CHEAPEST DRIVING LESSONS NEAR PINNER AND WATFORD DRIVING TEST CENTRES

At GR8Drive.com we pride ourselves in offering professional Driving Lessons at affordable prices in Pinner by DSA qualified Driving Instructors starting from as little as £9.90 per hour.

GR8Drive.com is an independently run business offering high quality driving lessons in and around Pinner, Harrow, Pinner Green, Hatchend, Northwood, Ruislip, Oxhey, Stanmore, Bushey, Garston, Wembley, Edgware and surrounding areas.

Whether you are a complete novice getting behind the steering wheel for the very first time, or a more experienced learner who has already had a number of lessons, even if you have a full licence but want to top up on your skills and confidence, GR8Drive.com could be the Driving School you're looking for in the Pinner area.

As an independent school we can provide high quality training at very affordable prices with lessons tailored to the individual pupil so you can be taught at the best pace to suit you in the Pinner area. We teach in a calm and patient manner which puts even the most nervous pupils at ease very quickly in Pinner.

In addition to the standard lessons, we also offer hazard perception and theory test help and advice, Pass Plus, Refresher and Motorway lessons and block booking discounts in Pinner.

We offer quality manual driving lessons in Pinner and surrounding areas. Our goal is to help learners in Pinner to pass their driving test and be a safe driver for life. We are one of the best driving schools in Pinner and all our driving instructors have passed the ADI test on their first attempt with a high grade! All our pupils in Pinner will get quality driving lessons that's guarantee best value for money. We believe learning to drive should be enjoyable and we know it from our experience that you will learn more quicker and easy if your driving lesson is fun and interesting in a friendly and professional environment.

The DSA recommends that pupils take approximately 45 hours of tuition combined with 22 hours of private practice to reach test standard. Our aim at GR8Drive.com is to not only make you a confident driver, but also to reach test standard in the shortest time possible. On average pupils taking driving lessons in Pinner with GR8Drive.com Driving School need 30 hours worth of driving lessons to get them to test standard. This is because we only recruit local driving instructors and so all your driving lessons Pinner will be focused around your local area. So, by the time your test arrives, not only will you be a confident driver, but you will also be familiar with the testing area.

Below you will see a CONTACT US button showing the driving lessons Pinner prices. If you wish to go ahead and book some Pinner driving lessons then simply click on the booking form and fill out your details. Once we have received your form a GR8Drive.com Pinner representative will call you to arrange your Pinner driving lessons.

If you still have some questions about Pinner driving lessons or learning to drive in general then why not request a call back,text or email us? A GR8Drive.com Pinner representative will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your query. Call the friendly people at GR8Drive.com on 07791 674 839 and get driving today!.

Pinner has its own DSA test centre. Pupils can take their lessons in and around the Pinner area covering all the basic driving disciplines.

SPECIAL 10 HOUR BEGINNERS COURSE £99 IN PINNER

Your first few driving lessons can be challenging. The 10 hour Beginners Course in Pinner is designed and structured to take you through these first steps at your own pace. We will start you on quiet roads in Pinner and you won't venture onto busier roads until you are ready.

The 10 Hour Course includes the following plus more, depending on aptitude.

• Safety aspects

• Cockpit drill

• a short explanation of the car controls

• how to move off and stop

• changing gears

• practising clutch control

• practising steering (where necessary)

• using mirrors

• approach and deal with left and right turns

• approach and deal with simple give way junctions

REFRESHER LESSONS AND COURSES IN PINNER

Our Refresher Driving Lessons and Courses in Pinner and surrounding areas are ideal for Pupils that haven't driven for a long time or have lost confidence on the road.

Our Refresher courses start from just £150 for 10 hours (£15 PER HOUR!) of professional tuition by a DSA qualified Driving Instructor. One hour refresher lessons are charged at £23 per hour.

SPECIAL 20 HOUR STUDENT COURSE £249 IN PINNER

Our Student deal offers amazing value 20 hours of professional driving tuition for just £249 then additional lessons charged at £20 per hour! Course follows the DSA sylabus taking you to test standard.

INTENSIVE COURSES IN PINNER

An intensive Course gets you up to Driving Test standard as soon as possible. If you've driven before, then after an assessment drive, Your Instructor will suggest how many lessons you'll need. If you've never driven before, after your first few lessons, You will be advised on roughly how many hours you will need.

