Whether you are a complete novice getting behind the steering wheel for the very first time, or a more experienced learner who has already had a number of lessons, even if you have a full licence but want to top up on your skills and confidence, GR8Drive could be the Driving School you're looking for.
As an independent school we can provide high quality training at very affordable prices with lessons tailored to the individual pupil so you can be taught at the best pace to suit you in the Southall area. We teach in a calm and patient manner which puts even the most nervous pupils at ease very quickly.
Southall in UB1 is a busy town that borders Greenford and Northolt near the A40. Located in greater London Southall is close to the M25 and the M4 motorways. Because of these larger roads and motorways, it is understandable that many will be worried at the thought of driving these roads. GR8Drive Driving Instructors know from experience that Southall is one of the best places to learn to drive in and to develop safe driving skills for life!...
We offer quality manual driving lessons in Southall and surrounding areas. Our goal is to help learners in Southall to pass their driving test and be a safe driver for life. We are one of the best driving schools in Southall and all our driving instructors have passed the ADI test on their first attempt with a high grade! All our pupils in Southall will get quality driving lessons that's guarantee best value for money. We believe learning to drive should be enjoyable and we know it from our experience that you will learn more quicker and easy if your driving lesson is fun and interesting in a friendly and professional environment.
High First Time Pass Rates In Pinner
We believe that our extremely high first time pass rates can be attributed to our high quality training and supportive nature we provide to our Pupils.
Having extensive knowledge of test areas used by Pinner examiners on driving tests really does help in settling a pupil into a driving test and gives them an increased chance of passing first time. At GR8Drive we sit in on all driving tests with our Pupil's to make them feel more relaxed and supported whilst taking their test. This also has the added bonus of your instructor being able to give you tips on any errors occured on test.
Despite the recession we are finding more and more people are wanting to learn to drive and our low prices and high pass rates make that dream become a reality!...
Pinner Test Centre in Tolcarne Drive is one of the most popular driving test centres for local residents in Pinner and Harrow. GR8Drive Instructors will familiarise you with roads and the local areas such as Pinner High Street, Bridge Street, Pinner Hill, Cuckoo Hill, Pinner Green, Elm Park, Pinner Village, Paines Lane, West End Lane, Pinner View, George V Avenue, Pinner Town Centre, Northwood, Northwood Hills, Hatch End and other areas that you may travel on for your driving test in Pinner.
Pinner Driving Test Centre is situated around the outskirts of London. The type of driving test roads will be varied and may include rural country driving, dual carriageways and high speed A roads. Busy town roads are to include various roundabouts, crossroads, junctions and possibly one-way-systems. Residential roads often form part of the driving test and are an ideal location to demonstrate 1 of the possible 6 manoeuvre that the testing examiner will require. These residential roads can be hazardous due to narrow lanes and meeting oncoming vehicles in Pinner.
Your first few driving lessons can be challenging in Aldenham. The 10 hour Beginners Course in Aldenham is designed and structured to take you through these first steps at your own pace.
We will start you on quiet roads in Aldenham and you won't venture onto busier roads until you are ready. CALL 07791 674 839.
This course is for pupil's with NO previous driving experience and follows the DSA syllabus.
How It Works......
This course is split into 2 parts. Take 3 x 2 hour slots at the beginning holding 2 x 2 hour slots back for test week. In between pay normal rates of 10 hours for £200.
Our Intensive Course in Watford is designed for Students that have limited time and need to learn to drive in a hurry. The 20 hour course can be fitted around your schedule and requirements.
This course is aimed at learners on an intermediate level, with some main road experience and little or no reversing experience. The course will include 20 hours of training which will cover all aspects of the driving test, including a pre-test mock exam. The duration of this course could be from 5 to 10 days.
Intensive courses are ideal for drivers who want to pass within a fixed amount of time. Intensive courses work best for the learner driver who has some experience and who just needs to tidy up their driving.
Please note: intensive courses are not ideal for nervous drivers who dislike pressure.. Those who like a challenge please apply.
The course covers all the basics to more advanced and complex driving preparing you for your driving test! CALL 07791 674 839.
This 5 hour course split into 2 slots of 2 x 2 hours and 1 slot of one hour is ideal for new Pupils who want to experience learning to drive or who are ready to take a driving test and just need a few hours practice.
Pass plus is a Course of approx 6 hours of lessons, taken after you have passed your Driving Test, aiming to make you a more competent and confident driver.
Pass Plus can entitle you to cheaper car insurance.
Ruislip's local Driving Test Centre is in Pinner.
