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Wanstead Practical Driving Test Centre

If you are planning on taking your practical driving test at Wanstead test centre make sure you familiarize yourself with its location. In that case, Wanstead is a very beautiful part of north London with lots of great parks, its close proximity to the A406/North Circular and the A12 make it relatively easy to get too. It is just off the A113/Hermon Hill just between Leytonstone and Woodford. it’s location make it very easy to get to for students across North and North East London, Greater London, Essex, Kent and Hertfordshire.

We suggest getting to know your chosen test centre a bit better. The best way to do this is by reading our guide below. We will take you through directions, pass rates, test routes, and more!

By Matt Brown from London, England - Wanstead fountain, CC BY 2.0,


2 Devon House, Hermon Hill, Redbridge, Wanstead, Greater London, E11 2AW.

Tests Offered at Wanstead

  • Car
  • ADI part 3


There is no parking available at this test centre. You will need to find on street parking nearby.


There are no toilets available at this test centre. Closest Public Toilets are at Woodbine Place

Disabled Access

Arrangements can be made if you are disabled at this test centre. 

Phone Number

020 898 90304

Check out the – ‘book your driving test’ service for availability.


Directions to get to Wanstead Driving Test Centre

Don’t worry if you are not familiar with the area, this test centre is very easy to find. The best way to get to it if your not from the area is to get onto the A12 and head for Leytonstone, at the Greenman Interchange follow signs/roadmarkings for A113 Woodford, this will lead you onto Hermon Hill and lead you directly to the test centre. As you make your way along the A113 there will be a wooded area to your right after this will be High Street and the test centre will be located just after this on the right hand side.

There is no parking at this test centre so arrive a little bit early to secure yourself an on street parking place.

Here are the best directions to get there.


What to expect on your practical driving test at Wanstead Test Centre?

This is the day and finally you are ready to take your practical driving test! Of course you will be  feeling a little nervous? you don’t need to be, the examiner is just going to be observing you driving safely, and the test is very straight forward and shouldn’t be anything new to you.

On the day of the test you just need to be at a Wanstead Test Centre 10 mins before your test, making sure you have your Provisional Driving License with you. The test will be as follows. 

  • An eyesight test,  you’ll need to read a number plate from a distance of 20 metres.
  • One “tell me” questions covering vehicle safety and maintenance. (click here)

20 minutes of general driving, where you’ll be following instructions from the driving test examiner, and will also need to perform one of the following manoeuvres


One “show me” questions covering vehicle controls, this will be asked while you are driving along. (click here)

  • 20 minutes of independent driving,  you will either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination
  • You may also be asked to perform an emergency stop.

Once you get back to Wanstead driving test centre, you’ll find out if all of your hard work has paid off. The examiner will tell you the result and give you some feedback which will contain any faults you might have accumulated. If you pass, the examiner will also give you a test pass certificate and the opportunity to send off for your new licence then and there. The full test report will be sent to you via the email that you provided when you booked your driving test.

More details can be found  Here

More about Wanstead Test Centre

If you’re to be a qualified driver in the a test area, be prepared to face a variety of difficult traffic conditions and road types. Whilst the driving examiner isn’t looking to fail you, their job is to make sure that you are actually ready to remove the L plates. As such, they’ll take you through a thorough test to see if you can handle safely all of the challenges Wanstead has to offer. With a variety of dual carriageways, residential roads, and congested areas, you’ll also need to be at ease with responding to different speed limits, it is worth practising this well as there are a lot of narrow streets. The test centre is based on a main thoroughfare area with many test routes that take you out onto the dual carriageway of the A12 and A406 this is definitely worth practising. Also, it is worth practising some of the larger roundabouts around the test centre.

Want to be more familiar with Wanstead? here are some useful links below.

Driving Test Routes

Having local knowledge of the test area will give you a great advantage when it comes to taking your driving test. The DVSA does not make test routes public however, The test routes available on our site are the knowledge gained from local driving instructors who are able to either sit in on lessons or can track their cars whilst they are out on test. They are all current routes that can be used by the DVSA examiners. Downloading the test routes yourself if you have someone else that you can practise driving with will be a huge advantage and potentially save you a considerable amount of money and possibly speed up the time it will take to pass your test.

We are so confident in the quality of our test routes we always offer a free sample of one of the routes for you to take look at and practice before buying the full pack of routes – click HERE for a FREE Wanstead Driving Test Route

Wanstead Practical Driving Test Centre - Pass Rates

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What If I Fail?

It can be very upsetting to not pass your driving test, but as you can see from the figures above that quite a few people do not pass their driving test immediately, it may take them several attempts. Don’t be disheartened by this and take the time to do further practise and seek professional advice from an instructor if you feel it is nessasary.

 Once you feel ready to take your test you can re-book through the – ‘book your driving test’ service additionally, you can use various websites/apps to find earlier cancellation appointments the one we recommend is below.

If you need a new driving instructor try searching for one at Drive Academy – one of the UK’s leading directories of driving instructors