The Academy of Driving

South London’s one-stop for learner drivers

  • Beginner

  • Refresher

Special introductory offer

2 for 1 lesson

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This offer

is introductory for pupils who've never driven with us before and available once on a weekday until 6.30pm. It's not valid if a test has already been booked.

  • Intensive

  • Pass Plus

Driving Lessons for South Londoners

The Academy of Driving provides lessons to learners across South-East London and South-West London

Begin your driving journey today!

  • Learn all aspects of driving

  • Increase your chance of passing 1st time

  • Learn to be a safe driver for life

Why choose us?

Excellent 1st time pass rate

Qualified DSA approved instructors

Customise your lessons to suit you

Modern vehicles with dual controls

Late notice tests

Student, nurse and apprentice discounts

Success Stories

A massive thank you to meme for helping me pass my driving test. Meme is a great teacher and it was a pleasure learning to drive with her, I would highly recommend her as an instructor. And once again thanks for everything and God bless you .Phil
I want to thank you for teaching me to drive and help me pass my driving test. Thank you for never giving up on me and, showing me the best and safest way to drive, which will stay with me for ever. I definitely will recommend you to my family and friend, as the best driving instructor to teach them to drive.Maria Lopes Garcia
Thank you so much Mechelle, for all your support in helping me pass my driving test, you was very clear when explaining maneuvers and when I made mistakes you always gave me the guidance to improve. You gave me confidence in driving and made me feel relaxed behind the wheel. I had lots of fun and enjoyed learning to drive with you.Ryheem

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Manual driving lessons
Students / Apprentices / Nurses (with NUS or NHS I.D)
Automatic driving lessons

The Academy of Driving

The Academy of Driving is ready to help you learn to drive, which is a skill for life. If you have a question that is not covered here, please feel free to contact us.


Book your first lesson and call our FREEPHONE  number 08000248849 or email and you will be contacted within 24 hours.

Opening hours

Monday – Friday 8am – 10pm

Saturday 8am – 9pm

Sunday 8am – 9pm

Contact details

Mobile 07930 647181 

FREEPhone 0800 024 8849



Good to know…

Learning and study guides

Helpful study guides for learning your theory and practical tests: Driving Test Success, The Official DVSA Theory test kit 2017. The Highway Code, DSA Theory Book, DSA Driving Essential Skills, DSA The Official Driving Test, Know Your Traffic Signs

Test centres we use

Bexleyheath, Croydon, Hither Green, Mitcham, Sidcup, Wallington, West Wickham. Hire for the driving school vehicle on the day of the test is £90. Driving test centres out of the areas not listed costs £100. Late notice test cover fee is £100 plus car hire.

Become a driving instructor

Working at The Academy of Driving you get to be your own boss. Choose to work your preferred hours. If you find it rewarding helping others learn, get in touch and find out whether we’re the right fit for each other.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can call The Academy of Driving on our FREEPHONE number 0800 024 8849 or our mobile number 07930 647181. If we are unable to take your call, you will be contacted usually within 24 hours. 
The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) recommends at least 2 hour’s tuition for each year of your age, however we all learn at different paces. New drivers will need approximately 40 hours, plus an additional 30 hours private practice.
We will drive to collect you from home or a prearranged point in the South London area.
Here at The ACADEMY of Driving we are flexible and offer one or two hour lessons to suit you.
Yes, during your lessons you will be asked questions while we are on the move. We will also ask you questions about road signs to check your knowledge.
If you need to cancel, you must contact us at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled lesson, otherwise the lesson will still have to be paid for.