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Hi, I'm Matt Shurmer and I'm the owner of your #1  local driving school. 

We offer high quality structured driving lessons in Sidcup at a competitive price with great results!

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Who will you trust? Customer Reviews Sidcup Benjiv V

“I chose Matt Shurmer Driving School because it was recommended to me by my friend who also passed with the same driving school.

Learning to drive was very difficult and confusing especially in the beginning but with the help of my driving instructors Jeff and Fran, I developed all the skills that I needed to become a good and safe driver.

Also they were very patient with me and their driving methods were very effective.
I would definitely recommend Matt Shurmer Driving School to my friends because it's the best driving school out there if you really want to become a safe driver. There’s nothing that they could have done better. They’re just perfect!”




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Why choose us to teach you? Customer Reviews Sidcup Tilly H

"When choosing my driving instructor, patience and understanding were the most important criteria, as well as how qualified they were.

Learning to drive was a lot harder than I expected due to having problems with a previous instructor which really affected my confidence.

Ralph's teaching methods were easy to follow but also very thorough. I would recommend you to others because when I came to Matt Shurmer Driving School I explained that I struggled with confidence, and with this in mind, I was allocated a wonderful instructor who could deal with that really well. Nothing could have been done better!"


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· We have both male and female instructors offering the best rated, trusted and recommended tuition and driving lessons

· We offer both manual and automatic instructors providing affordable packages and bundles for beginners and refresher sessions

· Many students search for an instructor on a 'near me' basis but we pick up and drop off in the local area so we don’t have to be the nearest

· It can be a big mistake to choose schools who are the cheapest and buying on price alone may cost you more to learn in the long run as you may need more lessons than if you learnt with us

· Private instruction is available for women with our registered female instructors

· Block booking is a firm favourite.

Driving tuition might seem like a straightforward process that can be formulated and systematically applied to each student. In actuality every individual pupil learns at different rates and with different teaching methods. 


When you are picking a driving school, steer clear of ‘one size fits all’ attitudes, as a good instructor should be able to adapt to all learning styles. Matt Shurmer Driving School takes this a step further, by offering completely client-centred lessons. Not only are you not given a set lesson structure to work through but you have the freedom to dictate when you progress, or whether you feel like a certain area could use more work.


For instance at Matt Shurmer Driving School you will never be put under pressure to complete a task you don’t feel ready to do. Our instrcutors pride themselves on being flexible and dynamic to deliver the best lessons for each respective pupil. 


There are lots of factors to consider when you are making that all-important decision of which driving school to pick. Some people wrongly assume that the choice isn’t so important, as much as the work you are willing to put into learning. This is not the case. Your driving instructor can accelerate your learning, or they can actually impede it and set you back. 


When it comes to investing your own hard-earned money, or your parents’ money into driving lessons you want to make sure you are going to get great value for money! The instructor who is closest to your house may be tempting but you may be surprised to hear that proximity really doesn’t matter. In fact most driving instructors will pick you up and drop you back off at your house for your lesson provided they cover your area at no extra charge. Distance shouldn’t be a huge factor for this reason but reviews and recommendations should demand your attention. 


Look at what previous pupils have to say – what were their favourite things about the instructor? If there are a large number of past students singing praises for the instructor then you’re off to a good start. 


We have 15 different fully-qualified driving instructors that are CRB/ DBS checked and registered for your complete peace of mind. 


We have both male and female driving instructors (some women feel more comfortable being taught by another woman, and we respect that), and each of them can be seen on the ‘Meet Our Team’ page on our website. You can learn more about them from a short biography, and read what their students had to say. If you can’t find any feedback from past pupils when you are looking at instructors from other schools, proceed with caution! 


Matt Shurmer Driving School has been established since 2007 and is an experienced and trustworthy driving school with a well-earned reputation in the local area.

New drivers especially rate Matt Shurmer Driving School very highly but full licence holders may also enjoy taking a refresher course to revisit their driving skills. 


Most importantly student success is at the forefront of what we do and we hope that whichever driving school you opt for that your journey in getting your licence pays off. 


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Driving Lessons, Driving Instructors and Driving Schools in Sidcup and surrounding areas.

For your safety and reassurance, all of our instructors are DBS (CRB) checked and FULLY qualified.

You can choose between male and female driving instructors in most areas.

All About Sidcup

Sidcup has a long and interesting past:
Along with rich heritage, the area serves many more interesting places to visit like churches, parks, golf clubs, entertainment centres, nature reserves, and caves.  

