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 4.99 out of 5
Based on 283 customer reviews
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.
Great instructor, highly recommend
So happy to have passed my driving test today with just 2 minors thanks to the help of Bene! I couldn't have asked for a better instructor - Bene was friendly, professional and had loads of great tips to help me to remember manoeuvres which is something that I really struggled with!
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!
Everything with florin is accurate and professional. i had driven before in my home country but never over here in the UK. I came for refresher lessons. Thank you for making me feel at ease. Appreciate your tips and advise for me moving forward.
If you're looking to pass your test the first time, then book lessons with Hassnain at Drivejohnsons! Every lesson was planned out ahead of time so no time was wasted and I left every lesson feeling as if I'd been so productive. Would highly recommend!
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 just want to thank Dina for all confidence and support she has given me. Dina is a amazing instructor and I would 100% recommend her to family and friends. Thanks again 👍🏼
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.
Fantastic instructor! Always looking to increase your driving skills and push you further and always made me feel very comfortable. Would recommend James to my friends and family.
I’m 17 and have passed my test 1st time. Matthew has been amazing. I’m a good driver because he teaches so well. He gives encouragement and helps when you feel a bit anxious. I felt really safe with him.
Had a great experience learning to drive with Ankur ... highly recommended
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.
I really enjoyed driving with Rafi! He’s supportive and motivating and this gives me great confidence. I passed with one minor! Thanks Rafi
Getachew is the nicest and kindest man!! thank you so much for helping me through my test i throughly enjoyed every lesson
Bene is a great driving instructor, she took the time to tell me exactly how manoeuvres should be carried out. Ben is extremely patient and caring, which has lead me to becoming a much safer driver!
I had a very postitive and succesful experience whilst learning how to drive with Quick pass driving school. I managed to learn and master all manoeuvres in a very short period of time aswell as general driving due to the thorough and consistent teaching. This resulted in me passing my driving test first time round with only 2 minors, I am very grateful for quick pass driving school and I highly recommend all new drivers and learners to use quick pass driving school.
wicked instructor!! i've been doing lessons ffor ages n ahmad assessed me, did another 6 hours with me n we booked the test. i passed it n that wouldnt of been possible if it werent for ahmad!! sound guy, easy lessons and prices were decent.
Came to Martin after failing my driving test with another instructor at a different company. the difference in teaching was clear from the offset. Everything was explained calmly and clearly, helping me build my confidnce back up ready to try again and I passed this time!
It took 5 years and multiple instructors for me to pass and Matthew was by far the most calm and confident, he walked me through what happened when something went wrong so I knew exactly how to deal with it next time, an excellent instructor, would recommend!
If you are starting your search for the right driving instructor, look no further!!! I had a great experience with Drive Johnson's, from the first phone call, throughout all my lessons and the final test - they were truly professional. My instructor Raffi was great! He really put me at ease when learning and made sure I was ready for my test, passing first time!!
I had two other driving instructors before Matthew, but I can safely say that he is the best instructor that I've had.
Matthew has a very calm approach and offered me so much guidance throughout which made me feel so much more confident driving with him. I usually take a long time to pick things up but Matthew was always patient with me and would persevere in keeping adapting his teaching style until he found a way that helped me learn.
In addition to this, if I ever had a bad lesson, Matthew could easily pick my mood back up again with lots of encouragement and making me laugh with his bad jokes.
Could not recommend enough
So far I've done about 7 hours with Ahmad. The lessons are good and I feel like I've done loads already, and he's said as well that I'll probably only need like 15 or 20 more hours before I'm ready to go for my test. Really glad I got given Ahmad and will make sure I recommend all my friends to go with him as well.
I took just 30 hours to pass my driving test first time with Jeff. My feedback is the following: Lessons were very well structured and planned. When I struggled with a subject, Jeff would help me by using diagrams and commentaries which really helped. On a few occasions I very nearly killed us - he remained very calm, told me not to worry and built my confidence back up. I'm not a natural and I passed with 3 driving faults all thanks to Jeff.
Great instructor, I have had several lessons now with Pat, highly recommend.
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.
Trust Saadat and this man will get you through your driving test first time!
Quality instructor, all my mates are coming your way. Don't worry about the referral fee :-) Thanks for all your help. Your instruction and knowledge was spot on. Booooooooom - I have a driving licence because of you Saadat!
I have one word for Nisha as my instructor which is AMAZING! She was such a calm, friendly and reliable instructor who never let me down.
Driving lessons and mainly tests was something I always got rather anxious with and my experiences with previous instructors has not been great either. However, Nisha always knew how to make me feel comfortable during lessons, ease my anxiety with her calm nature and increase my confidence.
