Some popular areas to learn to drive in London
The typical waiting time to start your first lesson in these areas is between 1-3 days.
Intensive Driving Lessons
We offer weekly, semi intensive and intensive driving lessons in London. Living in the hustle and bustle of London, we understand many learners just want to pass fast. At driveJohnson’s we understand this requirement but how we differ from our fellow competitors is getting you assessed first. That means we don’t want all of your money upfront – it means getting you booked in for a 2 hour assessment lesson and no matter what level you are coming to us at, our driveJohnson’s approved driving instructor will be able to tell you how many hours you need, how much it will cost and when to book the test (often the office helps with the test booking bit).
As a general rule we recommend to book either an assessment or the 10 hour block booking deal and then after seeing you, we will tailor you an intensive driving course in London that works for you!
After failing with another company I needed to pass quickly, I was recommended to use driveJohnson’s. I took around 8 hours and then passed with just 1 minor fault. So it was a massive turn around in assort period of time.
Why choose our driving school?
Book in with driveJohnson’s driving school in London and receive the following guaranteed service:
- Free Access to our online App where your instructor will record your lesson progress, you can watch videos of your last lesson or upcoming lesson plan and more.
- Local driving instructor who knows your area well, knows the test routes well and they have passed a recent driveJohnson’s audit inspection.
- All of our instructors have a minimum feedback score of 4.5 out of 5. You can rate your instructors performance after each lesson too via the App.
- Our bookings team are open 7 days a week, they can assist with any additional queries and even find you driving tests quickly if you are in a rush to pass fast!
As a large established driving school in London we pride ourselves on the hundreds and thousands of positive reviews we receive every year. Unfortunately, you can’t please everyone, but hopefully you can see online internally on our website and externally we please the vast majority. Our driving school is quite unique compared to many of our competitors as we work on a reciprocal relationship basis with our instructors and pupils
For example, if a particular instructor who has joined us receives too many complaints/negative reviews we ask them to leave the company. Because our instructors own their own vehicles it’s very easy for us to do this. On the flip side, If a particular instructor who has joined us doesn’t receive enough work from us, they can choose to leave driveJohnson’s quite freely too.
Testimonials that do the talking
Rated 4.98 out of 5
Based on 250 customer reviews
Passed my test 1st time with 3 minors , had a great instructor. Made me feel very comfortable during my lessons, would highly recommend this instructor.
I wasn't sure about using a bigger driving school because of all the things you read online, but after being let down SIX times in a row by someone else, I called driveJohnson's to book my first lesson just so I could get the ball rolling. Ahmad did my lesson and we got on like a house on fire, and now after 15 hours with him I'm looking at booking my test for next month - great instructor!
when I call drive johnson, they say they have good instructing in my city in london. i ask them if they can give me the best person that they have in this city and i get given ahmad. he do my lessons and i pass my test yesterday now i am ready to drive anywhere thanks to the best instructor!!
Both my daughters learnt with Abbas and passed their tests first time. He was always very accommodating and flexible with their busy uni schedules even squeezed in lessons outside of his usual working hours. They both speak very highly of him and have since recommended many of their friends
I can not recommend Nisha more! She was a great instructor and every lesson was fun. Thank you so much for all your time and effort getting me to drive.
Passed my test today! Thanks to Nisha and her great teaching.If you want a fun instructor who makes learning to drive easy then she is your woman.
Nisha was always patient and positive, even though I was a very nervous driver and had to be told everything a hundred times! She was reliable and generous with her time and she helped me to feel calm and in control. She was also kind enough to work around my busy schedule. I had been putting off learning to drive for years, and I’m so pleased and proud to have passed my test. Thank you Nisha!
Mr. Rafi is an instructor with loads of expreince and many commendable qualities, he is always clam,patient, punctual and the best quality of all is that he is a WONDERFUL person.
He is always ready to help in scheduling a class even on a short notice.
He pays close attention to all your faults during the lessons and ensures these are acted upon and rectified in the next lesson.
He helps you build your confidence and ensures you develop the "Never Give Up" attitude.
A shout out to all learners out there grab Rafi as you instructor and guarantee yourself a licence.
Thank you very much for helping me pass my test.
I have to start saying that Chris has been my 4th instructor and the best with a difference!
His way of teaching is amazing, setting up a simple routine that you will always follow to develop good driving skills, creating, therefore, a safe environment to make you feel comfortable and without fear of the road.
I just did 14h of driving lessons (after 2 years without driving, so starting from 0) and passed the exam successfully. He always believes in you and that feeling grows within you.
