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Booking your theory test in London

All driving related tests including theory tests are booked through the DSA. There are 2 options for booking your theory test in London; book online or by telephone.

Book a theory test by telephone
For theory test bookings at any of the London Theory Test Centres by telephone, visit the book a driving theory test section for all DSA theory test booking telephone numbers.

Book a theory test online
For online theory test bookings at any of the London Theory Test Centres. see the book a driving theory test section for all DSA contact information, booking information including the theory test.

When you have booked your theory test, the DSA will e-mail you confirmation, including the particular London theory test centre of your choice and the time of your test.

Taking the theory test in London

In the event of any complications, it is advisable that you print your theory test confirmation e-mail and take it with you to the London Theory Test Centre that you have chosen.

Included with your theory test confirmation e-mail, take with you your provisional driving licence, both the plastic card and the paper counterpart. Failure to take this or to provide sufficient proof as to who you are may result in your forfeiting the test and losing the test fee.

Arrive at your London based theory test centre in plenty of time. Arriving late may also result in you being unable to take the theory test and losing the test fee.


Theory Test Centres in London

Listed on this page are all the theory test centres in London or close to London.

Once you have received your provisional driving licence, you are then able to book the theory test in London.

There is usually a 1 to 2 week waiting list for sitting the theory test in the London Theory Test Centres, although at certain times of the year it can be longer.

For current theory test fees, check the learning to drive section for all driving test and theory test related information.


Approximate map location of London Theory Test Centres

London theory test centres

Chatham Theory Test Centre
14-16 High Street, Chatham, Kent  ME4 4EP


Croydon Theory Test Centre
Central House (2nd floor), 27 Park Street, Croydon, Greater London, Surrey CR0 1YD


Ilford Theory Test Centre
Valentine House (4th floor), 51-69 Ilford Hill, Ilford, London, Greater London IG1 2DG


Kingston upon Thames Theory Test Centre
Drapers Court (4th floor), Kingston Hall Road, Kingston upon Thames, London, Surrey KT1 2BQ


Southgate Theory Test Centre
Crown House (2nd floor), 47 Chase Side, Southgate, Enfield, Greater London N14 5BP


Southwark Theory Test Centre
9 Holyrood Street (1st floor), Southwark, London, Greater London SE1 2EL


Staines Theory Test Centre
Ground Floor, Provident House, Bridge Street, Staines, Greater London TW18 4TW


Uxbridge Theory Test Centre
Wellington House (Ground floor), 4/10 Cowley Road, Uxbridge, Greater London UB8 2XW


Cancelling the theory test

You can cancel your theory test and receive a refund of the test fee. To cancel the theory test you will need:

  • your valid provisional driving licence number
  • provide at least 3 working days notice

Cancelling the theory test can be done using the same DSA website in the Learning To Drive section, as above or calling the above number.

Driving theory test enquiries

If you have enquiries regarding your theory test or theory test booking, you can email Pearson Professional at customercare@pearson.com