Southall (London)

Southall test centre can be found on the corner of Sunnycroft and Allenby, next door to Allenby Autos. It's moderate in size, servicing hundreds of West Londoners each month. If you're looking to take your test at Southall, it's important that you get to know it a bit better. You can do this by checking out directionspass ratestest routes and much more about Southall below.


Address

295 Allenby Road Ealing Southall Greater London UB1 2HD

Tests Offered at Southall (London)

  • Car

Parking

Parking spaces are available at this centre

Toilets

No toilets are available

Disabled Access

N/A

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Southall test centre is around 10 minutes from the centre of Southall, not far from Wembley. It's a good option for learners located in West London. Not too sure where the test centre is? Use these directions and you'll get there just fine. The centre provides parking spaces—but please be considerate of candidates coming in and out of the centre for their test if you’re practicing bay parking here.

A Bit More About Southall 

As with other driving test centres, Southall is ideally located to provide examiners with a mixed bag of road features and conditions. As candidates leave the centre, they will face quiet, residential areas that are perfect for manoeuvres. Further out from Southall is the A40, putting speed awareness and hazard perception skills to the test. Looking for general information about Southall? We’ve got details for public transport, the weather and the local council below...

Southall Test Route

Test routes are a bit of an obsession for many learner drivers. And why wouldn’t they be? After all, if you know where the examiner is going to take you, won’t it increase your chances of passing? Whether this is the case or not, you won’t be able to get your hands on any test routes—the DVSA no longer publishes them. Don’t let this put you off too much. Local ADIs will introduce their learners to most—if not all—of the roads that will feature on their practical. To get a glimpse of what might crop up on your test, you can look up videos of Southall test routes on YouTube

Please be aware that whilst motorway driving will be incorporated into your driving lessons, it won’t be on the test.

Southall Test Pass Rates

Learners who are fans of stats will be pleased to hear that we’ve compiled the best stats from the DVSA’s regular pass rate updates. Currently, the average pass rate for those in the UK is 47%. If you’re located in the London area, however, expect your chances to decrease—with a 40.8% pass rate.

Not specific enough for you? See how learners have fared at Southall test centre in the last five years below…

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
38.6% 38.6% 37.9% 41.6% 39.4%

With pass rates not much lower than the average for Greater London, Southall test centre isn’t the worst place to take your test in London. While we can see why you’d want to go to a test centre with much higher pass rates, remember that it is important to take your lessons—and test—in the area you’re going to be driving around in the future. It’s no use heading to a more rural area to take your test just because the centre there has a lower pass rate.

If you find yourself panicking, compare how your driving is to how it was when you began your lessons. You’ll see that you’ve progressed dramatically—so bear this in mind when you head in for your test.

What If I Can't Go To Southall? 

Whether Southall is no longer an option, or you’re just looking for a backup, there are plenty of other Greater London test centres to head to. The closest for learners in the Southall area are Yeading and Greenford.

What To Expect On The Day

It doesn’t really matter where you take your test—the overall structure of the practical won’t change. We’ll lay out the general structure of the test below, so you know just what to expect on your big day. On the day, you need to get to Southall 10 minutes early and take your provisional. The practical will then be structured as: 

  • 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 one upside to the practical test is that you don’t have to wait long for the results. In fact, you’ll find out how you did once you get back to Southall test centre. The examiner will present you with written and verbal feedback, along with their final verdict. It’s just that simple. Learners who pass will also receive a test pass certificate.

But What If I Fail?

No one likes to fail a test, but sometimes it just happens—in case our section on driving test pass rates didn’t clue you in. It could have been due to nerves on the day itself or just a silly mistake. The point is that this isn’t something you should dwell over. If you're looking to get back in the car, PassMeFast can offer a fast-track test and extra tuition. Simply ring us on 0333 123 4949 or contact us online to get it all sorted.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

If time is of the essence, or you’re just dying to get passed ASAP, you might find the answer in a crash course. Forget learning over the space of a few months—you can get an entire driving course finished in weeks or even days! 

Want to see what kind of courses we offer in the Ealing area? Get prices, course descriptions and more on our course prices page. If you’d like to get booked in over the phone—or need some advice—get in touch via 0333 123 4949. If you’re not available on the phone, you can book a course online.