Driving lessons in Woolwich

Peter teaches in a Manual car providing Driving lessons in Lewisham, Catford, Charlton, Woolwich and Eltham

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Age: 40’s

Car: Peugot 207

Experience: 8 years - Grade 6 Instructor (highest possible DSA rating)

Previous: Freelance computer consultant for 20 years, working with the public on the phone/ face to face.

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Good communicator, genuine, easy going, hard working, wants to bring out the best in people.






Abbey Wood




Shooter’s Hill

Hither Green


Driving lessons DaytimeOur daytime rates cover lessons starting before 5pm (1700) on weekdays. Evening & WeekendOur Evening/Weekend rates apply to any lessons starting at 5pm (or later) and at any times on weekends or Bank Holidays.
1st Lesson
10 Lessons
6 Week course An Ideal beginners course - 2/3 lessons per week over a period of 6-9 weeks (depending on the test lead times in your area).
We book your theory test for you at the start so that you are studying alongside taking driving lessons. This course can be designed as a beginners course but we do recommend booking an assessment lesson first to get an accurate idea of how many lessons you will actually need.
The course cost includes:
- Your theory test
- Your Practical Driving Test for a weekday test
- 16 one hour lessons - booked daytime or evening
- Your pre-test lesson & use of our car on test
The advantage of this course is that we have the time for other lessons if needed before your test.
Pass Plus courseHighlight the Pass Plus Logo for full details
Intensive courses Intensive/ Crash courses - normally 5 hours per day & can be run over 2, 3, or 5 days.
The 5 day course is one week long start Monday finish Friday & we book your test for the following week, 2 & 3 day courses are similar where we try to book your test on the day following the course.
These courses are ideal for anyone that needs to pass quickly.
DaytimeOur daytime rates cover lessons starting before 5pm (1700) on weekdays. Evening & WeekendOur Evening/Weekend rates apply to any lessons starting at 5pm (or later) and at any times on weekends or Bank Holidays.
5 hour£213.99 £233.50
10 hour£305.50 £336.00
15 hour£398.00 £438.50
20 hour£409.50 £541.00
25 hour£583.00 £643.50
30 hour£675.50 £746.00
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Nicola: ”I have to give my feedback regarding the support I received from my instructor Peter B. After years of starting and stopping my lessons with other instructors, Peter was the one who encouraged me to keep at it. He was patient even when he had to repeat a few things to me over and over again and try to break me out of bad habits (I hang my head in shame!). I would describe his teaching technique as firm but fair - he wants you to do well, not just for your test but he wants you to be a great driver beyond that. I've had a few instructors in the past and I can honestly say that he was by far the best! I now have a driving licence because of Peter. I'd highly recommend him. Thanks Peter - you're a star! ”

Danella: ”What can I say about Pete? He is brilliant, patient, and very calming. I passed today with absolutely no errors. 100/100! He will "tell you off" and he will pick up on your bad habits and will focus on anything you need to pass your test. I will miss my lesson with him. He has a relaxed attitude, unless you mess up!! I thank you once again for getting me through my test, and look forward to contacting you again for the pass plus!! Danni! ”

Syed: ”When I first met Peter he came across as a warm and cheerful character, he really helped calm my nerves and settle into driving within the first hour of being in the car. I was in the driving seat in the first lesson and I was put through my paces from the first lesson (this really does help you become more confident). Peter quickly adapted to my type of learning and always found ways in helping me improve my driving. Every week I saw progress in my own driving and confidence on the road, Peter always saw my strengths and weaknesses and would push me when he saw I wasn't upto my own standards. Peter listens to you, if you feel you want practice in a particular area, he won't say no. Because of all the above I was able to pass my test first time with no minors! I would recommend Peter to anyone, he doesn't just make sure you pass your test, he will make you good well rounded and safe driver with his years of experience. He even helped me with some of my weak points just after the exam, I won't forget Peter or what he's taught me. ”

Claudia: ”Peter is an excellent Driving Instructor, very professional. He has a very calm temperament, which helps you gain confidence at the wheel. Peter teaches you the required maneuvers by breaking them down into “baby steps” in a way that you become an ace at preforming the maneuvers not only at the test but to keep them in mind when needed. I truly enjoyed learning how to drive with Peter and would recommend him to anyone looking for a reliable instructor. ”

