Hendon (London)

Based underneath the Beaufort Park apartment building, Hendon test centre is easily missed by those not paying attention. One of the many test centres in Greater London, Hendon is the starting point for countless learners each year. There's plenty to know about this test centre, so keep on reading to find directionspass ratestest routes and much more about Hendon. 


3 Aviation Drive Beaufort Drive Barnet Hendon Greater London NW9 5TZ

Tests Offered at Hendon (London)

  • Car


Parking spaces are available


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

Disabled access is available at this test centre

Phone Number

0208 2030552

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Hendon test centre rests close to Edgware and East Barnet, making it a good option for those looking to get their licence in North London. If you've not had the chance to visit the centre yet, use these directions with a trusty sat nav and you’ll get there in one piece.

A Bit More About Hendon 

Hendon test centre is perfectly located to ensure examiners have a mixed bag of road conditions to test candidates on. The centre's vicinity to the A5 and local residential areas, for example, enables examiners to test learners on different traffic and speed systems, all the while monitoring their hazard perception skills. Want more general information about the area of Hendon? Check out the links below. 

Hendon Test Route

Whilst the DVSA no longer publishes routes, you can still put your worries at ease by looking at videos of Hendon test routes on YouTube or by downloading our sample Hendon driving test routes. If you're learning with a local ADI, hey'll have you tackling the local roads that will undoubtedly crop up on your practical test—from busy A routes to tricky one-way systems. Your instructor will even have you practicing on the local M1—whilst motorways won't feature on your test, it's good practice to have. 

Hendon Test Pass Rates

Did you know that the DVSA publishes driving test pass rates every few months? It’s how we know that the current average pass rate for the learners in the UK is 45.9%. Greater London learners have a lower chance with a pass rate of 40.8%.

We’ve even compiled pass rates from the last five years for Hendon test centre in the table below. Enjoy!

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
45.8% 46.8% 44.6% 41.4% 39.8%

There’s not much to complain about when it comes to Hendon’s pass rates—they’re higher than the average for Greater London and not much lower than the national average. Feeling a bit shaky on certain areas in your driving knowledge? Brush up with driving tips from the PassMeFast blog!

What If I Can't Go To Hendon? 

With so many Greater London test centres available, you’re spoilt for choice. The closest centres to Hendon include Mill Hill and Barnet.

What To Expect On The Day

After completing your tuition with an ADI, you’ll finally be ready to take the plunge and take your practical test. It’s the final step before you become a qualified driver, so it’s important that you prepare properly. On the day, get to the centre 10 minutes early and bring your provisional licence. The test will follow this format: 

  • An eyesight test, where you’ll need to read a number plate from a distance of 20 metres
  • Two “show me, tell me” questions covering vehicle safety and maintenance
  • Twenty minutes of general driving, where you’ll be guided by the examiner, and will also need to perform one of the following manoeuvres:
  • Twenty minutes of independent driving, during which you’ll either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination

The test will end once you’re back at Hendon test centre. The examiner will then give you your result. In any case, you'll receive verbal and written feedback regarding any driving test faults you picked up. If you pass, you’ll also be given a test pass certificate and the chance to send off for your new licence then and there.

But What If I Fail?

Failing your driving test isn’t the end of the world. Plenty of learners fail—some with driving test horror stories worse than anything you’re likely to experience! As long as you remember what you did wrong and actively try to improve your driving skills, you should be more than prepared the next time round. If you'd like to get back on the road ASAP, simply give us a call on 0333 123 4949 or contact us via our website

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Don’t want to waste time learning to drive with traditional hourly lessons? Why not take a crash course in the area of Barnet instead? PassMeFast’s course packages are designed to be taken intensively or semi-intensively. With this method, you can learn in a matter of days or weeks. To see what we offer, simply check out our course prices and give us a ring on 0333 123 4949 when you’re ready. If you want to sort things out yourself, book a course online instead.