Sidcup Driving Test Centre

Provided are contact details for Sidcup Driving Test Centre, test route tips, test booking information and help passing the driving test in London.


Practical Driving Test Centre Address
2 Crayside
Five Arches Business Estate
Maidstone Road
Greater London
DA14 5AG

Test Centre Details:  Reserved parking for test candidates is available although this is restricted to 10 minutes prior to the test. Please do not use parking bays for practicing. Male and female toilet facilities available.
Test Centre Provides Tests For: Car


Sidcup Driving Test Centre is situated in and around various road types, many of which will be taken during the driving test. The types of roads that form the test routes from Sicup Test Centre are high speed ‘A’ roads such as the A20 dual carriageway and busy town roads where traffic systems such as various roundabout types, crossroads and junctions.

An excellent knowledge of these systems from quiet unmarked to busy multi lane systems in essential. Residential streets are often a factor providing an ideal location for test manoeuvres.

The examiner also uses these roads to test your ability at negotiating oncoming traffic within narrow lanes – this usually involves passing parked cars whilst dealing with oncoming vehicles. The driving test will incorporate one of the four manoeuvres with the emergency stop procedure having a 1-in-3 possibility of being requested. The examiner will allow approximately 10 minutes of test time for independent driving. Test centre routes are designed by the examiners who conduct practical tests at their local test centre.

The routes are designed in such a way so to involve as many diverse roads and traffic systems as possible, often including very challenging parts. Gaining knowledge of the test routes provides valuable insight into the type of roads that will be taken during your test. Driving test routes may be available to view or a downloadable app for your mobile device in your area, including Sidcup Driving Test Centre.


Practical tests can be taken during the daytime from Monday to Friday. Many test centres in busy areas often operate during Saturdays during busy periods of the year. Saturday test bookings cost slightly more than weekday bookings. Many test candidates benefit by booking their test so that it takes place over the quieter times of the day, avoiding peak traffic times.

Sidcup Driving Test Centre
Sidcup Driving Test Centre

Book a driving test by phone
Practical driving tests can be booked over the telephone via an automated service. To book a test at Sidcup Driving Test Centre, see the book a driving test section for booking contact telephone numbers. Although this is an automated service, a Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) assistant can be reached by following the prompts.

Book your driving test online
The majority of test candidates book their driving test over the internet as the available free test slots are made visible to be taken. To make a test booking at Sidcup Driving Test Centre, see the book a driving test section.

Rescheduling or cancelling the driving test
Driving Tests can be rescheduled or cancelled. Changing your driving test date can be done providing three working days’ notice is given. To cancel your test and receive a full refund from DVSA bookings, three working days’ notice must also be provided. Saturdays are also classed as a working day.


Throughout the UK practical driving test centres, pass rates vary. Certain centres, often in very busy areas may have a slightly lower pass rate and in this situation, some test candidates decide to take their test at an alternative test centre. The driving test pass rates section may show driving test pass rate statistics for your practical test centre.


Please note that direct contact with driving test centres cannot be made for test booking, cancelling or rescheduling. this can only be made directly with the DVSA (see above). Practical test centres can be contacted directly (including Sidcup Driving Test Centre) for reasons such as to inform the test centre manager you may be slightly late, or any issues you have with the test such as if it is still to proceed due to bad weather (see driving tests in bad weather for further information). See the driving test centre contact numbers section for further information.


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 28 reviews
 by Cameron

The test routes are very decent and varied and the examiners are very friendly. My examiner, Peter was calm and friendly which really helped calm my nerves during the test. I passed the test with 2 minors and Peter gave very good and feedback on my test. I can definitely recommend Sidcup to do your driving test.

 by Anon

Bonnie is a miserable old woman that does not have any social skills whatsoever she rarely asks you questions and when she does she ignores you so it’s like talking to a brick wall. I would rather watch paint dry then be in the car with her again. She is so impatient and will fail you for the smallest things. Don’t come here if you want to pass as she thinks the speed limit is too slow and will blame you instead. She thinks you cause traffic but it’s the red traffic light. Miserable needs to retire

 by L Robinson

Really unfair marking all examiners are out to fail you for the most silliest thing ever don’t recommend this centre whatsoever really annoyed with this place

 by Tomj

Peter was a thoroughly decent examiner, he was calm and friendly, would recommend Sidcup over Belvedere every day of the week. The route had a good mix of dual carriageway, main road, country road and residential.

 by Laura

I wish I had read the Google reviews before my test instead of these reviews. If you have a test at sidcup please dont be put of by these reviews like I was. These people are not your friends, they are examiners and they are solely there to make sure you are a competent driver, after all they are giving you a licence for life. I was a total wreck, I had a examiner called Tim and I knew he could tell I was a bag of nerves but he kept me calm gave clear instructions in plenty of time and I passed with three minors and I knew exactly as I'd done them too. We made small talk but I think he could tell that I just wanted to concentrate so he left me to do my thing. As long as you drive as your instructor has taught you, your going to pass!

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