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If you’re new to the wheel, you might be nervous about London’s heavy traffic and busy streets. But don’t let that put you off! The average speed on London’s roads is very slow due to the large number of cars - so you’ll have a bit more time to prepare for oncoming hazards. Plus, once you’ve learned to drive here, you’ll be well-placed to drive anywhere.
It goes without saying to avoid the city centre when you’re starting out, but you’ll also need to take into account the Congestion Charge - a fee that drivers have to pay if they’re travelling through the centre of London at certain times of day. The charge doesn’t apply in the evenings and at weekends, so if you’re hoping to head into the Congestion Charge zone then those might be good times to do so!
As well as dual carriageways, there are lots of motorways surrounding London. Although you won’t get assessed on them during your driving test, we’d still recommend asking your instructor for a motorway driving lesson. That way, you’ll feel confident by the time you come to tackle them on your own post-test.
A couple of useful motorways to get to grips with are the M1 and M11. They’re both common routes out of the city which you’re likely to use once you pass your test. Equally, you’ll probably use the M25 ring road regularly to travel to different parts of the city. Remember though, you can’t drive on the motorway as a learner unless you’re with an instructor in a dual control car. With the help of your Midrive instructor, your shiny pink driver’s licence will drop through your letterbox before you know it!
You can choose between automatic and manual driving lessons in London.
We offer both transmissions in London, so make sure that you’ve considered which is best for you before you start lessons. Since there’s heavy traffic in London, you might find it simpler to drive an automatic car. Automatics take away the need to change gears, so they give you less to worry about, particularly in slow-moving traffic.
On the other hand, manual lessons and cars tend to be cheaper. Plus, with a manual licence you’re qualified to drive both manual and automatic cars, giving you more freedom in the long run. The choice is yours!
When the time’s right, your instructor will help you to choose a test centre and introduce you to the areas that could come up in your test. Whether you're based in East London, North London, North West London, South East London, South West London or West London there’s sure to be plenty of choice near you. Take a look at the DVSA website to find your closest, or browse our list of test centres by area:
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
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
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
Croydon: 111 Canterbury Road, Croydon, Greater London, CR0 3HH
Hither Green: 42-44 Ennersdale Road, Hither Green, Greater London, SE13 6JD
Ashford: 18/19 Fir Tree Place, Church Road, Ashford, Greater London, TW15 2PJ
Tolworth: Douglas House, 1B Douglas Road, Tolworth, Greater London, KT6 7R
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?