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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

Bank of Ireland (UK) Plc

Bow Bells House, 1 Bread St, London EC4M 9BE, UK – 020 7236 2000

Always been a fabulous bank even though I've had no branch for 3 years, being in England. They own the Post Office so it can offer most branch services, and the 365 online is fabulous, though adding payees or changing your phone number is a bit draconian.

Bank of England

Threadneedle St, London EC2R 8AH, UK – 020 7601 4444

I went to exchange some old twenty pound bills that went out of circulation and spent some time at the museum. It was time well spent. I enjoyed learning about the history of the bank, its architects, and was intrigued about how busy and crowded it was in the bank on the dividend day. A display of all the Bank of England notes was among my favorites, and of course who would refuse touching the real gold!

Good place to go if you're looking to see some UFOs, reptilian humanoids, and the like.

Westpac Banking Corporation

Camomile Court, 23 Camomile St, London EC3A 7LL, UK – 020 7621 7000

Fantastic service! Staff were incredibly well informed, helpful and efficient. Having wasting considerable time trying to open an online account with another Australian bank, it was an absolute joy to find one that would do everything face to face. Thank you Westpac!

Excellent. Efficient and fast..

Building Societies

Building Societies Association

York House, 23 Kingsway, London WC2B 6UJ, UK – 020 7437 0655

Leeds Building Society

75 High Holborn, London WC1V 6LS, UK – 020 7240 2808

Chelsea Building Society

5 Eastcheap, London EC3M 1AG, UK

Local Chambers of Commerce for EC1R 1UL. 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!
Islington Town Hall

Upper St, London N1 2UD, UK – 020 7527 2000

Great place for a registry office marriage. Friendly staff. Welcoming atmosphere.

A great location for a small - medium registry wedding. The building has great character, including octagonal council chambers, marble floors and large steel framed windows, that allow natural light to flood in... It really is a photographers dream.

Camden Town Hall

Judd St, London WC1H 9JE, UK – 020 7974 4444

Efficient, organised and friendly. The staff were cheerful and quickly got my certificate sorted. Security answered my questions politely and were helpful.

The staff are lovely here. You know they're busy but they're always courteous and help you out as much as they can. I had a number of questions that I asked both online and in person and was always happy with the responses I got. The only thing that could use some improving is their website - some things aren't too easy to sort online and I had to email them, but got a call back and when dealing with the same issue in person they got everything sorted for me right there and then.

City of London Corporation

Wenlock Rd, Hoxton, London N1 7SX, UK – 020 7253 5119

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Find the local council, MP and MEP for EC1R. 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 EC1R 1UL 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

Harley Street Dental Clinic

139 Harley St, Marylebone, London W1G 6BG, UK – 020 7486 1059

My dentist Samar Khamis at Harley street dental clinic is AMAZING, she's a real expert in her field. She is also very lovely and totally puts you at ease. She has given me the most lovely smile and has also had utmost patience with me! The day before Christmas Eve I chipped half my front tooth and had a real panic, but she saw me immediately during her lunch break to fix it before Christmas. She gives everything to her work to get the best results and I honestly couldn't recommend her more.

I just recently went to see the hygienist @Harley Street Dental Clinic and I was very impressed with the whole service. Sanae is the best and most caring hygienist I've ever seen. Her professional and kind approach put me at ease. I feel confident about my smile and would most definitely recommend her to anyone. Thank you Sanae!!!

elleven Dental and Orthodontics

11 Devonshire Pl, Marylebone, London W1G 6HT, UK – 020 7487 2711

I was referred here to start treatment for corrective jaw surgery, not only did they give me an accurate estimation of the length of the process, they also sent me to the top surgeon in the field (offering to send me through either NHS or private). My treatment was complicated and Dr. Shivani and team went to extra lengths to make sure that I am comfortable and understand everything clearly. All staff is extremely friendly, polite, and flexible to adjust to a schedule that best fits you. Eleven dental not only took care of me well before the operation but also after. They made sure I had many appointments so that they could keep close tabs on BOTH my physical healing and my mental well-being. In case of emergencies (depending on how early you call) you can even get same day appointments. At Eleven, it really feels like everyone truly cares, and that makes all the difference. To be frank, it is a bit pricey for the average person (though I was also in the surgical unit so that made a difference), however for the level and kind of treatment you get it is worth every penny and then some.