Pinner Driving Test Centre
Pinner Driving Test Centre is situated around the outskirts of London. The type of driving test roads will be varied and may include rural country driving, dual carriageways and high speed A roads. Busy town roads are to include various roundabouts, crossroads, junctions and possibly one-way-systems. Residential roads often form part of the driving test and are an ideal location to demonstrate 1 of the possible 4 manoeuvre that the testing examiner will require. These residential roads can be hazardous due to narrow lanes and meeting oncoming vehicles.
The test has a 1 in 3 possibility of the emergency stop procedure being requested with around 10 minutes of independent driving.
The current driving test fee during the week is £65. For Pinner Driving Test Centre that offer weekend driving tests, the current fee is £75.
Ideal times to book the driving test from Pinner Driving Test Centre is mid morning as there will be slightly less traffic on the roads.
Pinner Driving Test Centre Address
221 Tolcarne Drive
Pinner Driving tests cannot be booked through the test centres directly. To book a driving test, there are 2 options; by phone or online.
To book a practical driving test at the Pinner driving test centre by phone, call the DSA on 0300 200 1122
To book your driving test online for Pinner Driving Test Centre, see the learning to drive section for all DSA contact information.
Eastcote is an area in West London, England and part of the London Borough of Hillingdon. The population of Eastcote and East Ruislip ward in 2007 was 11,278.
Formerly home of an American Air Force Base and elementary school, Eastcote is home to the historical dovecot and coach house to the now demolished Elizabethan Eastcote House. Eastcote House was home to the Hawtrey family. Two other key houses were the centres of life in old Eastcote, Haydon Hall (also demolished in the 1960s) whose most famous resident was Lady Bankes, who resisted soldiers in the Civil War from taking Corfe Castle, Dorset. Highgrove House is the third, and this still stands, although it was rebuilt in c1879 after a fire gutted much of the original building. Churchill is said to have stayed there during his honeymoon and the Queen of Sweden was resident during World War One.
In the same place is also a walled garden which is believed to be of the same age. Similarly Haydon Hall, another grand manor house from the area was pulled down in the 1960s. The London Underground line came to Eastcote in 1904, and now both the Piccadilly and Metropolitan lines run through Eastcote.
During and just after World War II, Eastcote had an outstation from the Bletchley Park codebreaking establishment at RAF Lime Grove, known then as HMS Pembroke V, where some of the Bombes and two Colossus code breakers, which were used to decode German Enigma messages, were housed. This closed when GCHQ moved and was established at Cheltenham.
GR8Drive.com are one of the leading driving centres in Eastcote . Eastcote’s location is West of London and is a town within the westernmost London Borough, Hillingdon.
Eastcote is close by to Ruislip and Pinner. Historically Eastcote was known as Ascot and part of the parish of Ruislip, the name changed to Eastcote and this is believed to be because of its eastern position of the parish.
At the turn of the 20th century population in Eastcote was a mere 600 people now Eastcote is developed, expanded and is a popular area there is over 11,000 people who are residents of Eastcote.
Eastcote is a particularly beautiful town to live or visit as it has vast amounts of greenery and parks, there is also various historical buildings such as Haydon hall park and Eastcote house gardens. Due to the parks and historical buildings in Eastcote, there is much conservation work carried out in the area, from replanting trees to protecting the Haydon hall meadows, many areas in Eastcote are protected by the green belt policy, which preserves areas of countryside and wildlife.
Transport links in Eastcote are well established and Eastcote tube station is served by the Metropolitan and Piccadilly Lines , making it easy to commute into Central London.
Eastcote is an excellent area to learn to drive . GR8Drive.com Driving school offers Eastcote driving lessons and courses. You can also book your driving test in Eastcote with GR8Drive.com Driving School.
Nearest test centres are in Pinner, Watford, Greenford, Hayes.
London Borough Of Hillingdon
The London Borough of Hillingdon is the westernmost borough in Greater London, England. The borough's population was recorded as 243,006 in the 2001 Census. The borough incorporates the former districts of Ruislip-Northwood, Uxbridge, Hayes and Harlington and Yiewsley and West Drayton in the historic county of Middlesex. Today, Hillingdon is home to Heathrow Airport and Brunel University, and is the second largest of the 32 London boroughs.
Hillingdon Council governs the borough, with its headquarters in the Civic Centre in Uxbridge. For administrative purposes, the borough is split into North and South Hillingdon with more industrial units to the south and residential suburban areas in the north. Much of the residential areas were expanded with the extension of the Metropolitan Railway from Harrow on the Hill to Uxbridge in the early 1900s and the gradual establishment of stops along the line, becoming known as "Metro-land".
