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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

C Hoare & Co

32 Lowndes St, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 9HZ, UK – 020 7245 6033

Hoare's Bank provides outstanding customer service, backed by the highest levels of integrity and security.

GTBank UK

60-62 Margaret St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 8TF, UK – 020 7947 9700

A good restaurants and safety.

HSBC Private Bank Ltd

8 Cork St, Mayfair, London W1S 3LJ, UK – 020 7860 5000

Good

Good bank

Building Societies

The Chelsea Building Co

168 Earls Ct Rd, Kensington, London SW5 9QQ, UK – 020 7259 2247

Yorkshire Building Society

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

Norland Conservation Society

147 Portland Rd, London W11 4LR, UK – 020 7822 2800

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!

Great weddings here

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

Victoria Dental Centre

330 Vauxhall Bridge Rd, Westminster, London SW1V 1AA, UK – 020 7834 6161

I have been with this Dental Surgery for 25 years. I believe it is simply the best Dental Surgery in South West London and the West End. The staff, from the Dentists to the (absolutely brilliant) hygienist Ruth Duckworth and the lovely receptionists, it is always a pleasant experience going to VDS (and I usually HATE going to the dentists for treatment). I would recommend this Surgery to anyone. They also do both NHS and Private dental treatment which is a blessing. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Best dental care in London. Really good service. So happy I found a good dentist even in London, coming from Slovakia and Czech republic, where the dental care is amazing, it was shocking for me to see the standard level of dental care in the UK, which was very below my expectations. Thankfully, Victoria Dental Care saved me. I go to Spiros - he's quite a funny Greek guy, I recommend him.

Hermes London Dental Clinic

205 Vauxhall Bridge Rd, Pimlico, London SW1V 1ER, UK – 020 7233 7660

I very professional and welcoming clinic which I have now visited a number of times. The staff are very efficient and, where possible, always try to work appointments to your schedule. The location is perfect as it is a few minutes walk from Victoria main line and underground stations. Great service that comes with a smile :)

Really happy, and without doubt the best hygienist experience I’ve ever had by a very long way. Terza was utterly thorough, highly dexterous and skilled, and I’m extremely happy with the results she achieved. No hesitation in recommending Hermes and Terza. Thank you!

Kings Dental Clinic (Hammersmith, Olympia)

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

I am a 4th year dental student and doing my placement at the hammersmith branch, the team is very friendly and well qualified.

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 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.

Doctorcall - 24 Hour Private Visiting Doctor

121 Harley St, Marylebone, London W1G 6AX, UK – 0344 257 0345

The doctor was able to come to my flat quite quickly. He was very friendly and helpful and helped me with my condition effectively. I recommend this service very much.

Very good service, polite, prompt and professional. Not the cheapest but I would use again if needed.

Emperor's Gate Surgery

49 Emperor's Gate, Kensington, London SW7 4HJ, UK – 020 7244 5670

This surgery is amazingly caring. I moved to the area with my girlfriend 1 year ago and have need to visit the surgery on a few occasions having got the flu virus. Dr King and her team have been fantastic. She even called me on one occasion to see how I was and then demanded I attend the surgery asap as she was concerned about me. I have never known anything like it to be honest. It feels more like the private care we get at work.

Both my husband and myself have been registered with this practice for some twenty years. Over the years the standard of care provided has been truly amazing. Intervention by my husband's GP, Dr Maria Pankhurst, has meant that he had an early diagnosis and subsequent treatment for two different cancers and is now clear of both cancers. Drs Stott and King have both been proactive with looking after us both over the years; their knowledge and sensible advice has helped us both greatly. I always find the "frontline" team of workers courteous and caring; they deal with enquiries in a professional and polite manner. We are fortunate to be registered with a great practice.

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

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 London Hospital

235 Euston Rd, Fitzrovia, London NW1 2BU, UK – 020 3456 7890

I have a rare health condition that has seriously impacted my life and have seen numerous specialist at different hospitals in the UK, some are very well known. I had almost completely given up any hope of finding help for my condition, however I believe that I have finally gotten to see a specialist here that my possibly be able to help me. The hospital is large and complex in its layout, and very busy, however the staff that I dealt with were all very friendly and helpful and able to guide me to the places within the hospital that I needed to get to, such as blood tests, pharmacy and consulting rooms. Hopefully things will work out positively for my condition now that after many years I believe that I may have finally found the right specialist/consultant.

Good hospital with good top class doctors. If you ever want to go to this hospital and are looking for parking? Parking is available on Melton Street There are two train stations very close to this hospital too.

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

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

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

Awesome place very nice and helpful people I learned a lot about the Mormon faith and have been to a few church services to its open to the public and you can learn a lot about early Church history and even get a free Bible well worth a visit.

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!

All Souls Langham Place

Langham Pl, Marylebone, London W1B 3DG, UK – 020 7580 3522

Friendly people, beautiful place. Centrally located at Oxford Street! There service is wonderful and full of love, joy and Christ.

