Hither Green Driving Test Centre

Located in the middle of South East London, Hither Green Driving Test Centre is a firm favourite of candidates in the local area. Hither Green is used by learner drivers from all over South London and Kent, and in 2019/20, 4,375 tests were taken at the site. Only Goodmayes and Pinner Test Centre recorded a higher number of tests in that period.

Hither Green Driving Test Centre Address

42-44 Ennersdale Road
Hither Green
Greater London
SE13 6JD

Features

Toilets: Male and female toilets are available
Disabled access: No
Parking: Parking spaces are available

Available tests

Car test: Yes
ADI Part 3: Yes
Motorcycle Module 1: No
Motorcycle Module 2: No
LBCCT: No
B+E: No
Taxi: No
ADI Part 2: No

Book a driving test at Hither Green Driving Test Centre

Hither Green is one of the busiest test centres in the UK. In the last 5 years, the centre has conducted more than 3,000 tests per year and the average is set to keep rising, as the population in Lewisham and surrounding boroughs continues to grow.

Waiting times for an appointment at Hither Green Test Centre are normally around 2 – 3 months. Test slots are snapped up quickly, and if you’d like to book your driving test at Hither Green, we suggest arranging your test once you’re half-way through learning to drive.

Book a driving test in Hither Green by phone

You can ring the DVSA on 0300 200 1122 if you’d like to book a driving test at Hither Green Test Centre over the phone. The phone line is available from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. The phone line is unavailable on weekends, but you can still use the DVSA’s website to book your test on a Saturday or Sunday.

If you’re booking over the phone, you’ll need your provisional driving licence number and a credit or debit card to pay £62 to cover the cost of the test.

Book a driving test in Hither Green online

Over the last few years, the DVSA has improved their website, and they have made it much easier for candidates to book and change their driving tests online. Most learner drivers prefer this method, and the website is available 7-days a week from 6am to 11:40pm. To book a driving test at Hither Green Driving Test Centre, go to https://www.gov.uk/book-driving-test and select the type of test you want to get started.

When prompted, enter Hither Green Driving Test Centre as your preferred test centre and select the dates that suit you best. You will need your provisional driving licence number and a valid credit or debit card to complete the booking process. Once you have confirmed your driving test, you’ll receive an email from the DVSA, which will include the details of your test and a reference number. You’ll need the reference number if you want to change the date of your driving test.

Note: Hither Green Test Centre only conducts car, and the ADI part 3 tests, the nearest car and trailer test site is in Enfield, North London.

Book a short notice driving test at Hither Green

If you need a test in Hither Green at short notice, our driving test cancellation checker can help you find an early driving test. Simply fill out the short form, select Hither Green Driving Test Centre as you’re preferred location and we’ll send you a text message when we find an earlier appointment.

How to get to Hither Green Driving Test Centre

There are good transport links in and around Hither Green Test Centre and Hither Green Station is a short walk away. If you are driving to the test centre, there is on-site parking, and if you get there with a bit of time to spare, you can practice the driving test manoeuvres before you start your drive.

Hither Green Driving Test Centre
Hither Green Driving Test Centre

Directions from Hither Green Station

If you’ve arranged to meet your driving instructor at the test centre, it’s probably worth going to Hither Green Station as it’s a 7-minute walk away. Follow these directions from the train station;

  • Walk north-west on Fernbrook Road
  • Turn left towards Maythorne Cottages
  • Turn right onto Maythorne Cottages
  • Turn right onto Nightingale Grove
  • Turn left onto Ennersdale Road
  • Turn left and Hither Green Driving Test Centre will be on your right-hand side

Hither Green Driving Test Centre pass rates

London driving test centres tend to have lower pass rates as driving in the capital can be challenging. In 2018/19 and 2019/20 Hither Green Driving Test Centre had an overall pass rate of 44% and 43% respectively.

YearConducted testsPassesPass rate
2010/111,42251736.4%
2011/121,09240537.1%
2012/132,02775937.4%
2013/142,11175936%
2014/152,60694336.2%
2015/162,70293734.7%
2016/173,4091,30538.3%
2017/183,1001,25340.4%
2018/193,9681,74544%
2019/204,3751,88043%

Hither Green driving test routes

You can find a range of Hither Green driving test route videos on YouTube. Studying test routes is one of our top driving test tips, and they’re a great way of building up your knowledge of the local area. In 2016/17 the pass rate at Hither Green was 38.3% and since then, the pass rate has steadily increased – it was 43% in 2019/20 – and that has coincided with more driving test routes being uploaded on YouTube.

We’ve also put together our own driving test routes for Hither Green Test Centre. Each route comes complete with a video, picture of the road layout and instructions to help you deal with some of the more challenging aspects of the route.

Local roads in and around Hither Green

Vehicles are able to park at the test centre and on the road leading onto Ennersdale Road, which all candidates pass through on their way to and from the test centre. Travel slowly on this road and look out for car doors opening and other candidates walking out from behind their vehicles. If you fail to slow down or stop when you spot another pedestrian, you could fail your driving test.

Some Hither Green test routes will take you onto Lewisham High Street where there is currently a significant amount of road works going on. Some of the bus lanes in the area are not in use while road works are ongoing, so keep your eyes peeled to avoid getting caught out.

Alternative driving test centres

If you’re unsure about taking your driving test at Hither Green there are other driving test centres in South London including;