I just want to say a big thank you, to all the team at Elleven and especially to Dr S Patel and Dr P Johnson, this multidisciplinary team, is truly focused on delivering excellence. Also I would like to say, that Dr S Patel's level of competence and expertise, has exceeded my expectations and I am thrilled beyond words, with my new smile!

Finsbury Dental Care

5 London Wall Buildings, Finsbury Circus, London EC2M 5NS, UK – 020 7638 6556

Finsbury Dental Care is the best dentist practice I have ever visited (and I have been to many after knocking my front tooth out when I was younger). I first saw Gavin Seal in relation to potential root canal treatment and he was brilliant and extremely honest (and actually ended up saving me around £700 when other dentists has recommended other procedures due to his extensive knowledge and practical experience!). I then continued having routine treatment at the practice with Adam Clapp who is extremely skilled, gentle and thorough. Adam always takes care in explaining things and puts me at ease. Unlike other dentists, I never feel rushed through my appointment and he always happy to answer any questions (and is also always on time). Adam is again very honest and if I need a filling/ treatment he will explain exactly why. I have also emailed the reception a few times with questions and he will personally respond with advice. I don't usually write reviews but feel this dentist deserves it!

Adam Clapp is a experienced and talented dentist who takes professional pride in doing an excellent job. He has a reassuringly calm and personable manner. I know he would be great with a nervous client. Highly recommended.

London Doctors Clinic

101D, 18 Soho Square, Soho, London W1D 3QL, UK – 020 8712 9378

Easy to find. Easy to make online appointments. Very reasonable prices compared to most. The consultancy fee is not mentioned - so the £155 is actually £210. The men's toilets- for the urine sample - are downstairs through public areas. Results are quick, staff are friendly.

Very easy to book an appointment. The clinic is very central. The staff is very friendly and the doctors listen what you have to say and give you time to explain the situation that brought you there without rushing. The blood tests were sent on the same date that you took the samples with an email explaining the results.

London Doctors Clinic - Private GP

4.1, Alpha House, 100 Borough High St, London SE1 1LB, UK – 020 8712 9378

I visited London Bridge not long ago, as I was feeling extremely unwell in work. My GP had no same day appointments and suggested to call back the following morning, but I just could not leave it that long. I googled doctors local to me and this was the nearest to work. I saw the doctor within the 15 minute time slot, got my medication and felt much better by the end of the week. Amazing, convenient service, and great staff including the helpful receptionist who offered me water. Definitely a recommendation for friends/family within the busy City life. S. Jane

After 2 months of trying to get tests and good sense out of the NHS, and a lot of stress in the process, everything I needed was achieved in a single day by a lovely London Doctor. Such efficiency and such sound and caring advice was the most pleasant surprise to me. I wholeheartedly recommend them and will definitely use them again if I need to.

London Doctors Clinic - Private GP

Suite 127a, 9 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YF, UK – 020 8712 9378

Extremely friendly and reassuring. Very good value. saves the stress of making the phone call to your GP to be told you cant be seen for 10 days. will definitely recommend.

Use this service a lot. Very practical for city workers, good consultants and not too pricey. Highly recommend

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

Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

330 Grays Inn Rd, Kings Cross, London WC1X 8DA, UK – 020 3456 7890

I had a septorhinoplasty 4 months ago with Mr Randhawa, because my nose was deviated and my left side was semi-closed. Honestly, the operation was perfect because I didn't suffer anything, and the postoperative course was the same. After the operation I could breath from the left side, and it was a fantastic feeling. My breathing has improved a lot, and my nose looks also better now, thanks to Mr Randhawa and all the doctors. They were very kind and professional, like the lady who took me the pictures. The nurse who followed me when I had my surgery was pretty good, but in general, nurses should improve their manners.

Absolutely brilliant hospital with very friendly staff, feel very lucky to have this resource available on the NHS. Thank you.

National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, UK – 020 3456 7890

spent about 2 weeks here just before Xmas following a stroke. staff were amazing as were the doctors. amazing experience.

