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You might be interested in the Financial Section on this site. Banks, like Building Societies, often have a restricted range of services - and are notoriously conservative when investing your money. This usually results in very low rates of return. Our financial section covers other Financial Institutions, Mortgages, Investment Consultants, Credit & Finance Companies - and Crowd Funding!

Also see below for all the Building Societies around Your Postcode with their contact details. Just click through to go to a map, street views, reviews and a link to their own websites.

Banks

Allied Irish Bank (GB)

1st, Berkeley Square House, 4-19 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London W1J 6BR, UK – 020 7629 8881

The staff were very helpful to give me directions around the city. Very clean

TSB Bank

68 Baker St, Marylebone, London W1U 7ER, UK – 020 7935 0016

Only two cashier desks and not even a paying in machine so sometimes have to wait a little while and the stuff is ok I would say just average but been to better TSB branches before.

Cater Allen Private Bank

2 Triton Square, Kings Cross, London NW1 3DU, UK – 0800 092 3300

I've banked with Cater Allen for over 10 years. Faultless customer services. Only lose half a star for not having a mobile banking system (Android/IOS) and a slightly dated website.

Consistently exellent service over more than 10 years of my being a customer.

Building Societies

Wellcome Building, Zoological Society of London

Outer Cir, London NW1 4RY, UK

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146 Uxbridge Rd, White City, London W12 8AT, UK – 0800 554 0296

I've moved from this branch. Although conveniently located on the north side of Shepherds Bush Green it has an annoying double entry door that doesn't always work very efficiently and it is easy to collide with people even though you're not supposed to be able to. Watch out if you're struggling with a wet umbrella. Why do these places hardly ever have a bucket to deposit them in. Can get super busy in here with a queue that never seems to move. You can also wait a long time to speak to an advisor.

Great customer service. Very friendly staff. Barely any queuing

Yorkshire Building Society

255 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 6NA, UK – 020 7602 0006

Local Chambers of Commerce for W2 1UH. These can be an extraordinarily effective way of getting into the business community and / or getting things done. Equally they can be entirely useless depending on the chair. If they have networking events associated with them definitely go, and keep going, if you have a business that need local support. What you put in is exactly what you get out. Below is the national site. Watch this slot - it might improve!
The Old Marylebone Town Hall

Westminster Council House, 97-113 Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 5PT, UK – 020 7641 7500

Beautiful place to celebrate a wedding! The rooms are wonderful, such great panelling and ceiling details. The Westminster room is particularly special. It gives a certain gravitas to the very special occasion. The registrars were absolutely perfect presenting the ceremony with a perfect balance of humour and seriousness. We shared in a very special occasion at a great place. We were also reminded of an lovely occasion at this location when we came to register our sons births!

Beautifully restored and now part of London Business School's campus

Town Hall

Hornton St, Kensington, London W8 7NX, UK – 020 7361 3000

Good place but the council lacks efficiency

Pretty good as a conference venue, have been here for Astrofest every year for years.

Chelsea Old Town Hall

Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5EE, UK – 020 7361 2220

Chelsea Old Town Hall is an oasis of calm and quietness along the King's Road. The library is a welcome setting for retreating too. There is a great section in the library for children too.

Exceptional service, facilities and Registrars. Couldn't of asked for anything more for our special day. Lisa & Patricia made it what it was and are brilliant at what they do!

This link works well. If you have fly tipping, litter issues etc you can either click and enter your local authority or find it on an interactive map. The services just drop down for you.
Find the local council, MP and MEP for W2. Type your postcode into relevant box and find details for your local councillor, MP and MEP. MPs can be extremely useful if you want a local issue aired or fixed. Get an appointment for a surgery meeting if you want to talk directly to your MP.

Councils have also become increasingly useful, business focused and lean. If you want something done think about contacting your local council or contacting your local representative. Click below to get the contact details of your representatives for the London area
Find local dentists and dental practices around London and W2 1UH with location maps and contact details. The link below takes you to a vastly improved NHS site which tells you what you need to know! This includes whether they take NHS patients and lots of other useful information. You can also find out whether they do orthodontic dentistry and other complex work.

Well worth a click.

