Intensive Driving Courses in Islington

As one of London’s smallest and most densely populated boroughs, many Islington residents opt to forgo learning to drive. While wanting to avoid the busy inner London traffic is certainly understandable, this unfortunately means that many end up missing out on the freedom of the open road.

Here at PassMeFast, we’re aiming to change all of that. Our intensive and semi-intensive courses are designed to help even the busiest learner driver to pass their test within weeks of booking. Read on to learn more about our driving school, and to see what we do differently with our crash courses.

Booking Intensive Driving Lessons in Islington

Some intensive driving course providers make the mistake of assuming all learners are the same—and that all of them have enough time to do all their lessons in a 5 day timeframe. PassMeFast, meanwhile, understands that not everyone has the ability to drop their other commitments to learn to drive—and we don’t believe that learners should be penalised for this by having their lessons dragged out across months.

Instead, we offer a range of different courses, from our 48-hour course for total beginners through to our 10-hour refresher course. Lessons may be taken either at a fully intensive pace, with up to 5 hours in each day, or at a semi-intensive pace, with 2 hours per session spread over a longer period of time.

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in Islington?

While manual cars are often seen as a default option for UK drivers, automatic cars are growing in popularity here in Britain. In fact, they’re a particularly good choice for learners living in inner cities, as the lack of gears makes automatics well suited to the stop-start traffic that comes with urban driving. All of our courses are available in either manual or automatic transmission—the choice is yours.

No matter which course or structure you opt for, you’ll be able to benefit from our fast-track practical test service. Our fast-tracking department is adept at finding driving test cancellations, and, in doing so, beating the usual long waiting times for practical tests on the DVSA website.

By booking your driving test in advance, we can even ensure that the scheduling of your lessons aligns with your test. This means that, when your driving test examiner is watching your every move, the knowledge you’ve attained throughout your course will be fresh in your mind. As such, while no individual test ever comes with a guaranteed pass, your chances of walking off with that full driving licence will be sky high.

To book your course today, give us a call on 0333 123 4949, or simply click the button below to go direct to our online booking form.

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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 Islington

It’s the moment all your driving lessons have been building up to: the practical test. But where to take it? As you may have guessed, you won’t be able to take your test in Islington itself—the dense traffic and urban conditions mean that this isn’t an ideal place to test you across a range of different road types. Luckily, you’ll only need to hop just one borough to your north, with two test centres found in neighbouring Haringey: Wood Green and Tottenham. Want some pre-test advice? Check out our tips for impressing your driving examiner.

Theory Test Centres in Islington

Islington is without its own theory test centre, so learners waiting to take their test will need to head out of the borough. If you’re near to a Northern line station such as Angel, then head south to London Bridge to take your test at the Southwark test centre. If you’re closer to Piccadilly line stations like Caledonian Road, Arsenal or Finsbury Park, then travel north to the Southgate test centre.

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

It’s important to get your theory test pass certificate in the bank. Without it, it’s impossible to book a practical test—the DVSA simply doesn’t allow it. If you haven’t passed it yet, add a theory test on when you book your PassMeFast course, and get studying! Read up on our guide to passing your theory test for useful pointers.

Driving Around Islington

The main artery running north to south through Islington is the A1. Starting in the City and heading north all the way to Edinburgh, the section that runs through Islington is one of the busiest of the entire route, and will require you to show awareness of bus lanes, cyclists, urban clearway rules, and various types of junctions, including box junctions.

Map of Islington within Greater London

While your driving lessons are more likely to focus on the area where your practical test will take place, this doesn’t mean you won’t be prepared for the realities of inner-city driving. Our courses don’t just teach to the test—they’ll prepare you for a lifetime of safe driving, and show you how to respond appropriately to the hazards you’ll face every day on the road. The end result: one confident new driver, with a pink licence in their pocket.

Islington Fact File

Famous for... Arsenal FC
Population 235,000
County Greater London
Local council London Borough of Islington
Major local roads A1 to St Paul's Cathedral and Edinburgh
A501 to Marylebone and Moorgate
A503 to Camden Town and Woodford
Served by Circle line
Hammersmith & City line
Metropolitan line
Northern line
Piccadilly line
Victoria line
London Overground
Elizabeth line (from 2019)
Railway station Farringdon train station
Finsbury Park train station
Highbury & Islington train station
Old Street train station
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Weather in Islington

Places in Islington


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  • The area is named after London Parish clerks, who performed mystery plays in the area in the Middle Ages
  • Across its varied history, Clerkenwell has been both home to “the most disreputable street in London” and a fashionable residential area
  • Clerkenwell has a place in literary history as the location where Oliver Twist was a pickpocket
  • The area is known as a major centre for architectural firms, including Zaha Hadid Architects

Finsbury Park

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  • The park from which the area takes its name was created in the 1860s for local, inner-city residents who had no other green space nearby
  • The Astoria cinema in Finsbury Park became an important music venue in the 1960s, with the Beatles playing Christmas shows there
  • One of the area’s major arts venues is the Park Theatre, built on the site of a former office block
  • Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn calls the Finsbury Park area home


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  • Highbury Manor once stood here, on the suspected site of a Roman garrison’s camp; it was destroyed in the Peasants’ Revolt
  • In 1897, the Highbury Clock was built to commemorate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria
  • The Beatles' producer George Martin was born in the town, and opened Wessex Sound Studios here
  • The old Arsenal stadium in Highbury has now been converted into the Highbury Square residential development


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  • Marie Stopes opened her first clinic for women in Holloway in 1921
  • Suffragette Christabel Pankhurst and writer Oscar Wilde both served time at Holloway Prison
  • Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium, the UK’s third-largest, can be found in Holloway
  • John Lydon of the Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd was born in the area

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

Not in Islington? Wondering if we cover you? If you live anywhere in Greater London, the answer is yes! Here are just a few of the many areas we cover in the capital:

With thousands of successful alumni having sat behind the wheel of a PassMeFast car, we’re experienced in turning new learners into savvy drivers. Join them by booking your course today—either over the phone on 0333 123 4949, or online by clicking the button below.

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