Saida Abdi
Saida Abdi
15:08 05 May 20
I passed my driving test in barking with my amazing instructor Jimmy. When first starting I had zero experience on the... roads. My instructor really took the time to understand how I processed things and in turn personalised his response in the way he taught me which really helped me grasp certain concepts quickly and easier, building my confidence. Communication is also great, as Jimmy and the team planned lessons which best suited my timetable in advance 🙂 I highly recommend Mutual Driving School!read more
Kristina Grigorova
Kristina Grigorova
11:02 03 Mar 20
Learnt to drive with Mutual and was impressed by their highly experienced instructors. They put me at ease and taught... at a speed which was appropriate for a new driver. They have a friendly approach and are very reliable with regards to keeping/changing appointments. Their cars are very clean and new. I'd highly recommend them. A million thanks for all the lessons which allowed me to pass my more
Kofi Ossei
Kofi Ossei
12:02 25 Feb 20
Just passed my driving test first time in barking with only two minors!!! I would like to thank my instructor Jake for... helping me manage my lessons throughout, taught me everything which gave me confidence to do well when it came to my practical. I would recommend Mutual to anyone willing to start drivingread more
A. Nicolini
A. Nicolini
10:30 22 Jan 20
I passed my driving test first time thanks to my amazing instructor Jake. I was on a bit of a deadline to pass (due to... moving house and having a baby) and Jake was very accommodating in fitting in all my lessons around my work hours. He was an excellent instructor, very thorough and calm and ensured I was excellently prepared for the test. I chose Mutual because of their excellent google reviews and I'm so glad I did. Would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone considering to learn to drive in East London. Thanks a million again Jake! Annaread more
Zahra Brown
Zahra Brown
22:35 08 Jan 20
I just passed today on 8th Jan 2020. I still can't believe it. Thank you, Jake.I tried other driving schools before... Mutual Driving School. One instructor was very late (60 mins+) multiple times. Another instructor made phone calls during my driving lessons. After multiple bad instructors, I quit driving. I was fed up.In July 2019, someone recommended Mutual Driving School to me. She'd just passed with them. I decided to try driving again, so I booked a trial lesson. Jake, my instructor, was positive about me passing before the theory expired (Feb 2020). He was right. I passed today!Jake was a great instructor. He adapted to my nerves, handled my social anxiety well, and shared positive words when I was too hard on myself. I highly recommend him, especially if you have driving anxiety, generalised anxiety, social anxiety or you're an older driver.Good luck to any learners reading this. The hard work is worth it in the end!read more
Andrew Hamilton-Thomas
Andrew Hamilton-Thomas
17:25 17 Nov 19
Mutual driving is a professionally run and well-organised driving school with exceptional driving instructors. So much... so that I travelled all the way from Thornton Heath, Croydon to Mile End for my lessons.My assigned instructor James is the best driving instructor I’ve had to date and gets the best out of his students regardless of their skill level.I’d recommended this driving school to anyone in the London and Greater London area. I say this with pun intended, the felling is definitely Mutual 😉read more
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4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 62 reviews)
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Customers Reviews

Learning to drive with Amir was an exceptional experience from start to finish. His patient and encouraging demeanor immediately put me at ease behind the wheel. Not only did he teach me the essential skills needed to navigate the road safely, but he also instilled confidence in me as a driver. Amir’s clear instructions and insightful feedback made each lesson productive and enjoyable. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and supportive driving instructor. Big shout out to Mutual driving school.

Ridwan Hussain

Just passed with Niki from mutual. Best instructor in the game. FULLY vouched and recommended by me! Wish him all the best for the future and more.

Tyrese kerr

Although I have been driving for over 13 years, I needed to do a tricky route that I was not confident about, so had a couple of lessons and practice runs with Jimmy at Mutual Driving School , East London.

Jimmy was very helpful and gave me lots of clear , useful information that has enabled me to feel much more confident and competent about driving the route. He was friendly and calm and easy to drive with.

I also picked up lots of other useful tips about driving generally, during this process .

I’m sure I’ll use Jimmy again in future if I ever need to familiarise myself with a route that I feel anxious about.

Thank you Jimmy.


