KGS Driving School - Our customers do the talking for us, so have a read of our reviews. Offering driving lessons in south-east London, including Plumstead and Woolwich.

Driving Lessons

The benefits of a driving licence

 
<h2>The benefits of a driving licence <h2>

Having a driving license has opened up new opportunities for me and brought added convenience to my everyday life.

I can now drive to visit my girlfriend and friends and cut down on travel time on trains. It has also meant that I could join a football team and travel independently to home and away matches. I’ve also been able to help out more at home through doing lifts for my parents and picking up the shopping.

I feel like I have an added independence now too and a new responsibility.


I am currently looking to buy a place of my own in a new area, so visiting family and friends is going to take longer. Having a license means I can drive to see them quicker and make social plans more easily. I am also going to travel with work more often in the future in my new role. So instead of claiming train fares on expenses or spending time searching for train bookings, it will be convenient to drive instead and claim back that way.

Also, in the case of unforeseen family emergencies, I am able to be relied upon now that I have a license.


The very first time driving independently with a license was very daunting. I lacked confidence without the safety net of a driving instructor. But this wasn’t necessarily a bad thing, it made me a more cautious driver and I’ve been very careful every time I’ve been out alone

I started driving in the local area, then branches out as I became more confident.

The more you practice and the more experience you gain independently driving, the more comfortable you become.

I often think back to my driving lessons and reflect on what I was taught as a way to reassure myself.

Simon Banks from Woolwich

 
 

Special Guarantee

 
Our Special Guarantee is what sets us apart from all other local driving schools. We believe in our driving school, the tuition we offer and the service we provide so much so, that we have created a Special Guarantee for all our students.

Money back guarantee
In the unlikely event you are not happy with your first lesson for any reason, we will refund your money. However, we are confident you’ll be happy with our tuition and service that you won’t need to.


Pass promise
Just as it says on the tin – we will pay for your second driving test if you do not pass first time! Here’s how it works:


  • Required to have one 2hour session a week up until the test; if you miss one you’ll need to make a lesson up.
  • Required to complete 40hours of training (less than the national average).
  • Student and Driving Instructor need to agree before the practical test is booked.
  • Required to pass a mock test before taking the real test.
  • If you fail your test you will need to book and take one 2hour lesson per week till the next test.

Refresher Lessons - 2 Year Warranty
We want to continue helping you even after you have passed your driving test. If you need a refresher lesson, for example if you haven’t driven for a while, you can use your Refresher Lessons Warranty for 2 years after passing your test with us. This means:


  • You can have 2hours of lessons within those 2 years.
  • The 2hours can only be used for refresher lessons, not for advance driving.
  • Student required to provide road legal car.
 

We offer this Special Guarantee to all students! We at KGS Driving School really do believe in our service, so call our customer services team on 07887 818521 today, and pass your test first time!

 
 

Our customers do the talking

 
<h2>Our customers do the talking<h2>

With so many customer reviews about the driving lessons and driving tuition we offer here at KGS Driving School, we prefer to let our customers do the talking for us.

To discuss your driving requirements or to check driving lesson availability, please call Chloe at Customer Services on

07887 818521

 
 

Driving Lessons

 
<h2>Driving Lessons<h2>

Looking to start driving lessons in South East London?

Learn to drive with us and you will get hands on driving experience alongside practical advice from a reliable driving school and driving instructor.

Our qualified driving instructor in the South East London area will help make this as easy as possible, supporting you every step of the way. Our driving school is committed to quality, effective teaching, and with a high first time pass rate we think our results speak for themselves. We simply are the perfect choice for driving lessons in South East London, covering Plumstead, Woolwich, Thamesmead, Charlton, Eltham, Erith, Abbey Wood, Welling, Blackheath, Belvedere, Bexleyheath, Greenwich and Sidcup.

We have plenty of teaching experience guiding students from all walks of life through to a successful practical driving test, and recognise you want a patient driving instructor, and a competent driving school service. We strive to achieve this with every single driving lesson – just one of the reasons we’re sure you’ll want to train with us.