I loved how she would always make me reflect on my mistakes, ensure I knew exactly where I went wrong and what was needed of me to improve. She assisted me in getting rid of poor habits I picked up with previous instructors, and her knowledge of the car itself (even when she can’t see what I’m doing with my feet!) is absolutely spot on!!
Praising her skills as an instructor and recommending her is not enough. She requires high recognition for her role as an instructor and I am sure everyone else who has been her student feels the same way. There are no negatives and I will honestly miss seeing her on a regular basis!
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!!
Andy was an excellent instructor, he pinpointed my weaknesses in driving and helped me improve in those areas. He is a truly fantastic driving instructor as not only does he teach you to pass your test, but also to be a safe and cautious driver. During my learning we covered possible routes and everything I needed to know in order to pass my test. Overall he was a pleasant company to drive with, with a good sense of humour and great patience. Lessons were enjoyable and fun, whilst at the same time being highly productive and efficient.
I highly recommend! Thanks!
Amazing instructor very patient and makes u feel relaxed gets rid of the nerves almost straight away passed first time and wud highly recommend him
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
Me and my partner both decide to do lessons and get our licenses as fast as we can. I called drive jhonsons and arranged lessons for me and her, and we both got given ahmad ( who is very nice and great instructor ). If you need lessons then we must tell you that ahmad will be best instructor ever!
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 was a very late learner and not very confident when I first started driving, but Jassim really helped to build my confidence and teach me everything I needed to know. I ended up passing first time (much to my surprise) and that was all down to Jassim's great teaching.
I couldn't ask for anything more with Bene; she is a wonderful instructor. She knows exactly what she is talking about and has a variety of techniques for nervous drivers.
Passed my driving test 1st time with Pat, would highly recommend.
Diane kept me calm and provided me with all the tools I needed to learn to drive from my first lesson to the test. Diane helped build my confidence up on the road and helped with all the theory questions. Couldn’t recommend Diane enough to teach you to drive. Thank you again 😁
Florin is a fantastic instructor, patient, polite and extremely supportive.
Passed 1st time thanks to this man, great instructor. Would definitely recommend Abdul to anyone
Thank you Jatin for all your time and commitment to getting me through the test. You have been a great teacher.
Jassim not only taught me to drive but also taught me how to be a safer driver on the road. Thanks so much for being such a lovely driving instructor, I loved learning to drive!
Dina has been my driving instructor for the past several months, and today I passed with flying colours! She is very friendly, professional, patient, knowledgeable about the test (what's expected), and familiar with the area. I would highly recommend Dina to anyone at any stage of their learning, as she made it a joy.
Thanks again for all your help and giving me confidence encouragement!
Andy Sterne was an amazing instructor. He made the lessons relaxed at the beginning because I was very nervous. As I got better, he challenged me with new subjects so every lesson I felt like I was making progress.I passed with 3 minor faults, taking just 30 hours of lessons - which for me I was very happy with this outcome as some of my friends had taken over 50 lessons with their instructors.
Bets instructor in Barnet. If you want to pass first time - Call driveJohnson's/Susanna!
I learnt to drive with Jassim in a Vauxhall Astra and he was such a good teacher. I then also decided to get an Astra as my first car as I enjoyed driving it so much. I always felt very safe with Jassim and enjoyed his lessons. Great teacher and instructor - I would recommend him
Unbelievable instructor. Taught me all the test routes in Barnet inside/out. On the day of my test there was nothing I hadn't seen before. Always on time, never cancelled. I would recommend to anyone serious about learning to drive. Don't mess this lady about she has a long waiting list - took me 2 weeks to get booked back in with her because I cancelled one lesson. That's how good she is!
Excellent driving instructor, would highly recommend Matthew, my daughter passed first time, he is very patient and safe.
M.Rafi is an excellent instructor. He helped me pass with 1 minor in my driving test. Firstly, he is very dedicated to ensuring his students pass and regularly sends YouTube videos with driving to help improve your weaknesses in driving. He always gives clear instructions during driving lessons and always maintains a calm and positive attitude even when you doubt yourself. These qualities make him a great instructor. Some of my favourite motivational quotes from M.Rafi are: "Practice does not make perfect but PERFECT PRACTICE makes perfect" and "There is no shortcut to success". I would like to thank him for making the effort of travelling far distances for my weekly lessons as I live far to where he was originally teaching, he is very dedicated and will never, ever give up on you. He also taught my sister, this helped us learn from each other and made us more confident drivers. I am very thankful to M.rafi because now i have achieved a new skill and i will be able to use this skill for life and be safe on the roads. Highly recommended.
Bene is an absolutely fantastic instructor, she was adamant as soon as I perfected my manoeuvres and felt confident to book my test. So, I did and passed first time with only one minor! Cannot recommend her enough