Reaching Sidcup: Sidcup is located 12 miles from the Centre of London. It is well connected to London through rail and road network.

Weather in Sidcup : In Sidcup, the summers are short while winters are long, cold and cloudy. The best time to visit Sidcup for warm weather activities is from late June to early September. 

Places of interest in Sidcup
There are several places in and surrounding Sidcup loved by tourists. Here are top-rated tourist’s attractions in and nearby Sidcup:

  • Five Arches
  • Foots Cray Meadows
  • Eltham Palace and Gardens
  • Chislehurst Caves
  • The Queens Walk
  • The Iron House
  • Danson Park
  • Free London Walking Tours
  • Scadbury Park
  • Mr Mulligon’s Dino Golf
  • Crayzee Barn Playground
  • Combat Laser Games
  • Lamorbey Park
  • Sidcup Leisure Centre
  • Sidcup Place Park
  • Sidcup Family Golf
  • Bannatyne Health Club and Spa
  • Hall Palace and Garden
  • Red House
  • London Detours
  • Danson House
  • Severendroog Castle
  • The operation House
  • Churchill Theatre
  • Swanley Park
  • Charcoal Burner
  • The Sidcup and District Motor Cycle Club
  • Sidcup Sports Club
  • Frongal house
  • Lamorbey House
  • Parkwood leisure centre
  • Better Gym
  • Sidcup Recreation Club
  • Sidcup Golf Club

Food and Drink in Sidcup: There are many restaurants, bars, and pubs in and nearby Sidcup offering delicious food prepared from quality farm produce. Some of the great places to eat in Sidcup and surrounding area include:

  • Café Concentro Ltd
  • CaffeMattte
  • Café Nero
  • Café Nuovo
  • China Garden
  • Chez Pascal’s
  • Sidcup Costa
  • Dominos
  • Chez Pascal
  • Mario’s Pizzeria
  • Cinquanta
  • Curry Mahal
  • Indian Essence
  • Coach House Restaurant
  • Chapter One
  • The SeaBream Fish Bar
  • No 12 Café and Restaurnat
  • Antalya Kebab House
  • Pho 9
  • Honey Farm Shop and Tea Room
  • Sophie’s Choice Restaurant
  • Chez Pascal
  • The Banana Garden
  • Violet’s Vintage Tea Room
  • Urban Food
  • Toscana
  • Hello Burger

There are many pubs and bars where one can enjoy delicious cocktails, beer, and ales. A few of them are:

  • The Hankey Carriage Micropub
  • The Hoppers Hunt Micropub
  • The Tailor’s Chalk
  • The Borken Drum
  • The Jolly Fenman
  • The Iron House
  • The Beaverwood club

When it comes to staying in Sidcup or nearby areas, there are lots of options available to choose from. With several hotels, cottages, self-catering homes; it might seem difficult to find one that can best suit to our own need. Well, here are the names of top-rated accommodations those serve quality living with very few or no-hassles. Some of them are:

  • Ruxley Rooms
  • Travelodge London Sidcup Hotel
  • Premier Inn London Sidcup
  • 1st Bed
  • Holiday Inn London – Bexley 

  • Sidcup, south- east London in the London Borough of Bexley has lots of places to explore:
    Located 11.3 miles south east of Charing Cross, the area is blessed with long dated back history and culture. There are number of manor houses from the past still standing in Sidcup preserving the era in which they were built. Here are some of the great historic and heritage places one must see while on Sidcup tourism:
  • The Hollies is the home to a fine Victorian manor house built around 1853. Today it has been converted into two dwellings as part of the Hollies Estate.
  • Sidcup Manor house, located on the Green, is the town’s architectural gem. Now it has become the centre for births, deaths and marriages. It is also used as a residential dwelling, a school, and a nursing home.
  • Sidcup Place is now home to tennis courts, pitch, and putt, children’s playground and plenty of open space. It is now a Brewers Fayre bar and restaurant
  • Sidcup Leisure Centre is a great place with two swimming pools and an array of sporting facilities.
  • Ruxley Manor, presently runs children’s workshops and events.
  • Frognal House, the birthplace and residence of Thomas Townshend.
  • Lamorbey House, now used by Rose Bruford College.

