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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 Corporate Banking

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.

Lloyds Banking Group Offices

Red Lion Court,, Red Lion Court, 46-48 Park St, London SE1 9EQ, UK

Nice building but needs some flowers as well a good cleaning Light fixtures look 60s

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

Decent rooms for hire

Nationwide Building Society

415 Strand, London WC2R 0NS, UK – 0800 554 0460

Excellent service today! Just moved over from HSBC and the staff who helped me with an internet card reader were fantastic. The branch itself has just been redone and looks great! Thank you!

I have bank account with Nationwide and I'm very happy with this branch ,very helpfully fast and easy,I recomended is very good branch.Regards Cristian Buzan!

Nationwide

1 Aldgate, London EC3N 1RE, UK – 0800 554 1284

I phoned up to ask about their policy in accepting old pound coins, the chap I guess called “Chris” was so friendly over the phone that not only I walked in but switched my current account after he explained how else I could gain. Everyone was friendly. I am glad to have them in the community. Branch manager is a cool chap too. All the best.

I visited the branch one morning without an appointment as some banking documents became known to me last minute, for an official application due that same afternoon. The representative who spoke with me was Tarkan, who was professional, helpful - a breathe of fresh air compared to other official and commercial personnels I've had to deal with that week. He helped produce as many documents as he could to meet my documentation requirements. I've just had a successful application outcome for the matter! Much thanks to Tarkan I'd say. :) The branch is super swish and you get served in a 'coffee shop' setting (can't remember but I think they did offer proper coffee, too!), very interesting banking style.

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

One of my favourite places to photograph weddings. Lovely room with loads of space and a great location. As London wedding photographer I think this is definitely one of the greatest registry offices in London.

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

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

Tile shop

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 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 had a bad accident that resulted in 4 broken teeth. Dr Munslow and Dr Polycarpou took the time to fully diagnose the extent of the injury and and discuss my options. I had a half day appointment at a good time for me to fix a bad restoration from another clinic. Dr Munslow's attention to detail and professionalism were second to none and she made me feel at ease during the whole procedure. I had a composite buildup which matched my other teeth perfectly and the cost was very reasonable. No-one can tell that they have been restored! Four months down the line I feel so glad to have found this clinic. They are giving me free followups to check the condition of my teeth as I might need a crown/RCT on 1 or 2 of them. It does not feel like I even had the injury. I will certainly be using HSDC exclusively from now on. Its great to know that they care so much about your long term health and don't push you into expensive and unnecessary treatments.

Dental Art Studio (Dental Care) Ltd

Unit 4 122, 104 City Rd, London EC1V 2NR, UK – 020 7250 3536

This is one of the best dentist I have ever been to very professional highly skilled dentist is waiting to sort your teeth out I done a very good job I’m on mine.

I've had a pleasant experience here at Dental Arts Studio. Everyone is very professional. I had root canal treatment which was carried out pain free, and the crown looks great. I also had a replacement filling done, I am very satisfied with my treatment.

Malmin Dental

13 Norton Folgate, London E1 6DB, UK – 020 7375 0844

Mel was recommended to me through a friend and has been looking after me for a year now, and she has done wonders for my smile. I originally had Invisalign to close the gaps between my teeth and even them up, which she did a wonderful job of. I then went on to get lip enhancement to even up my lips and make my pout slightly bigger. She has completely transformed my smile and made my mouth so symmetrical, and no one even noticed the change in my lips it was so subtle (that’s the outcome I wanted!) and they still look completely natural and are a lovely shape. She really puts me at ease (I am not the most relaxed patient!) and I have recommended her to my friends for both dental and lip enhancements. She is fantastic.

Needed an appointment to check on a problem and potentially do a quick fix before I get to my regular dentist back in Devon. The receptionist was extremely helpful and got me in within a couple of days, then once I arrived the whole team was equally helpful and very friendly. Jonathan checked my teeth thoroughly and found no issues, he took the time to explain what he was doing throughout and made the experience really positive. I highly recommend these guys, you will struggle to find a better service.

