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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.

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

Bank of England

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

I am a pre 2017 pound coin. Those new kids took my job. Now, I feel worthless. Thanks to the nice folks at Bank of England for giving me a place in the museum. Not quite my old job, but haven't been put in a vending machine for ages!

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!

Building Societies

Building Societies Association

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

Decent rooms for hire

Leeds Building Society

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

Yorkshire Building Society

200 Strand, London WC2R 1DP, UK – 020 3733 8118

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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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

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.

Bow Lane Dental Group

2A Bow Ln, London EC4M 9EE, UK – 020 7236 3600

Posting today on behalf of Sarah the hygienist. She really is the best hygienist that has ever treated me - she is very thorough, does a highly professional job but above all is GENTLE! She takes time and care to ensure that discomfort is minimised. Thanks Sarah! 😁

I go for regular cleans with Renate who is such a great hygienist. She really looks after you and spends a lot of time making sure she gives you an incredible clean! Would 100% recommend her.

Open Dental Care

455 Caledonian Rd, London N7 9BA, UK – 020 7112 5353

I saw Dr May, who settled my irrational fears about my upcoming procedure and made my experience a positive one. I am delighted with the outcome. Dr May took the time out to give me detailed information about my teeth and delivered a first class dental service!

Dr Nasim is an excellent dentist whose main priority is making sure their patients are comfortable and get the best dentistry they can offer. And also the receptionist and all the staff was very nice and friendly

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

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.

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.

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

British Gas - Breakdown & Repairs 0845 9 60 50 40

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National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

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

Whilst were sleeping, the NHS is still running and Teresa May is a mug. What was a very distressing matter, the out of hours staff ,Bussy, Nosizo and Rindai were the most helpful members of staff. It was a very personal issue and each individual from their own department ensured I got to the right place. The NHS needs more employees like those mentioned. Cannot fault them.

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

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!

The London Bridge Hospital is a private hospital on the south bank of the River Thames in London. The hospital opened in 1986 following redevelopment of Chamberlain's Wharf. Architects Llewelyn Davies Weeks, Consulting Engineers Oscar Faber, Main Contractor Bovis Construction. It belongs along with several other well known private London hospitals, to HCA International, the largest private operator of health care facilities in the world. In 2006, it expanded its outpatients operations into the adjacent building, St Olaf House - the first art deco building in the UK. Internationally renowned for medical excellence London Bridge Hospital has been delivering world class private healthcare since 1986. With over 150 ensuite patient bedrooms, we aim to make your stay as comfortable as possible, and are always happy to discuss any individual requirement that you may have. Whether you are an inpatient, a day case patient or an outpatient, you will be cared for by a team of professionals who are dedicated to ensuring you receive the best possible treatment. All clinical staff are highly qualified within their field, and undergo regular, extensive training. This ensures the highest standards of care, aiding patients with faster recovery. At London Bridge Hospital, they offer world-class clinical expertise across a wide range of specialties, with multidisciplinary teams working together to provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for all of their patients.

University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

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

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!

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😊👍

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

London Chinese Lutheran Church

American International Church in London, 79A Tottenham Court Rd, Fitzrovia, London W1T 4TD, UK

Chinese Lutheran worship service is on Sundays from 2 - 3:30 pm. Service in Cantonese with Mandarin translation.

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

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.

GIGACYCLE - Computer Disposal London - IT Recycling - Data Destruction - WEEE Recycling

Office 104, 2 London Bridge, London SE1 2SX, UK – 020 3332 0142

Fantastic service, friendly polite and dealt with my request quickly which was great as we needed the equipment disposing off site efficiently . Also found there other services great too!

Great Service. Very professional and know what they are talking about. Thankyou

Islington Household Reuse and Recycling Centre

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

incredibly helpful staff even in freezing conditions. what a brilliant place.

Can drive right in up to the dump sections it's awesome!

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

Tas Restaurant

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

Good food but irritatingingly let down like so many places these days with an underhand 12.5%= service charge , if you're charging for food why do you need a service charge? Shame really as I'd have gone back otherwise

I come here from time to time as it's near to my work. Food is delicious, staff are very welcoming and friendly. I like that they are very careful with dietary requirements, and go above and beyond to make sure that I know what I'm eating and don't compromise my dietary needs. They have some very good vegan options in amongst their regular items, Just ask the staff.

Royal Opera House Restaurant

Royal Opera House, Bow St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD, UK – 020 7212 9254

Local espetacular para ver bons espetáculos, regado a bom e sofisticados drinks no coração de Londres.

17:30から空いてるし、メニューは事前にわかる(逆に指定しなければならないですが、事前に辞書を引いてじっくり選べる)し開幕前なのか幕間なのか選べる。味も良いし工夫されたメニューです。サーブする人も良い人ばかり。 但しそれなりのお値段です!なので四つ星。でも五つと迷いました

Browns Old Jewry

8-10 Old Jewry, London EC2R 8DN, UK – 020 7606 6677

It's not a "bad" place but it could be better. Upstairs is really noisy if there are a lot of people so try get a seat downstairs. The food is quite tasty when they get it right but don't be afraid to send the hard as nails well done steak back if you ordered it medium rare originally. The service has always been impeccable.

Nice place, getting a bit tired in places. Staff a bit arrogant. Firstly it's a lovely space, open and airy with a central staircase. Service at the bar was okay, but it was while seated that we were at little disturbed but the table next to us... "Conversing" well, arguing really in quite a loud intrusive way. Typical loud "City types" I thought... But it was actually staff being "trained" in the menu. Other issues included staff shouting across the bar area to each other, and, possibly the most annoying of all, after "giving way" to a waiter on the central staircase, and, in my typical British way, apologising, being glared at! You just got the feeling that it was a nice space, and the staff felt they had customers under sufferance. Actually, although it was clearly a beautiful building, with good decor, it was getting a little tired in places, especially in the gents upstairs. Not much, but faded paint. After walking in the door, and getting a great first impression, we left just a little disappointed.

Nursery and Preschools

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.

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.

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

Mossbourne Parkside Academy

Sigdon Rd, London, Hackney E8 1AS, UK – 020 8618 1300

I like this because it's my School by Elaine

GREAT PLACE

Queensbridge Primary School

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

Public & Preparatory Schools

Cavendish School

Camden Town, London NW1 7EY, UK – 020 7485 1958

Check out the incredible inspection report the Cavendish School has just received from the Independent Schools Inspectorate! Graded 'Excellent' in every single category. Huge congratulations to the staff, parents and pupils of this extraordinary school.

love this school so much very inspirational, excellent ethos and great teachers!

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.

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