Drive with nik

Driving Lessons North London

DVSA Approved Driving Instructor based in North London offering automatic and manual in Arnos Grove, East Barnet, Bounds Green, Cockfosters, Edmonton, Enfield, Friern Barnet, New Southgate, Oakwood, Palmers Green, Southgate, and Winchmore Hill.


Automatic and manual driving lessons


Dedicated one-to-one tuition


Discounts on block bookings


Online video tutorials


Refresher driving lessons

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Taking your driving lessons with me will help you pass your driving test quickly and easily with a structured course tailored to your needs and requirements. You will benefit from my method of learning to drive which will help you to become a safe, responsible and efficient driver in as short a time as possible. You will find your time with me as your driving instructor to be challenging yet supportive, moving along at a pace that you feel happy with.

Areas Covered & Prices

I cover N9 N11 N13 N14 N18 N21 EN1 EN2 EN4

Don’t make a purchase unless you have lessons booked.



2 hour driving lesson - £68


Block of 10 hours - £330


Block of 20 hours - £620


Block of 30 hours - £870


Block of 40 hours - £1080


6 hours PassPlus course - £222

Teaching Jeremiah

Watch more than twenty 2 hour lessons of Jeremiah’s journey from beginner to passing his test.

Learner Zone

Learning resources including video tutorials and lesson plans. Only available for customers taking lessons.


Theory Test Pro

Learners using Theory Test Pro are twice as likely to pass. Free of charge for customers taking lessons.

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Joe passed first time with Drive with Nik. Read his fantastic testimonial below!

It may seem strange, suspicious even that Nik has a perfect 5.0 rating on all his sites. Having learnt with Nik over 6 months, this does not surprise me in the slightest. He is perhaps the best teacher I have ever had, even including my high school and university experiences. He is patient, attentive, and makes sure to teach in a way that best suits the individual student. I had been wanting to learn to drive since I was very young, and with Nik I passed first time with only a few minors; he helped me achieve my goal.
When we first started, he explained everything very clearly and simply, and within an hour of touching the wheel for the first time I was in 2nd gear and driving through a residential area. He has an iPad with loads of really useful driving theory and teaching apps to help explain junctions and other things, and is so attentive to your performance and how you can improve. As I started gaining confidence, he catered the lessons to what I wanted to focus on, and would always ask how I felt things were going (or what I wanted to practice more of that day). He is also very trusting once you have the fundamentals down. I’ll never forget the excitement of driving myself back home for the first time, or getting honked at for stalling in traffic on the North circular. I always felt comfortable with Nik there to help me out, and a few times he used his own pedals and wheel to save me from what I’m sure would have been a painful insurance claims.
As we got closer to the test, Nik really honed in on each point on the test checklist to make sure I had everything covered, including the somewhat obscure theory questions you get asked, all the technical stuff under the bonnet you need to know, and driving with SatNav. Also, he knows the whole area really well and has loads of tips about test routes that you wouldn’t otherwise know. On the test itself, not once did I drive down a road I hadn’t been down several times before, and that was all thanks to Nik’s preparation. Some new learners might be tempted to go with an instructor company or big driving school, but learning with an individual who controls his entire business is so much better for you as a student. Nik was fantastic, and a great laugh as well. I recommend anyone who is thinking of learning to choose him, it’ll be one of the best decisions you ever make..”

Joe, Wood Green

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Availability as of 5 September 2021

Occasional means that the slot is available only once. Regular means that the slot is available weekly from that date unless otherwise stated. Tuesday 11 January 4-6 p.m. Regular Thursday 13 January 1-3 p.m. Regular Friday 14 January 1-3 p.m. Regular Wednesday 26...

recent Testimonials

I have passed my driving test first time with DriveWithNik after only 16 hours of tuition! I booked lessons with Nik after seeing his excellent video series on YouTube where he takes a learner from the beginning through to test success. I was thrilled when I was able to start lessons with Nik, as due to his popularity he is booked for weeks in advance, so when I saw a cancellation I booked it straight away. From the very first lesson with Nik, I felt in safe hands, he has a delightful sense of humour, and encyclopedic knowledge of the road traffic act; what is required to get you through the test, as well as being a human satnav of the Wood Green test area! Further, Nik uses dash cam footage to great effect, replaying in real time and highlighting mistakes you may have made. We covered the syllabus in a short space of time, and near my test date Nik very kindly agreed to book extra slots so I could practice my weak areas. Nik is a fantastic instructor, and I recommend him very, very highly.

Rosie, Stoke Newington

I found Nik to be a very calm, patient and reassuring instructor. Within a few lessons I felt much more confident when driving on the road. He is excellent at giving advice regarding the technical aspects of driving and general awareness especially on busy roads. I was delighted to pass my driving test with Nik first time. I would highly recommend Nik to any anxious drivers as I was. Thank you very much Nik.

