Uxbridge Theory Test Centre

The Uxbridge theory test centre is conveniently located near the centre of this West London town. Accessible via a range of transport links, it is a great option for anyone living in and around the Greater London area. Keep reading to find out useful information about this test centre, including wait times and directions.


Address

Wellington House 4-10 Cowley Road Greater London Uxbridge Greater London UB8 2XW

Phone Number

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

Waiting Times

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

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Arriving at Uxbridge Theory Test Centre

By public transport

Arriving at Uxbridge theory test centre by tube couldn’t be easier—just hop off at Uxbridge station and it’s a short 4-minute walk to where you’ll be taking the test! If you’re not a fan of the tube and prefer to travel by an overground train, the closest station will be Hillingdon. Bear in mind, though, that from here it will take you just under 40 minutes to walk to the test centre.

You also have the option of taking the bus. If this is your preferred mode of transport, disembark at the Hinton Road bus stop. From here it’s just a 2-minute stroll to the theory test centre.

For more information on transport options in Uxbridge, head over to the Hillingdon Council website

By car

Managed to get someone to offer you a lift or set some money aside for a taxi? Just enter UB8 2XW into the relevant sat nav and set off! The test centre is located at the spot where the A4020 becomes Cowley Road.

The roads around this area become incredibly busy during rush hours, so make sure you plan ahead and give yourself plenty of time to get to the test centre. Showing up late to the test may result in it being cancelled without a refund.

Parking

While you can’t park outside the test centre itself, there are plenty of affordable parking options in the surrounding area. The closest place to try is the Grainges car park (UB8 1BS). It’s a 5-minute walk from the test centre and you’ll be charged a very reasonable £1.40 for 2 hours of parking. Alternatively, you can try to find a spot in the Rockingham Road car park (UB8 2TZ). This one is 6 minutes away from the test centre and charges £2.40 for 2 hours of parking.

Pass Rates by Year

The Uxbridge theory test centre’s pass rates over the last few years aren’t exactly anything to shout about. They consistently sit below the national average and aren’t heading in a positive direction. What you must remember, though, is that these pass rates don’t really affect how well you personally with fare if you take your test here. The theory test is the same no matter where you take it! It just so happens that the people who sat it in this test centre didn’t perform as well as other across the country.

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
43.5% 43.2% 43.0% 41.8% 41.6%

Guides and Tips

Forget pass rates—how to study for the theory test is what you should really be focusing on if you want to be successful. Make sure you understand the format of the test and know the material you are required to learn. Once you think you know it, revise all areas until you know you have the information memorized. If you’d like some resources to help in this process, we’ve listed some useful study tools below.

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Nearby Theory Test Centres

Staines
Cropped Google Map with pin over Staines theory test centre

11-17 Kingston Road
Staines
Middlesex
TW18 4QX

7.6 miles away

By rail: Staines

2017/18 pass rate: 50.0%

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Slough
Cropped Google Map with pin over Slough theory test centre

Brooklands House
Petersfield Avenue
Slough
SL2 5DY

20.2 miles away

By rail: Slough

2017/18 pass rate: 46.1%

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Hotels

Make sure you get plenty of sleep the night before your theory test. A clear head will enable you to focus on the questions and being well-rested should give you the energy to power through! Not from the Uxbridge area? You can save time and energy by booking yourself into a local hotel the night before the big day. Check out some of these options:

Premier Inn London Uxbridge ★★★☆☆

At just under a 15-minute walk from the test centre, this centrally-located chain hotel offers fresh, clean rooms and excellent service. Let’s be honest, you know where you stand with a Holiday Inn. A sound choice for both convenience and comfort.

Travelodge London Stockley Park Hayes ★★☆☆☆

Another great chain option, the local Travelodge is a 10-minute drive from the test centre and provides a range of perks like free WiFi, bright and airy décor and an onsite Bar Cafe serving a whole host of drinks and dishes sure to whet your appetite after an afternoon of revision. This branch is actually a Travelodge PLUS, so you can expect an upgrade in terms of the style and comfort. 

The Red Lion Hotel ★★★☆☆

Looking after the pennies? This Travelodge is a great choice if you’re simply wanting something cheap and cheerful. With an on-site restaurant and some free WiFi options available, they have everything you need for an enjoyable short stay. Plus, it’s only a 20-minute walk to where you’ll be taking the test. Winner!

Places to Celebrate

Done with the theory and feel like toasting your achievements? We like your style! Below are a few local spots where you can enjoy a well-deserved drink:

The Three Tuns

This charming little pub is just a 5-minute walk away from the theory test centre. Pop by when you’re done, pull up a stool and enjoy a delicious pint at the bar. There’s sure to be some live sports on the TV and friendly locals up for a chat!

The Dolphin

The Dolphin is a delightful family-run pub where you can enjoy some beautiful views along with a drink. It sits right next to the canal, so you can relax while watching the boats float by—lovely! There’s some great home-cooked food on offer, too, in case you feel peckish.

BarItalia

BarItalia, as you might expect, serves up delicious pizzas and hand-crafted cocktails. No matter what you’re in the mood for, it’s likely they have something to suit your fancy on their extensive menu. So don’t rush off home—give it a go!

What Happens Next?

The Uxbridge theory test centre is a convenient option for anyone based in the West London area. Plus, thanks to its solid transport links and great local amenities, it’s also a viable option for those anywhere in Greater London. There are also parking options nearby that are significantly cheaper than those in other parts of London.

Once the theory is in the bag, you should move on to thinking about the practical test. Arrange an appointment at your local test centre—you’ll need your theory pass number, printed on your certificate, to complete this step. Those from the Uxbridge area should note that their nearest practical centres are likely to be Uxbridge, Hayes or Yeading.

Still not passed the theory test? Not to worry, just book yourself another test and hope for a case of second time lucky! There needs to be a gap of at least 3 working days between your theory tests, so use this time to squeeze in some extra revision!

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