Tolworth (London)

Tolworth test centre is based in the modest-sized Douglas House building, just across from a local insurance brokers. It's the starting point of many learner drivers in South West London, overseeing hundreds of driving tests a month. If you're looking to take the final step in your driving journey at Tolworth test centre, it's worth getting to know it better. That's why we've compiled directionspass ratestest routes and much more about Tolworth.


Address

Douglas House 1b Douglas Road Kingston Upon Thames Tolworth Greater London KT6 7RZ

Tests Offered at Tolworth (London)

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 2
  • ADI part 2
  • ADI part 3

Parking

Limited parking space available

Toilets

Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair

Phone Number

0208 3997472

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Approximately 10 minutes from the centre of Tolworth, next to Alexandra Park, Tolworth test centre is easily accessed from the A320. With a large sign on the front of the building, you're in no danger of missing it. If you've not yet had the chance to visit the centre, simply use these directions. Please be aware that parking spaces are limited, so learners are advised to practice bay parking away from the test centre—eliminating the chances of you holding up candidates taking their test.

A Bit More About Tolworth

Every driving test centre is carefully placed to ensure that it caters to the needs of driving examiners. In this case, Tolworth test centre provides a steady mix of both residential roads and busier routes like the A3210. This range of road features enables examiners to monitor a candidate's hazard and speed perception, not to mention, put their newfound driving skills to the test. For more general information about Tolworth, check out these resources:

Please note that Tolworth test centre is currently absorbing tests from the closed Carshalton test centre until a new permanent location is found. Any tests booked for Carshalton (Tolworth) test centre will take place here.

Tolworth Test Route

Try as you might, you won't be able to find an exact test route for Tolworth test centre. In an attempt to make the test as unpredictable as possible, the DVSA stopped publishing routes. Fortunately, if you're learning with a local instructor, this won't be a problem. They'll introduce you to all the local roads and help you build up your knowledge of the surrounding area. Then, hopefully, you'll be familiar with most of the roads that will crop up on your test route. For a better idea of what to expect, simply search for videos of Tolworth test routes on YouTube

Tolworth Test Pass Rates

Dying to know how other learners fare on their driving test? We’re here to sate your curiosity with pass rates taken directly from the DVSA.

Let’s start off with a nice, general stat: the UK’s national average pass rate is 47%. So how does this change if we narrow it down to a particular area, like London? It decreases to 40.8%. Not specific enough for you? See the pass rates from the last five years at Tolworth test centre below...

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
49.2% 48.1% 49.7% 50% 49.5%

Wow. We’re very impressed at Tolworth’s pass rates—they’re higher than London’s and the UK’s average pass rate. Not convinced? Trust us: we’ve seen plenty of pass rates and Tolworth’s are above average.

To get a better look at how test centres differ in regards to pass rates, check out our dissection of the best and worst test centres in the UK.

What If I Can't Go To Tolworth? 

Need alternatives to Tolworth test centre? The closest test centres in Greater London include Morden and Mitcham.

What To Expect On The Day

Before you know it, your driving lessons will have flown by and you’ll be ready to face the final hurdle on your driving journey: the practical test. Getting nervous? That’s only because the test is an unknown challenge. To help you ease your nerves, we’ve laid out exactly what you can expect on the day of your test. For starters, you need to get to Tolworth 10 minutes early and bring your provisional. The structure of the test will be as follows: 

  • 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:
    • Parallel parking
    • Bay parking
    • Pulling up on the right
  • 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 take approximately 40 minutes. Once you get back to Tolworth test centre, the examiner will take a minute to complete their feedback sheet. This sheet details any driving test faults you might have accumulated along the way. They will then give you your result along with the feedback sheet and any additional verbal feedback they have. Learners who pass will also get a test pass certificate and the chance to send off for their new licence.

But What If I Fail?

Worried about failing? You wouldn’t be the first learner, let us assure you! We’ll tell you what we tell all of our learners: it’s not the end of the world if you fail. Taking your test again is a simple process and doesn’t take as long as you’d think—with PassMeFast, at least. We can get you a new test in no time at all—plus additional tuition, if required. So, if you want an easy, no-hassle rebooking, call us on 0333 123 4949 or contact us online. We’ll get you back on the road in no time!

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Been trying to learn to drive for months? Not found the right driving school? PassMeFast is the perfect choice for people looking to pass their test fast in the Kingston Upon Thames area. Forget wasting months on hourly lessons—get passed in a matter of weeks or even days! We help you avoid long driving test waiting times with our fast-track practical tests. Start your driving journey today by checking out our course prices page, then book in online, or over the phone on 0333 123 4949.