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Get a private hire licence


Learn how to get your private hire licence with ease through our free Ignition Programme.

Visit us at an Ignition centre

Get a licence in London

Get personalised information on driving with Uber and how to get started with a private hire licence. Come along to find out more with an introductory session, or get further support from our Experts on your next steps.

Location & hours of operation:

Beaufort House, Ground Floor, 15 St Botolph St, London EC3A 7DT

Monday-Friday | 10:30am-4:30 pm (walk-in and by appointment)

Saturday | 10:30am-4:30pm (by appointment only)

Please note, topographical training and test locations may differ - please follow the instructions on your appointment confirmation.

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What to bring

Preparing for your Ignition session

Prepare for your upcoming visit by checking to make sure you have the following documents. Requirements vary by city.

1. Passport
2. UK/EU Driving Licence (at least 3 years of driving experience)
3. National Insurance Number
4. Proof of Address (Bank Statement/Utility Bill dated within the last 3 months)

Steps to get a private hire licence

Drive with Uber

You are only a few steps away from getting a London Private Hire licence and drive with Uber.

Know your steps

Get a licence

Uber Ignition

Listen to some of the stories from our Uber Ignition partner-drivers. Ignition is a free information programme to help you get licenced with Transport for London as smoothly and as quickly as possible. Come to our ignition centre during our office hours to get support by our specially trained Experts.

Planning to drive outside of London?