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Book a test at London driving test centre

Driving tests cannot be booked through the test centres directly. To book a driving test, there are 2 options; by phone or online.

Book a driving test by phone
Telephone bokkings for London Driving Test Centres can be located within the learning to drive section.

Book your driving test online
To book your driving test online for the London Driving Test Centres, see the learning to drive section for all DSA contact information.

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

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

Cancelling and rescheduling

A minimum of 3 working days is required to cancel or reschedule at any of these London Driving Test Centres. If 3 working days notice is not provided, the DSA are unable to offer a refund or to reschedule. Rescheduling can be made up to 3 times. Rescheduling can also be used to make an earlier driving test appointment if available due to the long driving test wait times in London. To either cancel or reschedule the driving test, use the above contact methods to contact the DSA.

Arriving at London Driving Test Centres

It is important that you take with you your provisional driving licence, both the card and the paper counterpart. Failure to take these or an acceptable form of identification will result in a termination of the driving test and you will lose the driving test fee.

Although not essential, also take your theory test pass certificate and the driving test confirmation letter or print the e-mail the DSA sent you. If any complications arise, these should help to resolve them.

 

London driving test pass rates

2012 London driving test centres pass rates can be located in the driving test pass rates section.


 

 

London Driving Test Centres

Listed are the available driving test centres for the city of London. The driving test pass rates for London are often low due to the pace of the traffic, varied roads and conditions.


To gain a good chance of passing the driving test from any of these London Driving Test Centres, a sound and safe knowledge of busy urban driving, to include roundabouts and mini roundabouts, crossroads and junctions of various types.

Quieter residential roads are often incorporated into the driving test. These test your ability to react to meeting oncoming vehicles within narrow width roads or lanes. If your test centre is located on the outskirts of London, rural roads may be a feature of the driving test.

These types of roads represent hazards due to high speed and the ability to negotiate corners correctly.

Fast paced A roads are frequented and if within test centre distance, dual carriageway systems may be taken.

The driving test will involve 1 (if time permitting, perhaps 2) of the 4 possible manoeuvres and the emergency stop procedure having around a 1 in 3 possibility of being requested. The introduction of the independent part of the driving test will require approximately 10 minutes.

Are driving tests in London difficult

Driving tests in London can be a little more challenging than other areas and the driving test pass rates for the London test centres show this. This is due to the higher volume of traffic in London compared to other areas. Driving technique by many drivers can also be much more aggressive in London giving learner drivers more of a stressful time. If you are struggling to pass the driving test in London, it may be worth considering taking the test in another area. If you have friends or family in other areas, perhaps stay with them for a few days to take driving lessons in that area before the test. Taking driving lessons in the area will allow you to become accustomed with the test routes and improve your chances for passing.


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North London Driving test centres

Barnet Driving Test Centre
Raydean House 15/17 Western Parade, Barnet. Middlesex EN5 1AD

Borehamwood Driving Test Centre
Unit 1-3, Elstree Gate, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 1JD

Chingford Driving Test Centre
Doric House, 128 Station Road, Chingford E4 6AD

Enfield driving test centre
Solar Way, Innova Park Business Centre, Enfield, Middlesex EN3 7XY

Goodmayes driving test centre
98 Goodmayes Road, Ilford, Greater London IG3 9UZ

Hendon driving test centre
3 Aviation Drive, Beaufort Park, Hendon, London NW9 5TZ

Loughton Driving Test Centre
Crown Buildings, 284 High Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 1RB

Mill Hill Driving Test Centre
Unit 9, Grannard Business Centre, Bunns Lane, Mill Hill, London NW7 2DQ

Wanstead (Hermon Hill) Driving Test Centre
2 Devon House , Hermon Hill, Wanstead, London E11 2AW

Watford Driving Test Centre
CP House, Otterspool Way, Watford WD25 8HU

Wood Green Driving Test Centre
The Gatehouse, Woodhall House, Lordship Lane, Wood Green, London N22 5JW

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West London Driving Test Centres

Ashford Driving Test Centre
18/19 Fir Tree Place, Church Road, Ashford, Middlesex TW15 2PH

Chertsey Driving Test Centre
Unit 4, The Forum, Hanworth Industrial Estate, Hanworth Lane, Chertsey KT16 9JX

Greenford Driving Test Centre
96 Horsenden Lane North, Greenford, London UB6 7QH

Hayes Driving Test Centre
Fourways House, Rigby Lane, Swallowfield Way, Hayes, London UB3 1ET

Isleworth Driving Test Centre
Worton Hall Worton Road, Isleworth, London TW7 6ER

Pinner Driving Test Centre
221 Tolcarne Drive, Pinner, London HA5 2DZ

Southall Driving Test Centre
285 Allenby Road, Southall, London UB1 2HD

Tolworth Driving Test Centre
Douglas House, 1b Douglas Road, Tolworth, Greater London KT6 7RZ

Uxbridge driving test centre
Unit 7, Trade City Business Park , Off Cowley Mill Road, Uxbridge, Greater London UB8 2DB

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East London Driving Test Centres

Barking Driving Test Centre
84 Tanner Street, Barking, Essex IG11 8QF

Belvedere Driving Test Centre
33 Woolwich Road, Belvedere, Kent DA17 5EE

Hither Green driving test centre
42-44 Ennersdale Road, Hither Green, London SE13 6JD

Hornchurch driving test centre
75 Station Lane, Hornchurch, Greater London RM12 6JX

Sidcup Driving Test Centre
2 Crayside, Five Arches Business Estate, Maidstone Rd, Sidcup, Greater London DA14 5AG

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South London Driving Test Centres

Croydon Driving Test Centre
111 Canterbury Road, Croydon, Greater London CR0 3HH

Mitcham Driving Test Centre
Redhouse Road, Mitcham, Surrey CR0 3AQ

Morden Driving Test Centre
10 Tudor Drive, Morden, Surrey SM4 4PE

South Norwood Driving Test Centre - Now closed
112a Portland Road, South Norwood, London SE25 4PJ

Sutton Driving Test Centre
Helena House, 348 High Street, Sutton, Greater London SM1 1PU

West Wickham Driving Test Centre
56 Glebe Way, West Wickham, Kent BR4 0RL