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.

The entrance/location is challenging to find at first but the service and doctors are great.

Same Day Doctor central London

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

I find Samedaydoctor to be extremely helpful, flexible, courteous, and of course, professional. Highly recommended to busy people who may have hectic days and need to see a doctor at a time which suits them.

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

London Doctors Clinic

Room 101, 117 Waterloo Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8UL, UK – 020 8712 9378

Very comfortable reception and office. Both times I've been here (once on a Saturday) the doctor actually listened, gave clear advice, and helped me with prescriptions and referrals, and to navigate how to get the further help I needed. They also stock certain basic prescriptions right there - eliminating the need for another stop at a pharmacy, which is helpful especially off-hours. Sometimes, it's worth it to invest a little for excellent service.

Location easy to get to. Good service. Sometimes you have to spend to get a better 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.

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University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

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

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

Excellent medical support and treatment, outstanding hospital cafe food, best salad and best stew I've ever had and really tasty soup too. Only one glich, otherwise 5 star, I'm taking up with the fire service. 14 bin bag size bags of rubbish in the stairwell to the overnight stay bedrooms, on the first floor of 6 floors. Told that the entrance I came in was the only way out. A staff member showed me another way out, but said he wasn't meant to tell me. The manager said he shouldn't have told me!!(it's on the 6th floor! - with no fire exit notice, just a notice telling staff that they must not use this exit!). I look forward to this manager's letter, he promised within a week, after some pressure! He refused to deal with the situation, but anyone staying there, if the rubbish in the stairwell was on fire, the higher up you were, the less chance of survival, not being aware of the top exit. He said he'd speak to the fire officer who does the inspections, refused to give me the F.O's contact number or name, when I asked why, "Because he's a member of the Trust"!!!! Says he won't do anything straight away to resolve the concerns of rubbish in the stairwell (collected 4 x a day evidently), or the exits, until he's spoken to the Fire Officer. (or about confusing information about fire exits(s) or about the fire exit signage (where you follow the signage, on the floor you exit the stairwell, it doesn't show which way to turn in the corridor!). I know the manager was very busy doing year end figures, but really! REFUSING to tell or allow staff to tell where there are three possible exits, at least, rather than just the one where you came in, on the GROUND floor or sub basement!! Two other overnighters were rather relieved to know about the alternative ways out!

Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine

60 Great Ormond St, London WC1N 3HR, UK – 020 3456 7890

After drugs didn't help. I tried alternatives not having much faith but hands down its been so helpful. The doctor is so caring and my condition has healed.

GREAT HOMEOPATHIC HOSPITAL & allied alternative treatments​ HOSPITAL, NOT ONLY IN LONDON,BUT ALSO IN EUROPE, FAMOUS WORLD WIDE.

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!

With over 160 beds, 22 ICU beds and 10 operating theatres, this is one of the UK's largest independent hospitals in UK..............

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

Euston Church

Church of Christ The King, Gordon Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AG, UK

Originally Irving's church now consists of English chapel related to Forward in Faith which is usually open and the main church which is open during service time only. It is good to go and pray at the small but very beautiful church anytime.

Church with great bible teaching and very friendly people.

The Church of England

123A Holloway Rd, London N7 8LT, UK

RULE BRITANNIA

Hillsong Church London

Dominion Theatre, 268-269 Tottenham Court Rd, Fitzrovia, London W1T 7AQ, UK – 020 7384 9200

Whaoe what a setting for church. A lively spirit filled church reaching out into community creating the environment for God to change lives. Worship uplifting message good. Start where u are with what you have. Great welcome.

What do you expect from Hillsong? Great music? Well, you definitely will get at least one hour of great music. There will be some word too, but mostly worship. But really great place. I believe youth loves this church.

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

Islington Household Reuse and Recycling Centre

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

i made a telephone enquiry and left a voice message . A man returned the call the same evening apologising for calling so late. he was so helpful and reassuring on the telephone. excellent telephone manners and great customer service . i went the following sunday to drop of 6 bags of ceramic tiles. Again a gentleman in the premises was very helpful .