The borough was formed in 1965 from the Municipal Borough of Uxbridge, Hayes and Harlington Urban District, Ruislip-Northwood Urban District and Yiewsley and West Drayton Urban District of Middlesex. The councils involved were initially unable to decide upon a name, with Keith Joseph suggesting "Uxbridge" in October 1963, later revised to Hillingdon.
The coat of arms for the London Borough of Hillingdon were granted on 22 March 1965
Situated only ten miles from central London, Harrow provides an excellent base for an affordable trip to London. You'll find FREE parking in many of our hotels and B&B's, no congestion charge, excellent public transport links and we're right on the doorstep of Wembley Stadium. Providing a green and leafy retreat from inner city London, you can ensure a good night's sleep in our residential accommodation or why not treat yourself to a country retreat!
Harrow is renowned for its world-famous School but was also the nerve centre for the Battle of Britain in World War II and is still home to the fabulous country retreat of W.S. Gilbert of Gilbert and Sullivan fame.
The borough has also nurtured the creative talents of everyone from Lord Byron and Anthony Trollope to Sir Elton John and James Blunt. Slumdog Millionaire star, Dev Patel, is also a Harrow resident so too is legend of Pop and Dance music Gaz Reynolds.
Harrow offers villages to explore, rich heritage to uncover, award-winning cuisine to savour and vibrant cultural diversity to dive into. Where else can you enjoy a cup of afternoon tea, a Bollywood matinee followed by an evening of Gilbert and Sullivan in Gilbert's very own gardens?
Harrow on the Hill is an area of north west London, England, and part of the London Borough of Harrow. The name refers to Harrow Hill, 408 feet (124 m). The district includes the world-famous independent school, Harrow School.
Harrow on the Hill formed an ancient parish and later civil parish in the Gore hundred of Middlesex.
In 1831 it had a population of 3,861 and occupied an area of 9,870 acres (39.9 km2). There were significant boundary changes in 1894, when the bulk of the parish was removed to create the parishes of Harrow Weald, Wealdstone and Wembley.
By 1931 it occupied a reduced area of 2,129 acres (8.62 km2) and had a population of 26,380. It formed the Harrow on the Hill Urban District of Middlesex from 1894 and was abolished by a County Review Order in 1934, with the bulk of the area forming part of a new civil parish and urban district of Harrow.
In 1954 the urban district was incorporated as the Municipal Borough of Harrow and in 1965 it was transferred to Greater London to form the London Borough of Harrow.
Harrow is a popular area for Learner Drivers as its situated near Pinner Driving Test Center and Watford Driving Test Center.
GR8Drive.com are one of the leading driving centres in Harrow.
Harrow’s location is North West of London and is the centre of the London Borough of Harrow and only around 12 miles away from Central London. The name Harrow comes from the Old English word, ‘heathen’ meaning temple, it is believed that there may have been a temple on Harrow-on-the Hill, where St Marys Church stands today.
Harrow is surrounded by the follow towns, Hillingdon, Brent, Ealing, Hertfordshire,Barnet,Kenton and Kingsbury. Harrow is now part of Greater London rather than its previous county Middlesex, this has been since 1965. Harrow is considered to be a very affluent area in Greater London, the Harrow School is very prestigious and has preserved the affluence of the area.
Harrow has some great scenery and wildlife, much of the natural greenery is preserved by the Green Belt Policy, these areas are mainly found around Harrow-on-the Hill where there are extensive parks and open spaces to enjoy.
There are four London underground stations in the area, namely Harrow-on-the-Hill, North Harrow, West Harrow and South Harrow, served by the Metropolitan Line and Piccadilly Line. Harrow-on-the- Hill serves as both a tube and train station, the train company is Chiltern Railways, who provide two trains per hour between London and Aylesbury.
Harrow is an excellent area to learn to drive . GR8Drive.com Driving school offers Harrow driving lessons and courses.You can also book your driving test in Harrow with GR8Drive.com Driving School.
London Borough Of Harrow
The London Borough of Harrow is a London borough of north-west London. It borders Hertfordshire to the north and other London boroughs: Hillingdon to the west, Ealing to the south, Brent to the south-east and Barnet to the east.
Harrow was formed in 1934 as an urban district of Middlesex by the Middlesex Review Order 1934, as a merger of the former area of Harrow on the Hill Urban District, Hendon Rural District and Wealdstone Urban District. The local authority was Harrow Urban District Council.
