Just had to renew my driving licence. You do it on line now. Beware it is not a 5 minute job. You need your licence, your passport, your national insurance number and your Government Gateway log in. You will also need a magnifying glass - you need to be able to read that tiny number that you have never noticed on the back of your driving licence. Because I am nice I did OH's for him. Think I need a now, bit early for unfortunately.
I had to apply for a new licence after loosing my original photo card licence when on holiday,if you already have had a photo licence they have the original on file and you have to pay £20.00 for processing I got mine back in 4 days which is pretty good for the DVLA.