Morden (London)

Situated above a barber shop, Morden is a relatively small driving test centre. If you're not looking hard enough, you might miss the sign above the doorway! Though small in size, the centre more than makes up for it with the sheer volume of driving tests it oversees on a monthly basis. It's always worth getting to know your centre better, so if you're heading to Morden, check out directionspass ratestest routes and much more below. 


Address

10 Tudor Drive Merton Morden Greater London SM4 4PE

Tests Offered at Morden (London)

  • Car
  • ADI part 3

Parking

Parking is not available

Toilets

Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

Arrangements will be made at this test centre if you have a disability

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Morden test centre is based to the south east of the town centre, directly next to Morden Park. It's easy enough to get to. If you haven't had the chance to check it out just yet, simply use these directions and you'll get there just fine. Please note that the centre does not provide parking spaces, so visitors are advised to park on Tudor Drive itself. When doing this, make sure you park legally at all times.

A Bit More About Morden 

The location of Morden test centre offers examiners a versatile range of road features and conditions to test candidates on. The centre is close to several shops, a bustling supermarket and the busy A24, meaning candidates will have to face streams of traffic and possible congestion. Quieter residential areas will also require candidates to carefully observe their speed and hazard perception. For more information about the local area, take a look at the resources below.

Morden Test Route

The DVSA doesn’t publish the exact test routes for Morden or any other test centre. Before you start panicking, however, this shouldn't be an issue if you're taking lessons with a local instructor. Why? They'll introduce you to most of the local roads—ranging from roundabouts to crossroads—that will feature on your test route. As long as you pay attention to the roads during your lessons, you should be more than prepared for what will come your way on the practical. To get a rough idea of what else might crop up on your test, you can search for videos of Morden test routes on YouTube

Morden Test Pass Rates

For the whole of Britain, the average test pass rate is 47%. However, in London this is significantly reduced to 40.8%. This is for a number of reasons, but can generally be attributed to the concentration of complex junctions and busy roads within London. Morden is much more in line with the rest of the country than most London test centres: the average pass rate here hovers around 46%. This will obviously come as good news for anyone who’s looking to take their test here, but it’s important to always bear in mind that your performance on the day is what matters—not average test rates.

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
45.8% 45.9% 46.8% 46.4% 45.4%

What If I Can't Go To Morden? 

The nearest place you can take your driving practical test to Morden is Tolworth, which is around 3.5 miles away. Roughly the same distance from Morden, but in the other direction, is Croydon test centre.

What To Expect On The Day

It’s easy to get your head in a muddle when dealing with something like the driving practical test. After all, you’ve invested a lot of time into learning how to drive, and you’ll want the test to go as smoothly as possible. Fortunately, the process of driving test is really straightforward. For starters, on the day, you need to get to the centre 10 minutes early and bring your provisional licence. The layout of the practical will be as follows: 

  • An eyesight test, where you’ll need to read a number plate from a distance of 20 metres
  • Two “show me, tell me” questions covering vehicle safety and maintenance
  • Twenty minutes of general driving, where you’ll be guided by the examiner, and will also need to perform one of the following manoeuvres:
    • Parallel parking
    • Bay parking
    • Pulling up on the right
  • Twenty minutes of independent driving, during which you’ll either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination

All in all, the test lasts 40 minutes. Once you arrive back at Morden, you’ll be given a piece of paper that tells you your result, and details any driving faults that you may have accumulated. Whether you’ve passed or failed, this can be really useful to assess the areas of your driving where you need to improve. If you do pass, you'll also get a test pass certificate. 

But What If I Fail?

You shouldn’t be too hard on yourself if you fail—sometimes things just don’t go according to plan! Getting back on the road as soon as possible is crucial—a great way of doing this is through one of our refresher courses. PassMeFast can also fast-track you a practical test, so you can get back on the road in no time. Give us a call on 0333 123 4949 to talk through your options, or send us a message using our online form.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

PassMeFast has a course to suit every driver in the area of Merton, whether you need to start from scratch or you’re just after a quick refresher. And our instructors are highly flexible, so, you don’t have to worry about dropping all your commitments to get that pink licence. So, if you can’t wait to get on the road, check out our course prices and give us a call on 0333 123 4949. Or, if you’re ready to get started right away, you can book online now!