If you need driving lessons in Guildford, Hamilton School of Motoring has several, locally experienced, driving instructors covering the area in Guildford. All of whom are able to cater for a range of students – from complete beginners, to those who simply need a little fine-tuning before taking their test.

Hamilton instructors are all DVSA registered, and members of the Driving Instructors Association. We are also members of Checkatrade, which means we are monitored and vetted to ensure a high standard of professional practice.

Guildford is a large town in Surrey, just off the A3, around 27 miles southwest of central London. Guildford itself lies at the eastern end of the A31 – the main trunk road to Farnham, Winchester and Southampton. If you live in one of the surrounding towns or villages, such as Woking, East Horsley or Godalming you may also want to take your driving test in Guildford; and your instructor will help you become familiar with the area.

The town centre is pedestrianised, but there are plenty of residential streets linking the A246, Stoke Road and Woodbridge Road, on which to become comfortable with basic clutch control, emergency stops and maneouvering.  Further west, the A31 becomes a dual carriageway providing useful practice in driving at speed and lane discipline. Driving here or on the A3 ensures students are better prepared for motorway driving once they have passed their test.

The test centre is a 10-minute drive from the town centre, on the Slyfield Industrial Estate (off Moorfield Road) GU1 1SA. Car parking is available for driving test candidates.

Driving experience

Once you have grasped the basics of driving you will need to build your confidence by getting experience of the different types of roads you will be expected to drive along during your test. Narrow residential roads mean you must be aware of hazards such as oncoming traffic. You will also need to pass parked cars safely and negotiate mini roundabouts correctly.

Further out, you will need to be competent on the intersections between the busy A-roads, which are often multi-lane roundabouts with several exits. Rural roads around the town also provide challenges, particularly negotiating sharp bends safely and confidently.

Although the DVSA do not publish test routes, your instructor will be familiar with the area and the routes usually taken around the town by the examiners. Your instructor may be able to arrange a ‘mock test’ routes will cover all the hazards and conditions described earlier. He or She will also be able to tell you what the driving instructor will be looking for and what to do if you make a mistake during your test (most of us do!).

What's included

  • Complete driving lesson according to DSA outline
  • Friendly driving instructors
  • No car sharing
  • Free local pick-up
  • DSA approved learning material
  • Thorough practise of driving during all lessons
  • Taste of all type of road conditions and layouts during learning.
  • Each of our driving instructors are fully qualified and DSA approved to ensure that you learn to drive in a fun, cooperative, friendly and relaxed environment.

We want you to develop the safest driving skills and the best driving habits at the best possible price.

If you have any particular requirements such as a manual or automatic car, a female instructor or a particular time that would be best for your lessons, please let us know. We will do our very best to make sure you receive exactly the right car, instructor and lesson times that are best for you.

At Hamilton Driving we have instructors teaching driving lessons in all of the local towns around Guildford. We realise that customer satisfaction is crucial so that's why we do our best to make sure that we can fit our lessons around you. You will receive a one-to-one attention driving lessons and a training program designed to make you a safe, confident driver.

Your first lessons

When learning to drive, you cannot beat practising on different types of roads to broaden your experience. Our instructors will ensure that you are completely confident in each of these areas:

  • Cockpit drill - making sure you know where all of the controls are and what they do
  • Safety checks
  • Moving away and stopping
  • Signals
  • Mirrors and blind spots
  • Junctions and roundabouts
  • Negotiating traffic
  • Speed
  • Emergency braking
  • Parallel parking
  • Hazard awareness
  • Turning your car around
  • Reversing
  • Planning and independent driving
  • Darkness and weather conditions

Contact Us

Please get in touch if you would like to book some driving lessons in Guildford.


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Thank you for your patients during this time of uncertainty. We are pleased to announce from 12 April 2021 we will be resuming Covid-19 secure lessons following government guidelines. Please contiune to be patient as we already have a waiting list so are expecting the next few months to be extremely busy while we adjust.

If you have a lesson booked with us please ensure you read our Covid-19 information page which includes information on what you can expect during your driving lesson

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Hamilton School of Motoring