PASS PLUS IN PINNER

Pass plus is a Course of approx 6 hours of lessons, taken after you have passed your Driving Test, aiming to make you a more competent and confident driver. Pass Plus can entitle you to cheaper car insurance.

Pass Plus covers

• Town driving

• Out of town driving and rural roads

• All weather driving

• Motorway driving

• Dual Carriageways

• Night driving

PINNER

Pinner is a suburb in the London Borough of Harrow in Greater London, England, 12.5 miles (20.1 km) north west of Charing Cross. The area was in the county of Middlesex until 1965, when it was absorbed by the London Government Act 1963 into Greater London.

Pinner was originally a hamlet, first recorded in 1231 as Pinnora, although the already archaic -ora (meaning 'hill') suggests its origins lie no later than c.900. The oldest part of the village lies around the fourteenth-century parish church of St John the Baptist, at the junction of the present day Grange Gardens, The High Street and Church Lane. The earliest surviving private dwelling, East End Farm Cottage, dates from the late fifteenth-century.

Pinner has had an annual street fair since 1336,when it was granted by Royal Charter by Edward III; it remains popular today, being the last of its kind in Middlesex. The village expanded rapidly between 1923 and 1939 when a series of garden estates – encouraged by the Metropolitan Railway – grew around its historic core, and at this time assumed much of its present day suburban character. It is now continuous with the neighbouring suburban districts, including Rayners Lane, Hatch End, and Eastcote.

The majority of the older houses in Pinner were built by the Ellement family who were the local company of builders and joiners, with a road in Pinner still named after that family.

Pinner has four tiers of government: Harrow Council (Local), The London Assembly (Regional), Parliament (National), and the European Parliament (Continental).

Harrow Council has been governed since 2006 by the Conservatives, led by David Ashton. The mayor – a ceremonial post which rotates annually – is Eric Silver (Conservative). Pinner is represented by two wards, Pinner and Pinner South, each of which currently returns three Conservative councillors.

Pinner forms the north west corner of the Brent and Harrow constituency in the London Assembly, which has been represented since 2008 by Navin Shah (Labour), and the Harrow West constituency in the United Kingdom parliament, represented since 1995 by Gareth Thomas (Labour). Following a Boundary Commission review, it formed part of a new parliamentary constituency, Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner, at the 2010 general election.

Pinner lies within the London European Parliament constituency, which elects nine MEPs by proportional representation – currently three Conservative, three Labour, one Liberal Democrat, one Green and one UKIP member.

Pinner has four tiers of government: Harrow Council(Local), The London Assembly,(Regional), Parliament (National), and the European Parliament (Continental).

Pinner is served by the London Underground's Metropolitan Line, and by four London Bus routes: 183 (towards Golders Green), H11 (towards Harrow and Mount Vernon Hospital), H12 (towards South Harrow and Stanmore), H13 (towards Ruislip Lido and St Vincent's Hospital).

The nearest London Underground station is Pinner on the Metropolitan Line.

The nearest London Overground station is Hatch End.

A number of notable literary figures have an association with Pinner. The poet laureate Henry James Pye retired to East End House at the end of his career in 1811, the novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton wrote Eugene Aram at Pinner Wood House in 1832, and Samuel and Isabella Beeton lived on the Woodridings estate between 1856 and 1862, during which Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management was published. The novelist Ivy Compton-Burnett was born in the village in 1884 and the playwright W. S. Gilbert, although he did not live in Pinner, was a magistrate there from 1893 onwards. Twentieth-century figures include the cartoonist William Heath Robinson, who lived in Moss Lane between 1913 and 1918 and now has a museum dedicated to him at West House in Pinner Memorial Park, and the former children's laureate Michael Rosen, who writes children's books like "We're going on a bear hunt" lived in Pinner from the time he was born in 1946, until 1962. Derek Bell motor racing driver was born in Pinner. Figures in the world of entertainment associated with Pinner include the musicians Sir Elton John and Simon LeBon, who all grew up locally and attended the local Pinner County Grammar School before moving away, actor David Suchet and comedian Ronnie Barker, both one time owners of 17th century Elmdene in Church Lane, actress Jane March, who grew up there before moving to the United States, actress Molly Weir, who lived there until her death in 2004, and broadcaster Bob Holness, who still lives there. The Monster Raving Loony Party leader Screaming Lord Sutch, who lived in nearby South Harrow, is buried in Pinner New Cemetery.