Karolina, Winchmore Hill

I passed my test first time thanks to Nik. He has been amazing, kind, compassionate and resourceful instructor (and human being!). Thank you very much for believing in me, even when I was doubting myself. Nik always listen and adapted his methods accordingly and that made me comfortable and confident in my process of learning. Many thanks once again Nik!

Ian, Muswell Hill

BEST INSTRUCTOR IN NORTH LONDON ! I have been through more than a few driving instructors and have failed multiple times. Upon driving with Nik he took the time to understand what I struggled with and worked on these issues throughout lessons. He made sure I had confidence whilst driving and taught me logically how to do things rather than just for the test. As a result I feel I am now a safe driver. His feedback sheets after every lesson are invaluable, allowing you to see your progress. Similarly, his dash cam can be easily accessed on his laptop which he always has. From this you are able to see exactly where you went wrong and where, making you understand better. He never used his phone during our lessons, or stopped for lunch unlike previous instructors. As a result I changed from a nervous driver who kept taking tests to passing with Nik first time. He was the only instructor who improved my confidence and ironed out all my problems. I recommend him a lot. He does not shout or get angry nor impatient. He is worth the price.

Mareya, Southgate

Nik is honestly an amazing driving instructor, I passed first time with him after having 2 previous instructors but never took a test with them. Nik got me to test standard in a short space of time. He is so friendly and calm and explains things easily as well as using an iPad to visually show you the different driving scenarios. Honestly can’t say thank you enough, he has the winning formula!

Tijuana, Edmonton

By far the best driving instructor in the area! Nik is very patience and calm when teaching you how to drive which I appreciated very much! An excellent teacher who guides you through the process of learning to drive at a comfortable speed, in order to build up your confidence and feel your safest behind the wheel. Thank you Nik for everything! Would 100% recommend!!

Luke, Southgate

Thank you so much Nik for making me able to pass my test. I am so grateful to him. I had changed 4 instructors in past and was about to give up and then I started learning with Nik. He is the best instructor ever! He is so calm, relaxed and easy going person that the whole process of leaning feels super easy and fun. He is excellent in explaining the things clearly. I loved his up to date technology based teaching which greatly enhanced my driving knowledge and skills. I will recommend Nik to every one who wants to learn driving and wants to be a confident and safe driver. I am so lucky and blessed to have Nik as my instructor. Many thanks, once again, Nik!!!

Anshu, Southgate

Nik is an excellent driving instructor. I was in the situation of having extensive driving experience in the US but none in the UK. I needed to get some practice driving on the left as well as to learn about specific aspects of the UK driving test. Nik was especially good at coming up with ways to address the issues that I had initially with switching sides, particularly positioning relative to parked cars versus oncoming traffic when driving on narrow London streets. I felt well prepared for the test and passed with four minors on my first attempt at Wood Green after four two-hour lessons taken over a few months.

Ben, Crouch End

Words can’t describe how much Gratitude and respect I have for Nik. Having had 4 past driving instructors, all hope was out the window. Immediately, from the very first lesson with Nik I knew he was better than the rest! He never once belittled me but boosted my confidence and taught me how to be a safe driver. With Nik I passed my manual driving test first time, with just 2 minors. I can’t thank Nik enough, he is truly the best! Go with Nik, you won’t regret it

Chanelle, Edmonton

I had such a great experience learning to drive with Nik. Without fail he was completely calm and relaxed (which helped me relax and feel totally safe!), he always explained and communicated everything clearly, and was patient and understanding. I felt that very early on he observed how I learn best, and then tailored his teaching approach to this. Most importantly, I feel completely confident that I’ve developed safe driving habits that will stay with me for life! Without hesitation I would recommend Nik to anyone

Clemie, Muswell Hill

Frequently Asked Questions

Which areas do you cover?
I pick-up and drop-off within N9, N11, N13, N14, N18, N21, EN1, EN2, EN4
How do I book lessons?
The first lesson(s) MUST be booked and paid for in advance online. Subsequent lessons can be booked in-car.
How can I pay and what payment methods do you accept?
All lessons have to be paid in advance via PayPal, bank transfer, or credit/debit card. I don’t accept cash or cheque.
How many lessons do I need before taking my practical test?
If you are a beginner the Driving Standard Agency recommends 45 hours of instructor led tuition and 25 hours private tuition.  However, this will vary from person to person. In general, at least 40 hours are needed but please be aware that 50-60 hours is not uncommon!
Do you provide automatic tuition?
Yes, in a Kia Picanto Sport.
What are your business hours?
Monday to Friday 10AM-6PM. Weekends CLOSED.
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