Dental Surgeries

Belgravia Dental Care

2 Eccleston St, Belgravia, London SW1W 9LN, UK – 020 7730 4948

Last night I had my first ever Root Canal Treatment. Dr David Wilmot was absolutely amazing. My biggest fear was that I'd feel something but I did not feel a thing!!! Anyway, I've woken up this morning and I don't need any painkillers, I can eat and drink hot and cold food again, and I can bite again. I am very grateful to David for getting me out of pain painlessly, and to Ewa for making me feel at ease when I was scared. Thank you :)

Such a great team and Dr Cuddy is really caring. Makes going to the dentist almost like an appointment at the hairdresser

Elgin Dental Care

284 Elgin Ave, Maida Vale, London W9 1JR, UK – 020 7286 1830

My children and I have consistently received excellent care from Dr Kamali, Shannon and all the team at Elgin Dental Care over the past two years. I was particularly impressed with the speed and effectiveness with which they dealt with a recent complicated jaw issue. From finding appointment times to fit around my working day to providing ongoing reassurance to implementing a really effective recovery strategy, they made the whole process a whole lot less painful than it could have been!

Always fantastic service and super-friendly staff

80 Kensington Dental Clinic

80 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 4SG, UK – 020 7938 2833

Simply the best dental practice I've ever been to. The staff are all lovely and the surgery has a very relaxed feel to it. I recently received treatment from Dr. Joanne - she is extremely amicable, meticulous in her explanation and the finish on her work is exceptional. Can't recommend this practice enough!

You are well looked after at this Dental practice, right from the start of making appointments and the welcome at reception through to the friendly technical dental expertise of Dr Joseph (in my case) and quality care and advice of the hygienists.. The standards have been high over the many years of my attendance and I now travel out of my way to continue to take excellent care of my teeth at the hand of these professionals.

The Bush Doctors

147 Shepherd's Bush Green, Hammersmith, London W12 8PP, UK – 020 8749 1882

Fantastic doctors who genuinely care about their patients. The reception team are helpful too. Getting appointments is tricky, but that's the standard in surgeries these days.

Great surgery, amazing staff. Reception staff are friendly and helpful. Dr Pamini is always thorough.

London Doctors Clinic Private GP

1906A, Portland House, Bressenden Pl, Westminster, London SW1E 5RS, UK – 020 8712 9378

Lovely doctors. Very helpful and understanding. Last minute appointments available easily

This is an exceptional service for people with a busy schedule or limited time in London. I am an expat and need support in managing my diabetes. The LDC has provided a fast turn around on test results, follow-up advice and issue of prescriptions, at very reasonable prices.

London Doctors Clinic Private GP

11.10, 20 Eastbourne Terrace, Paddington, London W2 6LG, UK – 020 8712 9378

I arrived around 10 minutes early to the clinic, signed in and told the receptionist my appointment details. I was told to sit down and wait. I was not called for my appointment until 10 minutes after my dedicated time and when I arrived to meet the doctor, it was assumed that I had arrived late as she did not know the reason why I had been called up late and had to rush my appointment. I did not feel entirely welcome because of this delay and was already relatively stressed out related to why I had booked an appointment to see the GP in the first place. The doctor was professional and did all she could to help me and had apologized for the delay. But I think there is some sort of miscommunication between your reception and your doctors. I don't think I will be returning because of this rather uncomfortable experience.

Great service! I only had a few hours in the UK between meetings and managed to get an appointment on the day exactly when I needed it. The consultation was thorough and helpful. Perfect.

NHS Direct is now NHS 24. Just dial 111 to speak to a professional or click the link below for there self help website. Lots of really useful info but keep clear of heart surgery! If in doubt ask your GP or call 111. Good luck.

British Gas - Breakdown & Repairs 0845 9 60 50 40

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University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

16-18 Westmoreland St, Marylebone, London W1G 8PH, UK – 020 3456 7898

My son had two operations here amazing staff on floor one intensive care brilliant care floor three the physio staff I'm be for ever grateful for the care the surgeons are doing on my son outstanding work and were overseas

My wife had surgery for her kidney stones at Westmorland hospital and I must say staff nurses ( Hannah & student nurse tayin on the 3rd floor ) and doctor Miss Allen & her team was super amazing. Also Susie & Siobhan ( senior nurses ) were great and been so helpful. I would highly recommend this hospital to everyone... so thank very much guys !!! Anil & Amandeep

Nightingale Hospital

11, 19 Lisson Grove, Marylebone, London NW1 6SH, UK – 020 7535 7700

they do the best they can. Some of these reviewers should try a stint in an nhs ward and maybe they won't be so quick to complain

University College Hospital : Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing

25 Grafton Way, Fitzrovia, London WC1E 6DB, UK – 020 3456 7890

The staff at the reception is really bad and disengaged, but, after a long while waiting, the doctor who saw my wife was really good, professional, clear and super attentive.