THEY SAVED MY LIFE. I was hospitalised here with a cerebral haemorrhage in june 2017,absolutely amazing care and treatment,total credit to the staff and specialists and surgeons,a complete credit to the NHS

London Bridge Hospital

27 Tooley St, London SE1 2PR, UK – 020 7407 3100

A FANTASTIC hospital. I think it must be the best one I’ve ever been to. Had a minor procedure done, had a separate single occupancy room for the day. Very nice view, great a la Carter lunch, absolutely SUPERB nursing staff who were knowledgable and with great bedside manners. The procedure itself was expertly done! Highly recommended!

A fantastic hospital in every way. I can’t praise it highly enough. The nurses are professional, knowledgeable and caring. Nothing is too much trouble. Nearly all the nurses that looked after me were from Europe and were without exception outstanding. I hope that Brexit will not stop these superb people from coming to work here. Thank you all.

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for EC1R 1UL.

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 EC1R 1UL
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

Christian Science Reading Room

Eleventh Church of Christ, 11 St Chad's St, Kings Cross, London WC1H 8BG, UK – 020 7837 0669

Great church and place to find out about Christian Science in a friendly atmosphere.

A place to learn more about Christian healing

The Church of St Anselm and St Cæcilia

70 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JA, UK – 020 7405 0376

Solemn place. Sometimes you can see school children praying a disciplined lot Great to join.

Amazing priests. Always ready to help.

Reality Church London

Old Building, Houghton St, London WC2A 2AE, UK

I attended Tim's church in Los Angeles and I absolutely loved his sermons. They were real, passionate and related to our times today. His preaching is from the heart and all points to Jesus. What an amazing pastor who truly is a man after God's heart. Blessings to the church in London. I hope the Word there spreads out to the people of London and catches their hearts as the real Truth of Jesus comes back to Europe where so many people have fallen from faith because of the way certain churches have been pushing people away from our Lord. Tim and his heart on fire for the Lord has the power to bring people back to the Truth for God's great purposes. The people of Europe need to return to God. They need to rekindle and cherish a personal and deep relationship with God. Prayers for all that is done with Reality London and for all who attend there.

We felt accepted and loved from day one. This is the first church we've been to where the desire to love people is actively sought after by everyone who attends.

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

Regis Road Recycling Centre

Regis Rd, London NW5 3EW, UK – 020 3620 4026

Came here with a car full of stuff when clearing out our cellar. They seem to be able to take most types of things you might reasonably be able to recycle, and the staff were helpful and not at all officious as you could imagine they might be in a place like this. Overall no complaints from me.

This is a really well organised recycling centre. I use it frequently as I can walk in with a loaded shopping trolley of recyclable items. The staff are very helpful and will direct you to the appropriate skip if you are not sure what goes where. Its slightly out the way but well worth going to as I want to do my bit for the planet.

Islington Household Reuse and Recycling Centre

40 Hornsey St, London N7 8HU, UK – 020 8884 5645

very helpful staff and big recy centre to take wide range of items.

Immaculate and always great service. A real asset.

SellMyMobile.com

First Floor, High Holborn House, 52-54 High Holborn, London WC1V 6RL, UK – 020 7400 7490

Really good service when I spoke on the phone. I had lost my order number but they found it

Sold the phone in my cupboard and enjoyed the orange website !!!

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.

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Leon Restaurants Pancras Square

1A, Pancras Square, 6 King's Blvd, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AG, UK – 020 3728 1742

I do like the fact that is no just healthy food... it goes more than thAt, this people even though they receive people who actually denigrate them... they keep smiling and that is truly amazing and teach th rest of the people the word "education " this team is always smiling and very welcoming. Is my favourite brunch so far!

HIX Soho

66-70 Brewer St, Soho, London W1F 9UP, UK – 020 7292 3518

Hip cocktail bar downstairs, chic dining upstairs. The menu is very strong on seafood and game with fresh, simple, delicious preparations. We enjoyed the sole and venison. Purple flowering broccoli was rather normal broccoli but happily not cooked to mush-- crisp and buttery and delicious. Fantastic service and convenient cloak room-- no wait!

