King's Lynn Theory Test Centre

One of Norfolk’s 4 theory test centres is located in the sea port of Kings Lynn, or just ‘Lynn’ to the locals. It’s a potentially handy option for learners living in and around the western area of the county. 

Fancy learning more about this test centre? You’re in the right place! Continue reading to clue yourself up on things like directions, wait times and transport options. We’ve even chucked in some advice on how to prepare for the test—so what are you waiting for?! Let’s get stuck in!


Address

The Mission Hall Ship Lane St Anns Street King's Lynn Norfolk PE30 1LT

Phone Number

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

Waiting Times

1-2 weeks Waiting times as recorded at the time of writing. Exact waiting times may vary.

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Arriving at Kings Lynn Theory Test Centre

By public transport

A very attractive aspect of this particular theory test centre is that it is super easy to get to by public transport. Those arriving by rail, for instance, need only walk for 10 minutes from Kings Lynn train station to reach their destination.

There’s also the option of the bus. Hop off at Austin Fields bus stop and it’s a nice and easy 4-minute stroll to the theory test centre. How’s that for convenience?!

To learn more about the various transport options in Kings Lynn, check out the public transport section of the Norfolk County Council website or the Borough Council of Kings Lynn & West Norfolk website.

By car

Some learner drivers manage to find someone who will drive them to their theory test, saving them the hassle of navigating public transport. If this describes you, make sure you know the postcode of the test centre (PE30 1LT) as this will allow you to get directions from a sat nav or your phone.

Please note that the Kings Lynn theory test centre is not that visible from St Ann’s Street (which is the closest a car can get) because it is located down the fairly narrow Ship Lane. You will know you’re in the right place when you see the blue and white Pearson sign on the brick wall to your right as you enter the lane.

Parking

As is often the case with theory test centres, the Kings Lynn branch does not offer any onsite parking for visitors. That means that if the person who drove you to your test needs to leave their car in the area for a while, they’ll need to find parking somewhere else. We’ve gone to the trouble of finding the nearest available options for you…

The most convenient is likely to be Chapel Street car park (PE30 1EF), which is a 4-minute walk away and charges £2.80 for 2 hours of parking. It has 80 spaces. If you don’t manage to get a spot there, head instead to the Tuesday Market Place car park (PE30 1JJ). It’s still only a 5-minute walk away and costs exactly the same price. In addition, it has 210 spaces, so you have a much better chance of securing one!

Pass Rates by Year

A quick glance at the Kings Lynn theory test centre’s pass rates from the last few years may not necessarily fill you with confidence. The figures are a bit up and down and each one shown here sits below the national average.

What you need to remember, though, is that the theory test is basically the same wherever you take it! In all honesty, these figures are no indication of how well you personally are likely to do if you sit your theory test here. The end result is all down to how much preparation you do beforehand!

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
44.7% 42.9% 44.6% 42.9% 44.0%

Guides and Tips

By preparation, we mean studying. The theory test is not necessarily hard, but it certainly isn’t a walk in the park. The questions delve into some pretty in-depth driving knowledge and the hazard perception test takes some practice to master.

Don’t worry, though—there are plenty of handy resources out there that can help you revise for the theory test! Start by checking out the guides and tips listed below.

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Nearby Theory Test Centres

Ely
Cropped Google Map with pin over Ely theory test centre

Centre E, 24 Barton Road
Ely
Cambridgeshire
CB7 4DE

34.8 miles away

By rail: Ely

2018/19 pass rate: 43.1%

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Skegness
Cropped Google Map with pin over Skegness theory test centre

The Storehouse
North Parade
Skegness
PE25 1BY

46.1 miles away

By rail: Skegness

2018/19 pass rate: 48.0%

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Hotels

Travelling into Kings Lynn for the theory test? Save yourself some test day stress by spending the night before your test in a local hotel! Here are some nearby options:

Travelodge Kings Lynn ★★☆☆☆

If you’re pinching the pennies, this budget option could be perfect for you. Located a 24-minute walk (or 7-minute drive) from the theory test centre is this branch of the well-known hotel chain. Despite the small price tag, you get everything you need for a short stay. That includes a comfortable bed, shower, desk space and even 30 minutes of free WiFi.

Bank House Hotel ★★★☆☆

For a slightly more convenient option, try out the Bank House Hotel, which is only an 8-minute walk from the test centre. This is a stylish establishment that has won awards from both the Good Hotel Guide and the Good Pub Guide—so you know you’re in safe hands! There are 12 unique bedrooms, a delightful onsite restaurant and WiFi is available throughout completely free of charge.

Dukes Head Hotel ★★★★☆

What if we told you that one of the fanciest hotel options was just down the road from the test centre? Well, it’s true! The Dukes Head Hotel sits just a 2-minute walk from Mission Hall and boasts elegant rooms, a fabulous restaurant and a fitness room. You’ll also find luxury, complimentary toiletries in the marble bathrooms that adjoin each room. Don’t mind if we do!

Places to Celebrate

Test done? Time to kick back and enjoy the delights of Kings Lynn. If you have time, that is. We reckon you should pay at least one of these places a visit:

The Lattice House

This is a historic pub turned modern bar that offers a great variety of refreshments. Sports fans will be happy here as there is plenty to watch on the TVs dotted around the venue. There are also lots of weekly deals so see if you can grab a bargain! It’s located a 2-minute walk down the road from the theory test centre.

Nip and Growler Craft Ale House

Those who want to support local breweries and try some interesting tipple should head over to Nip and Growler, which can be found a 4-minute walk from the test centre. There are 13 ales and ciders to choose from, alongside a range of wines, spirits, soft drinks and snacks. Basically, there’s something to tickle everyone’s fancy!

Bar & Beyond

If you like a bar with a much younger, edgier vibe, it has to be Bar & Beyond, which is located a 6-minute walk from the test centre on Norfolk Street. This place has a real party vibe, so be prepared for lively energy and wacky decor. Not exactly the place to try if you want to relax and unwind, but there is plenty of fun to be had here!

What Happens Next?

Now that we’ve covered all of the details you need to know about the Kings Lynn theory test centre, you should have a clearer idea of whether you want to take your test here. It’s certainly appealing if you’re using public transport to get to the test and there are plenty of great local amenities to help you make a day of it.

After the theory test comes the practical test. That’s right—we’re not just answering questions on it any more. It’s time to actually do it! Work out where your local test centre is and get an appointment booked in nice and early, as you sometimes have to wait months for a test date. If you’re from Kings Lynn, the good news is that there’s a practical test centre in your backyard!

Still no luck with getting your hands on that theory test pass certificate? It may comfort you to know that more than half of learners fail on their first attempt. The best thing to do is brush yourself off, book another test and use the time in between to revise and take more mock tests. Practice makes perfect!

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