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    Learn to drive in London

    Learning to drive in London can be a daunting task, with the capital’s roads not being the most friendly for novice drivers or anyone who’s yet to build up their confidence. One-way streets, complex networks of A-roads, and residential areas lined with vehicles all make for something that can be intimidating even to experienced drivers.

    This shouldn’t deter you from deciding to learn to drive, though, as it is one of life’s most valuable skills. The important thing to ensure is that you book your lessons with a qualified, highly-competent driving instructor who can deliver tuition that stands you in good stead to pass with flying colours when the test day comes.

    Why choose a Bill Plant Driving School instructor in London?

    London has a huge number of different driving schools from which to choose, but not all of them are worth your while. Some won’t be able to offer flexible lesson times or have DVSA-registered instructors. Choosing to book your driving lessons with Bill Plant Driving School will guarantee high-quality lessons from professional instructors in your local area, giving you the best possible chance of passing on your first attempt.

    We’re an award-winning driving school

    Bill Plant Driving School has been presented with the National Driving School of the Year award for two consecutive years, holding the top spot in both 2019 and 2020. This award recognises our high pass rates and excellent feedback from students, showing that the quality of our driving tuition is celebrated nationally.

    Our students give us excellent ratings

    Don’t just take our word for it, though, rest on the knowledge that our past students give us excellent ratings for the quality of the lessons they receive. Bill Plant Driving School scores 4.7 on Trustpilot based on thousands of reviews, and our fantastic pass rates serve as proof of why this school should be your first choice.

    Learn in modern, comfortable cars

    The vehicles used by Bill Plant Driving School are modern, comfortable Volkswagen cars. Our instructors make sure that they are regularly maintained, cleaned and kept to the highest standards at all times. We replace our fleet with new models every few years to create the best possible learning environment and ensure stress-free, relevant driving lessons for our clients.

    Choose lesson times that suit you

    Whether you have a busy working schedule or existing commitments to friends and family, we have driving lesson slots at times to suit you. Using our easy online form, you’ll be able to book lessons with a local instructor at the same time each week or at different times depending on your needs. Our instructors are all in control of their own diaries, meaning they’re able to accommodate individual client requirements.

    Enjoy discounts

    Buying driving lessons in bulk allows you to enjoy discounted prices, making learning to drive more affordable than ever. Purchasing lessons in blocks also ensures that you can keep learning consistently and get your sessions booked well in advance.

    Free theory lessons

    Here at Bill Plant Driving School, we aim to offer as much help and training as possible. As one of our students, you’ll be able to access free theory training and practice tests online including Hazard Perception exercises and The Highway Code.

    We encourage all of our students to take advantage of these free resources to help them to pass their theory tests, become more confident learner drivers and drive more safely after getting their licences. We also advise students to ask questions during their practical lessons, as this one-on-one time with expert drivers is a fantastic opportunity to increase knowledge.

    Driving test centres in London

    If you’re looking to learn to drive in London, you’re in luck, as there are around 20 driving test centres in and around the city. This means plenty of opportunity to find a test centre within your London borough, giving you a chance to take your driving test on roads you are familiar with.

    When you’re learning to drive in London, your instructor will take you on the roads near your test centre, as well as routes you might encounter on your driving test. This makes sure that you’re comfortable and relaxed ahead of the big day. When it comes to driving test centres in London, you have plenty to choose from.

    Barking Driving Test Centre

    Pass Rate34.3%
    Address84 Tanner Street, Barking, Essex, Greater London, IG11 8QF
    Disabled AccessNo, but special arrangements can be made

    Barnet Driving Test Centre

    Pass Rate37.9%
    AddressRaydean House, 15-17 Western Parade, Barnet, Greater London, EN5 1AD
    Disabled AccessNo, but special arrangements can be made

    Chingford Driving Test Centre

    Pass Rate36.2%
    AddressDoric House, 128 Station Road, Chingford, Greater London, E4 6AD
    Disabled AccessNo, but special arrangements can be made

    Enfield Driving Test Centre

    Pass Rate41.3%
    AddressSolar Way, Innova Park Business Centre, Enfield, Greater London, EN3 7XY
    Disabled AccessN/A

    Goodmayes Driving Test Centre

    Pass Rate38.5%
    Address98 Goodmayes Road, Ilford, Greater London, IG3 9UZ
    Disabled AccessNo, but special arrangements can be made

    Greenford Driving Test Centre

    Pass Rate40.2%
    Address96 Horsenden Lane North, Greenford, Greater London, UB6 7QH
    Disabled AccessN//A

    Hayes Driving Test Centre

    Pass Rate45.3%
    AddressFourways House, Rigby Lane, Swallowfield Way, Hayes, Greater London, UB3 1ET
    Disabled AccessNo, but special arrangements can be made

    Hendon Driving Test Centre

    Pass Rate46%
    Address3 Aviation Drive, Beaufort Park, Hendon, Greater London, NW9 5TZ
    Disabled AccessYes

    Hither Green Driving Test Centre

    Pass Rate45.1%
    Address42-44 Ennersdale Road, Hither Green, Greater London, SE13 6JD
    Disabled AccessN/A

    Hornchurch Driving Test Centre

    Pass Rate45.9%
    Address75 Station Lane, Hornchurch, Romford, Greater London, RM12 6JX
    Disabled AccessNo

