126 Lockesley Drive Orpington BR5 2AE

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135 PASSES in 2019!

Driving lessons in Welling- Over 1000 Local Customer Reviews!

Matt Shurmer Bromley

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

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

Look at our Local Customer Reviews where our pupils do our talking for us.

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135 passes already in 2019!

 (88% of our pupils this year have passed 1st or 2nd attempt) 

Over 1000 Customer Reviews

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Free Theory Test online training

We offer our pupils FULL FREE access to both Theory Test Pro and Go Theory for 6 months.

Learners using Theory Test Pro are twice as likely to pass than the national average. Go Theory is particularly good for those with specific educational needs.

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Test Cancellation Checker

Discounted access (20% off) to a reputable online Test Cancellation Checker (useful if you need to re- test) or need to get an earlier test date.

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Nerves and Anxiety Stress Buster PDF, AND Top 10 Reasons for Failing your Driving Test PDF

Stress busting PDF that will enable you to perform at your best on your driving test.

'Pass Your Test Quicker' PDF Resource

 This will hugely help you to plan ahead for a topic you will be covering, or recapping on a topic already covered 

Free ‘Know Your Traffic Signs’ online

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Who will you trust? Customer Reviews Welling Jenny B

"For years I have put off learning to drive as it is something that has really scared me and the thought of taking lessons filled me with dread. However with Neil as my instructor I gained a confidence I never knew that I had. From my very first lesson he made me feel instantly relaxed and safe.
He was always so patient and let me work things through at my own speed, being completely understanding about the anxieties I felt about driving. By talking things through together he would work out how my mind worked and taught me in a way that I could really understand.
His continued support has been amazing and I never failed to return from a lesson without a smile on my face. I can honestly say that if it wasn't for him I would have given up with the lessons a long time ago. Neil has not only helped me become a safe driver, he has also helped me to grow in confidence and believe in myself and I am so grateful for that.
I would without doubt recommend him to anyone about to start taking lessons. I will definitely miss him!"​




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Why choose us to teach you? Customer Reviews Welling Daniel L

“I was recommended Matt Shurmer Driving School by friends whose family had success with Simon along with immense praise for the man himself. All of them had passed first time too so the results were testaments in themselves. For the most part the experience of learning was what I expected in regards to the difficulties and successes.
What I wasn’t expecting was that the instruction would be of such high caliber. I wasn’t being simply taught to drive in order to pass a test on a set day but instead to become a confident and well rounded driver.
This was Simon’s primary concern and a mantra that made me confident for the future as a driver. Simon’s approach was practically perfect – critical but always positive and filled with praise – the precise balance. Simon always made me feel at ease and it was always clear that he only ever wanted the very best for his students. That and his superb and individual sense of humor!
​Each session was always a pleasure no matter how nervous or difficult I may have felt the lesson had been. Furthermore a testament to his teaching was that Simon did all he could to convey methods and methodologies to ensure that it was bespoke to my needs and understanding ensuring that I was achieving the high standards I am sure all his students obtain. I’d challenge you to find better.”​


Driving School Welling | Top Rated Customer Reviews


· 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 Welling 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 Welling you will never be put under pressure to complete a task you don’t feel ready to do. Our instructors 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 DBS (CRB) 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 Welling 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 Welling 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 Welling 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 Welling

Welling, Kent is known for historical sites and cultural heritage. 

There are several places of interest one can enjoy exploring in Welling and nearby the town.
Here are the top highlights of the town:  

  • Danson House, a stunning Grade I listed Georgian Villa built in 1766 set in more than 200 acres of magnificent parkland. Perfect place for wedding and other ceremony.
  • Serverndroog Castle, 1.8 miles from Welling is one of the impressive 18th century building that offers a historical visitor experience
  • Firepower, The Royal Artillery Museum, just a 5.6 km from Welling is a great place that tells the story of the Gunners, interactive history of artillery and recon the human cost of conflict through film, music, and poetry.
  • Red House, just 2.2 km from Welling, is a significant arts and crafts building on the outskirt of London
  • Lesnes Abbey, a scheduled ancient monument and is a local nature reserve great to explore for families and friends
  • Royal Artillery Barracks, the home of the Royal Artillery from 1776 till 2007
  • Hall Place and Gardens, magnificent gardens just 5 km away from Welling
  • Eltham Palace, an impressive historical site linked with distinguished line of Royal figures. It is just 5.7 km from Welling
  • Thamas Barrier Information Centre, one of the largest movable flood barriers in the world is worth visiting when planning to explore places nearby Welling
  • Olympic stadium, 7 miles to the northwest of Welling, is a venue for sport enthusiasts that accommodate many events, shows, exhibitions, etc.
  • Tower of London, a historical castle about 900 year old, is 16km away from Welling
  • London Bridge, famous around the world is just 22km from Welling
  • Paul’s Cathedral, London’s most iconic Grade I listed building is just 17 km from Welling
  • O2 Arena, a multi-purpose indoor arena is just 13 km from Welling

Staying in and nearby Welling 

There are several hotels and cottages those serve great accommodation facilities that can suit to everyone’s needs. For those who are looking for longer stay can even rent the apartment so as to bring down the cost of staying in Welling. The hotels, cottages, rental villas, bed and breakfasts, etc. are easy to find in Welling over the internet. There are many websites those list best hotels in and nearby the town ideal for families to stay.    

