West Wickham (London)

Tucked between Artlines Outlines Art Shop and L'Image Hair on Gleve Way, West Wickham test centre is relatively small. Fortunately, it has a clear sign, so you don't have to worry about missing it. We always tell learners that they should get to know their chosen test centre better. With that in mind, we've provided directionspass ratestest routes and much more about West Wickham below.


Address

56 Glebe Way Bromley West Wickham Greater London BR4 0RL

Tests Offered at West Wickham (London)

  • Car
  • ADI part 3

Parking

Limited parking spaces

Toilets

Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

N/A

Phone Number

0208 7776002

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Situated near the centre of West Wickham—and not too far from Croydon—the test centre is highly accessible from  the A232. It's a popular test centre choice for learners located in and around South London. If you're one of these learners, you can use these directions to get to the centre hassle-free. Please be aware that parking spaces are limited, so avoid getting there too early—you don't want to get in the way of other candidates. 

A Bit More About West Wickham

West Wickham test centre is ideally located for driving tests. Why? There's a great variety of road features and conditions. From the busy A232 to the quieter roads around Langley Park Golf Course, there's enough variety for examiners to see how capable candidates are on the roads. If you're looking for more general information about the area of West Wickham, see the list below. 

West Wickham Test Route

We doubt there’s a single learner driver out there who hasn’t tried to look for their test route online. In the past, you’d have been able to get your hands on routes. Nowadays, however, it’s impossible—after the ban on publishing test routes by the DVSA. So, where does this leave you? Well, if you're learning with a local ADI, it shouldn't have much of an impact. Your lessons will introduce you to the local roads and areas that will feature on your test route. So if you're paying attention during your lessons, it shouldn't be much of a problem. 

Want to see which exact roads might crop up on your test? Check out videos of West Wickham test routes on YouTube

West Wickham Test Pass Rates

Pass rates are a slight obsession for many learner drivers and instructors out there. And we can see why—they’re pretty darn interesting! For that reason, PassMeFast delved into the stats released by the DVSA in order to compile our own fun guide to driving test pass rates.

If you’ve not got time to give that a read, we’ll give you a quick summary of the best stats. The national average pass rate for learners taking their test in the UK is 47%. Interestingly, chances decrease for learners located in the London area—with a pass rate of 40.8%. Not specific enough for you? We were thing the very same thing, which is why we took the time to check out the pass rates for West Wickham test centre from the last five years...

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
48.6% 48.8% 49.3% 49.1% 50.7%

Well, colour us impressed! West Wickham’s pass rates have been consistently above both the average for London and the UK. Take it from the resident experts in pass rates for test centres across the UK, these pass rates are very good—especially for a test centre in Greater London. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can chill out. You still have to pull your weight and put in the effort, otherwise you’ll end up failing.

What If I Can't Go To West Wickham? 

There are plenty of Greater London test centres to choose from. If you’re looking for a local alternative to West Wickham, your closest options include Bromley Court and Croydon.

What To Expect On The Day

By the time your practical test rolls on by, you should be pretty well versed in the roads around West Wickham (London) test centre. Multi-lane roundabouts? Busy dual carriageways? Tricky one-way systems? Piece of cake! On the day, you need to get to West Wickham 10 minutes early. Make sure you don't forget your provisional. The layout of your 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

The practical test will officially end once you’re back at West Wickham test centre. No time to relax, however! The examiner will complete their feedback sheet—which will be given to you—and give you your final result. They will also give you some verbal feedback which will be useful regardless of whether you pass or fail. If you pass, they'll also give you a test pass certificate and the chance to send off for your new licence. 

But What If I Fail?

Failing, unfortunately, is a common occurrence for many taking the driving test. It can be due to a wide variety of reasons: test day nerves, making a silly mistake or encountering a situation you’ve never experienced before—like dealing with emergency vehicles. No matter what the reason is, you can always try again.

PassMeFast can get you back in the front seat in no time at all—with a fast-track test and a refresher course (if necessary). Simply give us a ring on 0333 123 4949 or contact us online to get the ball rolling.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

If you’re looking into learning how to drive, you probably don’t want the process to drag out over a long period of time. A problem many learners have with this, however, is that it can be extremely difficult fitting in hourly lessons around a busy schedule. That’s why PassMeFast offers crash course packages that can be completed in an intensive or semi-intensive manner in the Bromley area. So, if you don't want to wait, head on over to our course prices page and book in over the phone on 0333 123 4949. If you’d prefer to do everything online, book your course on our website instead.