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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.


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

HSBC Private Bank Ltd

78 St James Street, St. James's, London SW1A 1JB, UK – 020 7860 5000


Good bank

Cater Allen Private Bank

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

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

Building Societies

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

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

A stunning, beautifully old piece of English history! Well worth a visit! This was the former head office for Births, Deaths & Marriages in London.

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.

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

Dental Magic - Cambridge Court

Cambridge Court Dental Centre, 4 Sussex Gardens, Paddington, London W2 1UL, UK – 020 7262 3334

I have been registered with this dental practice for more than 20 years or so that speaks volumes for my satisfaction of the highly professional and caring service that I have received over the years. Over the last ten years or so I have been able to see the same dentist that I found extremely helpful, caring and always provided great professional service to help and resolve my dental problems. Well-equipped pleasantly furbished practice: wish all staff the very best in providing excellent dental care. Thank you!

I've been a patient for about 16 years and am very pleased with my dentist, Margarita. She is very specific in explaining all my treatments. She is so gentle with her hands and I feel completely confident once reclining in that chair. When I see Vicky, the hygienist, I just lie in the chair and feel relaxed. She's doing a great job. The reception is run so smooth with appointment making and courtesy over the telephone. I'm happy to be a patient with Cambridge Court.

Kings Dental Clinic (Hammersmith, Olympia)

36 North End Rd, Hammersmith, London W14 0SH, UK – 020 7603 5211

The best dental service I had in 7 years of my life in the UK. I came here for a simple check up and was very pleased with the professional treatment I received. Highly recommended!

The only reason why I'm visiting Kings Dental Clinic its because Dr Haider Razban I have been seeing Dr Haider since I was 17 years old and he is the one who only know how to create nice smile in my face when he done with my tooth even when I'm doing operation in my tooth outside the UK I always seek for his advise many thanks for DR Haider Razban and King Dental Clinic for keep my smile alive . Kind regards Tarek Alpatchatchi

Paddington Dental Practice

17 Craven Rd, Paddington, London W2 3BP, UK – 020 7723 6106

Dr. Gursharon Dhariwal has changed my perspective of dentists. She is an extremely conscientious, gentle and caring dental practitioner. My dental health is of utmost importance to her and I have never felt better about my teeth and gums. I no longer feel anxious about visiting the dentist as I know my treatment will be pain-free, pleasant and full of laughter! Thank you for looking after me so well!

I have long term health problems and suffer with anxiety, but Andy, the dentist makes my appointments a more comfortable experience. I can not fault his treatment of me in the least, but my review focuses on the reception staff. Unfortunately, because of my poor health I had to cancel my appointment in excess of four hours of advance notice. I would not have tolerated the treatment at that time due to a virus. But the receptionist was extremely condescending and rude when "telling me off" for cancelling "last minute" and that I could be taken off their client list. I informed them at the earliest opportunity considering there was no answer when I rang earlier! I found this extremely distressing at a time when I was feeling very poorly. Unfortunately I am undergoing a treatment that requires me to finish attendance but following that I will be looking for a new dentist. This is no way to treat patients.

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

Very efficient, friendly and professional. Would highly recommend them.

The Bush Doctors

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

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

Well, the receptionists are not quite friendly and a bit miserable (i work at a reception so i know), i can only count 1 who is really lovely. First time there, i had to wait 1h after my appointment time to be seen, i know there is always a waiting time but i've never had to wait that long. The doctor did her job, however rushed me because she was running late and i understand it happens but i told her i have the right to get an appropriate appointment and not be rushed. 2nd time there it was just for a blood test and i also had to wait 40-50min which is surprising since taking blood doesn't take that long. I'm only going there because it's close by but not sure if i can recommend it. I'll book another appointment with another doctor and see how it goes. If you don't want to wait i'll recommend booking early morning appointments.

Same Day Doctor central London

52 Queen Anne St, Marylebone, London W1G 8HL, UK – 020 7631 0090

Friendly and reliable staff. Awesome i pop up for some test on a sunday get the results in the same day...

Excellent service Friendly doctors that lisson to you I would recommend this service to every one same day doctor go the extra mile for you 101% service

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

Fire - Ambulance - Police 999

University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

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

Probably one of the best. Considering it’s NHS you could mistake it for being private. Some of the best consultants here, up to date with the very latest technology, some amazing stuff they do here. My only criticism would be after procedures in the ward, there are very few staff compared to a general hospital, buts that’s down to government cut backs. Appointments get changed a lot, this again I would say to lack of staff. Staff are very friendly, not found them to be unfriendly as some have suggested, and I have been coming here for around 3 years on regular visits. Keep up the good work😊👍

Had an emergency visit to the hospital last week. must admit the people were really nice

Nightingale Hospital

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

Expensive but our consultant was excellent and saw massive improvement over 3 weeks. Food very good, room comfortable.

Royal Brompton Hospital

Sydney St, Chelsea, London SW3 6NP, UK – 020 7352 8121

My 3 years old son had sleeping study at this hospital on Monday 12/02/2018. It was my first visit. We received an excellent care by doctors and nurses. Nurse's particaly were amazing and they have done everything to make our stay as comfortable as possible. Thank you so much for your amazing work. Well done!

I have experienced RBH since 1994 first with my wife and then as a patient. The medical care is outstanding in every way, the staff caring and professional and the ambience is friendly and reassuring. Sir Reginald Wilson Ward is the best place in the world to be if you are ill. Please fight to keep this wonderful institution alive for the future, it is irreplaceable,

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 Mary Abbots Church

Kensington Church St, Kensington, London W8 4LA, UK – 020 7937 5136

A peaceful place to feel it nice in your soul and heart.