We had a lunch for 20 people in Mark's Bar downstairs, last Saturday. The room was warm and welcoming, with loads of room for our unruly children to run around and play. We had the 'Autumn Feast' set menu because of the size of our party. All three courses were delicious, and there was a huge amount of food. Service was attentive, friendly and very patient..... Bloody Mary's were excellent!! Need an excuse to go back ASAP.

Nursery and Preschools

The Gower School - Montessori Nursery

18 North Road, London N7 9EY, UK – 020 7700 2445

Our child was at the nursery for about 18 months and we were so sad he couldn't attend further due to us moving away. He absolutely adored his teachers, who were kind, caring and couldn't do enough for him and us and it was wonderful seeing our child's confidence grow. We always felt welcomed, listened to and confident leaving our child in their care. We miss them all!

I highly recommend the TGS nursery to any parents/carers. A truly caring and nurturing environment, helping children explore so many different learning areas and build up their confidence. We particularly appreciated the constant open dialogue with the teachers.

Bright Horizons City Child Day Nursery and Preschool

1 Bridgewater Square, London EC2Y 8AH, UK – 0330 057 6549

Broadgate Nursery

21 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3LW, UK – 020 7247 3491

Primary and Secondary Schools

Tower Bridge Primary School

Fair St, London SE1 2AE, UK – 020 7407 2959

An amazing school loved it there defo have to go there #SHOUTOUT

Sir John Cass's Foundation Primary School

St James' Passage, Duke's Place, London EC3A 5DE, UK – 020 7283 1147

I went to this school and I was amazed with the rating. My child is in Year 4 and has a very nice teacher. The only thing that could be better is that there is sometimes really hard to have residential trips that last 3 - 5 days. Also they could have nicer food. One time I ate there with my child and nearly vomited. Otherwise really good.

i went here when i was in primary and it was rally good tho some teachers had no common sense -.- but other than tht i liked it but loads of teaches that i liked left when the head left so idl tht but anyways good schoolio :) x

Compass School Southwark

Drummond Rd, London SE16 2BT, UK – 020 3542 6506

I agree with Faizan, Mustafa, Armaan and Dennison, it was great having Mr Jones as our english teacher and Compass are very lucky, it will be hard to find another teacher like him, Compass are very privelliged to have someone that will support them all regardless, I am happy for Mr Jones as he has left little ilford school to pursue a career in something he enjoys. So all I have left to say is enjoy your time Mr Jones.

The only reason this school is getting 5 stars is because it has Mr.Jones. In case you don't know about him he is the best teacher Compass will ever see, but he had to be lured in from Little Ilford with a 'promotion'. He has helped me to push past all barriers ,overcome my fears , and achieve great results. But I feel sorry for his ex students at Little Ilford who have been betrayed and are now suffering. I think this school has had its share of Mr.Jones, and I believe it's now time to return him to Little Ilford.

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.

Best Boarding Schools Worldwide

145-157 St John St, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 4PY, UK – 020 3026 9440

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Charterhouse Square School & Nursery

40 Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6EA, UK – 020 7600 3805

Charterhouse Square School is founded by original headmistress Jamie Mason with school fees set at £425 per term! Over the course of the next two decades we go on to gain a reputation for all-round academic performance. In March the school becomes part of Cognita – a worldwide group of schools founded by Sir Chris Woodhead, former head of Ofsted. In December Caroline Lloyd takes over as headmistress fifteen years after first joining the school. When space becomes available in an adjacent building, the school expands to occupy a total of seven floors in our much-coveted Barbican location. This allows the school to add a dedicated Early Years area, a school library and an art room. n further work to improve the school site, the entire basement and ground floor of number 40 is completely remodelled. The addition of bi-folding glass doors to link our Green Room to its outdoor sand and water area is a particular hit with the children. Charterhouse Square School celebrates its 30-year anniversary with a surprise party for the children and a ball for parents, teachers and friends of the school. The school is also featured in The Good Schools Guide for the first time.

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Local social service agencies for EC1R 1UL with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for EC1R 1UL with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for EC1R 1UL, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for EC1R 1UL with contact details and location maps