ABRSM/Trinity College FAQ

These are frequently asked questions about Jaques Samuel Pianos as an exam venue – for more information about the exams themselves, please visit the examining boards’ website.

Can I book the exam room for practice prior to the exam?

Yes, however, the examining boards normally use 2 exam rooms – rooms 2 and 3, both of which have a Bechstein grand piano – and we cannot know which specific room you’ll be allocated. 

Will I be able to warm up before the exam?

The examination boards will provide a warm up room immediately prior to the exam.

What if I’m running late for my exam?

If you’re running late on the day of the exam, you may call us and we’ll pass on a message to the on-site examining board stewards. However, we have no control over the examination board's functions or decisions.

Is there parking?

There are a few parking options around:

Metered parking: in Norfolk Crescent (within the congestion charge zone)

Car parks: Bell Street CitiPark NW1 5BS (10 minute walk; no congestion charge);

Kendal Street Car Park (across the road; no congestion charge)

Is there disabled access?

Access to the exam rooms is by staircase only.

Are there toilets?

Yes, there are 3 public toilets available.