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Local Driving Instructors in Surrey and London

Structured Driving Lessons

Hamilton is a long-established driving school and we take care to ensure every aspect of your driving lessons are as comfortable and beneficial as possible. You can choose your instructor, your type of car (manual or automatic), when you would like lessons, where you would like to be picked up from and whether you would like a friend or family member in the car with you.

Our aim is for you to pass your driving test as soon as possible but although we will challenge you to improve with each lesson, you will not be pushed. Steady progress is required for you to feel comfortable driving and acquire skills that will last you for the rest of your life.

Once lessons are underway, we will evaluate you and let you know when we think you should aim to take your test. We can help you with all aspects of booking your theory and hazard perception test, and you practical driving test. Once your practical test has been booked, we recommend that you use the same car that you have been learning in so that everything is familiar as possible for the actual test.

Learning to drive is a fun but sometimes daunting experience so our driving instructors are trained and experienced to help you progress, no matter how much experience you already have.

Our Driving Instructors

The initial drive with your driving instructor will be in a quiet residential area to allow you to get used to a different car. At the same time, we can assess the standard reached so far and work out a programme to take you forward. So from previous experience to the new should be a smooth transition and further progress can develop naturally.

Our driving instructors are calm and patient, allowing you to progress with your driving skills in a relaxed environment. You can visit our instructors pageto see profiles of each of our driving instructors or visit our recommendations page for testimonials from previous pupils.

Driving Lessons for Nervous Drivers

We understand. There is so much uncertainty when you first decide to learn to drive. Once you have met our friendly and helpful instructor, you can concentrate on getting to grips with the car controls. We won’t push you too hard and will keep you in your comfort zone. As you gain experience your fears will evaporate and your nerves will be a thing of the past.

Refresher Driving Courses

It is surprising how many drivers stop or discontinue driving lessons for one reason or another. The longer the break lasts the more difficult to overcome an ever increasing loss of confidence. It seems as if you have forgotten everything. We are here to help. You have the skills hidden in the back of your mind and we can bring them out again.

We will begin as if you have never driven before and take you forward at a pace you find comfortable. After a few lessons you will have the confidence to get back on the road again on your own.

Theory Test Training

We offer in car theory training on a one to one basis. This can be very helpful if you suffer with learning difficulties or dyslexia. Learning theory and having practical driving lessons at the same time is the best way forward as one helps develop the other. The driving theory test puts you through your paces, examining whether you understand the various types of road signs, traffic law, what to do in various situations on the road and your knowledge of speed limits. It is a compulsory part of learning to drive and many people struggle to pass this on their first attempt. We can help you with this by offering guidance including recommending online learning resources and apps that include example multiple choice tests. This will build up your knowledge and give you the confidence to pass and take your test.

Motorway Driver Training

Motorway driving is restricted to qualified license holders under present legislation. It is included as one of the modules for PassPlus once you have passed you driving test. If you prefer, motorway lessons can be covered as an individual topic. Normally the instruction is arranged as a two-hour lesson to allow for getting to and from the nearest motorway.

Motorway lessons are popular as part of our refresher course for the experienced driver who hasn’t driven regularly or for a long time.

PassPlus Courses

Allows the newly qualified driver to get more experience in a training environment and earn subsequent insurance discounts as a reward. Further details are available on our ‘Contact Us‘ page.

Automatic Driving Lessons

We offer automatic driving lessons where possible. This is subject to the car and instructor covering your area. We have a list of instructors on our web site however we also provide a friendly telephone service, so please get in touch and we will be able to tell you straight away whether we can help.

Fleet Training and Assessment

Companies can be held accountable for the driving practises of their staff. We have the experience to offer assessment and training on a one to one basis as required.

Advanced Driving Courses

Our Advanced Driving Course can be adapted for occupational driver training to include taxi training and bus driver assessment (driving school car). If you work in a driving profession or would like to, talk to us and we will be able to guide you through what you need or point you in the direction of someone locally who can.

We offer driving lessons throughout Surrey and London including in Surbiton, Chessington, Croydon, Esher, Kingston, New Addington, New Malden, Purley, Surbiton, Sutton, Tolworth, Wimbledon and Worcester Park. You can view our full list of areas that we cover. We specialise in intensive courses and working with nervous drivers.