Always simple to use and nice helpful staff. Annoying though that too many people get away with putting recyclable goods in the general waste.

Regis Road Recycling Centre

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

Brilliant service. They take pretty much everything. The workers there are very helpful.

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.

Community Recycling Network

The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square, Hoxton, London N1 6HT, UK – 020 7324 4708

This looks good I should pop down and have a chat with them about recycling.

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

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

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.

Novikov Restaurants and Bar

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

Fabulous food in the Asian restaurant. If your name is not on the List you're not getting in so make sure you make a reservation a good few days in advance. Because it's so busy there is a tendency to book you into start and finish timeslots so if you turn up late you are likely to feel hurried. If you can avoid the busy hours you will have a more relaxed time. Everything on the menu was fabulous!

Food is amazing here. The restaurant is busy and has a great atmosphere. The service is epic and the fresh seafood and vegetables on display next to the working kitchen gives it a very authentic vibe. Note of caution: the waiters will move your glass to the edge of the table if you’re having sharing plates. That makes you almost certain to knock it over.

Tas Restaurant

33 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 8LF, UK – 020 7928 2111

Great place! we've used Tas a couple of times for big team lunches and they've always been super helpful and accommodating. We've always really enjoyed the food and it's great value for money. Staff are super friendly and always happy to facilitate our needs. Thanks Cem and the team!

Prompt service, affordable prices and extensive menu. The food is okay. Not bad, not great. Just okay. One of the dishes I ordered arrived almost cold. The restaurant itself is quite big and around dinner time it was full and noisy. It's a good place for large groups.

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 Spitalfields Day Nursery and Preschool

21 Lamb St, London E1 6EA, UK – 020 3780 3006

OMG, the hipster stereotype applied to shops and bars.

Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School

339/341 City Rd, London EC1V 1LJ, UK – 020 7833 9388

My children attended this warm and inviting Nursery from when they were 5 months old. My son now 10 and daughter 5 experienced all the age groups. They have both turned out to be very socialable and academic individuals and I feel that credit goes to the long standing practitioners and professionals that my taught my children over those vital early years. The staff showed a clear commitment to the individual needs of my children with their loving and caring attitude and I believe this was the best start I could have given them. This Nursery was truly home from home.

Hopes and Dreams was the best start Molly and Charlie could have had, and for me, total peace of mind. Hopes and Dreams is professional, secure and offers a stimulating and loving environment. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Primary and Secondary Schools

Rotherfield Primary School

Rotherfield St, Islington, London N1 3EE, UK – 020 7226 6620

I attended this school between 1961-1965 anybody remembered these year.. seems so long ago. I was Cheryl Smith back then, just get in touch if you remember

It was a very nice school I went there between 1962 till 1968

Queensbridge Primary School

214 Queensbridge Rd, London E8 4ET, UK – 020 7254 1186

Both my children attend Queensbridge Primary School and I have never experienced anything other than kindness and professionalism from the staff here. I personally think that the mark of a good school is somewhere that the children feel as though they belong to and enjoy. Where you don't have to drag them to on a rainy Monday morning. So yes I give it 5⭐.

Best schools

Oaklands Secondary School

Old Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 6PR, UK – 020 7613 1014

One of the first and only choice we made for our child, who'll be attending the school from next September, Reason we took the decision, we have other family members who'd attended the school and also some are currently studying there. They all are seem to be doing very well with their education, and from their results and recommendation we decided to pay a visit 2 weeks ago. I was extremely pleased to see two of my former teachers Mr. Bonning and Mr. Purton still teaching within the school and I'm talking its over 20 years I've left school. These two teachers are great individuals always want the best for their students and provide real quality teaching. The headmistress she is the foundation of the school and also with experience and great results. Listening to her speech during the open evening she just convinced me and my wife along with my child. Thank you Oaklands

Public & Preparatory Schools

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.

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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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
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