Located in the north-east corner of Berkshire, Slough theory test centre is a potential choice for residents of this part of the county and even those in neighbouring Buckinghamshire and Greater London. If you’re struggling to make a decision or simply want to know more, this guide is for you.
Read on to discover a wealth of useful information about the Slough theory test centre, including wait times, directions, pass rates and much more!
0333 200 1122 Please note: no direct phone number is available for this theory test centre.
2-3 weeks Waiting times as recorded at the time of writing. Exact waiting times may vary.
By public transport
Slough theory test centre sits in the north-eastern part of the town, which has the double bonus of allowing you to avoid the busy areas while having quick access to the local transport links. From Slough train station, for example, it should only take you around 9 minutes to walk to your test.
There are also a number of bus stops just around the corner from the test centre. If this is your preferred mode of transport, all you need to do is hop off at the Queens Road bus stop and take a quick 4-minute stroll. Easy!
To find out more about the transport options in Slough, have a browse of the Slough Borough Council website.
For those arriving by car instead, it should be a pretty straightforward journey. Enter SL2 5DY into a sat nav and follow the instructions.
If your route takes you onto Wellington Street, turn right onto the B416 (Stoke Road) and take another right when you see Mill Street. From here, take the first left that appears after Mill Street becomes Petersfield Avenue, and the test centre will be on your left.
Getting to the test centre by car may be quick and convenient, but parking is often another kettle of fish. You see, most theory test centres do not provide parking, and Slough is no different. To save you some time driving in circles to find a space, we’ve located your best options in terms of convenience and price.
As far as convenience is concerned, the Slough Station North car park (SL1 1XW) is your best option, as it’s only a 6-minute walk from the test centre. The downside is that you’ll be charged a fairly hefty £4.80 for 2 hours of parking. A bit steep, if you ask us!
To save some pennies, it might be worth venturing over to the Brunel Way car park (SL1 1XL) instead. Here you’ll only be charged £2 for 2 hours of parking and it’s only a slightly further 10-minute walk from the test centre. Plus, there are 200 spaces here, so you have a good chance of finding a free spot.
We can’t lie, these pass rates don’t look too pretty. They’re below average and have been on the decline for the past few years…
Don’t let that completely put you off Slough theory test centre, though. We’ll let you into a little secret: pass rates don’t really mean anything for learners. Whether you pass or fail is all down to how you perform on the day and that tends to be determined by how much you study for the test.
We know, we know, revising for the theory test doesn’t sound like a lot of fun. To be perfectly honest, it probably won’t be! Nevertheless, it’s something you have to do if you want to pass the test and earn that licence. Just think—the more effort you put in to studying, the less likely it is that you’ll ever have to take the test again! Have a look at some of the resources below and you might even be able to spice up your revision and make it a bit more bearable.
Not from Slough but thinking of taking your theory test here? We’d recommend staying in a local hotel the night before. It just means you can get a good night’s sleep, get a feel for the local area and avoid any travel stress in the morning. There are hotels to suit all budgets in close proximity to the test centre—we’ve listed our top 3 below.
You know what you’re getting with a Travelodge—a cheap and cheerful stay that’s perfect for one or two nights. This one is less than a 15-minute walk from the test centre and offers great rates and the convenience of an onsite cafe and bar. It’s recently been refurbished too, so you can expect rooms to be spic and span!
If you’d prefer a slight step up from a Travelodge that’s still reliable and affordable, you have the option of a nearby Holiday Inn Express. You’ll find it just 2 minutes from the test centre—talk about convenient! Beds are comfy, WiFi is free and a continental breakfast is included in the price. It also sits right next to Slough train station—perfect if you’re commuting by rail.
To really push the boat out and experience the best Slough has to offer, you must pay a visit to Baylis House. This grand hotel is based in a gorgeous 17th-century building that boasts exquisite decor, luxury facilities and the chance to enjoy a fine dining experience. Just try not to get too wrapped up in the hotel’s charms and remember to show up to your theory test!
When the hard bit is over and you no longer have to think about the Highway Code and potential hazards, give your mind a break with a trip to one of the local bars or restaurants. Slough certainly has plenty of options! Here are a few you could try:
This traditional pub has been serving up smooth pints and tasty pub grub to Slough locals for over one hundred years! It offers everything you’d expect of a classic British pub—fine ale, friendly locals and a lovely little beer garden around the back. Pop in and see for yourself!
Sometimes you just fancy a Wetherspoons, are we right? Well, this one is located right in the heart of Slough and is the perfect spot to enjoy a quick pint or tasty meal. Watch some sports, take advantage of their free WiFi, or simply kick back and relax. It’s only 10 minutes away from the test centre, so it would be rude not to, really!
We couldn’t make it all the way through a guide to Slough without mentioning The Office at least once. Rather than a depressing paper merchant, this is a jolly little bar serving up tasty food, talented DJs and a friendly smile as you enter. Relax, unwind and keep an eye out for any David Brent types…
While the Slough theory test centre can’t compete with Reading in terms of pass rates, there are still plenty of reasons to choose this location. The transport links are good, there are plenty of useful (and enjoyable!) local amenities and it’s in a quieter part of town—which some people may prefer over the hustle and bustle of the centre.
Completed this stage of your driving journey and ready to move on up? Let’s do it! Get stuck into your driving lessons and book that all-important practical test. If you’re from Slough there’s a practical test centre right in your backyard!
For those who haven’t managed to pass their theory test yet it’s time to take that revision seriously! Oh, and book another test as soon as possible. Yep, the best response to failing is to get back on that horse and give it another go while the knowledge is fresh in your mind.
To earn that licence and become a qualified driver as soon as possible, PassMeFast is the way to go. We have a whole range of courses that cater to learners of all experience levels. Plus, we’ll set you up with a dedicated CX Adviser who can organise all tests and provide lots of useful advice along the way.
Sounds good? Give us a call on 0333 123 4949 for more information. If you’re not sure how many hours of lesson you require, it’s always worth having a quick go on our course recommender—it’s pretty darn accurate!
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