Intensive Driving Courses in Merton

If you’re hoping to get on the road quickly in Merton, then PassMeFast could be the driving school you’ve been searching for. We offer a range of intensive courses to help every learner to pass fast, regardless of their prior experience. Read on for everything you need to know about our driving lessons, from booking in to taking your test.

Booking A Course

PassMeFast is proof that intensive driving courses don’t need to be crammed into 5 day timeframes. Where others offer one-size-fits-all courses, we offer flexibility over the way you take your lessons.

To begin with, there are nine different PassMeFast courses to choose from, all of which can be compared by visiting our prices page. These range from our shortest course, lasting just 5 hours, which is ideal for those who are almost test-ready. Total beginners, meanwhile, are better suited to our longest, 48-hour course.

Each course can be taken at either a fully intensive or semi-intensive pace, depending on your availability and commitments outside of driving. No matter how you structure your lessons, however, you’ll still get the same level of service: one-on-one tuition from a DVSA-approved professional driving instructor who knows the local area like the back of their hand.

Interested in automatic driving lessons in Merton?

Manual vs automatic is a battle that’s hard to resolve—something that isn’t made easier by the many misconceptions surrounding both gearboxes.

There are certainly some pros to going auto, with no gear changes nor clutch pedal to worry about. This can be particularly handy when you get stuck in a traffic jam!

However, manual cars still tend to be cheaper to both buy and service, and many drivers find that they offer a superior driving experience.

It’s also worth noting that automatic cars aren’t an ‘easy option’. If you’re hoping to get a guaranteed pass out of choosing an automatic transmission, it simply won’t happen—learning to drive means putting the work in, manual or automatic!

Both transmission options have their advantages—and at PassMeFast, we believe which you learn in should be your call. That’s why we offer courses in both automatic and manual cars. Simply make your choice when you book in.

You’ll also have a Booking Agent working behind the scenes to sort out all the admin for your course, and ensure everything runs like clockwork. They’ll be in charge of booking your fast-track practical test, which will take place well ahead of the standard DVSA waiting times.

We’ll structure your course so that your lessons take place in the run-up to your practical. This helps to ensure that, by the time that test date rolls around, you’ll know the local roads by heart, with your newfound knowledge fresh in your mind.

Thousands of pass stories have started exactly where you are right now. Take the first step to writing your own by calling us on 0333 123 4949, or by clicking the button below to go straight to our online booking form.

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Why Choose PassMeFast?

  • 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 Test Centres in Merton

Learners in Merton will likely have one destination in mind when it comes to taking the practical test: Morden test centre, in the middle of the borough. Lying just outside the boundaries (though, somewhat confusingly, named after a town in Merton) is the Mitcham test centre, which is a useful choice for learners in the east of the borough. To learn more about what you should be aiming (not) to do on your test, visit our primer to driving test faults.

Theory Test Centres in Merton

None of London’s eight theory test centres lie within Merton’s borders. With this in mind, you’ll need to travel to take your test—with the best choice varying by your exact location. If you’re in Wimbledon, a good option would be to head west to nearby Kingston upon Thames. Learners in Mitcham, meanwhile, are better served by Croydon test centre to the east.

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

It’s important to pass your theory test in plenty of time. If you haven’t yet done so, remember to add a theory test onto your course when you book in.

Driving Around Merton

Compared to some London boroughs, Merton is home to relatively few primary routes. The A3 makes only a brief incursion into the borough west of Raynes Park, with the most prominent A road here being the A24, which traverses Morden and Colliers Wood. This isn’t to say you won’t see some heavy traffic here from time to time, especially on roads such as Merton High Street and the Merantun Way.

Map of Merton within Greater London

If taking your test here, you’ll also need to gain an awareness of features such as the one-way system present in parts of Morden town centre through to the rules surrounding box junctions you’ll find in areas such as Mitcham. To pass your test (and, of course, for everyday driving later on), you’ll need a solid knowledge of how deal with not only these scenarios, but how to drive safely on urban, residential and rural roads. Thankfully, with comprehensive tuition from your PassMeFast instructor, you’ll be able to do just that—within weeks.

Merton Fact File

Famous for... Wimbledon tennis championships
Population 206,100
County Greater London
Local council London Borough of Merton
Major local roads A219 to Harlesden
A24 to Clapham and Worthing
A297 to Rosehill
A3 to Central London and Portsmouth
Served by District line
Northern line
Tramlink
Railway station Raynes Park train station
Wimbledon train station
More local information Google Maps
Weather in Merton
Wikipedia

Places in Merton

Colliers Wood

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KEY FACTS

  • Merton Priory, established in 1114, stood in what is today Colliers Wood; Nicholas Breakspear, the only English Pope, was educated there
  • The nearby River Wandle was once home to 90 mills across a length of just 11 miles
  • One of the first Cycle Superhighways, aimed at commuters, links Colliers Wood to central London
  • A major landmark in the town is the much maligned Colliers Wood Tower—once voted London’s ugliest building, it has since undergone renovation

Mitcham

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KEY FACTS

  • Mitcham was once well known for its distillation of lavender and peppermint oils
  • The area is represented by a semi-professional football club, Tooting and Mitcham United FC
  • Eagle House, a Grade I listed building, stands in Mitcham, having been built in the Queen Anne style in 1705
  • The town is also home to the 460-acre Mitcham Common, a green space containing a number of ponds

Morden

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KEY FACTS

  • Morden’s history can be traced back to the Iron Age; later, Saxons are known to have lived in the area
  • Morden Hall Park is one of the area’s most notable green spaces, and is operated by the National Trust
  • The Baitul Futuh Mosque, one of Europe’s largest, can be found in the town
  • Singer-songwriter Sampha, whose album Process won the 2017 Mercury Prize, hails from the area

Wimbledon

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KEY FACTS

  • One of London’s largest open spaces is Wimbledon Common, notably mentioned in the theme tune to The Wombles
  • Wimbledon is internationally famous as home of the All England Club, which hosts the Championships in tennis
  • Outside of tennis, Wimbledon FC notably beat Liverpool to win the 1988 FA Cup—since the club’s move to Milton Keynes, AFC Wimbledon now represents the area
  • Two theatres are also based in the town: the New Wimbledon Theatre and the children’s Polka Theatre

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

No matter whether you call Merton home or live elsewhere in the capital, PassMeFast is here to help you get on the road. That’s because we offer courses everywhere in Greater London—a few more areas we cover are…

If you’re looking for a driving school that puts learners first, make PassMeFast your choice. Call us on 0333 123 4949, or book online by clicking the button below.

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