South East London is a great place to learn to drive given its varied environments within which to practice, and we know all the routes to help get the best out of your skills. Our driving lessons aren’t pressurised, and although we want you to progress quickly we will only advise you to book a practical driving test once you feel ready. Each driving lesson is packed with practical direction, so it won’t be long before you’ll leave our driving school with the ability to drive safely and confidently in the South East London area and further afield.

We pride ourselves on a high standard of driving tuition, so if you have any questions at all about what we can offer you, what driving lessons in South East London involve or the process of driving tuition, then please do get in touch with our team on 07887 818521. You’ll find our driving instructor friendly and easy to talk to, and we will work with your timetable to fit in convenient driving lessons. We will be only too glad to help, and no doubt you’ll have your driving licence before you know it!

 
 

I genuinely enjoyed my lessons and now enjoy driving. I am often excited about driving or taking the car out to run errands

 
<h2>I genuinely enjoyed my lessons and now enjoy driving. I am often excited about driving or taking the car out to run errands<h2>  “I was looking for a local driving instructor with availability on the weekends and with flexibility around dates. I travel around a lot in the week and on the weekends with a relatively packed social calendar so the ability to take lessons on the weekend when it suited me and sometimes at short notice was important. As it turned out Satnam was very flexible in lesson timing and availability despite having numerous clients.

Learning to drive was great. Satnam was a great teacher he allowed me to learn from my mistakes and come to my own conclusion on what went well and what didn't go so well. There was lots of independent driving interspersed with teaching sessions where we would evaluate the previous 20-30 minutes driving. It got me comfortable with driving for longer periods unaided (excluding Satnam’s directions). From a passenger perspective, we talked about other things outside of driving, which got me used to practising safe driving with minor distractions and conversations present. Since passing I have found this to be invaluable.

Satnam is a good teacher, thoughtful in his approach and articulates his teaching well. He allows the student to come to their own answer and provides valuable anecdotes that are relevant and useful to compare and contrast with your own driving experience and learning process. He balances driving theory, practice and anecdote very effectively to bring about well-rounded lessons and tutelage.

I would of course recommend KGS Driving School. I genuinely enjoyed my lessons and now enjoy driving. I am often excited about driving or taking the car out to run errands. I would highly recommend Satnam for his teaching methods, likeable personality and all-round professionalism when instructing. He balances the right level of basic teachings and anecdote to effectively illustrate driving best practice and a driver's impact on other road users.”

Michael Trace from Greenwich

 
 

I would definitely recommend KGS Driving School because I got the added confidence I needed from my lessons with Satnam, and they prepared me for my driving, beyond the driving test

 
<h2>I would definitely recommend KGS Driving School because I got the added confidence I needed from my lessons with Satnam, and they prepared me for my driving, beyond the driving test<h2> “Before starting driving lessons with KGS Driving School I had already taken 40 odd driving lessons with another driving school and failed my practical driving test a few times. I needed specific lessons that were targeted to my needs – this is why I chose KGS Driving School. From the customer reviews on the driving school website from past students, it was clear that the Driving Instructor, Satnam, would identify areas his student needs to improve on, and focus on that predominantly. The main difference between KGS Driving School and other driving schools I had learnt with, was that Satnam trusted me a lot more and allowed me to independently try things my own way, before intervening if it was necessary. I liked that he allowed me to review everything I did and this gave me the added confidence needed to pass my practical driving test. Satnam’s teaching methods were amazing because:

  1. He used a client-led approach, where I carried out review writing exercises to ensure I understood my own weaknesses and strengths.
  2. He used a breadth of roads to prepare me for the practical driving test and even allowed me to use the satnav on a variety of roads.
  3. He gave me practical tips beyond the test – for example, teaching me how to parallel park between two cars instead of behind just one car, and also teaching me real life scenarios that would be useful in the future. I would definitely recommend KGS Driving School because I got the added confidence I needed from my lessons with Satnam, and they prepared me for my driving, beyond the driving test.

To Satnam: Thank you very much for all the help Satnam, and I wish you all the best for the future. It was enjoyable to study with you and I’ll be sure to recommend you to any friends or family that need driving lessons.


