Intensive Driving Courses in Tower Hamlets

When it comes to learning to drive, not all areas are equal. Some students have things easier with quieter, rural roads—and some have to cope with the chaotic traffic of the inner city. The latter is certainly the case for learners in Tower Hamlets, who will soon experience the reality of taking to the road in an area adjacent to the City of London. That’s why it’s important to turn to a driving school with a strong track record of helping learners to ditch their L plates and get on the road for good. Enter PassMeFast. Read on to learn everything you need to know about our semi-intensive and intensive driving courses in Tower Hamlets.

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Booking Intensive Driving Lessons in Tower Hamlets

Taking intensive driving lessons should mean getting on the road well ahead of the usual waiting times. What it shouldn’t mean, however, is having to book one week’s holiday just to take any lessons—and then, having crammed everything into a 5 day timeframe, being left languishing for weeks before finally being allowed to take your test. Other intensive driving schools may think that’s acceptable—but not us at PassMeFast. With us, you’re in control.

PassMeFast has our own way of doing things. Unlike other companies, you have a choice of nine different courses, ranging from five hours up to forty-eight—you can check them all out at our prices page. Once you’ve booked, we’ll start by finding you a practical test date. This means you’ll have a goal to work towards, and that you can structure your lessons around this date.

Once your test appointment is in place, we’ll assign you one of our instructors, all of whom have been approved by the DVSA. Patient and experienced, they’ll help even the most anxious driver to feel positive and self-assured behind the wheel.

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in Tower Hamlets?

Let’s get the facts out of the way here: contrary to popular belief, an automatic car is not necessarily easier to drive than a manual. You’ll still need to display keen observational skills and good judgement while behind the wheel. Don’t simply choose an auto hoping for a guaranteed pass—you won’t get one!

If, however, you’re experiencing some difficulties in a couple of key areas distinct to manual cars—notably gear changes and clutch control—then choosing to take an automatic course is a sound decision.

PassMeFast offers all of its courses in both transmissions. So, whether you’re opting for the classic manual or the increasingly popular automatic, we can help you get on the road.

Lessons out of the way, it’ll soon be time for your practical test—which, thanks to our fast-tracking department, will take place ahead of the usual waiting times. With the confidence you’ll have gained throughout your course, you’ll feel more than prepared. This gives you every chance in the world of walking away with those magic words on your lips: “I’ve passed!”

To book your course with us here in Tower Hamlets, give us a call on 0333 123 4949, or click below to book online.

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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 Tower Hamlets

Given the very busy conditions on Tower Hamlets’ roads, it’s understandable that the DVSA haven’t placed a practical test centre here. Your test will, therefore, take place outside of Tower Hamlets, with your instructor picking you up from your home address and taking you to your test centre of choice. As the crow flies, the closest test centre for most learners here is at Hither Green. This does, however, require crossing the Thames. If you’d rather stick to the north side of the river, your best option will be Barking (Tanner Street).

Theory Test Centres in Tower Hamlets

While there may not be a practical test centre here in Tower Hamlets, there is a theory test centre. The Mile End test centre, roughly in the middle of the borough, is a 10-minute walk from the DLR station at Westferry, and can also be reached from the mainline railway station at Limehouse. To help prepare, take a look at our guide to passing the hazard perception section of your test.

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

Don’t worry if you’ve not passed your theory test yet—you’re still eligible to book a PassMeFast course. Please note, however, that you’ll need to pass your theory test before you can book a practical. For this reason, it’s important to do this as soon as possible. If you’d like us to arrange your theory test for you, simply add it onto your booking.

Driving Around Tower Hamlets

Lying in close proximity to the City of London, some of the UK’s major A roads, including the A11, A12 and A13, all run through Tower Hamlets. As a result, there are a few problem spots for drivers around the borough—most notably the notorious Bow Interchange. It’s also possible to cross both over and under the Thames from Tower Hamlets, either via the Tower Bridge, Blackwall Tunnel, or Rotherhithe Tunnel. (If travelling through a tunnel, be aware that minimum speed limits may apply.)

Map of Tower Hamlets within Greater London

Tower Hamlets isn’t all dual carriageways and river crossings, though. Its residential areas bring their own set of challenges, including making judgements on priority on narrow, car-lined estates. You’ll also use these areas to practise manoeuvres, such as parallel parking and pulling up on the right. Throughout your lessons, you’ll build up this wide range of skills, ensuring that you’re capable of confidently hitting the road solo once you’ve passed.

Tower Hamlets Fact File

Famous for... Canary Wharf
Population 308,000
County Greater London
Local council London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Major local roads A100 to the City and Bricklayers' Arms
A11 to the City and Norwich
A12 to Lowestoft
A13 to the City and Shoeburyness
Served by Central line
Circle line
District line
Hammersmith & City line
Jubilee line
Docklands Light Railway
London Overground
Elizabeth line (from 2019)
Railway stations Limehouse train station
Shadwell train station
Shoreditch High Street train station
Wapping train station
Whitechapel train station
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Weather in Tower Hamlets

Places in Tower Hamlets

Bethnal Green

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  • The area is well known for its place in boxing history; Daniel Mendoza, who reinvented the sport, lived here in the late eighteenth century
  • Globe Town, to the east of the area, was established to provide housing for local weavers, and is marked by several globe sculptures
  • During the Blitz, Bethnal Green was one of the first areas of London to be targeted, with Bethnal Green Library bombed on the first night
  • Bethnal Green is home to the V&A Museum of Childhood, a branch of the Victoria and Albert Museum


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  • The name Bow refers to a bow-shaped bridge built in the area in the 12th century, reputedly at the request of Henry I’s wife Matilda
  • Despite popular belief, the “Bow Bells” that make a person a “true Cockney” are not in Bow itself, but at the church of St Mary-le-Bow in the City
  • The real Bow Church has stood in the area since 1311, with the bell tower being reconstructed after World War II
  • Bow was once famous for its porcelain, as well as for the Bryant and May match factory which operated here

Isle of Dogs

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  • The area prospered following the establishment of the West India Docks here in 1802
  • Following the closure of the original docks, the area was extensively redeveloped by the London Docklands Development Corporation
  • The area is dominated by the Canary Wharf commercial estate, including some of Europe’s tallest buildings
  • Other areas present on the Isle of Dogs include Millwall and Cubitt Town


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  • Infamous as the area where Jack the Ripper carried out his murders in the late nineteenth century
  • Brick Lane in Whitechapel is known for its curry houses and large Bangladeshi community
  • Jack Cohen, who founded Tesco, the UK’s largest supermarket chain, was born here
  • More recently, Whitechapel was also the birthplace of Damon Albarn, of Blur and Gorillaz

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

This diverse corner of the East End forms just one part of the broader PassMeFast coverage area, which extends across England. Of the many areas where our courses are offered, you can see a handful in the list below.

Getting your licence shouldn’t take months—and, with PassMeFast, it doesn’t have to. Book your course today, and your new licence could be just weeks away. Call us on 0333 123 4949 to book, or head to our booking form by clicking on the link below.

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