Sidcup (London)

Situated in a bustling business estate, Sidcup test centre is larger than most driving test centres—complete with its own large car park. Despite its intimidating presence, this test centre welcomes countless learners to its midst each year. If you're going to be one of them, you should get to know Sidcp better. You can do this by reading up on directionspass ratestest routes and much more below. 


Address

2 Crayside, Five Arches Business Estate Maidstone Road Bexley Sidcup Greater London DA14 5AG

Tests Offered at Sidcup (London)

  • Car
  • ADI part 3

Parking

Parking spaces are available

Toilets

Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

N/A

Phone Number

0208 3008971

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Following the busy A211, Sidcup test centre is less than 10 minutes from the city centre. It's also directly next to Foots Cray Meadows. Want to take a look around before you start your driving lessons? Use these directions and you’ll find it just fine. Please note that whilst the centre provides parking, you should be considerate of candidates taking their tests if you’re considering practicing bay parking at the centre.

A Bit More About Sidcup

There's an even mix of road conditions in the Sidcup area, ensuring examiners can test a candidate's ability fully. The quieter residential estates provide conditions to test skills with manoeuvres, whilst the A211 pushes candidates to carefully monitor their speed awareness and observations. In all, Sidcup comes with a variety of challenges to truly test whether a learner is ready to become a fully qualified driver. For more general information about Sidcup, check out these resources:

Sidcup Test Route

You wouldn’t be the first learner to search the internet for their test route. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to find the Sidcup test route anywhere. The DVSA wants the test route to be as unpredictable as driving in real life is. Fortunately, this isn't entirely the case for most learners. If you're learning with a local ADI, you'll be introduced to almost all of the roads and local features that will crop up on your practical test. So, by the time your practical rolls on by, you should be familiar with most of the route. To see what might be in store for you, you might want to take a look at videos of Sidcup test routes on YouTube

Sidcup Test Pass Rates

Fancy delving into the fun realm of driving test pass rates? Great—because we’ve got some absolute corkers for you! Did you know that the UK’s national average pass rate is 47%? Hmm, interesting… how about learners in London? Well, driving test pass rates differ by area. Those in London have got a 40.8% chance of passing. Our most interesting stats, however, are for Sidcup test centre…

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
44% 44% 44.2% 45.9% 45.1%


With pass rates higher than the average for London—and not much lower than the national average—there’s not much to complain about with Sidcup.

What If I Can't Go To Sidcup? 

Is Sidcup test centre no longer an option? Or are you looking for a backup to increase your chances of finding a test date sooner? In either case, you’ve got a variety of test centres in Greater London to head to. Your closest options are Belvedere and Bromley Court.

What To Expect On The Day

Before you know it, you’ll be getting out of your instructor’s car—or your own—and walking towards Sidcup test centre’s waiting room in preparation for your practical test. To help ease your nerves, we’re going to lay out exactly what will happen on the day. For starters, you’ll want to get there 10 minutes early and bring your provisional. The test will then proceed with: 

  • 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

The test will end once you’ve parked the car back at Sidcup test centre. The examiner will give you their verdict, along with verbal and written feedback. If you pass, you’ll get a test pass certificate and have the chance to send off for your new licence. If you fail, don’t lose your feedback sheet—it will be instrumental in helping you pass the next time around.

But What If I Fail?

PassMeFast has helped hundreds of learners pass their driving test. So, we’ll let you in on a little secret: some of them needed more than one attempt to get it just right. If you’re one of these learners, it’s as simple as trying again. PassMeFast can fast-track your test and offer additional tuition, meaning you can be back on the road in no time. If this is something you’re interested in, it’s as easy as giving us a call on 0333 123 4949 or contacting us online to get started now.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Traditional hourly lessons are the downfall of many learner drivers in the UK. They’re often pretty costly—in both time and money. As a solution to this common problem, PassMeFast created its own range of crash course packages that can be taken at an intensive or semi-intensive pace in the Bexley area

If you’re eager to get on the road ASAP, simply look at what we’re offering via our course prices page and get in touch on 0333 123 4949. Not available on the phone? It’s as simple as booking online.