The painting of Jesus in the centre of the church is very iconic and memorizing. It is quite a small church and sits about 50 people. It is a traditional Anglican church and services are welcome to all.

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

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

The Place Restaurant

Meliá White House, Osnaburgh St, London NW1 3UP, UK – 020 7391 3000

I and my daughter had a lovely time having dinner buffet at The Place Restuarant. The service is amazing very friendly and very polite. Nickie is so great makes me happy after I complained that we get lost looking for the place. It's worth it looking the Restuarant.

Brilliant Spanish cuisine attentive staff Literally the best food I’ve ever had in England.

Launceston Place

1A Launceston Pl, Kensington, London W8 5RL, UK – 020 7937 6912

This restaurant has a very welcoming feel to it. Love the interior and all the staffs are so friendly. Although it’s a fine dinning restaurant, it doesn’t have the snobbish vibe like many other places. We had the tasting menu and we enjoyed every single dish on the menu. Their breads and toasts are amazingly delicious. When we’re so full after the main, they served us a great dessert so the whole dinner ended at high. When I made booking, I let them know that it’s for a birthday celebration and they seated us at a very nice table. At the end, they even brought in a small piece of cake to say happy birthday. All in all, we really like this restaurant and we will definitely be coming back for more!

Really great place now been to twice. Really great food, I suspect this place will have some stars very shortly. Tried tasting menu both times; highlights are just about every dish but you will remember the pork dish, the celeriac and the dessert. Amazing !

Scott's

20 Mount St, Mayfair, London W1K 2HE, UK – 020 7495 7309

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Location in a nice area of Mayfair with a great outside seating. We did not have a reservation but they helped us out quickly eventhough it was a Sunday afternoon. Good choice of fresh seafood all around with spectacular presentation!

An amazing experience! One of the best lunch I ever had! Great atmosphere, beautiful restaurant! Highly recommended!

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?

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

Minors Nursery School

10 Pembridge Square, London W2 4ED, UK – 020 7727 7253

A fantastic nursery with brilliant staff who work with care and intuition to ensure each child thrives. My son loves it there.

The girl I look after has attended Minors Nursery School since September 2017 and she loves it. Everyday she is happy to go to school and I can see how comfortable she is with the Minors team. The teachers are very reliable, caring and professional. Often she comes home with her little arts and craft, which are nice and creative. The atmosphere with other parents and nannies is very friendly, too. Would definitely recommend this nursery school, it is fabulous.

Primary and Secondary 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 !

Richard Cobden Primary School

29 Camden St, Camden Town, London NW1 0LL, UK – 020 7387 5909

Excellent school with Great teaching staffs.

I used to go in this school i Miss it . It was a great school

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

Public & Preparatory Schools

Cavendish School

31 Inverness St, Camden Town, London NW1 7HB, UK – 020 7485 1958

A unique and exceptional school with a dedicated and experienced staff and wonderful, supportive, friendly families. The Cavendish is non selective and yet secures outstanding results for its girls within a framework of incredible pastoral care and without the pressure of 'hot house' schools. It places huge emphasis on kindness, tolerance and courtesy. Its families are dedicated to the school and are actively involved. Unusually, it has specialist teachers for science, music, languages, PE and art. Delicious, home made meals are cooked every day and an exciting array of extra curricular activities are available. The school itself is beautifully maintained and provides a happy, high quality learning environment. My best advice would be to come and see the school in action and judge for yourself. A little gem.

We have two daughters at the Cavendish, one in year 3 and one in year 6 (who has just left). Our experience of the school has been incredibly positive; both children always look forward to going to school and have never once expressed any reluctance during the last 8 years to leave the house in the morning. We chose the school because it was non selective and claimed to offer a strong a pastoral ethos with good academic results. Our experience is that it has delivered both in spades! What particularly impresses me about the school is the quality of the teaching and how they continually adapt it to the needs of the individual child. My two daughters are very different in how they learn and what their natural strengths are; I cannot praise the school enough for how they have personalised their approach to them and helped both of them to achieve their academic potential. We also wanted a school that had a strong science and maths curriculum and I have never failed to be impressed by the quality and sophistication of the maths and science they are doing. The homework policy feels well balanced and pitched just right for their age. My elder daughter, on leaving the school, has developed a good work ethic when it comes to homework which I feel has set her up perfectly for secondary school. The school is very friendly; we have built good relationships with parents not just from our daughters’ classes but from across other years groups as well. Unlike many other schools the meals are cooked and prepared in the school kitchen and are healthy, varied, and nutritious. Under the leadership of the previous head the school achieved and outstanding inspectors’ reports (excellent in all areas) which particularly commended the quality of the teaching and which we felt was well deserved. Under the new head the school has not rested on its laurels and has been striving to improve its academic performance still further; certainly the current year 6 have achieved an impressive range of offers from the top north London secondary schools. This is a lovely school, I could not think of a better place to send my daughters.

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.

Francis Holland School, Sloane Square

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

Amaze balla

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Local social service agencies for W2 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
Local water supply and treatment companies for W2 1UH with contact details and location maps