Places to stay near Welling  

There are many hotels and villas where you can stay and enjoy exploring Welling. Here are some great names you can search over the internet for quality staying in and nearby Welling.  Welling, Kent and the surrounding places serve great accommodations for the tourists. There are hotels, villas, cottages, self-catering homes, etc. that can suit to everyone’s taste and pocket. Those who are looking for long-term stay in Welling, Kent can prefer renting apartments, furnished homes for budget and comfortable stay. ​

  • Abbey Woods Short Stay
  • Bexleyheath Marriott
  • Holiday Inn London Bexley
  • Comfort Zone at Vista River View Serviced Apartments
  • The Antigalllican
  • London Docklands Apartments
  • Greenland Hotel
  • Greenland Villa
  • Travelodge London City Airport

Reaching Welling 

Welling is well connected to London and other cities through over-ground trains and bus services. It takes just half an hour to reach London Bridge from Welling via train. Bus services are also good along with the private taxies those serve great transport facilities to explore Welling hassle-free.    

Welling has several places to explore 

There are historical sites, monuments, clubs, bars, music, and much more that one can enjoy right from the heart. There are several things to explore in and nearby the town. Here is the list of places one must see while exploring Welling and nearby areas:

  • The Russian Cannon
  • Foster’s School Old Building
  • Old Koffi Pot
  • Ancient church
  • Russian Gun
  • Welling United Football Club
  • Bexleyheath & Belvedere (Men’s hockey club)
  • Bexleyheath TC (tennis club)
  • Bexleyheath & Belvedere (women’s hockey club)
  • Erith and Belvedere (Amateur Football club)
  • Tesco Superstore
  • Thompsons Plant and Garden Centre
  • Avenida Restaurant
  • Glenmore Arms Public House
  • Woodland Farm Trust
  • The Door Hinge
  • The Nags Head Pub
  • Bexleyheath Sports Club
  • We Anchor In Hope Bar
  • The Duchess of Edinburgh
  • Micro pub

Along with these attractions in town there are several best locations one should visit nearby the town like:

  • Danson House
  • Serverndroog Castle
  • Firepower
  • Red House
  • Lesnes Abbey
  • Royal Artillery Barracks
  • Hall Place and Gardens
  • Eltham Palace
  • Thamas Barrier Information Centre
  • Olympic stadium
  • Tower of London
  • London Bridge
  • Paul’s Cathedral
  • O2 Arena

Culture of Welling 

There has been a worshipping community in the ancient village of Welling. Built in the 1930s, St. Michael’s Church is one of the popular worshipping places in Welling. The town is a part of the parish of Christ Church. The history of Anglican worship in Welling goes back considerably further. In 1869, Danson Estate owner paid for building the church made of corrugated iron on Welling corner. It is well-known as Iron Church locally.    

History and heritage in Welling 

Welling enjoys a great history and heritage. The east Wickham settlement is one of the oldest settlements in Welling. The remains of Roman buildings are found and were unearthed near Danson in 1989. A Neolithic stone axe was found in 1910 in East Wickham. A large Russian gun, which was used during Crimean war (1854 to 1860), is placed to explore for tourists at Welling corner. There are many more heritage and historic signs and attractions in Welling.    

Transport in Welling  

Welling is greatly connected with London via train and road routes. There are many trains with destination to London Bridge, London Victoria, London Waterloo East, London Cannon Street, Barnehurst, and Dartford. It takes just 24 minutes to reach London Bridge by train from Welling. The bus services in Welling connect with areas Crayford, Dartford, Kid Brooke, North Greenwich, St. Mary Cray, Woolwich, Orpington, Sidcup, Blackheath, and Bexleyheath. Buses, private cars and trains made it easier to reach Welling easily.   

Sports and Leisure in Welling 

Welling is home of a famous football ground namely Welling United F.C. which was started with Belvedere FC and Erith. The town has two non-league football clubs and Welling United F.C. and Erith and Belvedere F. C. There are hockey clubs namely Bexley and Belvedere Hockey club.    

Education in Welling 

The town has many infant schools, primary schools, and colleges. The schools here include:

  • Bexley Grammar School
  • East Wickham Infants School
  • Danson Primary School
  • East Wickham Junior School
  • Eastcote Primary School
  • Fosters Primary School
  • Harris Academy Falconwood
  • Hillsgrove Primary School
  • Hook Lan Primary School
  • Michael’s East Wickham CoE Primary School
  • Stephen’s Catholic Primary School
  • Welling School
  • Westbrooke School
  • Hadlow College Equestrian Skills and Riding Centre

Welling’s real estate market 

You can find Victorian housing stock and modern flats in the town. If you are looking for rental market in Welling you can find there is a good base for commuters into London and for the families looking for good education.     It is located east-southeast of Charging Cross and is just a few miles away from Centre of London. The town shares the Kent postcode prefix of DA16 even though it is considered as the town of London Borough of Bexley.    

History and heritage of Welling (Kent) Eastern Wickham is one of the oldest settlements in the town. The Neolithic stone axe was also found in the town in the year 1910. The remains of Roman buildings were excavated near Danson in the year 1989. Overall, the town has a great and rich past filled with rich history, heritage, and culture. Previously, the town was a small village located on the main road from London to Kent and was a part of the Municipal Borough of Bexley in the administrative country of Kent. The London Government Act 1963 abolished the borough in the year 1965 and the town was transferred to Greater London. At present, it is considered as a part of London Borough of Bexley. 

The town, with its great past, also proud for the notable people who borne and grew up in this town.

  • Singer Kate Bush (the singer and songwriter)
  • Steve Hillier (the musician, DJ, Record producer)
  • Aniem Choudary (the Isalmist political activist)
  • Ernest Greenwood (the artist, teacher and former president of the Royal Watercolour Society)
  • Tom Raworth (the poet and visual artist)
  • Bill Peyto (the pioneering Canadian mountain guide and park ranger)

Driving Lessons in Welling

 Matt Shurmer Driving School Welling

29 Lancelot Road


DA16 2HX

0203 633 1821