Janine: ”Peter was both my driving instructor and my boyfriend's and is the reason we both passed first time within a month of each other! He had started out with Peter while I was given another instructor, who I felt I couldn't learn from; I then switched to Peter after my boyfriend recommended me to him. Best instructor ever! He is very adaptable to each person and their personalities. I am quite a perfectionist and Peter recognised this, so he made sure I had every manoeuvre practised to the letter and pushed me to the best of my abilities, which was quite frustrating at times but paid off in the end, while my boyfriend just wanted to learn how to be a good driver and Peter taught him how he wanted to learn and went at a pace we were both comfortable with. We both pushed Peter to teach us at our pace which was quite fast, but he's equally adaptable to teach at a more relaxed pace. He's very flexible with times for lessons which was good as we were both students at the time. My boyfriend passed his test after 5 months with Peter with 3 minor errors, I passed after 6 months with Peter with 6 minor errors. I was always worried I wouldn't get on with my instructor and struggle to adapt to their teaching style but Peter is an amazing instructor who will adapt to you and he has the best stories to apply to your driving lessons - I'd recommmend all my family and friends to him! ”

Alex: ”Clear and relaxed style. Quickly identified the areas I needed to improve and gave me the guidance and confidence to do so. Flexible and made himself available for lots of lessons nearer the test. Recommended! ”

Olu: ”Peter's a great instructor - very thorough and always pushed me to improve even the little things. He's VERY passionate about driving properly which is great, and when we focused on my weak areas, he was very purposeful in making sure I got them to a high standard. Only downside is that he's a Tottenham fan, but he helped me pass my first test so I'll ignore that! I would definitely recommend him; just be prepared not to try cutting any corners and be on the ball every lesson! ”

Shereen: ”Does exactly what it says on the tin! If you want an instructor that will always give you honest feedback, then Peter is your guy! He made me feel so comfortable behind the wheel again that when the time came to take my test I wasn't as nervous as I thought I would be and guess what...I passed first time! Deffo would recommend him to both new drivers and drivers with previous experience, you don't get Grade 6 for being an average instructor! Thanks again, Peter!”

Monsuru: ”A friend recommended me to Peter, He is very encouraging, patient makes you feel confident. I would suggest whoever want to pass the first time should go with Peter.”

Donna: ”I failed eight driving tests. Then I met PeterB and I past first time. ”

Alex K: ”First of all, I am fully agree with all testimonials about Peter. I have even decided to leave my feedback as well. I have to say that I do not usually do it. But it is different this time. For all of you who want to learn how to drive safely and how to pass the test Peter is the BEST instructor ever (just read all the testimonials above!). When I started looking for an instructor I found out that there are not that many web-sites with proper reviews, but luckily I found 1st Class and read Peter's reviews. So I decided to take Peter's lessons and I finally passed my test this week first time and had only 4 minor errors. Without Peter's excellent teaching skills and many years of experience (Grade 6) such result would not even possible for me. He will teach you how to drive, how to change gears, how to check mirrors, etc. But his approach is very different from others. Peter will provide you with a lot of examples how to do it properly and you will not forget his advice. You will practice a lot and will always have a chance to do it many times. All of your questions will be answered properly and fully explained. Another important thing which is quite good is that his flexibility when you schedule your lessons. You can always book a lesson in advance and decide what time is suitable for you. And of course the prices are reasonable and fair. I would definitely recommend Peter to anyone who wants not only just to pass the test but become a very good driver. Thank you, Peter! ”

Emily: ” I chose Peter based on his glowing testimonials and I am so glad I did. I have just passed first time due to his relaxed and friendly instructing style and his expert knowledge. I have worked with other driving instructors but never felt comfortable in the car, Peter helped me to relax and become confident in my ability to drive. Thank you Peter. ”

Fahad Raja: ”Peter is, without doubt, a fantastic instructor. I tried a few others and just felt they were not pushing me in the right way but Peter did just that. All of that meant I was able to pass first time! From my experience, I would have no hesitation in recommending him to others. Thank you Peter! ”

Evania: ”Peter is great he push you till you get it right, taught me to be safe on the road.”

