Belvedere (London) Test Centre

Located on the outskirts of of London, Belvedere test centre rests comfortably close to a few pubs and the local park. A small building surrounded by a wide variety of difficult road conditions, Belvedere test centre will certainly put learners through their paces. Read on for more information about the test centre!


33 Woolwich Road
Greater London
DA17 5EE

Tests Offered at Belvedere (London)

– Car
– ADI part 2
– ADI part 3

How To Get There

Belvedere test centre is located near to the middle of the town, and lies close to the busy A206, making it a convenient option for learners in the local area. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.

A Bit More About Belvedere (London)

The decision to place Belvedere test centre into such a busy area might not seem to make sense, but it was chosen with examiners in mind. With nearby A roads and an accompanying residential area, there’s a nice variety of road conditions to truly test how capable a candidate is at tackling different traffic systems and situations on their test.

It’s not all high speeds and thrills on your test. Your test route will, at some point, take you to a quiet residential area so that you can demonstrate one of the manoeuvres. (The roads around Upper Parkstone are ideal for this.)

What To Expect On The Day

After hours of driving lessons, your test date is finally upon you. Talk about nerve-wracking. If your confidence isn’t quite where you hoped it would be, we’d advise you to read up on our top six ways to relax before your driving test.

Before you jet out of the front door on your big day, there’s one important question you need to ask yourself: do you have your provisional licence? If the answer’s no, you can wave goodbye to taking your test. You need to have your provisional licence with you to take the driving test, otherwise you will be turned around, so double-check you’ve got it before you leave. Additionally, you’ll want to get to the test centre 10 minutes before your test is due to start.

Your driving test will consist of:

– An eyesight test, where you’ll need to read a number plate from a distance of 20 metres
– Two “show me, tell me” questions covering vehicle safety and maintenance
– Twenty minutes of general driving, where you’ll be guided by the examiner, and will also need to perform one of the following manoeuvres:
Parallel parking
Bay parking
Pulling up on the right
– Twenty minutes of independent driving, during which you’ll either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination

Once you get back to the test centre and park your car, the test will officially end. The examiner will then walk you through the feedback sheet and list any driving test faults, whether they are minors or majors, that you may have accumulated. If you fail, keep hold of this sheet as it can be used to help you figure out which areas you need to improve on for your next test attempt. If you pass, you’ll also be handed a test pass certificate.

But What If I Fail?

Like any other test you take in life, if all doesn’t go according to plan with your driving test and you end up failing, it’s as simple as trying again. Of course, we don’t recommend just heading back in without any preparation. Instead, take some time to improve on the areas in which you picked up the most faults in. The best way to do this is by taking a refresher course with an instructor. They’ll be able to give you pointers to ensure you don’t trip up on them again.