Driving Lessons Woolwich

 
 

With past driving schools I felt like I was not moving on quick enough and felt like I was wasting money and time

 
<h2>With past driving schools I felt like I was not moving on quick enough and felt like I was wasting money and time<h2> “The most important criteria for me when looking for a driving school was reliability and an affordable driving instructor who would help me improve. KGS Driving School was actually recommended to me by a friend. With past driving schools I felt like I wasn’t moving on quick enough and felt like I was wasting money and time. Learning with KGS Driving School and Satnam Cheema, my driving instructor, exceeded my expectations; I was given one-to-one personal tuition and felt like I was progressing at a suitable pace, that was challenging me week-on-week. Satnam’s teaching methods really worked for me. I was asked for my opinion throughout and given suitable challenges and constant support when needed. I would recommend KGS Driving School because the tuition is personalised, well-structured and broken down so you learn and don’t just ‘do’.”

Simon Banks from Woolwich. Driving Lessons from Woolwich.

 
 

I would 100% recommend KGS Driving School to my friends and family, as the driving instructor Satnam provides quality lessons for whatever stage you are at in learning how to drive

 
<h2>I would 100% recommend KGS Driving School to my friends and family, as the driving instructor Satnam provides quality lessons for whatever stage you are at in learning how to drive<h2> The most important thing about the driving school I wanted, was that it offered quality driving lessons at an affordable price. Going into my lessons with my driving instructor Satnam I had low expectations regarding learning how to drive. From my previous experience with other driving instructors in the past, I found it overwhelming learning at times as instructors would go through topics at a rate that I wasn’t comfortable with. However, while learning to drive with Satnam I never felt overwhelmed as he made sure that I learned at a rate that worked for me which I found much more effective. Satnam was genuinely invested in my progress, frequently checking in during lessons on whether I was happy with the approach of the lessons, the nature of supervision and the topics we were covering. Satnam took a tailored approach to teaching with the understanding that we all learn things differently and through his check-ins he actively adjusted our lessons in a way that ensured I got the most out of them. In addition, his calm and level-headed approach to teaching was very helpful for me as it made sure that I learned from mistakes as opposed to simply avoiding them without understanding why. I would 100% recommend KGS Driving School to my friends and family, as the driving instructor Satnam provides quality lessons for whatever stage you are at in learning how to drive. Thanks to KGS Driving School I am now more comfortable behind the wheel and more confident than ever to continue learning and get my license.

Jordan Asare from Plumstead

 
 

I appreciated the way Satnam encouraged me to make independent decisions instead of just telling me what to do in different situations on the road

 
<h2>I appreciated the way Satnam encouraged me to make independent decisions instead of just telling me what to do in different situations on the road<h2> “KGS Driving School was recommended to me by another driving school in another area – so I knew KGS Driving School would be good. I did read the online customer reviews on the driving school website, and I was really happy that they did two hour lessons, instead of one. I had been taking driving lessons for quite some time with other driving instructors before I switched to KGS Driving School. The driving instructor, Satnam Cheema helped me overcome a lot of seemingly minor errors that were actually all adding up to hamper my driving. I appreciated the way Satnam encouraged me to make independent decisions instead of just telling me what to do in different situations on the road, and he also used different perspectives to explain a situation when I struggled to grasp something. The feedback time after each lesson helped to highlight areas that went well and to plan for the next lesson.”

Reshma Asar from Plumstead.

 
 

Thank you to my driving instructor Satnam, as the driving lessons have been better than expected

 
<h2> Thank you to my driving instructor Satnam, as the driving lessons have been better than expected <h2>

“The most important thing for me when looking for a driving school was to find affordable driving instructor with some good feedback and experience, available on the weekends so I can combine work and driving lessons.

