Intensive Driving Courses in Waltham Forest

Learning to drive in Waltham Forest means getting used to some of the capital’s most diverse roads, from the city to the country (and everything in between). This is no mean feat—but PassMeFast’s strong track record of helping learners across the country to get their licence means that, when you book a course with us, you’re in safe hands. Read on for all the details on our crash courses in Waltham Forest, including Leyton, Chingford and Walthamstow.

Get Prices

Booking Intensive Driving Lessons in Waltham Forest

There’s a good reason why we’ve already helped to get thousands of drivers on the road for the first time: the great service we offer to everyone who books a PassMeFast course.

Our nine different courses, from a minimum of five hours to a maximum of forty-eight, are tailored to help any student to learn to drive quickly, regardless of prior experience. We don’t cut corners, though—we only work with DVSA-approved instructors who’ve received good grades on their ADI check test.

At PassMeFast, we understand that wanting to pass fast doesn’t mean you have all the time in the world. That’s why we’re flexible—our courses can either be taken at a fully intensive or semi-intensive pace depending on the time you have available.

If, for example, you’ve got the free time to fit all of your lessons into a 5 day timeframe, then we can accommodate this. However, there’s no pressure to do so. If your schedule is a bit fuller, you can spread your driving lessons out a little more, all while still beating the standard waiting times for tests.

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in Waltham Forest?

If you’re finding the sequence of changing gears a little tough, or just can’t quite seem to master clutch control, an automatic car could be a good choice. Though not quite as easy as they’re sometimes cracked up to be—and certainly not a ticket to a guaranteed pass—automatic cars can help take some of the stress out of driving in a big city like London.

With PassMeFast courses available in both manual and automatic transmission, we’ve can help you to get your licence, no matter what gearbox you prefer. Visit our prices page to compare our course fees in both manual and automatic cars.

Our fast-tracking department have the chops to get you a practical test weeks or even months earlier than the appointments typically available the DVSA website. This saves you valuable time, and gives you a clear date to work towards throughout your driving course.

If you’re looking for a driving school that sorts out the admin and lets you focus on driving, come to PassMeFast. Call us on 0333 123 4949 to book your course over the phone, or click the button below to book online.

Get Prices

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

Book Now

Practical Driving Test Centres in Waltham Forest

No matter how your driving tuition journey has gone, everyone has the same endpoint: the practical test. For learners in Waltham Forest, the obvious place to head is the Chingford test centre in the north of the borough. However, some candidates may find it easier to travel just outside of Waltham Forest to take their test—the Leyton area, for example, is closer to the Wanstead test centre. For some interesting stats, check out our article on the average number of attempts it takes to pass the driving test.

Theory Test Centres in Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest doesn’t have its own theory test centre. Passing your theory test is compulsory, so if you haven’t passed yet, you’ll need to travel a little! The closest test centre is in Ilford in the neighbouring borough of Redbridge. Remember that it’s incredibly important to prepare for your theory. For a fun way to test your knowledge, check out our traffic signs quiz.

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

While it is possible to take lessons without having already sat your theory test, you won’t be able to book a practical test without a theory test pass. To ensure that your course runs smoothly, be sure to add a theory test onto your booking, or book a test independently.

Driving Around Waltham Forest

Travelling north to south through Waltham Forest, you’ll notice some dramatic shifts in scenery, from the countryside of the Essex border, past the North Circular and towards dual carriageways and urban traffic on your approach to central London. With Waltham Forest’s test centre located in Chingford, it is therefore unusual amongst London test centres in offering a mix of urban and rural roads.

Map of Waltham Forest within Greater London

Getting to grips with this duality is the key to passing your test here. That’s why your instructor will take care to introduce you to the right ways to deal with a variety of scenarios and hazards, from responding appropriately at different types of pedestrian crossings through to adapting your speed on various roads. By learning how to become a confident driver here in Waltham Forest, you’ll gain skills that you can apply on any road in the UK.

Waltham Forest Fact File

Famous for... Arts and Crafts Movement
Population 275,500
County Greater London
Local council London Borough of Waltham Forest
Major local roads A104 to Islington Green and Epping
A110 to Epping
A12 to Central London and Lowestoft
A406 (North Circular) to Beckton and Gunnersbury
Served by Central line
Victoria line
London Overground
Railway stations Chingford train station
Highams Park train station
Walthamstow Central train station
More local information Google Maps
Weather in Waltham Forest

Places in Waltham Forest


Cropped Google Map with pin over Chingford

Find in Google Maps


  • Henry VIII commissioned a hunting lodge in Chingford in the mid-sixteenth century; it was later renovated and named for Queen Elizabeth I
  • An obelisk on Pole Hill acts as a marker for true north for the Royal Observatory at Greenwich
  • Chingford attained notoriety in the early 2000s as home of hip hop group Blazin’ Squad
  • Jonathan Ive, Chief Design Officer at Apple and designer of the iPod, was born here


Cropped Google Map with pin over Leyton

Find in Google Maps


  • Archaelogists have made Paleolithic finds in Leyton, suggesting that it was once a hunting ground for early inhabitants of Britain
  • Two local parks commemorate Royal occasions: the Coronation Fields opened in the coronation year of Edward VII, while the Leyton Jubilee Park marked Elizabeth II’s diamond jubilee
  • Today, the town is perhaps best known as the home of Leyton Orient
  • A major regeneration project was undertaken here in the run-up to the London 2012 Olympics; Leyton borders on the Olympic Park


Cropped Google Map with pin over Leytonstone

Find in Google Maps


  • The ‘stone’ in the town’s name is real: it refers to a milestone on the road to London
  • Public pressure in the late nineteenth century led to the preservation of the local Epping Forest
  • Director Sir Alfred Hitchcock, who hails from the area, is commemorated in a series of mosaics in the local Tube station
  • Legendary footballer  David Beckham was born in Leytonstone in 1975


Cropped Google Map with pin over Walthamstow

Find in Google Maps


  • In the nineteenth century, one of Walthamstow’s most famous sons was William Morris, who spearheaded the Arts and Crafts Movement
  • Though the Walthamstow Stadium was closed in 2008, its iconic neon sign was restored in 2016
  • Walthamstow has its fair share of musical talent, having been home to the boyband East 17 and rapper Lethal Bizzle
  • 2018 World Cup Golden Boot winner Harry Kane was born in the town

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

Waltham Forest forms just one part of PassMeFast’s vast coverage area, which stretches from the Irish Sea to the North Sea. To take a look at just a few of the other locations where our courses are available, follow the links below.

Our team are always eager to help more budding learners to become skilled drivers. To get in touch, call us on 0333 123 4949, or click the button below to head straight to our online booking form.

Get Prices