Big big shout out to Amir. Passed first time with only one minor fault. Super knowledgeable and comfortable to drive with. I would highly, highly recommend Amir as your instructor, best out there. Thanks man!


I have been a student of Mutual Driving School and recently passed. My instructor Amirul has been excellent by being very supportive, helpful and sharing his years of knowledge. A great Tutor and would definitely recommend him! Thanks for all your help Amirul.

Har Singh

Had driving lessons With Niki and honestly the most laidback and patience instructor ever, couldn’t ask for a better instructor than him. Highly recommend him to teach. Thank you

Izabelle Matos

First time pass in Hither Green

Amir has been an excellent instructor. He has incredible patience and knowledge. In particular, he really had great instructions around the manoeuvres

It was particularly tough for me as the test was down in Hither Green and we had very few opportunities to practice there. Despite this, Amir taught me how to think for myself and act appropriately. This was the key to me passing so I owe him a debt of gratitude!

Mutual have been great and If anyone’s looking for a lesson call them up (and drop Amir’s name!)

Eamon Sweeney

I would like to take this opportunity to highly recommend Mutual Driving school ltd.

Excellent customers services, prompt email responses and professional communication.

I had a great opportunity to have a most competent instructor Jimmy B.

Exceptional teaching skills and leadership with many years of experience in driving as well as teaching.

Very professional, knowledgeable, calm and patient, clearly and effectively explains topics. He’s lessons were always very informative and well structured.

Punctual, respectful attitude, flexible, responsive and very organised.

Unique sense of humour!

I’m ever so grateful for the encouragement and guidance. Always going the extra mile to insure my safety and comfort.

I successfully completed my test without any errors and thoroughly enjoyed the entire learning experience.

Thank you so much Jimmy, I was truly privileged to have you as my teacher.

Anna Pradel

Anna Pradel

I could not recommend Mutual Driving School enough! They are amazing. Every step of the way they make you so comfortable especially Jimmy. My instructor Jimmy made me feel less anxious and so at ease being in the car, you can tell he truly cares and wants the best for his students. A big thank you to Graham and Jimmy for everything, I could not of done it without use. A big thank you to you all.

Megan Coveley

I Passed my test, First Go

I would highly recommend Mutual Driving School to anyone wanting to do their driving test in a good and safe way. I had a fantastic instructor Called Adam he was very professional And I would definitely highly recommend Adam as an instructor.

He explained everything well and was very supportive and very professional and a top bloke!!!

Thank you so much Adam for helping me to pass my test the first time, and thank you to all the team at Mutual Driving School. Adam gets 5 *****

Tony Say

A massive thank you to Mutual driving school, Sam and his team are great at what they do and are really dedicated.

Both Matt and Jake where very professional and excellent instructor, couldn’t fault them at all.

Would definitely recommend Mutual to anyone looking to learn how to drive.

Bailey Hampton

Yusoof is a great instructor, we progressed through all the manoeuvres quickly and I passed first time!


Learning with Amir was a pleasure; he was patient and explained everything brilliantly. It only took me a month and half to pass with one minor! I’m so happy with the service.

Michael Hollins


My name is Alex i’ve done my driving hours with Mat ,i pass it today

What can i say about Mat that is very on point with the hours you have the appointment, very purffesional, very calm, he is an workaholic as well(coming from his own holiday doing some hours with him before my exam),also the way he explain is so so clear you can understand basically everything that he says,and honestly thx to God that i meet this guy

i strongly strongly with no doubt in my mind recommend him and trust me when i say you are not going to be dissaponted with his services, and also after doing my driving hours with him i feel comfortable and positve enough to drive by my own on the roads

The driving school office(just in case there is any changes in the schedule with your hours they are going to call you and let you know in planty of time)very good services from them as well and very proffesional

Once again i really really recomand MAT , thank you so so much and God bless you and your family

Thank you Mutual and thank you MAT

Thx a lot and God bless you

Alexandru Ramboiu

Mutual driving school is the best of learning to drive with no experience. Amrul helped me passed in manual gearbox. He’s the best instructor. He takes time to explain everything, if you make a mess he doesn’t get frustrated and explains what happens and how to fix the issue. He goes at your speed. And he’s dead passionate to help you get your licence! Best driving instructor I had! thank you for everything Amrul and thank you to Graham and the team at the office, always been helpful!