I was also looking for a driving instructor based near Greenwich and KGS Driving School was the most suitable option. Thank you to my driving instructor Satnam, as the driving lessons have been better than expected, I found myself very comfortable and calm behind the wheel. It helped me understand the prospective of the driver not just a pedestrian and cyclist, this made me more confidant and sympathetic to others. It is therapeutic and exciting to be able to drive myself. So far it seems good, I think it is the right approach for me. I like the fact that the driving instructor allows me to evaluate my actions and make decisions when I am driving. He gives the right amount of pressure and freedom at the same time. Brings live examples, visual elements and evaluation during the lessons. I would recommend others to use KGS Driving School as the company provides a lot of support and understanding. I learn and analyse my mistakes and improve my knowledge not just by driving the car but also by discussing different situations with the instructor. My Driving Instructor Santam helps me to come up with personalised guidelines, which he does for every  driver depending on their driving style.” Karolina Volkova from Greenwich

Driving Lessons Greenwich 

 
 

I would absolutely recommend KGS Driving School, Satnam the driving instructor is great and such a patient driving instructor

 
<h2>I would absolutely recommend KGS Driving School, Satnam the driving instructor is great and such a patient driving instructor<h2>

“I needed a driving school and a driving instructor to be available for regular lessons and be flexible.

It was good to see all the driving lessons customer reviews and driving test passes on the driving school website.

I have never driven a car before so I was very nervous, but I was not rushed in my training. Learning to drive was easier than expected with Satnam as my driving instructor. The driving instructors teaching methods were practical, well delivered, easy to understand and put into practice. I would absolutely recommend KGS Driving School, Satnam the driving instructor is great and such a patient driving instructor.”

Zsolt Bak from Woolwich

 
 

Our customer reviews!

 
<H2>Our customer reviews!<H2>

"I had been disappointed by another local driving instructor just before my driving practical test in July 2016; so I needed another driving instructor in Abbey Wood who knew what they were doing and would not waste my time.

My driving instructor Satnam took my needs and expectations on board and was amazing. On the day of the driving practical test on 28th October 2016, I was feeling very confident and knew that I would pass, because I could also see how much I had improved in my driving. I looked for honesty, respect and professionalism and got all that. I had had several driving lessons in the past so I thought I knew all there was to know about learning to drive, but KGS Driving School proved me wrong. The 10 lessons I had with my driving instructor Satnam taught me more about driving than I had learnt in the past. Looking back, I wouldn’t have passed the test in July, because I still couldn’t crack my reverse manoeuvres then. I’ve learnt so much this time, and now for the rest of my life. Satnam was professional yet relaxing. He was more interested in making me a good and safe driver; than just getting me to pass the driving practical test. He would remind me to concentrate on driving ‘in the real world’. I would definitely recommend KGS Driving School, so much so that I am signing my 17 year old daughter to also learn to drive with Satnam. Keep doing what you are doing Satnam and the rest of the team at KGS Driving School."

Driving Lessons Abbey Wood

 
 

I would definitely recommend KGS Driving School because of the professional team that I worked with, the quick start of lessons and the individually adjusted pace for every learner

 
<h2>I would definitely recommend KGS Driving School because of the professional team that I worked with, the quick start of lessons and the individually adjusted pace for every learner<h2> “I was looking for a driving school that is able to start my lessons quickly, also for lessons that were affordable and had good overall opinions. Learning to drive was quite similar to what I expected. The driving instructor adjusted the lessons to my pace of learning and gave me a lot of time to get used to being behind the steering wheel. My driving instructor was always very calm and ready to help when needed. His methods were adjusted to me as an individual. What was very good were all the practices about the control of the car and a deeper understanding of it. I really enjoyed every lesson and always learnt a lot of new things. I would definitely recommend KGS Driving School because of the professional team that I worked with, the quick start of lessons and the individually adjusted pace for every learner.”

Klaudia Gajda from Greenwich 

 
 

Driving Lessons Woolwich

 
<h2> Driving Lessons Woolwich<h2>

“The most important criteria for me when looking for a driving school in my local area, Woolwich, was good customer reviews – and KGS Driving School had loads.

I also looked for good prices – and KGS Driving School offered this too. I expected learning to drive to be more stressful than it actually turned out to be. My Driving Instructor Satnam was very good at keeping me calm during our 2 hour driving lessons. My driving instructor made me think about what I was doing whilst learning to drive on the road and why. He didn’t just tell me what to do, he made me think. I would definitely recommend KGS Driving School and the driving instructor. He is great and very patient”.

Karin Arsenius from Woolwich

 
 

I have passed my test at the first attempt and achieved my goal with his help

 
<h2> I have passed my test at the first attempt and achieved my goal with his help<h2>

“I got the contact number of KGS Driving School from the driving school website.