I coming here almost every week, as I have bleeding, I am very happy with that attention they provide me.

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for W2 1UH.

The new NHS website below is very well worth a look. Hospitals are not only listed but evaluated. I certainly know which ones I would go to! At the very least you will know what questions to ask if you are sent to one which has not entered its data. Good luck!
Find the local Health Trust for W2 1UH
This Parliamentary website will find MPs - just type in your postcode. It also gives details of how to contact your MP

Find Local Churches & Places of Worship

St. Jude's Church

24 Collingham Rd, Kensington, London SW5 0LX, UK – 020 7052 0573

very different from the catholic church which is what i expected (this church came up dueing a search doe catholic churches) they worship mostly by singing. this past sunday they'd invited a speaker who read from exodus and spoke about it. then they sang some more bwdoee dismissing us.

Bella vista solo da fuori mentre cercavamo l'albergo

St Marylebone Church

17 Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 5LT, UK – 020 7935 7315

A lovely place for peace and constipation. A stark contrast to the noise outside of one of the busiest roads in London.

I was married in this church 28years ago this year by the Rev. RICHARD MCLAREN. It was a beautiful church and our reception was downstairs in the Lemon Tree Restaurant. The entire service was beautiful, the Church was beautiful and Richard was a lovely man who joined us for the reception. It was a very memorable day.

St Michael's Church

Chester Square, Belgravia, London SW1W 9HH, UK – 020 7730 8889

I have never been to this church but i read in Sir Christopher lee's (actor) autobiography book in 1977 that he got married here on March 17th 1961.One day i will visit this church.

A lovely building, and very active Church of England congregation !

Your local Christian churches. Click on your town/village to find churches in your area. Good and media savvy churches will give you a real feel for what sort of service to expect.
This is a brilliant site. Click to see virtually everything you are likely to need to know about the Police and crime statistics around London. You can often even see a photo of your local policeman!

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Surplex UK Limited - FREE WEEE I.T. RECYCLING COMMERCIAL

Unit 15426, Box 6945 Rathbone Square, Rathbone Pl, Fitzrovia, London W1A 6US, UK – 01684 252583

I run the IT department for a large law firm (500+ desktops) and we use Surplex as the service is always fast and the drivers friendly and helpful. We like to charity donations this company make and also the data policy is first class. We have used them for about five years now and I don't think we will ever move away to someone else - there is no need. I don't normally write reviews but Surplex asked me too and, to be honest, I was only too happy to help as they've always bent over backwards to accommodate my requirements.

I have used Surplex for our IT / computer recycling from both their London office and their HQ in Malvern. They are professional, speedy and their reporting is first class. The online aspect of retrieving documentation is both fast and secure. We have a particular need for data security which is why we use Surplex, they do not wipe like some other companies we have used they actually shred hard disk drives and in fact any that carries data is treated in the same manner. Mark, the MD, is very knowledgeable and completely down to earth.

Sita UK Ltd

72 Tavistock Cres, London W11 1AN, UK – 020 7792 1733

Recycling Point

15 Harrington Square, Kings Cross, London NW1 2JJ, UK

Give and get free stuff. Here you will find lots of items that people are willing to give away, for FREE! This is instead of taking them to a local landfill site. The aim of this site is to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill (20.9 million tonnes of it last year in the UK) and recycling is great news for the environment.
We all know that we need to recycle more - and this is a great way of doing it.
You may prefer to go through to our Eating Out page which has a complete range of places you can go from the most economical to the most lavish.  Please CLICK HERE!

You will also find Take Aways and Pubs in this section. Enjoy!

Local Restaurants & Places to Eat around London

Galvin Restaurants

19 Newman St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1PF, UK – 020 7299 0444

Review for Galvin Bistro de Luxe, which is now closed. Food was decent, but nothing spectacular. Restaurant was very busy and tables were a little too close together for my liking. Decor was quite nice though and the service was good. Not sure what the other restaurants are like but this one was worth a try.

Really nice dinner and really nice explosion of flavors. And really nice selection of wines!!!!! Nice if you get the recomendation of the staff

Novikov Restaurants and Bar

50A Berkeley St, Mayfair, London W1J 8HA, UK – 020 7399 4330

The food here is amazing. The restaurant is quite crowded, so it's worth making a reservation in advance. Otherwise, there may be a problem with the table. A visit outside of peak hours is more relaxing. Everything on the menu was great, especially the seafood. Desserts were also on the point. Service is professional. We will definitely return here during our next visit to the area.