Will defo be recommending the school to everyone I know and if anyone doing manual I’ll be recommending Amrul 💪🏽.

Thanks again Mutual!!!!!

Kaprice Harrison-Williams

The best all around amir


After 3 days of deep reflection, l recommend to you that Mutual Driving School is the ultimate best where your interest is a priority.

My instructor, Aminul, was and is still a fantastic teacher, full of patience and knowledge to guide you till success is achieved. He is polite and friendly, punctual and dedicated to your success.

I thank Graham, Sam and all the office staff for their support.

Do not forget to ask for Aminul as your instructor and l await your feedback. Thank you Aminul and thank you Mutual.


Excited to recommend Mutual Driving School to any learner, especially nervous learners like myself. My instructor, Amirul, is a fantastic person and instructor whose help is consistent to the end. Outstanding teaching and he never missed an appointment with me.

Even when things had not gone as planned, his polite encouragement kept me going until successful yesterday! I tried another driving School in desperation to secure a test appointment, and the only teaching I received was “go! go!! go!!!, stop! stop! stop!!, left! left!!….” The difference is clear!

Thank you Amirul. Thank you, Graham and the entire staff at Mutual. I highly recommend Mutual Driving School but more importantly, Amirul as your instructor, based on my personal experience.

Frederick Stratford

Words can’t describe how good my instructor Amir has been over the couple of months with him. Amir is honest, reliable and patient, in all the lessons I have taken with him.

Very likeable and funny character he puts you into a space where you feel at ease, and it helped me a lot as previous instructors in the past wernt so, you could see he generally wanted to see his pupils get there license and bought joy to his face. A instructor I would highly recommend to anyone starting fresh or looking to brush up on there driving.

Honestly I am gonna miss him as an instructor but also as a friend as we build a good bond in the short period of time. Thanks Amir for getting me test ready and helping me pass.


Not sure how this company has such a high star rating??

My daughter’s instructor was called Sam and he was less than useless!!

My daughter was in her 2nd year at uni studying paramedics and needed her driving licence for being a paramedic,so wanted to re start driving lessons in London and unfortunately she choose this company,my daughter explained to them that she already has alot of previous driving experience and wanted to book some refresher lessons to get her driving test

passed ASAP and was assured weekly lessons…unfortunately she got Sam as her instructor,she paid £442 for a block of 12 lessons,but actually only got to complete 2 lessons!!

I’m not sure where to start explaining how rubbish her experience was with Sam,on her 1st lesson with him he constantly kept telling my daughter to relax even though she was fine,then after about 15 minutes started using his phone taking calls and texting and not focusing on instructing at all,after 2 cancelled appointments (by Sam)my daughter finally had her second lesson(just over a month from the 1st one),which obviously wasn’t great as they were supposed to be weekly..this lesson was like the 1st with Sam busy throughout on his phone🙄the rest of the lessons never happened the 3rd was arranged, but Sam cancelled 30 mins before it was due to start .

For the next 2 1/2 months my daughter was left completely in limbo,constantly trying to communicate with Sam who left her hanging with occasional lame texts.

I can’t tell you how stressed she was,so finally she asked for a refund for the 10 lessons still owing..after asking 4 times she finally got it,but only after my husband had a conversation with Sam!

If you still want to use this driving school please avoid Sam and I have a couple of really nasty texts screenshot that he sent my daughter almost threatening that he was going to make her wait for her refund..I’d love to put them on here,but no option to attach…I wonder why that is?????


Passed my driving test today with my driving instructor Amir! He was very patient, professional, and always explained things very well.

Being a complete beginner on the road, I always felt safe and encouraged to keep driving. I can’t recommend them highly enough.

I had a great experience.

Thank you, Amir!

Hillary Puruncajas

Amir Haque was my instructor and was a fantastic teacher throughout. I started driving in January and passed today. Amir was calm and constructive as a teacher which was particularly appreciated as an older driver. I would fully recommend him to anyone looking to learn.

Hugo Harper

I passed first time after taking lessons with Amir from Mutual Driving school! It is abit of a shock as I am a very anxious driver but he was always very professional, patient and kind. Even when I kept making the same mistakes, he never raised his voice or judged me for it.

