The L Factory

Learn with The L Factory where Safe driving is no accident.

-  Our Mission -

Our Customers are Our Priority

About Us

We provide practical  driving lesson in Lytham St. Annes and surrounding areas. All students of The L Factory receive Full and Unlimited Access to Theory Test Pro. Take a quick test of your theory knowledge here. Or why not take a look at some of our student reviews on our website to see why we are so successful. We use in-car videos as a training aid and ipad apps for visual help with juntions and roundabouts.
The L Factory is owned by Karen Smith who has been involved in the Driving Instructor industry for many years and provides Driving Lessons in Blackpool and Lytham St. Annes. Karen is a fully qualified ADI and holds a full Motorcycle licence and HGV Class 1 licence (C + E)

The business was started in Central Manchester in the 90's and has grown to become a  successful driving school. We pride ourselves on being trustworthy, reliable and professional as all of our customer reviews on our website will show. 95% of all our students are recommended by other pupils.

Karen Smith

Karen Smith

The L Factory Owner

The L Factory is a member of the Blackpool and District Driving Instructors Association, the Driving Instructors Association, the Motor Schools Association and the Advanced Driving section of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (Ro. S. P. A. ).

As a growing Driving School our customers are situated mainly around Lytham St. Annes and Blackpool.

Theory Test Pro has a FIRST TIME PASS RATE OF 85% (more than double the national average). For this reason we offer this to all students FREE OF CHARGE.

5 Reasons to Choose Us

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Some things to consider when choosing your Driving School


By far the best method is a personal recommendation from a friend or relative who can give first hand experience.

Recommendations supply us with approx 80% of our work. This is something that we are very proud of. We like to think that all our students are happy with the service and tuition that they receive and without their referrals we simply could not survive.


A proportion of our work is from students that have decided to change from their present school for to a variety of reasons e.g. "my instructor sometimes talks on the phone during a lesson instead of looking after me" - "I receive little or no feedback to enable me to improve" - "he/she is often late or cancels" - “we only drive for about half the time of the lesson” - "he/she talks a lot about themselves than about my driving"

These are some of the reasons that are given to us when talking to new students.

Does this sound familiar?

Here at The L Factory we offer a realistic lesson fee that enables us to attract the very best instructors in the area. We also invest in continued professional training to keep us at the top of our profession.


There are many ways that driving schools will attract new students. The most common way is by offering ‘cheap’ lesson prices which on the face of it sound too good to be true - they probable are! Some will offer free lessons and all sorts of other gimmicks to entice you. Ask yourself one question “Why are the doing this?”

You now have the task of sifting through all these offers, but remember that very few things in life are free and you generally get what you pay for.


As mentioned previously your choice is a daunting one and your final decision could be a very expensive mistake if you get it wrong. It could also lead to you giving up learning to drive.

5. We Come Highly Recommended

Whatever your choice, we hope it is the correct one and would like to wish you a positive learning experience along with safe driving for life.

Best wishes,

Karen Smith, Owner of The L Factory