1st Time School of Motoring

Serving SE London & Kent for over 25 yrs

2 Lee High Rd, London, SE13 5LQ Directions

   Now closed Open today 10:00 - 14:00

Business overview

Never driven before? We offer the 1st 4 manual lessons for only £80! Male & female instructors, door-2-door service, Block booking discounts, full 60 minute lessons, manual & auto

We are one of the best known driving schools in South-East London & Kent & have been established over 25 years! During that time we’ve helped over 50,000 people pass their driving test, gain confidence on the road or improve their driving skills.

We offer manual & automatic lessons with qualified instructors who are local to you. Some schools give you 45 or 50 minute lessons, we believe in giving you value for money, so all our lessons are a full 1 hour (or multiples of) with door to door service & solo tuition. That means no piggy backing with other students.

The nervous, young & old are all welcome at 1st Time. Our instructors are professional, friendly & patient & are well trained in helping people through their driving test.

At 1st Time we believe in an accessible personalised service. That's why instead of a back office, we have a fully staffed shop, open to everyone for all your driving queries.


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Passed with 0 minors thanks to harry really helped me
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Great experience

I would like to thank Harry for helping me pass my driving test first time.He also helped my husband Suman pass his driving test.Our learning journeys were wonderful.Harry has a lot of experience on teaching people how to drive.We definitely recommend him.
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Run away ,Run a way

Run a way, this is the worst place you will expect to learn driving.

The instructors are so negative, never push you to be confident leaner, all they care is to keep you for paying more lessons.

At last hours before my text the instructor told me he can’t take me to my text not just I lost booking fee but I lost confident.

My experience with the driving instructors was disappointing. Lack of patience and ineffective teaching methods made learning difficult.

Please if you from Welling, Bexleyheath, or even South East run a way from this drive instructor name Abdul, Haider, Ben.
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Very Supportive Driving Tutor

I had Harry as my instructor, and he expertly guided me through the Belvedere test route. Thanks to his guidance, I passed on my first attempt without any minor faults. The confidence he instilled in me allowed me to bring my test date forward after consulting with him. Harry is not only punctual and flexible but also provided all the support I could ever wish for from a professional driving tutor.
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It was a good experience with 1st time driving school specially with Harry

Harry was my instructor who taught me how to get your self ready for test, he is very punctual on his times
He is brilliant with very good experience and the way he teaches that is very easy to learn. In fact I passed in a second attempt (I failed my first attempt because of my mistakes) and he motivated me in the second and I got passed
Overall it was a good experience with 1st time driving school
Any way thanks to Harry for his tips and support .
Jose Sebastian
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