Bromley (London) Test Centre

Situated just off the A2212, Bromley test centre can be found near King’s Meadow Playing Fields. Not far from the centre of Bromley itself, the test centre is close to Burnt Ash Lane’s car park—so it tends to get slightly busy during rush hour. This isn’t the only thing you’ll need to watch out for here at the Bromley test centre, though. That’s why, if you’ve decided to test your driving mettle at this centre, we’d recommend getting to know more about it.


121 Burnt Ash Lane
Greater London

Tests Offered at Poole

– Car

How To Get There

If you’re heading to Bromley test centre from the middle of town, it’s a straight route down the A2212. If you’re not so centrally located, simply follow roads like the A20 or A21. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.

A Bit More About Poole

The DVSA put plenty of time and effort into figuring out the best location for their test centres. Bromley test centre, for example, is in an area that provides driving examiners with a varied range of road types and traffic conditions. If you’re taking your test here, expect to face heavy traffic during rush hour on the A2212. The close proximity of residential areas will also provide a challenge during the busier times of day—particularly when driving through car-lined streets whilst facing oncoming traffic.

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.