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Hamilton is actually based in Surbiton and offer driving lessons in the local area as well as across the county and into parts of London.

We were established over 12 years ago and have been working with learner drivers ever since, helping hundreds to get behind the wheel and pass their driving test. We are especially well known for working with nervous drivers and those students requiring intensive courses.

Each member of our instructor team is registered with the Driving Standards Agency and members of the Driving Instructors Association. Our instructors in Surbiton offer great quality driving tuition and are very familiar with the local roads.

When you take your first driving lesson with us, we usually take you to a quiet cul-de-sac so that you can learn the basics without the worry of other traffic on the road. It's a good idea to get the basics taken care of as soon as possible such as where the various controls are. Of course, many people are nervous on their first lesson so it helps to settle in and take things slowly.

Once you're familiar with the controls, we will work with you to get the car into gear (if you have chosen manual driving lessons) and then start some basic maneuverers such as turning corners.

As your lessons progress and your confidence improves, we will take you on to more challenging roads where there's more traffic. As you continue your driving lessons, we will start preparing you for your test. This works in parallel with the revision that you should be doing to get ready for the theory driving test, learning the signs and rules of the road.

Once your instructor thinks you are ready, you can book your driving test. There can be quite a waiting list at certain times of year but your instructor will have a rough idea of how long the waiting list is.

Test Routes

Test routes do pass this way, so driving schools in Surbiton are keen to practise, in particular, reversing around a corner. There are two or three corners used all the time and hopefully showing respect for the local residents by allowing them access without hindrance. Natural development will lead the new driver to Ditton Hill and Lovelace Road. Lovelace Road is especially useful for Surbiton driving instruction in the art of meeting and passing vehicles in narrow roads with parked cars either side.

At the other end of Langley Avenue is a five way mini roundabout, which new drivers find very challenging. The three mini roundabouts in Long Ditton are easier to deal with, with just three approaches for each of them. The problem for the new driver with these busy flowing roundabouts, is recognising when you can move on and having the confidence to do just that before the moment is lost. By the time the new driver sees the chance to go, it is gone and now once again there is continuous traffic from the right.


  • 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.

Contact us

If you are ready to start your driving lessons in Surbiton or would just like more information, please give our friendly team a call on 0800 804 6899 or you can e-mail them from our contact page.