Barking (Town Quay) Test Centre

Everything you need to know about Barking (Town Quay) Test Centre in one place.

Last updated: 21 May 2019

Barking (Town Quay) Test Centre is a temporary centre created in 2017 to cater for the high demand for driving tests in the East London area. It’s just a stone’s throw away from Barking (Tanner Street) Test Centre, so the routes from both are likely to be very similar.


Barking (Town Quay) Test Centre: Unit 9 Town Quay Wharf, Barking, Essex, Greater London, IG11 7BZ


There are dedicated DVSA bays for parking. Please note that practice on site is prohibited. When leaving your car, please keep to the pedestrian walkway.


Barking (Town Quay) Test Centre offers male, female and disabled toilets.

Pass rates

With a pass rate of 35.2% for 2018-19, this temporary test centre had a higher pass rate than its permanent counterpart on Tanner Street, which had a figure of 34.3%. Both these figures are below the national average of 46.3%, but this isn’t unusual for an urban area, since urban driving can present additional challenges to learner drivers.

Booking your test

If Barking (Town Quay) Test Centre sounds like the one for you, you can book a test online or by calling the DVSA on 0300 200 1122. If you need to cancel or reschedule the test later down the line that’s not a problem. You can do so by contacting the DVSA using the same details. It’s best to give three working days’ notice as this means you will be able to reschedule your test at no extra cost, or receive a full refund.