Wanstead Practical Driving Test Centre

Wanstead Practical Driving Test Centre

Firstly, please beware of parking, usually everyone parks in front of the test centre on single yellow line but there’s time restrictions. It’s a major road, so make sure you practice moving off few times as there’s fast moving traffic. If you park on a side road its good for instructor to stay in the car and wait for the student to return with examiner. Also, beware that there’s no toilets in the centre for candidates to use, there are public toilets 5 mins drive away in Wanstead high street, near the bus station.
Wanstead test centre is located near Wanstead underground next to high street. The test centre has no bay parking. Typically test routes include major roads and lots of dual carriageways and many roundabouts including Charlie Brown roundabout, Waterworks roundabout, Redbridge roundabout, Whips Cross roundabout, Green Man roundabout, Gants Hill roundabout, Woodford roundabout and many more. Areas covered during the test may include the A12, A406, Gants Hill, Redbridge, Clay Hall, Woodford and Snaresbrook, Would strongly advice to practice lots of roundabouts if you’re going for your test in Wanstead.  
Nearest test centre to Wanstead is Goodmayes, Chingford, Barking

2 Devon House
Hermon Hill
Greater London
E11 2AW



Frequently Asked Questions


What documents do i need to take to my practical test?

You need to bring your driving licence - the photocard.

If you have an old-style paper licence, you must take your signed driving licence and a valid passport. No other form of photographic identification will be accepted.

If you don’t have one, you must get a passport or update your paper licence to a photocard licence.

Find your lost theory test pass certificate number

You can find your theory test pass certificate number if you’ve lost your original letter - you’ll need it when you book your practical test, and might need it if you change or cancel your practical test.
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You’ll need your
  • Great Britain or Northern Ireland provisional driving licence number
  • email address to get your booking confirmation - you can’t book online if you don’t have one


Practical test booking online

Book your driving test, check, Change the date of your practical driving test or Cancel your practical driving test

Book your practical test from £62 using this official theory test booking service - you'll need your provisional
licence number and an email address to book online

Book by telephone

DVSA practical test bookings

Telephone: 0300 200 1122
Welsh language: 0300 200 1133
Textphone: 0300 200 1166
Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm


Reading for the multiple-choice part

To prepare for the practical driving test you should use 3 books known as the ‘source material’.

You can buy all the publications from most high street book shops and download the ‘Know your traffic signs’ booklet

Download ‘Know your traffic signs’, (PDF, 8.9MB)