Other notable figures include Horatia Nelson, the illegitimate daughter of Lord Nelson and Lady Emma Hamilton, who lived there from 1860 until her death in 1881, the eccentric astronomer Sir Patrick Moore, born there in 1923, the documentary film-maker Jo Durden-Smith, born there in 1941, and the Iraq hostage Norman Kember, a long time resident of the town, resident of Cuckoo Hill Road. Kate Nash is a resident as is the journalist and author Chris Roycroft-Davis.

It is suggested that Pinner, or its earlier form Pinnora, is derived from the earthworks in the region of the parish church and Cocoa Tree. Pen means Head and Ora means bank. It is understood that there were inhabitants in Pinner in pre-Roman days. Wax-Well, at the end of Waxwell Lane, is thought to be derived from the Anglo-Saxon Woecce - to guard. It is adjacent to Waxwell that we find Grimes Dyke, an ancient earthworks constructed in pre-Roman days and which formed the ancient boundaries of Mercia.

The Parish Church was thought to be built on the site of a pagan shrine and the present building was consecrated in 1321 by Bishop Petrus of Corbaria. Additions have been made through the years with the tower being constructed in the 15th century. There has been a cross on the top of the tower since 1637. The flints and chalky stone coming from the Dingles at Pinner Green and the oak from Pinner Park and surrounding woods. In the grave yard is the wooden headboard of William Skenelsby, aged 118, buried Nov 10th 1775. This gentlemen was for many years a servant for Lord Henry Beauclerk's family. He retired from service in 1769. John Claudius Loudon a pioneer of agricultural theory and practices commemorated his parents with a memorial of his own design, a very tall, tapering obelisk with an arched base and a fake coffin protruding front and back at half height. This being the most unusual and eye catching memorial in Pinner churchyard.

The cemetery in Paines Lane, was consecrated in 1859, and the first burial being on 2nd August 1860 of Emily Long aged 13. The splendid brick piers at the entrance, low wall and iron gates date from around 1857. There is some evidence to suggest that the railings were removed during WWII for ammunition. On the right-hand side of the centre path can be found the tomb of Horatia Nelson Ward, daughter of Admiral Lord Nelson.

Cocoa Tree, now renovated and called Heywood House, was once known as Equestrian Villa and also as Belle View. It was in turn the home of two drivers of the Pinner coach. This seems to be one of the houses which was seized from the church in the reign of Edward Sixth. About 1878 it was bought by Judge Barber of Barrow Point, who added the gabled part attributed to architect Sir Ernest George, R.A., and turned it into Ye Cocoa Tree Coffee Tavern which became world famous. It was opened in1878 and the following year, several hundred haymakers were provided with daily meals. For years a horse trough stood in front of the building. The Cocoa Tree also became popular for outings from London for teas.

L'Orient formerly Cornerway's has long been a favourite subject for artists. Some years ago there was a danger of the outer wall collapsing owing to heavy traffic but it was rebuilt in sections at heavy cost, the floors are all at different levels. This was probably the home of the Bellamy family whose vault can be seen just opposite. It was taken over by churchwardens in 1740, at an annual rent of £5. Later it was a butchers shop for three generations, after which new windows were inserted. The building next to it was the old slaughter house and has a fire plaque near the gutter.

The High Street, one or two of its houses date from the late 15th Century, and its general aspect has not changed greatly since Elizabethan times. Some of the businesses have been in the same family for generations. Lines originally started trading in 1883 supplying ironmongery and general furnishings. Today they still have a decorating and furnishing shop at No 26. At No 32 a rather formal redbrick building can still be seen the Sun Fire Insurance mark above the door. The Deli at No 7 used to be a John Lee butchers today it still has the wooden canopy over the shop front, and the metal rail above the shop window where the meat was hung.

The Victory public house building, is dated 1580 and was formerly small shops. The previous Victory in Marsh Road (once known as The Ship), was demolished and the present public house took its name. The old facade, threatened with demolition, was saved by public outcry. The front right-hand corner of the building being formed from an upturned tree trunk.

Opposite the Victory you will find Friends Restaurant which was for nearly 100 years, the former home of three parish clerks. One a Mr Bedford, slept there every night of his life - 85 years. The parish council used to hold their meetings in the front room, the house was weather boarded until 1912.