He is an amazing driving instructor who made me have more confidence on the road. I cannot thank him enough for his time!

Linh Tran

I had a great experience with Mutual Driving School. My instructor Amir was knowledgeable and friendly. He gave me everything I needed to successfully pass the test after only 5 lessons! I would highly recommend.

Kwaku Owusu-Ansah Osei

Last week I passed my practical driving test first time and I couldn’t have done it without the help, advice and support of my fantastic instructor Amir! I had never driven a car before I went to my first lesson with Amir and he taught me to be a safe and confident driver and I felt myself improving every lesson with him. He is also a genuinely nice person who is passionate about his job and only wants what is best for his students. I will miss my lessons with him and I could not recommend a better instructor! From the beginning, Graham and the whole team at Mutual was very kind and helpful when I enquired about learning to drive and that support continued throughout my lessons. Thank you for everything!

Charlie Budden

I would firstly would like to thank my instructor Amir, started taking tests with him last year and managed to pass my test first time with only 1 minor. Amir taught me well and I was quick to adapt to the manoeuvres and observations, I highly recommend him as an instructor if he is available, he showed his confidence in me and I was able to put that confidence into my test and pass.

Taylan Ekbic

Massive thank you to the team at Mutual , great lessons from my instructor Amirul who helped me pass my test in Wanstead !

Thanks to Graham Sam Naadira Jake and Matt also !

Great Team


Today I passed my driving test. And this is a moment I’ll cherish for the rest of my life.

I’d highly recommend Mutual Driving School, especially my instructor Amir.

Amir has been very professional and supportive. He took my knowledge from beginner to great. He’s patient and understandable whenever I had questions he would tell me to find them. And we’d work on it on the next lessons which helped my knowledge and my driving confidence increase.

He would always be there to step in when needed and that puts you at ease.

The staff members have been very great throughout my time. Always there to pick up the phone and communication was great.

I can’t vouch for Mutual enough. This is the best driving school in the area.

Joseph M

What can I say but I take my words back! James is amazing teacher and has been so good at keeping in touch with me! I had a bad experience at the beginning but they have done nothing but make it up to me 1000% over really appreciate it! Wouldn’t want to learn to drive with any other school.


I’d highly recommend Mutual Driving School, especially my instructor Amir. Amir has been very professional and supportive. He explains everything well and has a sharp eye for spotting what can be improved in my driving. He’s patient and he can always think of effective ways to train my skills and tackle my weaknesses. Not only he’s an expert on mastering driving tests, with all the valuable tips and advice. He’s also a passionate and dedicated instructor who enjoys educating learners to be safe drivers who’ll enjoy motoring responsibly and confidently for years to come. The staff members have been very helpful too. Very trustworthy and no hidden charges. This has to be one of the best schools in the area.

Hiu Fung Lo

Amir is such an amazing instructor who is patient, experienced and inspiring. He knows how to help people pass driving tests from both a technical and mental level. I passed my test at Tottenham testing centre and happy to contribute to his consecutive passing record! The only thing to mention is the fees which is slightly high and this can put pressure on learners if they failed their driving tests. Thanks.


I am 6′ 2″, taller than your average driver. Amir tailored the lesson to my height and needs. He is a true gentlemen, very good at explaining things and is very patient, he will try to explain things in ways so that you can understand it. I always looked forward to my lessons and happy to say, thanks to him, I passed my practical test yesterday, I am over the moon.


Great Customer service! Felt like family when talking to them! Not mentioning the fact that my instructor was extremely professional and friendly. Made driving fun and easy for me! Best experience in general!

Mamun Uddin

I started recently taking lessons with Sam – amazing tips and has already improved my driving and confidence. Amazing service


Big thanks to Jimmy for helping me pass my test, he was super helpful and calm, which helped. Best wishes


Earlier this month, I passed my test on my first go, especially thanks to my excellent instructor, Russell. The team at Mutual Driving were great. Sam and Graham were always helpful in giving me advice and organising things for me. Highly recommend Mutual!


I would definitely recommend Mutual Driving School to others. Sam was very thorough and reassuring. It had been a number of years since I’d driven and he put me at ease straight away. Thanks Sam!

