Intensive Driving Courses in Richmond upon Thames

Want to pass your driving test? Looking for a way to learn that fits around your schedule, while still beating the usual waiting times? Your wish is our command! PassMeFast is a driving school that does intensive driving courses differently. Read on to learn more about taking lessons or a crash course with us in Richmond upon Thames, including Twickenham, Teddington, Hampton, Kew, and more.

Booking Intensive Driving Lessons in Richmond upon Thames

Other driving schools may think it’s acceptable to offer all its learners the same 5 day course—but that’s not our style. Instead, PassMeFast offers nine different driving courses suited to learners with different levels of prior experience. These range from our shortest course, including five hours of lessons, up to our longest, which includes forty-eight. You can see all of them over at our course prices page.

We’ve also shaken things up when it comes to the flexibility of our courses. You won’t need to take one week’s holiday to learn with us! When you book with us, we’ll work with your availability. If you have plenty of free time, you can opt for a fully intensive course—but, if you’re busier (or just want to take things a little easier), semi-intensive options are available too.

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in Richmond upon Thames?

Manual cars may be the most popular choice for driving lessons, but they’re not the only one. If you’re finding it a struggle to get your head around gear changes or clutch control, you might want to explore our automatic courses instead. Simply visit our prices page to see what’s on offer, and check out our comparison of automatic and manual cars to see the pros and cons of each.

Another way we differ from the norm is that, unlike some companies, we believe showing is more important than telling. So, you won’t find any “guaranteed pass” offers with us—we prefer to put the effort into top-notch tuition, and focus on moulding you into a confident driver.

With thousands of learners already having come through our doors, we know a thing or two about helping people get on the road. Our friendly and knowledgeable instructors will help even the most anxious drivers to feel at ease at the wheel. They’ll ensure that you build up new skills and work on your existing ones, leaving no stone unturned in their quest to make you a better motorist.

Booking with us gets you all of this and a fast-track practical test, which we’ll arrange for you at a date ahead of the standard DVSA waiting times. So, don’t hang about—book with PassMeFast today. Call us on 0333 123 4949, or click the button below to go straight 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 Richmond upon Thames

While most outer London boroughs can boast at least one practical test centre, Richmond upon Thames stands as an exception to the rule. For most learners, that means you’ll need to visit neighbouring Hounslow to take your test at the Isleworth (Fleming Way) test centre. A few learners in the far south of the borough (around Hampton Wick) may find Tolworth a better fit instead.

Theory Test Centres in Richmond upon Thames

Without a theory test centre to call its own, learners in Richmond upon Thames will need to head out of the borough to take their test. Rail links to nearby Kingston upon Thames make this the obvious theory test centre of choice for local learners, with the town accessible from across the borough. Be sure to take a look at our debunking of some of the most common theory test myths before you go!

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

You don’t need to have already passed your theory test in order to book a PassMeFast course. However, the DVSA stipulate that you must do so in order to take a practical test. As a result, all students booking with us without having already taken a theory test should add one onto their course.

Driving Around Richmond upon Thames

Fittingly for the only borough which spans the Thames, there’s a real diversity of road conditions to be found in this part of south-west London. Take to the roads which cross the vast Richmond Park, for example, and you’ll need to keep to 20 mph, and make sure you stick your lane on roads which often lack markings. Elsewhere, the borough takes a decidedly more urban feel, and you’ll need to watch out for trouble spots such as the Manor Circus roundabout, or the unusual oval-shaped junction at Richmond Circus.

Map of Richmond upon Thames within Greater London

With no practical test centre here in Richmond upon Thames, though, you’ll also need to become acquainted with the area surrounding your test centre of choice. Your instructor will ensure that you devote some time during your lessons to doing just that, ensuring that you’re confident on tackling the local roads and won’t be tripped up by any unexpected quirks. With PassMeFast, you’re in good hands.

Richmond upon Thames Fact File

Famous for... Twickenham Stadium
Population 195,700
County Greater London
Local council London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Major local roads A205 (South Circular) to South Ealing and Woolwich
A307 to Cobham
A308 to Brompton and Maidenhead
A309 to Hook
A316 to Chiswick and Sunbury-on-Thames
Served by District line
London Overground
Railway stations Richmond train station
Twickenham train station
More local information Google Maps
Weather in Richmond upon Thames

Places in Richmond upon Thames


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  • Kew’s long history includes several Royal connections, with Tudors, Stuarts and Georgians all owning estates here
  • Following the French Revolution, the area took in a number of refugees fleeing France
  • A number of celebrated artists also made Kew home, including Franz Bauer and Camille Pissarro
  • The area’s nationwide fame stems from the Royal Botanic Gardens, more commonly known simply as Kew Gardens


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  • Henry VII built Richmond Palace here around the turn of the sixteenth century, with the town growing around it
  • The area was often visited by Elizabeth I, who hunted here, and passed away at the palace
  • Richmond has an abundance of green spaces, of which Richmond Park, the largest of the Royal Parks of London, is perhaps the best known
  • As a picturesque spot close to London, Richmond has become a popular filming location


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  • Across Bushy Park from the centre of Teddington lies Hampton Court Palace, noted for its maze, tennis court and the world’s largest grapevine
  • In 1902, the National Physical Laboratory, where the first accurate atomic clock was later built, opened in Teddington
  • Television was produced at Teddington Studios for over half a century by all major broadcasters, including ITV, the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky
  • Celebrated director and playwright Noël Coward comes from the town; another local star of the screen is Keira Knightley


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  • Twickenham is virtually synonymous with the English rugby union team, who play international matches at Twickenham Stadium, the world’s largest rugby stadium
  • At club level, the town is also home to Harlequins, who play at the Twickenham Stoop
  • A number of great stately homes stand in the area, with one of the most elaborate being Strawberry Hill House
  • Poet Alexander Pope also owned a villa and garden in the area, of which only the grotto now survives

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

Not only are our courses available on either side of the Thames, they can also be booked in areas across the country. A few selected areas closer to Richmond include…

Learning with us is fast and simple—and booking with us is easier still. Just call us on 0333 123 4949, where a member of our sales team will be happy to answer. Alternatively, click the button below to book your course online.

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