Intensive Driving Courses in Southwark

Looking for a driving school that can help you to navigate the bustling roads of Southwark? PassMeFast is here to help. Unlike other schools, we won’t force you to take one week off work just to learn to drive, we won’t drag your lessons out over months, and we won’t make false “guaranteed pass” promises. We keep things simple: we help you to pass fast. (It’s in our name, after all.) To learn more about the crash courses we offer in Southwark, read on.

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Booking Intensive Driving Lessons in Southwark

PassMeFast believes that the road to driving doesn’t have to be long. That’s why we offer intensive driving courses rather than individual lessons. Our courses offer a structured approach to learning that helps students to become skilled drivers within just weeks.

Our courses, all of which can be found by visiting our prices page, range from our 5-hour refresher course up to our 48-hour beginners’ course. You can take any of these courses at a fully intensive or semi-intensive pace.

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in Southwark?

In an inner city area like Southwark, anything that can help make the constant traffic jams a little more bearable is welcome. It’s for this reason that many drivers are switching to automatics—with no gear changes nor clutch control to worry about, they can make the experience of working your way slowly through a traffic jam that bit less frustrating.

If you’re interested in learning in an automatic, PassMeFast can help, as all of our courses can be taken in either a manual or an automatic car. Please note that prices may vary by transmission.

Take our 15-hour course as an example. If you wanted to complete this very intensively, you could take 5 hours of lessons per day over just 3 days. Alternatively, you could choose a semi-intensive pace, with two-hour sessions spread out over a longer period—or go in between, with 3-4 hour sessions over a 5 day period.

As you can see, we offer plenty of flexibility—but the one constant across all of our courses is the level of service we provide to each and every one of our students. All of our learners get:

  • Support from our office team who organise the course and deal with all the admin
  • One-on-one driving lessons with a DVSA-approved driving instructor
  • Fast-track practical test, if included, at a time, date and test centre to suit your needs

At PassMeFast, we help you to get on the road quickly without compromising on quality. But don’t just take our word for it—read what our alumni have to say by checking our customer reviews!

Ready to get your licence? Give us a call on 0333 123 4949 or book your course online by clicking the button below.

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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 Southwark

There’s a reason why you never hear of anyone having to cross London Bridge or to drive past Borough Market on their practical test—there are no practical test centres in Southwark. The DVSA have (probably wisely) decided that the slight inconvenience of having to travel a little further is outweighed by not throwing already-nervous test candidates into the proverbial fire that is central London traffic. If you’re in the Southwark area, this means you’ll need to head to Hither Green in neighbouring Lewisham to take your test. Your instructor will pick you up from home or work to take you to your practical—and, if you wish, they can accompany you during your test.

Theory Test Centres in Southwark

While Southwark’s location doesn’t quite lend itself to a practical test centre, its proximity to much of central London means it’s an ideal place to site a theory test centre—so, the DVSA did exactly that. Southwark test centre is located a short walk from London Bridge, making it easily accessible from across the area.

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

Getting your theory test passed is a crucial part of learning to drive—not least because you can’t book a practical test without doing so. Make sure you include a theory test when you book your PassMeFast course, and we’ll sort the arrangements out for you.

Driving Around Southwark

Southwark is one of the two endpoints of the A2, has the A3 and South Circular running through it, and is (without putting too fine a point on it) slap bang in the middle of one of the planet’s busiest cities. All of this is to say that, when you’re driving in Southwark, you can expect a fair degree of traffic.

Map of Southwark within Greater London

When you get out to the more residential areas of Southwark, different challenges emerge. Driving safely through streets lined with cars on both sides requires plenty of observation, and the ability to make judgements about when to proceed and when to give way, amongst a myriad of other skills. You’ll cover all of this (and much more!) during your lessons, where your instructor will show you how to take to the road safely and confidently.

Southwark Fact File

Famous for... The Shard
Population 314,200
County Greater London
Local council London Borough of Southwark
Major local roads A2 to Dover
A201 to King's Cross
A202 to New Cross and Victoria
A205 (South Circular) to South Ealing and Woolwich
A3 to the City and Portsmouth
Served by Bakerloo line
Jubilee line
Northern line
London Overground
Railway stations Canada Water train station
Denmark Hill train station
London Bridge train station
Peckham Rye train station
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Places in Southwark


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  • Shad Thames, formerly home to a warehouse complex, is one of the area’s most distinctive streets, crossed by numerous walkways
  • Millwall Football Club has played in the area since 1910, though it has retained the name of its former home on the Isle of Dogs
  • Bermondsey was formerly dominated by the leather and hides trades; the former warehouses are now desirable riverside properties
  • Boxer David Haye and musician Tommy Steele are amongst the notable individuals to have hailed from the area


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  • Common land at Camberwell Green was once home to an ancient annual fair
  • The area gives its name to a species of butterfly, the Camberwell beauty, a species which is rare in the UK
  • In the late 1980s and 1990s, the area became well known as home to the art collective known as the Young British Artists, or YBAs
  • Florence Welch, singer of indie band Florence + the Machine, was born in Camberwell


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  • In 1619, Elizabethan actor Edward Alleyn founded Dulwich College here
  • Much of the land in the Dulwich Village area is owned by the charitable Dulwich Estate organisation
  • A prominent local institution is the Dulwich Picture Gallery, which was founded in 1817
  • Children’s author Enid Blyton, who created the Famous Five series, was born in the area


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  • Once a quiet village, Peckham grew substantially following the arrival of the railways in 1865
  • As part of a broader regeneration program, the striking Peckham Library building opened here in 2000; it won the prestigious Stirling Prize for Architecture
  • Peckham is known nationwide as the setting of iconic 80s sitcom Only Fools & Horses
  • Famous Peckham locals include actor John Boyega, singer Katy B and Masterchef judge Gregg Wallace

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

PassMeFast’s coverage area extends across the UK—so, it should come as no surprise to learn that we cover the whole of London. A few more areas nearby where our courses are available are:

PassMeFast makes getting on the road quicker and simple. So, why wait? Call us on 0333 123 4949 to book your course, or get things started in minutes by clicking the button below to go straight to our online booking form.

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