It was great to read some of the customer reviews on the website and to see all the test passes of other people and share all their experiences.

The driving service provided by my driving instructor Satnam was very reliable and my training needs were definitely met. I have been learning to drive since last year but I feel I wasn’t making enough progress with my previous driving school. That’s why I changed to KGS Driving School.

My driving instructor asked me lots of relevant question to check my understanding and was always very helpful. I have now passed my test and the driving licence will make a big difference to my life as my partner is expecting our first child. I would 100% recommend KGS Driving School and my driving instructor Satnam because I have passed my test at the first attempt and achieved my goal with his help”. 

Driving Lessons Welling

 
 

100% the absolute best driving instructor I have had

 
<h2>100% the absolute best driving instructor I have had<h2>

“KGS Driving School had exceptional customer reviews, both on their driving school website and from other members of my family, so I booked one driving lesson to experience it myself; it was a very positive experience.

I thought I would find it quite difficult to learn to drive, however with KGS Driving School I found that my driving instructor Satnam was always polite, friendly and ready to answer my questions. My driving instructor Satnam also personalised the teaching by recognising my preferences and using comparisons that I would understand and use after my test. I looked forward to my driving lessons regardless of the weather, or how tired I was.

My driving instructors teaching methods were exceptional. There was always a foundation to everything I was taught so that I fully understood why I was doing something. Now I drive a different car to the one I learnt in and the car I first brought, and yet the same foundation still applies. Everything I was taught was done in such a way that regardless of the car or time, I will always find it useful.

I would and I do recommend KGS Driving School, because of the teaching style and the professionalism of the driving instructor. No question is silly and no manoeuvre is too small for KGS Driving School and the driving instructor to teach you. 100% the absolute best driving instructor I have had – (I have tried 3 other instructors). Plus, the car is always clean and always a nice environment to learn to drive in. You have the driving instructor’s undivided attention for the whole lesson”.

Driving Lessons Abbey Wood

 
 

I passed my driving test with KGS Driving School and this will make a massive difference to my work and personal life

 
<h2>I passed my driving test with KGS Driving School and this will make a massive difference to my work and personal life<h2>

“The customer reviews on the driving schoolwebsite were very informative and this helped me make up my mind.

There were a lot of local test passes too, like in Thamesmead and I was looking towards passing my practical driving test too. My driving instructor would listen to my concerns and I was able to solve all the problems I encountered on my driving lessons. I knew how to drive from a young age but I knew I had to make refinements so I could pass my driving test. The driving lessons got easier as we moved forward. My driving instructor was very patient with me and I had to analyse my driving – this proved to be very beneficial to me in the long run. I passed my driving test with KGS Driving School and this will make a massive difference to my work and personal life. I would recommend KGS Driving School because they helped me pass my driving test and treated me like an individual at all times.”

Christopher Moore from Thamesmead 

 
 

Learning to drive was much more straight forward and fun than I thought it would be with my driving instructor Satnam

 
<h2>Learning to drive was much more straight forward and fun than I thought it would be with my driving instructor Satnam<h2>

“Flexibility and availability of driving lessons in my area, Charlton; and offers on beginning and further lesson packages where the most important factors when I was looking for Driving Lessons with a Driving School.

Other factor that were important to me included, feedback from other students, pass rates, affordable prices, driving instructor experience and teaching approach, and extra support to pass my driving test. Learning to drive was much more straight forward and fun than I thought it would be with my driving instructor Satnam. I was able to learn everything smoothly and progressively without any stressful situations as I first expected. Theoretical knowledge is best applied during practical driving lessons which Satnam is always doing. My driving instructors teaching methods were very supportive and effective to help me progress rapidly. Best part of the method used is integration of all theory, practical, visual graphics and flyers into the pattern of my learning so that everything is clear to understand and apply practically. I would definitely recommend others and especially my driving instructorSatnam because he is a great instructor who provides the best learning experience.”

Urken Tashi Tamang, Charlton

 
 

They can't all be wrong!

 

It would be a BIG mistake to think that all Driving Schools are the same!

Try Us and See why we are the most liked driving school!

