Driving Theory Test Centres in Southgate

Southgate theory test centre is a convenient option for anyone living in the north of London and beyond. Located in the borough of Enfield, it’s easily accessible thanks to a range of public transport links in the area. Read on to find out useful information including wait times, contact details, pass rates and more!


2nd Floor, Crown House 47 Chase Side Southgate Enfield Greater London N14 5BP

Phone Number

0333 200 1122 Please note: no direct phone number is available for this theory test centre.

Waiting Times

2 weeks Waiting times as recorded at the time of writing. Exact waiting times may vary.


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Arriving at Southgate Theory Test Centre

By public transport

It’s really easy to get to Southgate theory test centre—just hop on the underground! The centre itself is just a 3-minute walk from Southgate tube station. If overground travel is more your thing, there’s also the option of arriving at Palmers Green train station, which is just over 30 minutes from the test centre on foot.

Those taking the bus will also find the commute to be a breeze. The Southgate Police Station bus stop is situated right next to the test centre!

If you’d like more information on public transport in Southgate, check out the Southgate section of the Transport for London website or explore the Enfield Council transport page.

By car

Catching a lift to your theory test instead? Just ask whoever’s driving you to enter N14 5BP into their trusty sat nav and hit the road! The centre is located on the A111 (Chase Side), so follow directions to this road. If you get lost, keep an eye out for the local Asda Supercentre—it’s just around the corner from where you’ll be taking the test.

It’s a good idea to avoid driving in this area during peak times, as traffic is likely to be heavy. If it’s unavoidable due to the time of your test, leave plenty of extra time in case of delays.


While Southgate theory test centre does not provide any on site parking, you do have a few affordable options nearby. First off, try the Minchenden car park (N14 6BN). It’ll take you around 8 minutes to walk to the test centre from here, and you’ll be charged £2 for 2 hours of parking.

If you struggle to find a space there, move on to the Osidge Lane car park (EN4 8JT). It’s 30 minutes from your destination, but 2 hours of parking is completely free!

Pass Rates by Year

The pass rates for Southgate theory test centre currently lie below the national average, after a few years of decline (although they are now creeping back up). While this may not fill you with confidence, you should know that pass rates aren’t a major indicator of how well you are likely to perform. You’re taking the same test as people all over the UK and the location shouldn’t really affect this. Study hard and you may be able to give Southgate’s statistics a boost!

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
47.1% 46.6% 46.2% 45.0% 44.7%

Guides and Tips

Never go into a test without having done any kind of revision. Despite what some may assume, this is not an easy test. There’s a lot of important material to remember and the rules of the road need to be taken seriously. That said, if you study hard and take a few mock tests, you should be absolutely fine on the big day. We recommend making use of some study resources (like the ones listed below) to ensure you’re fully prepared.

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Nearby Theory Test Centres

Cropped Google Map with pin over Southwark theory test centre

Ground Floor
22 Shand Street

9.2 miles away

By rail: London Bridge tube station

2017/18 pass rate: 52.8%

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Mile End
Cropped Google Map with pin over Mile End theory test centre

3 Quebec Wharf
14 Thomas Road
E14 7AF

9.3 miles away

By rail: Limehouse

2017/18 pass rate: 50.0%

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You know what they say—you can’t beat a good night’s sleep! This is certainly the case when it comes to gearing yourself up for the theory test. Try to get at least 7 hours of sleep and by the morning you’ll be wide awake and ready to take on anything!

If you’re not actually from Southgate, cut out your commute time by booking into a local hotel the night before your test. You could give one of the following locations a go:

Premier Inn London Southgate Hotel ★★★☆☆

Just a quick hop, skip and a jump (or a 6-minute walk) from the test centre you’ll find a Premier Inn. The Southgate branch lives up to all the usual standards of this popular chain—comfy beds, friendly staff and complimentary WiFi. You also have the option of onsite parking in exchange for a small fee.

Travelodge London Southgate ★★☆☆☆

As Travelodges go, we have to say, this is a particularly nice one. Set in a leafy part of north London, it has picturesque surroundings and access to some lovely local amenities. Each room comes equipped with good quality bedding, your own TV and fresh towels. Lovely!

The Oaks Guest House ★★★★☆

If you’d rather dodge the regular chains and try somewhere a bit more individual, head over to The Oaks Guest House. This charming family-run abode is beautifully decorated and has everything you need for a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

Places to Celebrate

Since you’re already in such a nice area of the city, it seems a shame to rush off home once the theory test is over and done with. There are plenty of nice places in and around Southgate where one can enjoy a drink or two. Check out some of our favourites below.

The New Crown

Sure, it’s pretty much your standard Wetherspoons pub—big menu, affordable drinks, live sports on the TV—but did we mention it’s just across the road from the test centre? It would be rude not to pop in for at least one drink, right?

Ye Olde Cherry Tree

This beautiful country pub enjoys picturesque surroundings in a great location. The foodies among you will appreciate their carefully crafted menu, and there’s a huge drinks selection that has something for everyone. A great place to while away an afternoon.

The Woodman

The Woodman is a lovely spot for a drink and a bite to eat. With a great selection of ales, friendly staff and a food menu packed with pub classics, you won’t want to leave! There’s also a nice garden, so if the weather’s nice you can enjoy some outdoor time with your refreshments.

What Happens Next?

The Southgate theory test centre is an attractive option for people from all over London thanks to its handy location and good public transport options. There are also a wealth of local amenities to enjoy once the test is over. Don’t be put off by its below average pass rates—this test centre would make a solid choice.

Once you’ve passed the theory test, the next stage in the process of learning to drive is the practical test. Use your theory test pass number (which is printed on your certificate) to book an appointment at your local practical test centre. If you’re from Southgate, your closest test centre will be Enfield (Innova Business Park).

Still working on passing the theory test? Don’t beat yourself up too much if you fail it first time—plenty of people take a couple of stabs at it before being successful. It’s really important not to give up. Book yourself another test straight away (leaving a gap of 3 working days between tests) and get studying!

No matter how far along you are in terms of driving experience, PassMeFast can help you get that licence as quickly as possible. Head over to our website to check out our range of courses and pick the one that matches your requirements. You can also give us a call on 0333 123 4949 if you’d like more help deciding which course is right for you.

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