aldershot, (Reading), Ground Floor, 1 London House, Pickford Street Aldershot, GU11 1TY
  • Reading, (Reading), First Floor, Greyfriars Gate, Greyfriars Road, Reading RG1 1NU
  • Slough, (Reading), Brooklands House, Brooklands Business Park, Petersfield Avenue, Slough SL2 5DY

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Reading – did you know?

  1. Reading University’s White Knight’s campus has a War Room fortified against nuclear attack. The room has space for 50 people and was built to protect the Regional Commissioner.
  2. The roadside restaurant chain, Little Chef had its first location in Reading. It opened its doors in 1958 and had space for eleven diners.
  3. Reading avoided an outbreak of the black plague by removing infected people to a “pest house” in Whitley. The house was boarded up and no-one was allowed in or out to care for the sick. Goods from London were also banned or quarantined for a month.
  4. The legendary Brazilian F1 driver< Ayrton Senna, lived in Reading in the 1980s before his career took off. Sadly, Senna was killed in a horrific crash and the San Marino Gran Prix in 1994 and a street in Reading has been named after him.
  5. The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, visited Reading numerous times because of his strong connection with the fabulous Indian restaurant, the Standard Tandoori.
  6. At the turn of the 21st century, two homes in Coley Park, Reading, disappeared into a giant hole that opened up beneath them thanks to a disused chalk mine eroding and collapsing below their foundations.
  7. Reading was burned to the ground in 1006 by a band of marauding Vikings. The Vikings were eventually paid off to head back to Denmark, but not before numerous towns and villages in the area were set alight.
  8. Reading was considered a ‘safe town’ through World War II and children were evacuated from London to Reading to keep them out of harm’s way.
  9. The Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading was built to treat the many injuries sustained by workers building the Great Western Railway.