No results found. Try another search?
Learning to Drive in Kingston upon Thames
The national average driving lessons required to pass the practical driving test is 47 hours with a driving instructor and an additional 22 hours of private practice with a family or friend are recommended.
Kingston upon Thames’ Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is similar to the national average sitting at 48.8%.
The test centres in Kingston upon Thames are Tolworth which has a pass rate of 54.1%, Isleworth at 49.0%, Southall at 42.9% and Morden at 47.5%
The nearest additional driving test centres for Kingston upon Thames are in Ashford with 54.4% and Mitcham which has a lower pass rate of 45.3%.
Kingston upon Thames’ Practical Driving Test Centres
- Ashford, (Kingston Upon Thames), 18/19 Fir Tree Place, Church Road, Ashford TW15 2PJ
- Isleworth, (Kingston Upon Thames), The Wireless Factory, Fleming Way, Isleworth TW7 6DB
- Mitcham, (Kingston Upon Thames), Redhouse Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR0 3AQ
- Morden, (Kingston Upon Thames), 10 Tudor Drive, Morden SM4 4PE
- Tolworth, (Kingston Upon Thames), Douglas House, 1B Douglas Road, Tolworth KT6 7RZ
- Southall, (Kingston Upon Thames), 295 Allenby Road, Southall, UB1 2HD
Kingston upon Thames’ Theory Test Centres
- Croydon, (Southwest London), Suite 6, First Floor, Suffolk House, George Street, Croydon CR0 1PE
- Morden, (Southwest London), Second Floor, Athena House, London Road, London, SM4 5BE
- Southwark, (Southwest London), Second Floor (South), Manor House, 224 – 236 Walworth Road, Walworth SE17 1JE
- Staines, (Kingston upon Thames), First Floor, 11 – 17 Kingston Road, Staines TW18 4QX
- Book your driving test
- Book your Theory Test
- Change your driving test appointment
- Driving test: cars
Kingston upon Thames – did you know?
- Seven Saxon Kings were coronated in Kingston, giving it the name of England’s birthplace. Kingston was originally known as Cyningestun, or the King’s Estate, in olde English.
- King Egbert, The West Saxon King who reigned between 802 and 839 and his royal council ruled from the royal estate in Kingston upon Thames.
- Pro-Nazi and general rabble raiser William Joyce held a public meeting in Kingston on Thames in 1936 before defecting to Germany. He was executed in 1946 for treason.
- MI5 had a top-secret interrogation centre in Kingston upon Thames in 1940. The camp was run by Colonel Tin Eye Stevens and top German spies were detained there through World War II.
- Military frogmen trained in Kingston upon Thames’ swimming pool on Denmark road before carrying out hazardous missions for D-Day in World War II. Training consisted of having the frog men swim under obstacles to represent enemy defences near Normandy beaches.
- Kingston has an ancient market that is still active today, selling exotic foods, fish, fresh produce, flowers and jewellery.
- London’s 2012 Olympics saw four cycling events held in Kingston upon Thames. The men’s and women’s road race and the men’s and women’s road time trials all took place in Kingston upon Thames.
- The Olympic torch passed through Kingston upon Thames twice before the 2012 Summer Olympics, once on 24 July, 2012 and again on the 27th of July the same year.
- Kingston upon Thames was one of the earliest trading and transport centres in England because the river was easily forded at this point and within handy distance of growing London.
- Hawker Hurricane fighters were manufactured in Kingston upon Thames by Sir Thomas Sopwith’s aircraft factory.