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Balham is a South London neighbourhood within the London Borough of Wandsworth. Balham has an ancient history and is mentioned in the Domesday Book. Today Balham is famous for the Balham Food Festival and The Bedford pub, which hosts live music and comedy events. Balham can be reached by car via the A24. Balham has good public transport and offers railway and tube links via Balham tube station and Balham railway station.
Driving Lessons in Balham, London, SW12
Lanes School of Driving was founded in 1914. Since then, generations of local drivers have passed through its doors and emerged with a driving test pass certificate. Lanes is proud of its excellent reputation for quality driving instruction.
At Lanes, pupils are treated as unique individuals. Our courses are specially tailored to each pupil’s strengths and weaknesses. Lanes offer intensive driving courses for faster learning. Theory lessons can be incorporated with practical lessons, or taken separately.
When pupils have passed their driving test, they are offered more advanced courses: These include: Pass Plus, Motorway Driving, Parking Skills and Advanced Driving.
Lanes understands that many students have packed schedules. Lanes gives pupils considerable flexibility over when their lessons take place. Regular weekly lessons are encouraged, but single lessons are also available.
To ensure the best learning experience, Lanes offers every pupil one on one instruction with their instructor.
Lanes has a fleet of well designed and technologically advanced cars.
Lanes is happy to pick pupils up before every lesson and drop them back home at the end.
"Before learning with Andrew, I had a teacher who made me feel very anxious when driving. This knocked my confidence and turned me into a nervous driver. Andrew made me feel at ease from the very first lesson, he was calm, very patient and believed in my driving abilities even though I had lost belief in myself. During our lessons he encouraged me to go a little outside of my comfort zone each time and work on things I struggled with, which helped me gain confidence and overcome challenges such as changing gears when driving, breaking down at traffic lights, dealing with roundabouts, driving on the motorway and moving off quickly without stalling. After driving with Andrew, I achieved what I thought was impossible (passing my practical driving test) and am a much more comfortable and confident driver." Thank you for everything Andrew 😊
Driving Instructor in Balham, London, SW12
Lanes have a team of driving instructors available; well over 40 in number. Pupils can choose the instructor they prefer. Our instructors have years of experience and have taught pupils from age 17 to age 70. They are well aware that pupils can feel nervous and will be on hand to offer reassurance.
Lanes’ instructors are all registered with the DSA and they are fully qualified Approved Driving Instructors. Pupils will remain with the same instructor throughout all their lessons to ensure the fastest progress.
Female Driving Instructor in Balham, London, SW12
Lanes is sympathetic to the anxiety first time drivers can feel. Anxious female learners often are reluctant to be taught by a male driving instructor. Lanes therefore allows female drivers to select a female instructor.
Our female driving instructors have a easygoing approach to teaching. Pupils will learn faster when they feel calm and relaxed.
Automatic Driving Instructor in Balham, London, SW12
Many pupils would rather learn in an automatic car. Manual cars offer greater control to drivers.
However learner drivers can find the complexities of manual driving to be off-putting. Automatic cars free pupils from the stress of having to think about gear changes and clutch control. We find that pupils usually progress faster in automatic cars.