Southwark Theory Test Centre

Detailed below provide the Southwark Pearson Professional Theory Test Centre contact address details, services offered and advice for booking and taking your theory test.

Driving Theory Test Centre Address
Ground Floor, 22 Shand Street


Toilets: Yes
Disabled access:
Translator Booth: No
Welsh Online: No
Tests Available: Car, motorcycle, lorries, buses and coaches
Telephone Number: 02037512247


Train stations and bus stations are often a short walk from most theory test centres.

Bus stop
There is a bus that stops just a short distance from the theory test centre on Abbots Lane, by Transport for London.

Station telephone number: 0343 222 1234. From the bus stop, Southwark Theory Test Centre is 0.2 miles, or a 4 minute walk.
Arriving by car: A car park is located on Kipling Street, approximately 7 minute walk to the theory test centre.


All you will need to make a theory test booking is your provisional driving licence, all you’ll need a few details from this. You can book the theory test via one of the two methods detailed below. The Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) are responsible for managing all theory test bookings and Pearson Professional conduct the theory tests. Whilst making a booking, be sure to mention if you have any reading or hearing difficulties as help is available during the test.

Book a theory test by telephone
Booking a theory test can be made via the automated telephone line. You do not need to speak to anyone although there is an option to speak to a DVSA member of staff should you have any concerns or questions. Theory test bookings can be made in Southwark by visiting the book a driving theory test section.

Book a theory test online
Booking a theory test via the internet is often the most popular due to the system displaying theory test time and date availability, allowing you to select a free slot. To book your theory test in Southwark, see the book a driving theory test section for all DVSA theory test booking information.

Southwark Theory Test Centre
Southwark Theory Test Centre


You are entitled to reschedule the theory test for an alternative date and time, or cancel the test to receive a full refund. Please allow for a minimum of three working days notice (including Saturdays) for either of these to be possible.


After you have completed your theory test booking, you’ll receive an e-mail from the DVSA. Check your junk mail in case you didn’t receive it. This e-mail will confirm the theory test date appointment and provide you with a reference number. Although not essential to take to the theory test centre, it’s advisable to print this e-mail to show to the centre staff if any problems arise.


Theory test centres take security seriously. Your provisional driving licence photocard must be taken with you to Southwark Theory Test Centre on the day of your test. If you retain the old style licence, a valid UK passport must be taken with your driving licence to provide adequate forms of identification. If you do not hold a passport, you will need to apply for a new driving licence which has the plastic card.

Failure to provide such items will prevent you from sitting the theory test and also lose the theory test fee. If you have misplaced your licence, contact the DVLA who will send you a replacement. See the learning to drive section for information on obtaining a new licence. Arrive at Southwark Theory Test Centre in good time as theory test centres have strict test slot times. Late arrivals that miss their allotted time slot will forfeit the theory test and lost the test booking fee.


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 2 reviews
 by Olivia

They cancelled original test 3 weeks ago and was only told 20 minutes before so was already on the train there! - rescheduled for today but half the computers were down so had to wait 2 hours to take it, then half way through the test the computer froze, so having to start it again! Awful test centre!

 by Sarah Beale

Just cancelled a test because of "technical difficulties" - no apologies or help with rescheduling. Poor.