Hornchurch (London) Test Centre

Situated on Station Lane, next to Charisma beauty lounge, Hornchurch test centre is easily missed if you don’t look closely enough. Though an unassuming location for a driving test centre, that doesn’t stop Hornchurch from being visited by countless learners each month. Get to know more about the test centre below and read on for more information!


75 Station Lane
Greater London
RM12 6JX

Tests Offered at Hornchurch (London)

– Car
– ADI part 2
– ADI part 3

How To Get There

Hornchurch can be found not far from the bustling centre of Hornchurch itself—in the vicinity of the A124—making it a go-to option for many learners in the East London area. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.

A Bit More About Hornchurch (London)

Hornchurch test centre is ideally located to provide a varied test route for examiners. Its close vicinity to the bustling centre of Hornchurch and quieter residential estates ensure examiners a mixed bag of traffic and road conditions. Indeed, there are plenty of local challenges to test candidates in the Hornchurch area.

What To Expect On The Day

After hours of driving lessons, your test date is finally upon you. Talk about nerve-wracking. If your confidence isn’t quite where you hoped it would be, we’d advise you to read up on our top six ways to relax before your driving test.

Before you jet out of the front door on your big day, there’s one important question you need to ask yourself: do you have your provisional licence? If the answer’s no, you can wave goodbye to taking your test. You need to have your provisional licence with you to take the driving test, otherwise you will be turned around, so double-check you’ve got it before you leave. Additionally, you’ll want to get to the test centre 10 minutes before your test is due to start.

Your driving test will consist of:

– 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

Once you get back to the test centre and park your car, the test will officially end. The examiner will then walk you through the feedback sheet and list any driving test faults, whether they are minors or majors, that you may have accumulated. If you fail, keep hold of this sheet as it can be used to help you figure out which areas you need to improve on for your next test attempt. If you pass, you’ll also be handed a test pass certificate.

But What If I Fail?

Like any other test you take in life, if all doesn’t go according to plan with your driving test and you end up failing, it’s as simple as trying again. Of course, we don’t recommend just heading back in without any preparation. Instead, take some time to improve on the areas in which you picked up the most faults in. The best way to do this is by taking a refresher course with an instructor. They’ll be able to give you pointers to ensure you don’t trip up on them again.