Great place to celebrate a special occasion. My son's treated me to a father's day lunch. Was a lovely experience. Good food on the Asian side.

Côte Bistro - Kensington

47 Kensington Ct, Kensington, London W8 5DA, UK – 020 7938 4147

Lovely, spacious, comfortable and relaxed. Very good service, delicious food. Very good value, nice outside area as well.

Meh. I had a ribeye steak with chips, and a salad. The steak was burnt and bitter, the chips were undercooked and the salad was not fresh. The staff tried to make it up and offer deserts but the peach crumble tasted artificial. The location is good and price is decent. The rest I can’t recommend.

Nursery and Preschools

Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool

70 Marlborough Hill, London NW8 0NH, UK – 020 3780 3027

Pretty good nursery despite its recent downgrade by Ofsted. There is a new manager there now and it has improved dramatically. The carers genuinely care about the kids and my two bounce out daily polite and relaxed. They aren't helicopter-parenting either, thankfully. Bit pricy but it is St Johns Wood so what do you expect?

Bright Horizons Holland Park Day Nursery and Preschool

34 Ladbroke Grove, London W11 3BQ, UK – 020 3780 3016

My Twins have been at this nursery for a little under 3 weeks now and the staff have all been wonderful. Very kind, considerate, lots for the kids to do and fantastic outdoor space. Highly recommend!

Pangbourne House Nursery Montessori School

2 Pangbourne Ave, London W10 6BT, UK – 020 8964 9555

Pangbourne House is a wonderful, creative gem in London. My son has been attending since 2016 and he couldn't be happier. The teachers, head and deputies are all so warm and caring! Well done to the Pangbourne team, you really have created something special.

5 stars doesn't seem to do this school justice. This is the most heavenly Montessori nursery in which it would be impossible not to thrive and have the happiest start to your school life. My older son has been so blissfully happy here but also has grown so so much as a little person and has really come out of his shell. His confidence has sky rocketed in such a marvelous non pushy way. Sophia Russell-Cobb is a true wonder and someone your children need in their lives! I could go on but all I can say is 1000% send your children to Pangbourne House

Primary and Secondary Schools

Islamia Primary School

129 Salusbury Rd, London NW6 6PE, UK – 020 7372 2532

I've never been there but my friends has and they love it so i do too mashallah tabaracallah A school like no other 🕌🕌🕌

Never been to this school but I love the song of Allah made everything-Zain bhikha,the video was presented nicely of the kids being happy

Bousfield Primary School

S Bolton Gardens, Kensington, London SW5 0DJ, UK – 020 7373 6544

This is an excellent school, it provides so many people with help and learning opportunities. I loved my teachers Mr Fox and Mrs Pears for the kind natured teaching skills . I struggled after leaving this school as other schools can't compare or care for my learning. Needs. Barn dances in the hall was one of my favourite times there. Thanks.

This is an amazing school, full of light, green spaces and playgrounds, set in a lovely neighbour. I have 2 kids there and I am so impressed by the way they are tough, and the children are so happy to go to school. Staff is knowledgeable, respectful and kind, the head teacher is clearly doing a great job!

International Community School

21 Star St, Paddington, London W2 1QB, UK – 020 7402 9273

I used to be a student there, in 2010-2011 and I've gotta say one of the best moments of my life were at ICS! Miss it a lot...

The best academic and personal training to succeed in a complex world. As an academic and mother of two, I recommend ICS as the best option for international students.

Public & Preparatory Schools

St James Junior School

Earsby St, Hammersmith, London W14 8SH, UK – 020 7348 1777

A very carefully thought out environment where children feel safe to develop! Cultivates childrens' abilities. Very good grounds and facilities!

Both my son and my daughter have been very happy there. I am aware of a small number of problems in the 1970's but that is a very long time ago !

Francis Holland School, Sloane Square

39 Graham Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1W 8JF, UK – 020 7730 2971

Amaze balla

Abercorn School

28 Abercorn Pl, London NW8 9XP, UK – 020 7286 4785

Established in 1987, Abercorn’s aim is to give children the best start in education by providing a friendly, caring and inspiring academic atmosphere. The school has gained an enviable record of excellence and achievement for boys and girls from two and a half to 13 + years of age. We guide both pupils and parents through the education process to ensure your child attains the highest standards.

A very excellent Independent School. Your child is asured of great educational values well structured for a bright future.

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Local social service agencies for W2 1UH with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for W2 1UH with contact details and location maps
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