Anita Koomson: ”Peter B was a wonderful driving instructor, who taught me the skills I needed throughout my learning experience. I would recommend Peter to absolutely everyone, as he was so kind and patient with me when I made silly mistakes. Especially at the beginning, I was incredibly anxious, however Peter was reassuring when teaching me. Learning to drive was something I was really keen to do when I turned 17, and I am so pleased I had Peter to teach me such an important skill. Thank you so much again! ”

Farhan A: ”I just passed my driving test on my FIRST ATTEMPT with NO ERRORS at all. I had driving lessons with Pete which were really constructive, though-provoking and knowledgeable. Pete trained me in a friendly way, addressed issues in my driving and gave me useful exam-focused tips. I was amazed with Peter's teaching style and how much he was enthusiastic to get me passed. He always made sure that I am at my maximum ease during lessons and before the start of my test. if you are looking to learn/improve your driving, I suggest you have this done with Pete and you will not be disappointed. God bless you Peter. ”

Clari: ”Looking for an instructor? You won't go wrong with Peter!!! I saw a lot of testimonials about Peter and they are all right -- Peter is one of the top class driving instructors. He recently obtained Grade 6 which is the highest grade that driving instructors can achieve so you know that you're being taught by the best. Peter is passionate about teaching others to drive well and safe, dedicated to improving his pupils (and himself, he also invests in improving his skills and tools to teach) and promptly arrives for your lessons. He is an excellent communicator, patient but firm, and of course very knowledgeable and has a great teaching style and ethics. Most of all, he's a lot of fun! I've passed my test with one minor fault, which is a rarity (Peter told me the examiner had to find something). But what can I say? I had Peter as my instructor! It kinda follows!”

Joe A: ”Having not driven for over 15 years, I found Peter to be an excellent teacher. He is very calm and passionate about driving. He'll tell you when you're doing something wrong, but in a way that doesn't put you off and actually helps you to address the issue. His teaching techniques were so good that I almost passed after about 25 hours with only 1 minor fault (nearly stalling the car at the roundabout gave me a major fault and an annoying fail). I had a couple of extra lessons after that to keep me ticking over and passed the second time around. I couldn't have done it without his help and dedication. Cheers Peter (and fingers crossed you come away from Upton Park with 0 points!)”

Mariama Samba: ”Pete was simply amazing! He taught me how to drive from scratch, identified my strengths and things to work on and gave me confidence with his style of teaching. He's a very patient, honest and genuine man whom, if truth be told, I'll be sad not to have as a teacher any more. i passed with flying colours thanks to this man and i believe he should get promoted and get a raise!!thanks for all your hep Pete! all the best, Mariama ”

Steve Ford: ”I started lessons with Peter B having not driven in 6 years and 10 years since failing my last test. I wasn't a very confident driver but Peter is very personable and immediately put me at ease. I managed to pass my test after about 15 hours of lessons with Peter and with only 3 minor errors! Learning with Peter was great, he is very passionate about his job and explains things very clearly. He improved my confidence hugely and I genuinely enjoyed my lessons. My wife also passed with Peter B earlier in the year - first time. I would recommend him to anyone. ”

Nicole Gentle : ”Peter is an excellent driving instructor he helped me pass my test with just 34 hours of driving an it is very unlikely for women to pass under 40 hours so hes helped me achieve something really quiet amazing it wasn't just my good ability to drive i think hes a great teacher we got along very well so that also helped. So anyone looking for a driving instructor hes the man for the job!”

Lisa McCreadie: ”I have just passed my driving test on my first attempt and completed my Pass Plus with Peter B and I cannot thank him enough for all his advice and support. I don't often write reviews but Peter was such an amazing instructor I had to let others know! From the first lesson Peter was patient, calm and enthusiastic. You can tell Peter has a passion for his job and genuinely cares about getting the best from the people he teaches and wants people to pass and have a safe driving future. Nothing is too much for him and he puts you at ease. It also helps that Peter is so easy to get on with and has a great sense of humour, which meant I had so much fun learning to drive. My boyfriend is also now learning with Peter and feels exactly the same. ”