    Isleworth Driving Test Centre

    Pass Rate43.8%
    AddressWorton Hall, Worton Road, Isleworth, Greater London, TW7 6ER
    Disabled AccessNo, but special arrangements can be made

    Mill Hill Driving Test Centre

    Pass Rate44.5%
    AddressUnit 9, Grannard Business Centre,Bunns Lane, Mill Hill, Greater London, NW7 2DQ
    Disabled AccessYes

    Pinner Driving Test Centre

    Pass Rate46.1%
    Address221 Tolcarne Drive, Pinner, Greater London, HA5 2DZ
    Disabled AccessNo, but special arrangements can be made

    Sidcup Driving Test Centre

    Pass Rate45.5%
    Address2 Crayside, Five Arches Business Estate, Maidstone Road, Sidcup, Greater London, DA14 5AG
    Disabled AccessYes

    Southall Driving Test Centre

    Pass Rate41.8%
    Address295 Allenby Road, Southall, Greater London, UB1 2HD
    Disabled AccessN/A

    Tolworth Driving Test Centre

    Pass Rate48.2%
    AddressDouglas House, 1B Douglas Road, Tolworth, Greater London, KT6 7RZ
    Disabled AccessYes

    Tottenham Driving Test Centre

    Pass Rate37.3%
    AddressTottenham Annex Building, Selby Centre, Selby Road, Tottenham, Greater London, N17 8JL
    Disabled AccessN/A

    Uxbridge Driving Test Centre

    Pass Rate44.8%
    AddressUnit 7, Trade City Business Park, off Cowley Mill Road, Uxbridge, Greater London, UB8 2DB
    Disabled AccessN/A

    Wanstead Driving Test Centre

    Pass Rate34%
    Address2 Devon House, Hermon Hill, Wanstead, Greater London, E11 2AW
    Disabled AccessNo, but special arrangements can be made

    Wood Green Driving Test Centre

    Pass Rate37.9%
    AddressWood Green Crown Court, Woodhall House, Lordship Lane, Wood Green, N22 5LF
    Disabled AccessN/A

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    Driving lessons in London FAQs

    Which London driving test centre has the highest pass rate?

    Like most regions in the UK, London test centres have different pass rates. These are determined largely by the preplanned test routes available to learners, with different routes including different hazards, challenges, and obstacles. 

    On average, London’s pass rate is lower than the national rate – 41% compared with 46%. But, there are certain areas of London where the pass rate is far higher than the national average. Borehamwood’s test centre, for example, had a pass rate of 57% in 2021, the highest of all the test centres in the capital.

    Which London driving test centre should I choose?

    Depending on where you live or where you choose to take your driving lessons, there may be a number of different test centres nearby. Ask your instructor about the test routes available at each centre before booking your test as there may be particular areas of London that you want to avoid due to busy roads, lack of familiarity or otherwise.

    Is driving in London more difficult than elsewhere in the UK?

    Some people do think that learning to drive in London is more difficult than it is in other regions of the UK, but this shouldn’t dissuade you from learning altogether. Having a skilled, experienced instructor is crucial for making sure that you are able to build up your confidence and gain all the knowledge you need to drive safely on London’s roads. In the end, wherever you choose to learn to drive, you’ll have to be able to demonstrate the same skills and abilities in order to pass your test.

    What types of driving lessons are there in London?

    Bill Plant Driving School offers a range of courses and lessons to suit learners of types. Our instructors provide:

    • Intensive driving courses for anyone looking to pass their test as quickly as possible
    • Pass Plus courses for learners wanting additional training for driving in bad weather, on rural roads, and at night
    • Automatic driving lessons for people who don’t want to learn how to drive a manual car
    • Refresher driving lessons for anyone who wants to top up their driving skills after not having driven for a period of time
    • Motorway driving lessons for anyone who has recently passed their test but wants to build up their confidence when driving on the UK’s motorways

    Driving in London

    As the most densely-populated area of the UK, London can be a challenging place to drive. With lots of busy roads, pedestrians and other hazards, there are many things for drivers to be aware of. And since so many tourists visit London each day, there are lots of people – both drivers and pedestrians alike – who are unfamiliar with the city’s roads.

    But this shouldn’t put you off driving in London. Learning to drive in London is a great way to become familiar with the city’s roads and drivers, which will in turn give you that all-important confidence when it comes to navigating London’s roads.

    Roundabouts in London

    Just like all cities, London is home to a number of roundabouts. These can get incredibly busy, thanks to the 3.7 million car journeys that happen within London every single day. However, this doesn’t make them any different to others in the UK – the same rules for driving on a roundabout still apply.

    There are a number of famous roundabouts within London, that learner drivers might need to navigate. These include:

    • Hatton Cross Roundabout – made up of five mini roundabouts in one.Old Street Roundabout – which is actually more of a square than a circle, and has a number of restaurants underneath it.
    • Westway Roundabout – which has been referenced in songs by Blur and The Clash.

    Motorways and major roads in London

    While Central London itself is made up of a lot of residential streets and A-roads, the majority of Greater London is encircled by the famous M25, or London’s Orbital Motorway. Constructed in 1975, this 117-mile road is one of the UK’s busiest. Approximately 200,000 cars use the M25 every single day – meaning a lot of other road users to be aware of.

    Alongside the M25, there are also a number of other motorways serving the Greater London area. If you’re driving to London from elsewhere in the UK, you might find yourself driving on the M11 from the north, M2 from the south-east, or M4 from the west.