Still not sure? Why not read some of our customer recommendations. We are constantly updating our site with the latest comments from our pupils.

Latest Reviews

Claire WilliamsClaire Williams
14:10 08 Jun 24
We were recommended to Hamilton Driving school and so glad we were. Lipon was an amazing instructor and from day one he put our nervous 17 year old son's mind at ease that they were going to get along and with Lipon's help Ben passed first time in just over 3 months.
Smriti PradhanSmriti Pradhan
13:49 31 May 24
My driving instructor, Ditta from Hamilton Driving school , was very good and helped me to pass the test in the first attempt. The practice sessions were very comprehensive and I was very well prepared for all the possible test routes. She is relentless in making sure you don't get used to any bad driving habits and corrected me with lot of patience. Thank you Ditta!
Passed first time with Szabi! Always explained everything in detail and remained calm - amazing experience
Rocco SantosRocco Santos
20:12 28 May 24
I passed with my instructor being Ditta who was really helpful in teaching all the manoeuvres and general road safety would definitely recommend!
Brisa AranciviaBrisa Arancivia
16:34 15 May 24
Passed first time today with Szabi. Great instructor and explained everything clearly! He always answered any question and reassured me!! I originally started with Judith, another instructor at Hamilton but had to change for personal reasons for Judith. Judith was also an excellent instructor who always made it clear to me on what i had to improve. She was very professional and organised. I recommend them both !!!
Jamie KhanJamie Khan
11:22 07 May 24
Benn taught both of my kids - and both passed first time.Really easy to deal/communicate with and he always tries to be flexible which is a must especially when kids have various other events on or need more practise leading up to their test etc.,Couldn't recommend highly enough!
Neil ConnollyNeil Connolly
13:29 22 Apr 24
Having passed my test today, I am over the moon.Lipon is a brilliant tutor. He is patient, affable and very knowledgeable. I looked forward to my lessons every week because they were always so much fun.The car was great to drive, clean and comfortable.
A priceA price
14:28 25 Mar 24
My son had a great experience with Dean Martin as his instructor. It was really useful to have someone who is local to us and who knew the area and test routes. He collected him from home in a timely manner and was a very engaging instructor. He gave my son lots of confidence to drive safely and confidently and this enabled him to pass his test first time. Thank you so much Dean! We are now doing the Pass Plus with him too. I would definitely recommend him to anyone learning to drive.
Aishwarya RajendranAishwarya Rajendran
20:09 12 Feb 24
Adeel is an excellent driving instructor who works hard to help you obtain your license on the first attempt. He is very dedicated, punctual and knowledgeable about driving and its technicalities. Adeel maintains a positive attitude throughout the learning process and never loses his temper.
08:17 07 Jun 22
Mike my driving instructor was absolutely great and I can recommend him to everyone. Having had a couple other instructors before, I can definitely say I only passed my tested because of Mike! Now I feel I can drive safely and with confidence which I never thought would be possible! Mike is very knowledgeable, patient and flexible with hours. Thank you Mike and Hamilton driving school!
Robyn ERobyn E
16:19 27 May 22
I swapped to Hamilton Driving School from a different driving school, and I've been impressed by Ben's calm way of teaching and his professionalism. I passed my test first time 2 days ago - very happy and would recommend to anyone, especially those learning automatic as I did
Richard PriestRichard Priest
21:33 18 May 22
Very professional, identified my driving weaknesses and worked on those to pass my test, but also to put me in good stead for my life of driving. Big thanks to Judith to ensure I was always aiming for safe yet enjoyable driving. Judith's attention to detail drove home (pun intended!) all aspects of driver safety, compitence and confidence. Thank you!
Moovendan ColbertMoovendan Colbert
09:48 18 May 22
I had great experience with Hamilton. My instructor Lipon was very polite and professional. He used to provide feedback regularly and always keeps encouraging and it helps us to have a positive mindset ( which I believe is very important for people who learn driving). Thank you so much Lipon.
19:02 03 May 22
I passed after lessons with Mike. He is an outstanding teacher and very calming in his approach to teaching new drivers, he is also a great bloke to have a chat with! I would definitely recommend him to any new learners.

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