Driving Theory Test Centres in Watford

Watford theory test centre serves the learner driver needs of the southwest section of Hertfordshire and beyond. If you fancy taking your test here, be sure to give this guide a read  before committing to anything. Don’t worry if you’ve already bitten the bullet and booked a test—it’ll be handy for you, too!

So, scroll down to discover all the juicy details about Watford theory test centre. We’re talking pass rates, wait times and directions (oh my!). Seriously, though, knowing these details will be really useful on the day, so check it out…


Unit 3, Orient Centre Greycaine Road Watford Hertfordshire WD24 7GP

Phone Number

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


Arriving at Watford Theory Test Centre

By public transport

Watford theory test centre is really centrally located, making it very easy to get to by public transport. Those travelling by rail will be particularly pleased to learn that, from Watford North train station, it only takes 3 minutes to walk to the test centre!

Anyone taking the bus to their test should disembark at the Watford North Railway Station (Stop A) bus stop. This is roughly a 3-minute walk from the test centre.

For further information on the transport links in this area, including timetables and ticket prices, pay a visit to the Watford Borough Council website.

By car

Those swerving public transport in favour of a car should get whoever’s driving them to stick WD24 7GP into a sat nav and put the pedal to the metal.


While the drive might be easy, finding somewhere to park could be a different matter. Theory test centres rarely provide parking spots and Watford is no different. There are a few options nearby, though, if whoever’s driving you wants to leave their car somewhere so they can stretch their legs while you sit the test.

The closest option to the test centre is the Longspring car park (WD24 6PX). It’s a 19-minute walk away from the centre and charges just £1.20 for 2 hours of parking.

Pass Rates by Year

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
49.5% 48.1% 48.0% 46.9% 47.1% 55.8%  53.7% 

Guides and Tips

Even if studying for tests isn’t really your thing, we urge you to do so when it comes to the theory. You’re paying for the joy of sitting this particular exam, so there’s no point risking having to repeat the process. Get a clear idea of what to expect on the day and devise a revision plan. You might find the resources we’ve listed below useful in this process.

Ready to Go?

Nearby Theory Test Centres


Fancy a night in a local hotel before sitting your theory test? It’s a great idea if you’re arriving from out of town. Skip the travel hassle, get a good night’s sleep and wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day! Below are a few lodging options located near to the theory test centre.

Travelodge Watford Central ★★☆☆☆

For a hotel room that doesn’t break the bank and puts you in a very convenient location, it has to be the Travelodge Watford Central. As you can guess from the name, it’s right in the middle of town and 38 minutes away from the test centre. Rooms are simple yet comfortable, and there’s even a desk in your room where you can work on some last-minute revision!

Jurys Inn Watford ★★★☆☆

If you fancy something a little sleeker, you could always book a room at the local Jurys Inn. This one is situated just a 7 minute drive from where you’ll be taking your test! Amenities include a flat-screen TV, free WiFi and extra pillows on request. There’s even the option of room service—perfect for those moments where you spot something on the menu that whets your appetite, but you can’t be bothered traipsing downstairs!

Holiday Inn Watford Junction ★★★★☆

Finally, those who want to be able to practically roll from their bed straight into the test centre should check out this Holiday Inn. It’s just around the corner from the test centre and offers high-quality accommodation at a very reasonable price. Once inside you’ll be treated to a stylish and comfortable room kitted out with luxury toiletries, satellite television, plush towels and a pillow menu. We’re not exactly sure what the latter involves, but we know we want to try it out!

Places to Celebrate

As soon as your theory test wraps up, why not explore the local area and treat yourself to a cheeky drink or snack? There are no shortages of interesting establishments to visit in Watford. Check out a few of our favourites:

Estcourt Tavern

Just past the train station and slightly further into town, you’ll find this family-friendly pub offering a wide range of beers, spirits, wine and tasty grub. If the weather is nice while you’re there, do pay a visit to their outdoor seating area—it’s a lovely place to relax! Various deals are on offer throughout the week, too, so don’t miss the chance to bag a bargain.

Steinbeck and Shaw

This slightly quirky and extremely trendy bar is perfect for those who like more than a simple pint. Steinbeck and Shaw specialise in fresh cocktails, rare ales and cool nightly entertainment. The decor provides a treat for the eyes and the friendly staff are very knowledgeable and eager to please.

Bar Bodega

Our final choice is a little bit more exclusive, in the sense that it’s for over-25s only. If you do fit into this bracket, we definitely encourage you to pay a visit to this 1920s speakeasy jazz club that serves up both delicious food and incredible signature cocktails. The chilled atmosphere is the perfect antidote to a day filled with theory questions!

What Happens Next?

That just about wraps it up for Watford theory test centre! We’d say this is a great location to take your test if you’re from Hertfordshire or any of the bordering counties. As long as you don’t mind braving public transport, it’s super easy to get to and you can enjoy an impressive range of local amenities while you’re there.

Once you’ve earned your theory test pass certificate, it’s time to move on to the final stage: the practical test. Polish up on (or start learning!) your driving skills and think about booking a test slot. If you’re from the Watford area there’s a practical test centre right in town!

If you’re still struggling to pass your theory test, do not give up! It just takes a bit of hard work and belief in your own abilities. Book yourself a new test so you have something to work towards and keep studying. The DVSA requires that you leave a gap of 3 working days between tests, so keep this in mind when deciding on dates.

If you’re determined to get out and about on the road as soon as possible, PassMeFast may hold the answer. We have courses to suit every type of learner and a knowledgeable office team who can provide plenty of useful advice along the way. Dial 0333 123 4949 to have a chat with a member of our team today.

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