Intensive Driving Courses in Hackney

Too often, would-be learner drivers think they have a binary choice to make: take one lesson per week, or cram everything into a 5 day period. Making matters worse, in both instances, you may end up waiting around months just to take a practical test.

PassMeFast is different. We put learners in the driving seat, offering flexibility and speed. Read on for information on our crash courses in the Hackney area.

Booking Intensive Driving Lessons in Hackney

PassMeFast was founded on the idea of making driving lessons fuss-free and fast. When you book with us, you’ll be able to choose one of our nine different courses, each of which is tailored to a different experience level. These range from refresher courses for more experienced learners through to our longest courses for total beginners.

Lessons with PassMeFast are intensive, but never rushed. It’s up to you whether to take your course at a fully intensive pace or to opt for a semi-intensive structure, which fits around a busier schedule.

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in Hackney?

Taking your lessons in a city like London can be made even trickier by the presence of slow urban traffic. Switching to an automatic car can alleviate some of the pressure—it may not be able to clear the A10 for you, but it can help you ditch clutch control and constant gear changes!

Our driving school offers courses in both manual and automatic cars—so, the choice is yours. Please note, though, that prices may vary depending on transmission.

Your lessons will be taught by an experienced, patient and friendly instructor who knows the local area like the back of their hand. They’ll show you the ropes, including introducing you to the area around your test centre, teaching you useful manoeuvres, and instructing you on driving safely with a sat nav.

Once your lessons are complete, you’ll take your practical test. Don’t worry about having to wait around, though—we’ll fast-track your test appointment, and even structure your course around this date, giving you a clear point to work towards.

Check out our full range of courses over at our prices page—and, when you’re ready, give us a call to book in on 0333 123 4949, or simply click the button below. The road to driving doesn’t have to be long with PassMeFast!

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Why choose PassMeFast for your intensive driving course?

  • Courses to suit all drivers
  • Flexible driving lessons to fit any schedule
  • Learn with experienced instructors
  • Home and workplace pickups
  • Pass in as little as one week

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Practical Driving Test Centres in Hackney

Given Hackney’s inner London location, the DVSA have wisely decided against situating a practical test centre in the borough. While this saves candidates here the heartache of battling through some of the country’s worst traffic, it does mean that you’ll need to travel to take your test. Where exactly to head to depends upon your exact location in Hackney—those living further east, in areas such as Homerton, will be best served by Wanstead, while those in northern areas such as Stoke Newington should instead try Wood Green or Tottenham.

Theory Test Centres in Hackney

There are no theory test centres to be found in Hackney—but learners won’t need to travel too far to take their test, with the Mile End theory test centre located in neighbouring Tower Hamlets. Remember to check out our resources page for useful theory test tips. The theory test is a lot harder than many people think, and it’s certainly not a guaranteed pass—so make sure to swot up before you arrive! (Psst… check out our guide on how to pass your theory test, too!)

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

It’s okay if you haven’t passed your theory test before booking your course, but be aware that, due to DVSA regulations, you’ll need to pass before you can book a practical test. Be sure to add a theory test onto your course if you haven’t booked yet—just check the box on our booking form!

Driving Around Hackney

Hackney itself lies close to the start of some of the UK’s major A roads, including the A10, which links London with East Anglia. Learners here will notice plenty of urban clearways, where no stopping is permitted at any time—keep an eye out for the double red lines! Those lucky enough to live on a road with car parking space, meanwhile, will notice that locals certainly make full use of them, meaning that you’ll need to drive slowly on these streets in order to deal with hazards effectively.

Map of Hackney within Greater London

Driving in the city certainly brings its fair share of challenges that countryside learners won’t have to face—but it’s far from impossible. That’s because our intensive courses are effective at transforming learners into drivers in a short period of time, as they ensure you’re constantly building up new skills, rather than waiting around to go over the same ground. The proof is in the pudding: thousands of pass stories, including Daniel, who got his licence in just one week.

Hackney Fact File

Famous for... Hipster capital
Population 279,900
County Greater London
Local council London Borough of Hackney
Major local roads A10 to King's Lynn and The Monument
A104 to Epping and Islington Green
A501 to Marylebone and Moorgate
A503 to Camden Town and Woodford
Served by Piccadilly line
London Overground
Railway stations Dalston Junction train station
Dalston Kingsland train station
Hackney Central train station
Homerton train station
Shoreditch High Street train station
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Places in Hackney


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  • St Mark’s Church in the area is a prominent landmark, and is known as the ‘Cathedral of the East End’
  • Local entertainment venues include the Art Deco Rio Cinema and Dalston Culture House, home to the Vortex Jazz Club
  • Dalston’s Fassett Square and Ridley Road Market inspired the settings of the long-running BBC soap opera EastEnders
  • Comedy duo Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie lived in the area during the 1980s

Hackney Central

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  • In the Georgian era, Hackney was a popular resort destination for Londoners
  • Hackney rapidly urbanised following the arrival of rail transport in the area in 1850
  • Today, the area is home to the Hackney Empire, one of the UK’s oldest surviving music halls
  • Amongst the town’s numerous famous locals is actor Idris Elba


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  • Shoreditch has long-standing associations with the entertainment industry, having once hosted numerous theatres and music halls
  • Once considered a run-down area, the area is now synonymous with gentrification and is considered a fashionable, hipster part of London
  • One of the area’s more infamous establishments is the Cereal Killer Café, which drew controversy and even protests in 2015
  • Long-serving EastEnders actress Barbara Windsor was born in the area

Stoke Newington

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  • Despite its proximity to central London, ‘Stokey’, as residents affectionately call it, retains something of a village feel
  • Stoke Newington’s reservoirs serve as both a source of drinking water and a facility for water sports
  • A famously bohemian area, Stoke Newington is well known for its political radicalism
  • Singer and actress Paloma Faith was raised in Stoke Newington

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

PassMeFast covers all 32 boroughs that make up Greater London—and a lot more besides, with its coverage area extending to a wide range of locations across the UK. Check out a few of the more nearby areas below:

With a host of inspiring pass stories and glowing reviews from around the country, there are thousands of reasons to choose PassMeFast. To book your course, click the button below, or call us on 0333 123 4949 to speak to the team—we’re happy to help!

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