Driving Lessons in London

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Driving Lessons London

Where we provide lessons in London

We’ve got instructors all over the London Boroughs. So you’ll be able to find us! Some areas we cover:

Bromley, Croydon, Hammersmith & Fulham, Enfield, City of Westminster, Wandsworth, Kingston upon Thames, Islington, Tower Hamlets and Haringey.

Or just enter your postcode above to check lesson pricing in your local area of London.

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Learning to drive in London

Confidence is key when driving in London, especially in the city centre. It can feel overwhelming at first with so much road and foot traffic, but don’t let it get you flustered. Instead, try to stay calm and focus on the traffic immediately around you. Remember, you’ve got this! We're here to help you every step of the way!

The good news is that the average speed on London roads is very slow due to the sheer number of cars. Take advantage of this because it will give you a little extra time to spot hazards ahead.

If you’re taking a spin in the car between lessons, make sure you’ve planned your practice route around the Congestion Charge. This is a tax that all vehicles must pay when they travel through central London on weekdays during certain hours of the day. You won’t need to pay it during the weekends and evenings, so that could be a good time to practise!

You won’t need to have experience driving on motorways for your test, but asking your instructor to give you a lesson on motorways could be good preparation for post-test life. The M25 ring road outside of London allows you to easily get to different areas of the capital and the M1 is a popular route out of the city as is the M11. Don’t forget to get some practice on dual carriageways in and around London too, to get some experience driving at higher speeds and switching lanes.

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Manual and automatic driving lessons

We know that Londoners love choice, that’s why we offer both manual and automatic driving lessons. We’ve got your back.

Make sure you’re happy with the type of transmission you want to learn to drive before booking your first lesson. At Midrive we have both manual and automatic driving instructors based across London for you.

If you are planning on mainly driving in London once you pass your driving test, learning in an automatic car might be a good choice for you. There will be slightly less to remember compared to a manual and less need to change gears when driving in heavy, slow moving traffic which is prevalent in London.

While this may work for some, others might prefer the extra challenge and freedom of learning in a manual car, because you can drive either a manual or automatic car once you pass your test.

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Driving test centre locations across London

You'll have lots of test centres to choose from, whether you're learning in North, East, South East, South West, West or North West London. To find your nearest, enter your postcode on the DVSA's driving test centres page. Your instructor will show you the routes around your test centre before the big day comes round, so make sure you get plenty of practice in the area!

East London

  • Barking (Tanner Street): 84 Tanner Street, Barking, Essex, Greater London, IG11 8QF

  • Barking (Town Quay): Unit 9 Town Quay Wharf, Barking, Essex, Greater London, IG11 7BZ

  • Chingford: Doric House, 128 Station Road, Chingford, Greater London, E4 6AD

  • Goodmayes: 98 Goodmayes Road, Ilford, Greater London, IG3 9UZ

  • Wanstead: 2 Devon House, Hermon Hill, Wanstead, Greater London, E11 2AW

North London

  • Barnet: Raydean House, 15 - 17 Western Parade, Barnet, Greater London, EN5 1AD

  • Enfield: Solar Way, Innova Park Business Centre, Enfield, Greater London, EN3 7XY

  • Tottenham: Tottenham Annex Building, Selby Centre, Selby Road, Tottenham, Greater London, N17 8JL

  • Wood Green: The Gatehouse, Woodhall House, Lordship Lane, Wood Green, Greater London, N22 5JW

North West London

  • Hendon: 3 Aviation Drive, Beaufort Park, Hendon, Greater London, NW9 5TZ

  • Mill Hill: Unit 9, Grannard Business Centre, Bunns Lane, Mill Hill, Greater London, NW7 2DQ

South East London

  • Croydon: 111 Canterbury Road, Croydon, Greater London, CR0 3HH

  • Hither Green: 42-44 Ennersdale Road, Hither Green, Greater London, SE13 6JD

South West London

  • Ashford: 18/19 Fir Tree Place, Church Road, Ashford, Greater London, TW15 2PJ

  • Tolworth: Douglas House, 1B Douglas Road, Tolworth, Greater London, KT6 7R

West London

  • Isleworth: Worton Hall, Worton Road, Isleworth, Greater London, TW7 6ER

  • Southall: 295 Allenby Road, Southall, Greater London, UB1 2HD

What learners say about our driving lessons in London

We’ve helped over 300,000 learners pass their driving test so far. Imagine how many are in London! Why not take a look at some of the lovely things they’ve said about us?