Thank you so much for your time and effort and for your always positive reassurance and good vibes!
Please, keep it up!
A very happy pupil!!! =)
Florin is a fantastic instructor, patient, polite and extremely supportive.
Jassim was a great teacher when I was learning to drive. He made lessons fun and simple to understand. He made me realise I still had a lot to learn and wasn't as good as I thought beforehand but made me the good driver I am today.
great instructor, passed my test 1st time with only 3 minors, thank you Dilip
Where do i begin......
Jatin was amazing, he has helped my confidence grow immensely. I was struggling to brave the main roads and nerves always got the better of me. Jatin really made the efforts to help me progress where others have given up and im so grateful to him. A wonderful, kind and brilliant teacher
Great friendly service!
Thanks to Domenico, i passed my test first time with no minors.
is is my feedback about Rafi who has helped me sail safely through driving and succeeding in my practical driving test on my first attempt.
Rafi is a people's person. He interacts very well and paid attention to my personal driving needs and was able to tailor my lessons to my specific needs and lead to my success. Rafi always dresses very professionally and that shows someone who is professional and takes pride in what he does. He's also got a very good sense of humour and that helps relieve the tension from driving. Rafi never forces his agenda , but rather listens very carefully and works together to achieve the goal.He is always very calm, disciplined, and never loses his cool.He is also very encouraging and he believes in the ability of his student and I felt that trust was so important for my learning and success.I really like his notes and they are very simple and easy to understand and very relevant. His teaching about using the youtube has proven very helpful inlearning techniques and be safe on the road. I would recommend Rafi to anyone who seriously wants to learn and become a safe driver.In my opinion he is the best driving instructor.
Excellent driving instructor, would highly recommend Matthew, my daughter passed first time, he is very patient and safe.
Nisha is a wonderful teacher. I couldn't praise her more. She was teaching my daughter Sophie to drive, she has autism and i know at times that was very challenging for a number of reasons. Having struggled in the past with other instructors we was beginning to think that driving may not be for Sophie. However Nisha was so encouraging and persevered week in and week out, today she passed her test!! We have 1 very very happy girl and i'm so grateful to Nisha for your brilliance and understanding. x
Matthew is easy to talk to, professional and a patient driving instructor. With well-planned lessons adapted to what you need to work on improving your driving every lesson. He helped me to achieve a first-time pass. Highly recommended!
Great instructor. Lessons were fun and I passed first time. Carmelina is very easy going but she does get stricter as your test is coming up, which I think is a good thing.
I passed my driving test and had Matthew as my instructor. Matthew was very helpful and pushed me to become a good, safe driver. Although I didn’t pass the first time he helped me to become a better driver. He was always punctual, reliable and I enjoyed all my lessons. I’m so thankful for having an amazing instructor.
I do many lesson with Mr.Wehlan and he was so helpful with me and my training, he gives me free online help with theory practice and he never is yelling or telling me I am bad, just talking with me about how we can always improve with my learning.
Rafi was a great help in me passing my test after having a break from trying for 3 years! He made sure I never gave up and drove with a goal in mind!
I booked my first ten lessons with John; he is a fantastic driving instructor! I cannot recommend him enough, he is a rigorous teacher and will tell you when you are making a mistake, but this all leads to helping you become a better driver.
I'm closer to 50 than I am to 20 so when I decided to finally take up driving this year I took that step with a modicum of trepidation. When I was assigned Rafi I had no idea what to expect but when we first met I could see that he was the consummate professional. He was attentive and very focused in absorbing my needs and foresaw a developmental path that even I couldn't see!
I signed up for an intensive course and , quite frankly, I was somewhat overwhelmed and was on the verge of giving up at the end of my first week, I genuinely wanted to call it a day. This is where Rafi's skills really shone through as he lifted me from the abyss and gave me the pep talk that I needed to carry on. He saw far beyond what I could see and he knew that I had it within me to achieve our mutual target.
You could do an awful lot worse by going to a different driving school, with professionals like Rafi in their ranks it's no wonder that there are so many satisfied customers. I can't recommend this man enough, highly skilled in his work and he will ALWAYS bring out the best in you
Rafi is 100% reliable when it comes to driving. He works around you so you can do your lessons when it suits you best. He always sends me YouTube links everyday to to watch in order to practice and stay refreshed. Under his guidance I passed first time with 4 minors and he was so excited for when i passed. Rafi is 100% geninue nice guy and I would recommend him to anyone and everything.
I had my driving lessons with Bene, from day one she was absolutely excellent. Not only did she take the time to make sure I was comfortable, but she was also lovely to chat to throughout each lesson, which made it that much better!