The parks, entertainment centres, sports clubs in Sidcup serves great places for family fun, outing, leisure, picnic, enjoyment, and much more. Here are the some places of interests filled with fun, enjoyment, and pleasure:

  • Mulligan’s Dina Golf, an excellent place for family day out enjoying adventure packed day
  • Crayzee Barn Playground
  • Combat Laser Games, a great venue for children to enjoy adventurous games like spiral slide, astra slide, climbing, ball pools to land, platforms to jump, and more
  • Lamorbey Park, the original home of the Lamorbey& Sidcup Local History Society
  • Sidcup Leisure Centre, located in the heart of Sidcup, the centre offers swimming pool, sports hall, creche, friendly onsite café, gym, etc.
  • Sidcup Place Park, with tennis courts, pitches and putt golf course, putting green, playgroun for children, etc.
  • Sidcup Family Golf, a golf club that serves golf for all ages
  • Five arches, lovely picturesque part of Sidcup
  • Eltham Palace and Gardens, the most enchanting visitor attractions in London
  • The Iron Horse, a great pub with live music
  • Danson Park, excellent for family day out where one can enjoy wooded areas, huge boating lake, tennis courts, and playgrounds for children, grasses to play football or enjoy walking with dog, etc.
  • Free London Walking Tours
  • Scadbury park
  • Hall Palace and Garden, a great place for everyone of any age. The gardens are full of the festival autumnal colour, exhibitions,
  • Green King Local Pub, a great British pub that serves great British food

Sidcup has a number of exciting places to go:
There are many more places of interest to visit and explore in and nearby Sidcup such as, Red House London Detours, The Operation house, Churchill Theatre, Swanley Park, etc. where there is something for everyone filled with pure enjoyment, joy and fun. Right from historical sites to cultural attractions, the exhaustive list of local attractions makes the trip to Sidcup filled with enjoyment, fun, and pleasure. Let us discover the places of interests and explore nearby Sidcup.

Chislehurst Caves
Within a short walk from Chislehurst station, lies the amazing subterranean maze of caves of about 8000 years back. The dark mysterious passageways were carved out in the search for flint chalk are over 20 miles long.  
Red House (William Morris Museum)
Just 2.6 miles from Sidcup, the Red House was ones described as the beautifullest place on earth. Featured with bold architecture, gardens stained glass and paintings, etc. the house has extraordinary architectural and social significance.  
Eltham Palace
This masterpiece evokes the glamour and style of the 30s, boast unique interior designs and furnishings, complimented by lush landscaped gardens, remains of Henry VIII’s hunting park, sunken rose garden, etc. It is a fascinating blend of medieval period and latest technology and modern designs in the Great Hall.  
Foots Cray Meadows
It is the largest public open space rich in natural history, provides valuable pockets of nature conversations. It is a great spot for outdoor recreations and fun with family. It is an area of parkland and woodland awarded with Green Flag.  Tailors Chalk The famous Tailor’s Chalk is a Weatherspoon pub in Sidcup. It offers amazing range of real ales, craft beers, freshly ground Lavazza Coffee, children’s special menus, etc. Most importantly, it serves great drinks that bring a touch of the exotic to evening out in Sidcup.  Danson Park Grade II building on the English Heritage register of parks and gardens; the Danson Park is one of the garden of special historic interest. A large oak tree of about 220 years old in the centre of the park is recognized as one of the great trees of London.  The garden includes Old English Garden, Peace Garden and Rock Garden. There is a lake where people enjoy fishing, sailing, and boating. Playgrounds for children serve a great wet play splash area. There are refreshments available with lots of popular restaurants and snacks centres. Tennis courts, football pitch are the speciality of the Danson Park. It is one of the best places for the family outing.  Scadbury Park Scadbury Park lies on the eastern edge of Chislehurst, overlooking the valley of the River Cray. Spread over 300 aces, the park nestles beautiful countryside that invites nature lovers to explore wildlife and beautiful nature. There is plenty to do and see in Scadbury Park throughout the year.  Hall Palace and Gardens It is a stunning Tudor house with magnificent gardens setting on the banks of the River Cray. The house is a Grade I listed building and is considered as an ancient monument surrounded by 65 hectare award winning garden. The house is used as an exhibition space that displays works by local artists. Do not miss out the amazing sights in and nearby Sidcup! Explore entertainment activities, natural attractions, adventures, historical monuments, places to eat and drink in an nearby Sidcup!  The culture preserved by Sidcup is of great importance. The entertainment and leisure facilities in and near by Sidcup is really joyful and pleasurable. People come from various parts of the world to explore this wealth. They enjoy visiting the manor those withstand huge history. The families enjoy outing in Sidcup especially at different entertainment centres or at sports and leisure centres. Here are the places of interests in Sidcup and surrounding areas:

  • Sidcup Manor house –It is the areas important place. It is located on The Green and is a famous place for births, deaths, and marriages. It also has residential dwelling, a school and a nursing home.
  • Hall Palace And Gardens - It is the Tudor house with lovely gardens. A great place for family outing with children.
  • Sidcup Place – It is a place with tennis courts, pitch and putt, a children’s playground, and plenty of open space.
  • Foot Cray Meadows –It is the biggest public open space with great natural history and with pockets of nature conservations. A great place for family day out.
  • Red House –It is just 2.6 miles away from Sidcup. Red House is one of the delightful places, with bold architecture, gardens stained glass and paintings.
  • Ruxley Manor Garden Centre – It is a great place for touring circus. Several children’s workshops and events are arranged throughout the year along with fantastic Christmas extravaganza featured with ice rink, real reindeers, and a grotto.
  • Chislehurst Caves – The caves near Sidcup are the fantastic spot to visit and explore history and culture. It is worth exciting to explore the dark mysterious passageways carved out in the search for flint chalk.
  • The Hollies – The Hollies is a fine Victorian manor house built in the year 1853 and is a top rated tourist attraction especially for history lovers. Currently, it is a children’s home and is converted into dwellings as a part of the Hollies Estate.
  • Eltham Palace – Eltham palace is a place that nestles unique interior designs, furniture and lush landscaped gardens. While planning visit to Sidcup, it is must to see Eltham palace to explore rich interiors of ancient times.
  • The Sidcup Leisure Centre – The centre has two swimming pools and it offersa huge range of sporting facilities. It is a great place loved by golfers.
  • Scadbury Park -On the eastern edge of Chislehurst, the Scadbury Park has beautiful countryside and is a place with wildlife and other habitats.
  • Danson Park – Danson Park is considered as a Grade I building and have one of the great garden with historic interest. The lake in the garden is great to enjoy sailing, fishing, and boating. There are tennis courts, football pitches, refreshment centres and great playgrounds for children.

There are several hotels and cottages where you can stay and explore Sidcup hassle-free. With quality transport facilities of private and public transport, you can explore Sidcup and nearby places comfortably and easily.  These are the leisure centres in and nearby Sidcup with an easy access through train, bus, private cars, or hired taxies. Simply relax with your family and enjoy the day out in or near by Sidcup!  

Sidcup Leisure Centre: Located in the heart of Sidcup, the Sidcup Leisure Centre is a modern facility that offers fun-filled holiday experience. It has a swimming pool, 90 station gym, and a friendly outside café. The Sidcup Leisure Centre also organises some special events like Party Mania (where you can host birthday party of your child), Sway Tea Dance, Lifeguard Training, Sway Dance Christmas Show, Christmas Party, etc. 5-a-side football game is a great fast-paced and entertaining match, people enjoys watching and playing at Sidcup Leisure Centre. Circuit Training arranged at the Sidcup Leisure Centre offers ultimate fitness class with cardio training that works on all of your muscle groups.  

Sidcup Family Golf: Easy to visit from Central and South East London, the Sidcup Family Golf is a premier golf academy with golf professionals and has a 54-bay floodlit driving range. The professional golfers guide the golfing techniques to all ages in group as well as individual tuition. The interactive video coaching studio available here is great to improve game. It is really a great place for the whole family to learn golf and enjoy hot and cold food and beverages. It is a perfect location to chill out and clam before and after playing mini golf.    

Crayzee Barn: Crayzee Barn, located at Woollett Hall Farm, Sidcup is one of Bexley’s top venues for parents and carers. It is a great place for children aged 10 and under that keeps them entertained. The children spend their energy in safe and fun environment.  

Foots Cray Meadows: Foots Cray Meadows are the largest open space open for public in the London Borough of Bexley. It is in the South East of the Borough and is on the edge of Sidcup. The River Cray serves a great landscape where one can escape and feel refreshed. The Foots Cray Meadows are rich in natural history with the river and woods. It serves pockets of nature conservation. The place has huge ecological importance and is a great outdoor recreation area for tourists and nearby residents.  

Swanley Park Located just 4 km from Sidcup, Swanley Park is a beautiful and one of the most popular and well used parks in London. It attracts tourists from Sidcup and other towns in UK. It offers a great outing for families to enjoy boating, paddling pool and water splash area, sand play, etc. Children enjoy swings, climbing frame, and a zip wire in the park. This is really a great place for family to simply relax and enjoy the day out near Sidcup. 

Driving Schools in Sidcup 

Matt Shurmer Driving School Sidcup

119 Maidstone Road


DA14 5HX

0203 633 1813