The Queens Head was once a plastered building dated 1705, though the origins were much earlier. It used to have railings and a porch with seats, altered in the early 30's. The London coach left here in the 19th century, where it used to leave The Queens Head at 7:30 am for The Bull, Holborn, returning at 3:30, arriving back in Pinner around 6pm. Early in the 20th century the licensee Dawson Billows kept a bear in the stables, sometimes he was seen taking it out for a walk.

Beaumont’s Cottage at No 27 High Street, was the longest running family business in Pinner, for the Beaumont’s were here in the late 18th century, although in those days they practised the trade of wheelwright. This 15th century timber framed building was originally a hall house.

The Old Bakery, at No35 the High Street now a Pizza Express - note the sign on the front of the building. The original ovens were bricked in at the rear of No37 when the building was restored. The building on the right was formerly known as Rossington's where Eleanor Ward (granddaughter of Lord Nelson) died after being knocked down in the High Street by a runaway horse in 1872.

The Green, once Pinner Village Green, was given in 1924 by John Edward Clark to be preserved for the benefit of the inhabitants of Pinner. This Green was the only one left in Pinner after the Enclosure Act of 1803. Fronting the Green is Church Farm, which is a mixture of 17th and 18th Century architecture. The tree at the top of the High Street, outside L'Orient, replaces the old Town Tree and was given by the Pinner Association. The old tree stood in the road only a few feet from L'Orient, and occupies a prominent position in old pictures of the High Street. Before Queen Victoria came to the throne, it was mentioned as being old, but in full foliage. In 1873 it was only a hollow trunk but showed traces of life until 1884. It fell on a calm night in 1898.

Pinner House in Church Lane, is on the site of an earlier hall dated 1578. A brick on the present house is dated 1721 but the deeds are 1838. Oak beams abound, and beneath the roof is a layer of thatch, an early form of insulation. The house is now used as an old people's home.

Grange Cottage in Church Lane dates back to around the 16th century, it has a timber framed structure which has been altered some time later.

Elmdene, marks the head tenement of Gardiner's, some parts of which date back to about 1600. One of its first residents after it ceased to be a farmhouse was Horatia, the natural daughter of Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton. She was the widow of the Rev. Philip Ward of Tenderton when she came to Pinner. More recent owners have been the actor David Suchet, and the comedian Ronnie Barker.

GR8Drive.com are one of the leading driving schools in Pinner.

Pinner is situated North West of London, and is a suburb in the London Borough of Harrow, approximately 12.5 miles from Central London.Pinner is in between Eastcote and Stanmore.

Before 1965 pinner was included in the county of Middlesex before it was merged into the Greater London Borough.

Pinner was first recorded in 1231 under the name ‘Pinnora’ before it changed to Pinner at a later date. The oldest parts of the area date from the 14th century and even today you can see period properties in Pinner, the oldest being a cottage dating back to the 15th century.

Pinner is a beautiful area with a charming village feel, there is still a community spirit in the area, and is host to many community events including the Pinner Street Fair, this annual event has been happening since 1336 and still brings in the crowds today. The community of Pinner is mainly white British however there is a element of cultural diversity, as you can tell by the local synagogue there is a varied religious mix. As well as Pinner’s village charms, the crime rate in the area is the lowest of all areas with Greater London, which adds to its popularity.

Pinner has its own Underground station which is served by the Metropolitan Line and the closest rail station is Hatch End Station, just over a mile away.

Pinner is an excellent area to learn to drive . GR8Drive Driving school offers Pinner Driving Lessons and courses. You can also book your driving test in Pinner with GR8Drive.com Driving School at the local Pinner Test Centre in Tolcarne Drive.

PINNER DRIVING TEST CENTRE

Pinner Driving Test Centre is situated around the outskirts of London. The type of driving test roads will be varied and may include rural country driving, dual carriageways and high speed A roads. Busy town roads are to include various roundabouts, crossroads, junctions and possibly one-way-systems. Residential roads often form part of the driving test and are an ideal location to demonstrate 1 of the possible 4 manoeuvre that the testing examiner will require. These residential roads can be hazardous due to narrow lanes and meeting oncoming vehicles.

The test has a 1 in 3 possibility of the emergency stop procedure being requested with around 10 minutes of independent driving.

The current driving test fee during the week is £65. For Pinner Driving Test Centre that offer weekend driving tests, the current fee is £75.

Ideal times to book the driving test from Pinner Driving Test Centre is mid morning as there will be slightly less traffic on the roads.


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