Great instructor, I have had several lessons now with Pat, highly recommend.
Passed 1st time with 2 minors. All through my lessons from start to finish Pat always made me feel at ease with my driving. I am over the moon and would highly recommend this driving school.
Getachew is the nicest and kindest man!! thank you so much for helping me through my test i throughly enjoyed every lesson
Rafi is an amazing, encouraging, calm and honest driving teacher. He was my sixth instructor and I was ready to give up driving before I started having lessons with him. He explains everything thoroughly and never lets you give up. Before I started learning with Rafi I was someone who dreaded driving lessons (and would regularly cry during them) but he turned this around. He was persistent and thorough, which resulted in me passing my test with only one minor. I cannot thank Rafi enough and would recommend him to anyone - especially nervous drivers.
Passed my test 1st time with Paul, would highly recommend this instructor
Jassim is a great instructor; he took the time to make sure I felt confident in the manoeuvre before moving onto the next. He is extremely patient, and I cannot recommend him enough!
Booked my boy in for lessons with Johnsons, we got given Saide for lessons. He was on time and introduced himself on the 1st one. For his 1st lesson they did 2 hours and he covered loads in them hours so he was over the moon. Glad I chose these guys and my sons looking forward to the rest of his lessons with Saide
After changing driving schools and instructors, I was given Hassnain as my instructor, and he was great. He taught me in such a simple way that meant I needed very few lessons and passed the first time. He was really supportive and only put me up to my test when we were both 100% sure that I would pass.
Thanks so much to Hassnain for my driving lessons, I passed the first time! Couldn't be happier with the way my driving lessons went, he was considerate and patient every step of the way.
Great help from rafi, supported me all the way and guided me to pass. He tought me everything and eventually had great success in passing!!
Had my 1st lesson today, really nervous.Kem made me feel at ease in my lesson.
Can't stress enough how good this fella is, got me through my lessons and tests in no time. Anyone who needs to drive, I'll always recommend Alex.
Thank you Jatin for all your time and commitment to getting me through the test. You have been a great teacher.
I wanted instructor with a bigger car when learning so I could drive my own larger car. They suited me with my rolhion and we did some hours in his car and then some hours in mine. Really happy with this instructor, every instructor should learn from him!
I thoroughly enjoyed learning to drive with Jassim; he was so patient throughout each lesson and ensured I felt confident in everything I did.
I have really enjoyed my driving lessons with Paul, I was a very nervous learner, Paul made learning to drive seem really easy, I have now passed thanks to Paul.
Thanks to Raffi I have just passed my driving test today on the first time of taking it. Raffi is a born teacher and I credit him entirely for my pass. Patient and reliable, Raffi was an outstanding teacher and I cannot recommend him highly enough. Thank you for all your efforts - I now feel safe and confident to drive!
Simeon is simply a great human and an excellent instructor. What he does best is build a bond, so you can trust each other whilst you navigate the stressful time between first getting in a car and passing your test. His knowledge of the process is impeccable and his personality turns it all in a fun activity.
I have a very hard try controlling my nerves in tests, but Simeon is always up for a little laugh to take the stress out of any situation but without distracting you.
I would recommend him as a car passenger. an instructor and a friend.
Highly recommend Getachew! I did 8 hours with him after struggling with another instructor and learnt more in those 8 hours than i did in the previous 16 hours. To top it off he was always friendly and a pleasure to be around
I was booked in with Saide for a surprise birthday lesson. It really was an fantastic first lesson for me. I was super nervous but all that went away as soon as we started. Saide made me feel really comfortable. I have so far done 15 hours and have a few more to go but enjoying my lessons with him.
I'd like to thank him for helping me pass my test with three minors. He was nice enough to explain things over and over again for me and helped me a lot in avoiding mistakes in driving.
I came to Abbas after my friend recommended him as i was learning with a different school and not having a great experience. My previous instructor was very unreliable and i didn't feel i was getting much from my lessons. Abbas was so different and made me enjoy learning to drive again. He was reliable, friendly and very encouraging throughout every lesson. I cant thank him enough as i was ready to quit.
you wont go wrong learning with him.
I had a great time learning to drive with Artur who did an amazing job teaching me to be a safe driver. I passed first time and feel confident driving in future, I highly reccomed as an instructor.
Following a few years of on/off learning, I had a few months of lessons with Matthew. After another year long gap, I had two intensive days before my practical test - passing first time! Matthew was incredibly patient and understanding. It was great to have an instructor who was able to adjust his teaching to suit my style and needs. Thank you Matthew!