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Learning to Drive in St Albans

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.

St Alban’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is lower than the national average sitting at 46.7%.

The test centres in St Albans are St Albans which has a pass rate of 43.4%, Watford with 47.8%, Borehamwood London with 51.1%, and Barnet 44.8%.

The nearest additional driving test centres for St Albans are in Mill Hill which has a pass rate of 45.0%, Luton with 43.1%, Pinner with 48.9% and Hendon which has a lower pass rate of 42.7%.

St Albans Practical Driving Test Centres

  • Barnet, (St Albans), Raydean House, 15 – 17 Western Parade, Barnet EN5 1AD
  • Borehamwood, (St Albans) Unit 1 Stirling Court, Stirling Way, Borehamwood WD6 2BT
  • Hendon, (St Albans), 3 Aviation Drive, Beaufort Park, Hendon, NW9 5TZ
  • Mill Hill, (St Albans), Unit 9, Grannard Business Centre, Bunns Lane, Mill Hill, NW7 2DQ
  • Luton, (St Albans), 6 – 10 Adelaide Street, Luton LU1 5BT
  • Pinner, (St Albans), 221 Tolcarne Drive, Pinner HA5 2DZ
  • St Albans, (St Albans), (wheelchair accessible), Beauver House, 6 Bricket Road, St Albans AL1 3JX
  • Watford, (St Albans), CP House, Otterspool Way, Watford WD25 8HU

St Albans Theory Test Centres

  • Luton, (St Albans), Suite 102, Ground Floor, Plaza 668 Hitchin Road, Luton LU2 7XH
  • North Finchley, (St Albans), Ground Floor, Tally Ho Corner, 711 High Road, North Finchley N12 0BP
  • Watford, (St Albans), Unit 3, Orient Centre, Greycaine Road, Watford WD24 7GP

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St Albans – did you know?

  1. St Albans is named after Saint Alban, who lived in the town and was martyred in either the third or fourth century AD. He buried near the Cathedral and his hillside grave became a place of pilgrimage for many years.
  2. The hot cross bun loved by many and eaten as Easter time in honour of Christ’s sacrifice to humankind, originated from a bakery in St Albans.
  3. St Albans Cathedral was built to mark the site of St Albans burial. Although the actual location of his grave remains a mystery, it is believed to be on the banks of the River Ver that runs through the heart of the city.
  4. St Albans is quite a bit older than London. Evidence shows it was established in the Iron Age by the Celts, who called it Verlamion, while London (or Londinium) was a Roman settlement a mere 2000 or so years old.
  5. The War of the Roses began thanks to a battle fought in St Albans. The battle took place in in the town centre, unlike most battles that were fought in open countryside.
  6. CBeebies star Andy Day, who performs with Andy and the Odd Socks, lives with his wife and family in St Albans. He can often be seen in the shops and is the same Andy from Andy’s dinosaur and wild adventures.
  7. St Albans is both city, thanks to the Cathedral built there, and a historic market town around a day’s ride from London. Lots of the pub began as coaching inns that served the horses, and the passengers of the coaches they pulled to London and back.
  8. King Offa of England founded a monastery at the site of St Albans that Benedictine monks then built an abbey on in the memory of St. Alban. This early abbey and the surrounding area was attacked by Vikings in 930.
  9. The scribe Matthew Vickers lived in the principal medieval abbey in Est Albans and wrote the first draft of the Magna Carta there. It was made a cathedral in 1877.