Lucy A

Had an excellent experience with Mutual, my driving instructor, Russell, taught me everything I needed to know to pass my test on roads I’ve never driven on before, with an emphasis on how do drive properly and safely, rather than learning the test routes. Would highly recommend to those wanting to learn to drive and do it with knowledge and confidence.

Ashlie Beddow

I was a very anxious learner and took me ages to feel confident about driving. My instructor, Matt did allow me to do it at my own pace while encouraging me to face my fears. I passed my test at my first attempt and I definitely recommend the school. Thank you!

S. Keefe

Amir was a great instructor, explained everything very clearly and was very patient. He was able to pick up on things I was less confident on and helped me perfect them. And after our lessons, I passed first time!

John Cousins

I enjoyed interacting with Mutual team, they are true professionals. I definitely recommend Jake as an instructor. He is honest, clear in his training delivery and dedicated to help you achieve the best results.


Delighted to say I passed my test today! I want to thank Sam for fitting my lessons in at short notice and being incredibly patient and professional throughout the process. As someone who has had lessons on and off for several years with different driving schools, this was the first time I felt the confidence and support to stick with it and go for the test. Sam is a fantastic instructor who is incredibly clear in his instruction, never loses his cool and really wants his students to become better drivers. I wish Sam and the team continued success. Don’t go anywhere else for your lessons!

Aoibhin McGinley

I recently completed a refresher driving course with Naadira. Naadira gave me valuable tips which helped me to become self-confident in a short amount of lessons. She is very professional, focused and at the same time very friendly and likes to put learners like me at their ease. Sam, the manager was always available and ready to help with any queries. I would recommend Mutual as their service is good. I didn’t give them 5 stars due to a lesson which they cancelled at the last minute as the instructor got stuck in traffic. I was not offered any compensation for the inconvenience. They, however, require a 72 hr cancellation notice from customers. I made sure to call them well in advance when I had to cancel one of my lessons.

Rosa Florio

I just passed my test on the 1st attempt and I cannot adequately express my gratitude to Nathan and Mutual! After spending hundreds of pounds on lessons at the AA, they took me on just over a month before my test. They managed to book lessons for me around my busy work schedule (rather than me fitting around theirs) and I learnt more from Nathan in the first hour than I did from my other teacher in a year!

He was thorough and rigorous in his teaching- which I really needed because I’d developed loads of bad habits!- but never made me feel stupid or nervous. He made me laugh even when I was frustrated with myself making silly mistakes and i found him to be very trustworthy and ethical.

Nathan gave me lots of really good, honest feedback and advice- he is someone with a real talent for teaching, which not everybody has. Yes, he was definitely focused on getting me through my test but equally, on making sure I became a good, safe driver.

Nathan is the absolute best- don’t waste your time and money going anywhere else.

Josefeen Foxter

Chris was my driving instructor from September to the beginning of the third (and final!) lockdown. He was extremely patient and had a calm way of explaining things clearly. I always felt at ease during my lessons despite being nervous about learning to drive! Sadly I’m moving abroad so am unable to complete my lessons but I would 100% recommend Chris and Mutual to anyone.

Emma Woodhouse

Matt is a fantastic instructor. He is always patient and friendly, and explains things clearly. He quickly spots areas that need work, and follows them up. Highly recommended!


I highly recommend Mutual Driving School. I got my licence in France more than 15 years ago and I was really worried about driving here in London. My instructor James has given me the confidence I needed to drive on the British roads within a few lessons. He is very patient and gives clear explanations and instructions. Thank you so much !

Alison Diemahave

Just passed my Manual test today on the 19th Dec at Chingford. My instructor was Matt and honestly, he’s one of the best guys you could have as an instructor. Lessons were great, very clear and Matt has a good balance with letting you drive independently and assisting where necessary. Passed first time with about 26 hours with Matt which definitely shows something. I’d recommend Mutual Driving School to anyone.

Thanks Matt!


I had a refresher driving lesson with Sam and I was very happy with the service. It had been many years since I last drove so i was quite nervous but Sam was very friendly, patient and put me at ease right away. I felt that I was in safe hands and Sam was very professional and paid close attention to how I was driving but in a way that didn’t make me feel like I was being judged/under any pressure. It was only 1 hour but I felt like I learnt a lot. Also very professional with the new covid rules, making sure both wore masks and using hand sanitiser straight away. I would definitely continue lessons with Sam but unfortunately I have had to pause lessons for now due to personal circumstances. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for driving lessons!

