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 236 customer reviews
Just passed first time with Bene! After having a rubbish experience with another driving school and taking some time out, I was really nervous to begin lessons again. The super friendly office team told me about Bene and they said she would be the best person to start building my confidence and they were so right! So happy with my experience with Drivejohnsons and my amazing instructor Bene!
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!
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!
Ankur is a great instructor with great knowledge! every lesson i learnt something new and passed my test no problem.
Couldn't be happier with my experience with Drivejohnsons and my instructor, Jassim! All of my lessons were thoroughly planned out and I was really impressed with the progress cards that Jassim gave me at the end of each lesson. They made me feel as if I had such a productive lesson and couldn't wait for my next!
After learning with a different driving school in the past who always let me down, I was so happy when I came across Drivejohnson's. After explaining all the hassle I'd had in the past, the lovely office team booked me in with John, and I couldn't have been more grateful. John is the best instructor I could have asked for and really is amazing at his job!
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!
Andy is a superb driving instructor. Truely professional in every way, exactly what a learner needs. He made me the driver i am today, confident and careful. I was exceptionally nervous at first but Andy made me feel at ease throughout the whole process. He had handy tips and awareness skills to teach you exactly how to drive and deal with situations every driver faces from day to day driving. Even after I passed (1st time btw) he was still sending me tips and awareness skills. He answered all of my question and I had plenty. I cannot recommend Andy enough. He was simply perfect. Thanks so much Andy
great instructor, passed my test 1st time with only 3 minors, thank you Dilip
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.
Fantastic instructor, calm and relaxed but never complacent. Lots of great conversation and non-stressful drives. Also did my pass plus with Ahmad!
Ankur was a great instructor, patient, kind and funny made me laugh in lessons and always put me at ease. Thank you for getting me through my test and being so supportive.
Jatin is an absolute star! I passed my test yesterday even tho i doubted myself he kept encouraging me every step of the way and always had faith in me. Cant thank him enough.
Although I wish I could have passed in manual, i had to get my lessons and test done within a month so i could take a new job i was offered. When i called drive johnsons they were honest and said they would just try their best to get something sorted out for me. In the same day a girl from their office called back and said she could book it was someone called Hamid and he would be able to help with what i was looking for - the same week i did my first lesson with Hamid, and he went out of his way to help me out and make sure everything was booked and in place so i could do my test in time - cheers Hamid, great instructor
Matthew is a very friendly and calm driving instructor, he explained things very well and worked hard to make sure I corrected all my weaker areas, I really enjoyed my lessons with Matthew and he made me a very confident driver. Thank you Matthew
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.
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.
Andy helped me feel confident throughout my learning with great ways of teaching. Very patient and understanding of a learning driver. He was just amazing and i feel lucky to have had such a great experience learning to drive. I managed to pass first time too!
I passed first time with Andy and enjoyed every one of our lessons. A friendly and calm instructor with great driving techniques. Every drive i felt safe and reassured by him. Would highly reccomend to everyone!
Thank you Andy for everything
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.
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.
Rafi ameri is fantastic instructor ever and also has a pure lovely heart that you can trust .I remember the first time I met him I was in very bad situation in my life ,he gave me support and explained to me how to continue and move forward .he became a friend to me I can tell him what I feel and think .he teached me how to drive well ,safe and confident on the road.Thanks God I met him as I passed first time 2 minners and now I am looking for a first car to drive .
The instructor I was given by driveJohnsons was honestly amazing! Bene had me driving in no time; I was working on my manoeuvres every lesson and passed the first time.
A huge thank you to Jassim for helping me to pass my test! Before I started lessons with him, I was with a really bad instructor at another driving school who really knocked my confidence. Jassim made me love driving again!
I was a very nervous driver, Saide soon built up my confidence in my driving and was able to pass 1st time.
Highly recommend Saide, very professional.
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 passed first time with Hassnain; he is a great instructor! Not only was he very professional, but he was also extremely sweet and calming.
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!
Bene is both relaxed and professional; she was great at answering any questions you had. If I wasn't too sure of anything or felt I needed more practice Bene was more than happy to guide me through each step.
Bets instructor in Barnet. If you want to pass first time - Call driveJohnson's/Susanna!
Had my 1st lesson today, really nervous.Kem made me feel at ease in my lesson.
Matthew is a wonderful driving instructor, supportive and listens to what you wish to do and improve. I passed my test first time after 2 months of driving lessons and prior practice with my family.
After failing twice with another driving school, I wanted to make sure that I went with the next best driving school for my next test and Drivejohnsons definitely was that! My instructor Bene was so lovely and really patient helping me to build my confidence. I went on to pass with her with just 4 minors!!
Bene is such an excellent instructor! She was always so positive even when I was having a bad day, which made me feel confident and happy with my progress. I always felt as if I left each lesson with brand new skills and as a better driver!
I couldn't believe how quickly I started to pick up different driving skill when I started learning with Bene! I was learning with a different driving school in the past and felt like I was getting no where, so was so happy when I started with Bene and settled straight into driving!!
Thank you Jatin for all your time and commitment to getting me through the test. You have been a great teacher.
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 have been driving for 18 yrs in my home country in Poland but in the United Kingdom I am unsure about the regulations and the rules in your driving. I called driving johnsons and after doing 2 hrs with hamid I know now what to do and how to be driving with confidence in the United Kingdom
I am eternally grateful to have found such an amazing driving instructor! I passed with just 3 minor errors in the very first attempt, thanks to John!! He is so calm and composed and his lessons are very well structured! I used to dread driving test before I met John and I can't thank him enough for completely changing my perception about the whole experience! I would highly recommend John Whelan to all learning drivers. Thank you John!!
I thoroughly enjoyed learning to drive with Jassim; he was so patient throughout each lesson and ensured I felt confident in everything I did.
We did very good lessons, saide was really good instructor and always planning my lessons so we can cover things that I was finding difficulties with. I am very nervous learner but he was so patient and good with explaining to me so I felt much better and glad I booked with saide.
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.
I really enjoyed my lessons with Alex. He's a great instructor. Lessons were fun and if it wasn't for him I would have given up ages ago.
I needed my license fast and John certainly did that for me he was very reliable,honest and easy going plus his prices were among the best .I always got the full hour no shortcuts with this man.He was always on time and his car was in tip top shape.I had only 6 hours of lessons with John before my test and i had no others lessons at all with anyone else.
Test day came and yes i had nerves but JOHN does his best to make you feel relaxed ,Test over i passed first time with 0 Faults,John tells me this is rare so that was an extra bonus.
All in all if you need lessons no matter what your skill level is I can recommend John without hesitation and will recommend him to any of my friend and family.
Thanks John you're a Legend!
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 😁
Friendly and responsible, very good at explaining instructions and errors in a patient manner. Actively tracks the progress of all his students and plans lessons around the weaker areas. Couldn’t have asked for a better instructor, thanks again Matthew!
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
Excellent driving instructor, would highly recommend Matthew, my daughter passed first time, he is very patient and safe.
An outstanding instructor! I couldn't be happier with the lessons I had with Bene. She was brilliant at what she did and made me feel confident before taking my test, which I ended up passing first time!
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!