Drive Times FAQ

At Drive Times, we know that driving lessons in London can seem rather confusing. They don’t have to be, though! With our simple FAQ section, you should feel well and truly ready to get on the road and start learning.


You are legally permitted to take driving lessons from the age of seventeen, so long as you have a valid provisional driving license for Great Britain and/or Northern Ireland. Contrary to popular belief, you DON’T need to pass your theoretical test first before you undertake driving lessons. It’s only before you can take your Practical Exam that you need your theory test. You can book your theory test at Simply choose a test centre and time that suits you best.
It’s different for everyone, in truth. DVSA statistics suggest an average of 40 lessons, but some can do it in a much shorter time – others make take longer. There is no exact figure.
We recommend you take at least one lesson per week, for at least an hour, but it just depends on your progress and your ability to get lessons regularly.
We always look to give you driving lessons in areas that you will learn first, such as your local area.
All of our tutors use different cars, all of which are modern and come with dual drive capabilities for our tutors to take over when needed. If you would like to learn in an Automatic vehicle, please let us know beforehand.
We do indeed. We can provide you with basic lessons, intensive lessons, refresher courses, A Plus courses, and even motorway training courses. Just let us know what you need!
To get started, you just need to Contact Us today. Our team can then arrange everything for you so that you can come along, join up, and start becoming a member of the roads of the UK! You have nothing to fear when you hire a tutor from Drive Times. Our team are flexible, experienced, and professional. We are here to coach you and to help you become better, and we do that by working on your worst areas first while amplifying your strengths. You have nothing to fear or be concerned about when taking lessons with us.
Let us know and we’ll do everything that we can to help you change instructors ASAP. Got any other queries for us? Then Contact Us today, and we’ll be more than happy to help you find a solution ASAP. Thank you!