Aaron Eriskin: ”Just passed my test and would recommend Peter to anyone who is learning to drive but more importantly looking to drive safely once they have a full driving license. Peter makes driving simple and if there are areas that I struggled with we would simplify and I would come away really understanding. Even now I am saying New Road, New Mirrors! Great personality and very professional. Brilliant value and would recommend Peter time and time again. ”

Jaime Rockhill: ”Amazingly I passed my driving test first time with only 5 minor errors (Peter says I get bragging rights!), and I could not have even stood a chance without the excellent tutelage of Peter B. I was a very nervous driver when I started learning, but Peter is very astute in tailoring his approach to the individual and was able to help me build my confidence with each lesson. Peter has an open and honest way of teaching, is not afraid to tell you when you have done something wrong (and I did!) and will always give you the encouragement and praise needed to help you become a good and safe driver. My driving lessons with Peter were always fun and I will certainly miss having a laugh with him. Thanks Peter - next stop the motorway! ”

Midge: ” I met this guy 5days before my test and he was the difference between me passing and me failing! ”

Yohannes Teare: ” I was really lucky to have Peter as my instructor. He was friendly and easy to get on with. He did not only help me to get my driving licence but most impotently he taught me how to drive safely with confidence. I recommend Pete to anyone who wants to be a safe driver and wants to drive even in the most congested roads with full of confidence. ”

Richard O'Shea: ”Just passed! Peter provided positive encouragement throughout the lessons. Peter is honest, down to earth and provides very helpful criticism. Peter will provide you with good habits in all respects; Preparation, mirror checks, signalling, tricky manoeuvring, emergencies etc – everything will be covered. Peter is a good communicator and will provide real-world practical driving advice. All you have to do is listen; he knows what he is talking about! Thanks Peter ”

Carly F: ”Peter was a fantastic instructor from the start for me, he made me feel completely at ease and helped me gain in confidence as my lessons went on. I passed my theory and practical FIRST TIME thanks to Peter, his positive attitude and constructive feedback. His prices and availability are fair and he is very flexible. Anyone looking to learn how to drive should call Peter if they want a laid back, encouraging, fair and supportive instructor! Thanks Peter, I couldn't have done it without you!”

Sarah H: ”Peter B is a very good teacher/instructor. He taught me from scratch, very patient with different ways to make you understand something. Flexible and clear communicator. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you 1st class. Thank you P. ”

Victoria Garcia: ”Peter is a wonderful instructor, kind and patient. I managed to pass first time with only four minor errors. Have already recommended to many people. Peter is very encouraging and friendly but also strict when needed. All aspects of driving are explained and still recall some sayings and techniques of Peter's whilst driving now, two months after passing. Prices very reasonable and hours to suit. All in all, 10 out of 10!”

Toni Francis: “Peter does his job well. He’s very professional and willing to take your opinions into account.”

Roxanne Hatch: “Peter’s a brilliant instructor and explains everything clearly. I feel confident around him. I’ve had 3 instructors before, but Peter is head and shoulders above the others. He always keeps calm in difficult situations.”

Zoe Cawcher: “He (Peter) puts you at ease, boosts confidence and is a very good instructor

Louise Balhatchet: “I passed my driving test on Saturday and I could not have done it without Peter. I failed my test twice 10 years ago and had some pretty awful driving instructors and gave up trying to pass my test. Earlier this year I decided to try again and luckily I found Peter. I was very nervous getting into the car again but needn’t have been. Peter has been a great teacher and was very patient and understanding during my lessons. He is a fantastic driving instructor and I highly recommend him!”

Rowena Brissett: “Peter is a friendly, welcoming driving instructor with lots of patience and understanding of your driving ability. He is an excellent driving instructor and will get you up to a great driving standard, ready for your test. I highly recommend him to anyone, I passed 1st time!

Farzana Aszal: “Peter was a terrific instructor! I had another instructor previous to him but Peter was definitely the better choice. He has a great sense of humour which made the lessons really enjoyable. I have already recommended him to my friends and family!”

Paul Joy:Very good driving instructor, would recommend all friends and family to him. Very polite and makes lessons enjoyable”

Joel Roberts:He is a brilliant Instructor - he takes it very seriously and is very flexible. Really good, clear straightforward instructions. He is encouraging and a great Instructor”