The urban district gained the status of municipal borough on 4 May 1954 and the urban district council became Harrow Borough Council. The 50th anniversary of the incorporation as a borough was celebrated in April 2004, which included a visit by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
In 1965 the municipal borough was abolished and its former area was transferred to Greater London from Middlesex under the London Government Act 1963 to form the London Borough of Harrow. It is uniquely the only London borough to replicate exactly the unchanged boundaries of a single former district. This was probably because its population was large enough. According to the 1961 census it had a population of 209 080, making it the largest local government district in Middlesex.
The presence of Harrow School on the main 'hill' of Harrow has preserved it as a very affluent, leafy area (recent house price averages on the hill were £1,500,000), but the affluence of the hill is now surrounded by typical north-west London suburbia of semi-detached houses and flats.
It is still considered affluent in comparison to other similar areas of London. Crime figures are low; the borough had 1,111 notifiable offences in April 2007, compared with an average of 2,204 across London's boroughs. Harrow Council is focusing regeneration efforts on areas such as Wealdstone and South Harrow and many new 'key service workers'-type flats are springing up. In the north part of the borough, there is a greenbelt strip of highly affluent housing in the areas of Northwood, Pinner and Stanmore. Its site on and near the greenbelt and ease of access to central London (20 minutes by train to Marylebone and 12 minutes to Euston via London Midland) makes Harrow a good place to live not only for families but affluent singles as well. Rising property prices in all London areas have helped to see a large increase in property redevelopment of its existing Edwardian and 1920s to 1940s housing stock, which in turn is attracting new residents looking for a clean, safe, and relatively green environment to live in, close to central London.
Harrow is considered a borough of "contrasts", with high levels of affluence in such areas Harrow-on-the-Hill, Pinner, and Stanmore and high levels of deprivation in Wealdstone. Save the Children reported in 2011 that over 7,000 children are living in poverty in the Borough.
Harrow is a diverse borough, having 55.2% of its population from the BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) communities, with the largest group being of Indian ethnicity. Since 2005, on the last Sunday in June Harrow Council hosts Under One Sky - Harrow's largest festival, to celebrate and the joint communities of Harrow. This has a programme of dance, world music, sports activity, youth music, spoken word, free children's activity, a carnival parade, information and stalls, health promotion, a world food zone and outside radio broadcast. Harrow is the most religiously diverse local authority area in the UK, with a 62% chance that two random people are from different religions, according to Office of National Statistics, Oct 2006. It has the highest density of Gujarati Hindus in the UK. A large number of Jewish people live in Stanmore and Hatch End. The Stanmore and Canons Park Synagogue boasts the largest membership of any single synagogue in the whole of Europe.
Nearest test centres are in Pinner, Watford, Borehamwood.
GR8Drive Featured On LBC Radio
Gaz Reynolds (owner of GR8Drive) was asked to appear on the Nick Ferrari Show on LBC Radio on 21.06.13 to conduct a driving experiment with an experienced driver of 27 years from the Harrow area who urgently wanted to refresh his driving skills.
Nick Ferrari set a challenge with caller Alan (from Kenton in Harrow) to take a mock driving test on air with a well established driving school in Harrow-GR8Drive and Gaz Reynolds.
Whilst on the show Gaz emphasised road safety and how our Pupils are taught safe driving skills for life in and around Harrow.
Gaz Reynolds said at the end of the interview to reporter Tom Swarbrick of LBC Radio; "I had so much fun doing the show and it gave me an opportunity to emphasise how we all have a responsibility as drivers to ensure that we keep our roads safe!"
Gaz went on to say; "The show was recorded in Harrow in busy peak hour traffic so it was a real challenge for Alan who took part in the show and took on the challenge of taking a mock driving test 27 years after he passed his original test.
Because GR8Drive is a very busy Driving School we are only able to offer a block booking service to ensure quality service and to guarantee availability.
All courses must be pre-booked and paid for in advance (this includes car hire for test).
Hours Of Business
GR8Drive is open from 7am to 9pm 7 days per week (except Bank Holidays).
Waiting times can vary but generally there are waiting times of up to 8 weeks (in peak season eg summer and other holiday times) Normal waiting times vary between one and three weeks. If you want short notice lessons we are unlikely to be able to help you!
Our special offers such as the Total Beginner Course, Refresher Courses and Student Deals operate between 10am and 6pm 7 days per week and are subject to availability.
* Please do check availability before paying for these courses as they are extremely popular!