Had the opportunity to sing here for a carol service for three years, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Hyde Park Chapel – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

64 - 68 Exhibition Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2PA, UK – 020 7838 1920

This chapel is just lovely, and everyone is so kind and welcoming to visitors. The visitors center is interactive and engaging, and the sunday services are even more phenomenal! I can't wait to come back again soon!

I visited the centre today. The people I met were very kind and helpful. I learned of the history of the church and listened to President Monson's witness statement where he helped a young boy who was very ill and quoted Alma chapter 40 verse 11 to explain to him what happens to us when we die in that we are taken home to God who gave us life. I also listened to the apostle Dieter Ucfdorf's witness statement whom I found very up lifting and had the company of two beautiful missionary ladies today. I shared my testimony with them which grows on a daily basis by following our saviour - the Prince of peace. The statue of the saviour is very beautiful and inspiring. If you want to find the plan of happiness here is a good place to start and you will have peace and contentment in your life. I can testify that this is true in the name of Jesus Christ amen.

All Souls Langham Place

2 All Souls' Pl, Marylebone, London W1B 3DA, UK – 020 7580 3522

Wow. Really nice place with nice people. English Bible available for every visitor! Sermon was really inspiring and Bible-based. Highly recommand.

Amazing teaching and music. Definitely a place to visit if you want to explore the purpose of life.

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


Unit 15426, Box 6945 Rathbone Square, Rathbone Pl, London W1A 6US – 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

Gumdrop Ltd

65A, Pall Mall Deposit, 128 Barlby Rd, London W10 6BL, UK – 020 3735 8979

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

I have been to many of the Galvin Restaurants. Each of them offer a unique experience and a lovely twist of French cooking. Galvin La Chapelle is absolutely stunning and the crab lasagna is one of my favourite of the Galvin brothers’ signature dishes. Galvin HOP offers a relaxed ambiance and their Tarte flambée is delicious. The Athenaeum offers lovely afternoon tea and their bar is very stunning, a great venue for a Friday or Saturday night cocktail. I have also had the chance to venture the Galvin Green Man in Chelmsford which is less than an hour from London. Since they’ve opened, they won many awards including a Bib Gourmand and that’s not surprising. With lovely surrounding countryside, you can enjoy their Galvin’s classics, some lovely seasonal dishes or if you are in the mood even some pub grub. Definitely worth the ride! I can’t recommend Galvin restaurants enough and wish them many more years of success.

Not bad but would not go again

Côte Bistro - Kensington

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

Visited for my husband's 30th birthday to have a delicious breakfast to start off our busy day. All opted for the breakfast meal deal which is great value. Eggs were cooked perfectly and the hollandaise sauce was fantastic. Will definitely keep Côte in mind next time we are near one and fancy a nicer breakfast than normal!

Always enjoy coming here. Good food and nice atmosphere. Service can be a little slow some times but generally good. Staff are always friendly


3 Great Titchfield St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 8AX, UK – 020 7436 0111

First to london came across this small Restaurant, I didn’t expect much, I am Vietnamese and just want to try out the Vietnamese food. I order Bun bo hue, and chicken wigs. It was really tasty and yummy. Also the staff are very nice 😀❤️

Great food and great staff ! Loved this place for good food. Spicy tofu is my favourite. Walking distance from Oxford underground. They have limited seating so please reserve in advance in weekends.

Nursery and Preschools

Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool

70 Marlborough Hill, London NW8 0NH, UK – 0330 057 6719

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!

Ashmore Pre-School

St Lukes Church Centre, Fernhead Rd, London W9 3EJ, UK – 020 8968 6225

My nephew Maison attends this nursery he has come so far with his speech and his independence and also help with finding friends he is happy confident young independent boy and is mum couldn't be more pleased with the nursery care they are absolutely brilliant in every single way loving caring staff who give every child their time absolutely outstanding well done Ashmore pre school

Primary and Secondary Schools

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!

St James Junior School

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

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 !

My son is attending St James and he is enjoying to go to school. It is very welcoming school. Small classes, well behaved children, but still with freedom to be children. Teachers are skilled and supportive. Children are engaged to participate to school's activities from very beginning. By the end of the first semester your boy or girl will happily recite Shakespear's poems and sing on Latin and Sanskrit (completely willingly with smile and happiness). Parents are friendly. Competitive credo is swapped for learning and understanding. As a parent of child who is attending St James I can't say nothing but best for this school so far. He was shy boy and now he is growing into an confident, kind, very well educated and behaved young man. Regarding things from the past, I don't know how someone can judge the school nowadays on its past... (new milenium schools and parents are different and generally schools in the past weren't some pleasant places)

Fox Primary School

Kensington Pl, Kensington, London W8 7PP, UK – 020 7727 7637

very good

Excellent school and love the new building

Public & Preparatory Schools

Portland Place School

56-58 Portland Pl, Marylebone, London W1B 1NJ, UK – 020 7307 8700

Bird Blue, obviously you're just seeing the outside, but the education is ubsolutely AMAZING!!!!

A school to be trusted.

Arnold House School

1 Loudoun Rd, St John's Wood, London NW8, UK – 020 7266 4840

Arnold House School, London NW8 0LH, The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Best school ever.

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
Local gas supply companies for W2 1UH, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
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