 
 

My Driving Instructor Satnam made it very easy, allowing me to get my driving confidence back

 
<h2>My Driving Instructor Satnam made it very easy, allowing me to get my driving confidence back<h2>

“I wanted good reviews, friendly instructors, allowing you to learn at your own pace.

I also wanted a driving school in my local area with good availability and competitive prices. I was nervous when I first started my driving lessons with KGS Driving School, as I hadn’t driven for 8 years. My Driving Instructor Satnam made it very easy though, allowing me to get my driving confidence back. The teaching methods were very efficient and friendly. My Driving Instructor Satnam allows me to work on my mistakes by giving helpful examples. I will definitely recommend KGS Driving School and Satnam in the South East London/Charlton area.”

Atul Kapse from Charlton

 
 

I genuinely think that I am a lot more confident in driving and learnt a ton through the lessons

 
<h2>I genuinely think that I am a lot more confident in driving and learnt a ton through the lessons<h2>

"I just searched around and found KGS Driving Schoolon Google.

I read various reviews, considered the costs, location (needed to be in Woolwich) and quality of several different options. I then decided to go with KGS Driving School, and they didn't let me down one bit! 

 
I didn't know what to expect when I first started learning to drive. I had previously driven in my dad's car and I thought I knew how to drive. But after the first couple of lessons where my driving instructor Satnam went through the fundamentals of driving, it was then I actually felt like I was starting to gain confidence in controlling the car. 
 
Satnam was very patient with me, and tried to let me learn for myself, rather than him simply telling me what to do. This actually helped me deepen my understanding, and build up a strong foundation and confidence. Satnam was always friendly and a joy to be with in my honest opinion. He never made me feel intimidated, which made me able to focus on the actual driving element and learning.
 
I would 100% recommend KGS Driving School to my friends. Based on my experience I thoroughly enjoyed every lessons, and where I had made mistakes, the instructor always focused on the development and learning part of the mistakes. I genuinely think that I am a lot more confident in driving and learnt a ton through the lessons."
 
 
 

Having a previous driving instructor, any expectations were exceeded

 
<h2>Having a previous driving instructor, any expectations were exceeded<h2>

“The reviews were impressive on the driving school website.

The Driving School seemed to be well organised and understanding as to what I wished to achieve as I had already taken a practical test and explained my goals to the driving instructor. They were local in Greenwich and had reasonable prices.

Having a previous driving instructor, any expectations were exceeded. My driving instructor Satnam was very good at explaining things, using images. He makes you feel positive and has a can do attitude. He makes learning how to drive stress free.

He has excellent teaching methods, calm, clear and positive. He sets, somewhat, homework, to help you think about what you have learned and what you would like to improve on. I have already recommending the driving school to a colleague of mine as I believe KGS Driving School will provide a great learning experience just the same as mine”.

Naomi Alleyne from Greenwich 

 
 

The driving instructor Satnam from KGS Driving School comes with a stellar reputation

 
<h2>The driving instructor Satnam from KGS Driving School comes with a stellar reputation<h2>

“I chose KGS Driving School for the reputation it came with.

Even though I am comfortable driving I was bit nervous about driving on the streets of London (Eltham, my area). Satnam from KGS Driving School comes with a stellar reputation. My wife did extensive research on driving schools across the South East London area and gathered quotes, researched reviews and provided me with solid credentials for KGS Driving School.

I have been driving a car for more than 10 years across different countries in the NAC (North America and Canada) and APAC (Asia Pacific). I initially took a very casual approach towards the class and realized it is not just about the driving and it is about combining the following skills – concentration, anticipation, skill, attitude, knowledge and self-discipline. Learning and practising these skills consciously makes the real difference.

Satnam is a great teacher. Beyond the core skills of driving, the learning process is very interesting. Every session provided an opportunity to reflect – what are the complications, challenges in the route we drove, what went well and what did not go well and why? Satnam has a unique way of questioning using ‘Tell me more’ principle where he enabled me to visualise the entire lesson and provides true reflection and real time feedback.

One of the main reasons I will recommend this driving school to others is Satnam. He will be able to coach and train any driver whether he is a rookie or an experienced driver. He will able to provide the fine tunings you need at each and every stage of driving to be a confident and safe driver”.

Driving Lessons Eltham

 
 

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