Heather Ashford

So, I have tried various driving schools and Mutual was the one for me. Reliable, best price and friendly! Thanks to Jimmy’s patience and perseverance I PASSED 1st time yesterday. Highly recommended!5*

Lisa Jane

Had a great learning experience with Jake who is a very patient and observant instructor. Passed in first attempt but wasn’t surprised as Jake prepared me really well. Would recommend highly.

Vidur Goel

I had the best experience ever and it was all down to the instructor really, to be brutally honest. MATT was patient, fun, professional at all times, didn’t make me waste time with anything, instructed me with every detail possible re the test, how to avoid certain tricks, how to be cool during the test and most importantly he’d always tell me what the best course of action would be and let ME decide which way I would like to have the lesson done. He puts the pupil on the first place and is GENUINELY interested and keen to see you pass your test as soon as. If you are reading this review until here then just try and get your lessons with HIM or someone just as good cause it won’t regret. Thank you, Matt. You only mentioned this review at the end of the test and never asked again ever, and it took me a year or more to do it because I am a lazy ass LOL. Apologies. You’re the best.


I want to thank James for helping me through the process of taking my practical test. He is very kind and his way to teach is exceptional. He always pushed the best of me making me feel confident while guiding me in the things I needed help with.

Highly recommend, I had a great experience. I have my test re-booked because of Coronavirus and he made the most to accomodate me in a slot to take my test. Always punctual, always there and taking all the safety considerations through the pandemic. Thanks a lot James.

Renzo Lattanzio

I passed my driving test on my 3rd attempt on 14th September. My first two fails were mostly down to nerves! My instructor Leah was amazing. She’s one of the sweetest down to earth people I’ve ever met. Without her patience, guidance and gently pushing me when I was throwing a strop because I’d stalled/couldn’t work out roundabouts or forgot to check my left mirror for the millionth time, I never would have passed. Having said that I will miss my lessons and having a good laugh/gossip every week while witnessing first hand some of the worst driving in London from other motorists! I definitely feel prepared to take on the driving world! Would 100% recommend both Leah and Mutual ❤️

Stacey Rolfe

Peter is a brilliant instructor, who struck the perfect balance between teaching and guidance, and letting me get on and drive – wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to others, and appreciate his patience and positive, professional manner no end!

Giles Currington

Best driving school on this planet . I’m an ex student of Russel and Clifford but I stopped taking Lessons in 2012 because I was facing some personal household difficulties.

Khatun Jarina

Great driving instructor, Brian was really helpful and patient. He taught me to be calm and brought out my confidence very well and this helped me to pass my test first time. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to drive and wants to pass their test first time.

Richard Kwame Kwarteng Ashong

I had my lessons with Yusuf , he was helpful and guide me patiently Through all my lessons . Although it was my first time driving manual car and the first time to drive in UK , I passed at first attempt he make everything things easy with clear and understandable way . Thanks to Mutual driving School and I Highly recommended it to be the place to take your driving lessons.

Abdiqadir Warsame

Abdiqadir Warsame

I recommend Mutual Driving School to anyone wanting to do their driving test in a good way. Especially Clifford, who is an incredible instructor. I give thanks to have had him as my instructor.

All the best!

Oliantai Kovac

Would highly recommend Mutual, first class service. My instructor Matt was just great, very professional and a top bloke!!! Thanks again

Ian Dixon

What an incredible driving school with fantastic instructors. It’s not a hype they really do get you to pass first time, I’ve walked away not only having passed my test (1st time) but knowing how to drive well and safely. Jimmy is a fantastic instructor he truly cares about his students and making sure they pass not just for the sake of passing but being safe and considerate drivers. I can’t recommend these guys enough. So, thank you Sam, Graham and of course Jimmy for all you help and patients. Now, don’t forgot to book your holidays through me

Britt-Marie Monks

I would like to say thank you to Jimmy for getting my daughter through her driving test. Jimmy was very patient and made her feel at ease when she was anxious about driving.

Emma Oldham

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