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.


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.

Lloyds Bank PLC

3-5 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1DU, UK – 0845 300 0000

Very friendly staff and quick service!

The staffs here are in average friendly. I couldn't remember his name but I think he's the manager, he was so friendly even I didn't open my account by him. I had several issues just after open my account so i visit here quite many times, and he always came up to me and ask what's the problem and helped me to solve it. Sometimes some of staffs are being lazy but it was okay for me.

Westpac Banking Corporation

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

Excellent. Efficient and fast..

Building Societies

Nationwide Building Society

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

There fast and straight to the point. Professional "get it done" people.

Its not a busy branch, although it is small.


101-107 Finsbury Pavement, London EC2A 1RS, UK – 0800 554 0216

very friendly and helpful Nationwide branch, has 3 cash machines inside. swapped from a Natwest account holder to Nationwide and its been great.

The service here is always friendly


289 High Holborn, London WC1V 7HZ, UK – 0800 554 0230

Very helpful people.

Local Chambers of Commerce for EC3N 4AA with contact details and location maps. 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.
London Councils

59½ Southwark St, London SE1 0AL, UK – 020 7934 9999

What a great website. Informative. Not so much for self interest but for the good of the whole of London. Take the picture of a Table. Some look at things at table level but what is under the table

I neil kandiah let RUS Building Servicesl landscape my garden and he did my garden an amazing job in just 3 days for very fair price.

City of London Corporation

Guildhall, Aldermanbury, London EC2V 7HH, UK – 020 7606 3030

Awesome heights


Bethnal Green One Stop Shop

Rushmead, 1 Rushmead, Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 6NE, UK – 020 7364 5020

Brilliant little shop!

Good service. Quick and simple!

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 EC3N. 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 EC3N 4AA 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

South Bank Dentists

Riverside Building, Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7PB, UK – 020 7183 3558

When it comes to tooth pain, you quickly understand your teeth are Alive and Kicking. Yes I'm that old. A couple of root canals, gold teeth, the standard ones, and some fillings. This gives you a little overview of my exposure to the dentist professional body. Well, I never met any practice who looked so carefully and efficiently to my dental health. Bravo to the all team! And if you really don't want to go to Southbank Dentists for its high quality service, then go for it for its location: superbly situated in the County Hall, next to Big Ben, of course! Looking over your shoulders to see if you're still there, hahaha :)

London City Dentists

10 Lloyd's Avenue, London, Tower Hill EC3N 3AX, UK – 020 7488 4445

Dr Wayne Holness is amazing. I have been to Dentists in the past but none of them come on top like him and his two lovely Nurses. After suffering with some tooth issues for some time with not being able to 'bite' or 'clench' my teeth together properly, Dr Holness discovered what the issues where in an instant and worked his magic on my teeth. Within less than 24 hours of seeing him not only was I able to bite properly again, I was also able to clench my teeth together again :) I am so happy to have finally met a Dentist with Nurses who really do care about the true health of your teeth and also truly look after you as their patient. Dr Holness is now my new permanent Dentist.

Single-dentist practice with two dental nurses. Lovely, competent, kind dentist who did everything he could to make me relaxed (including letting me choose the music!) Dentist does all cleans himself. Really highly recommended; will hopefully be my dentist for a very long time.

Charles Landau Dentistry

6 Prebend St, Islington, London N1 8PT, UK – 020 7226 3424

Great dentist. After visiting a couple others and having bad experiences this is a great find.

Friendly and skilled dentists, with kind and helpful staff providing private and NHS services in a very clean and modern surgery.

London Doctors Clinic

Waterloo Business Centre, 117 Waterloo Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8UL, UK – 020 7183 0553

Very quick, efficient service. Staff at reception were friendly, doctor was nice and seemed extremely competent. Same day appointment sorted very easily, along with prescription for necessary meds. Would definitely use again.

Extremely friendly and helpful, as an international student I was terrified when I was horribly sick and my Mother suggested I go to a private doctor for now. I was able to get an appointment that day and a quick and easy check up, plus they had the antibiotics I needed right there.

London Doctors Clinic

3, 344 Grays Inn Rd, Kings Cross, London WC1X 8BP, UK – 020 7183 0553

My appointment was at 8, the main door was closed. There was a number at the door to call to have reception come pick me up. I did, it took them 10 mins to get downstairs. Luckily for me someone went in before hand. I can only imagine if there was no one I would've waited in the cold! Besides from that doctor was good, consultation was fast.

Excellent experience. Had an 11am appointment, was seen at 11am and properly diagnosed. Receptionist was courteous and doctor was knowledgeable. Would highly recommend over waiting hours at NHS

London Doctors Clinic - Private GP

109, 55 Old Broad St, London EC2M 1RX, UK – 020 7183 0553

Needed an urgent blood test. Booked online got a near immediate personal confirmation. They were able to respond to a query I had quickly. The appointment itself was brilliant. The doctor tried to save me some cash by offering a variation on the test I needed which I was unaware of. Results came super quick way before the advertised time. Would definitely recommend and if I had the cash I'd come here for everything!

Very good price for a private GP and very good service. Got an appointment within the hour. Doctors and reception staff were all nice and competent (I went there twice). Was quite impressed.

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

Barts Health NHS Trust

The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel Rd, London, Whitechapel E1 1BB, UK – 020 7377 7000


Evelina London Children's Hospital

St Thomas's Hospital, Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7EH, UK – 020 7188 7188

Lovely children's hospital. The set up is great for kids and the staff are really friendly and genuinely caring and obviously great with kids. There is also a decent parents room with free tea, coffee, milk and fridge/freezer and microwave. Only negative was that although the building looks amazing, because it is glass it does get very hot (children's ward's are notoriously hot but it was very hot, dread to think what it's like in the summer)! Location is good for trains as it's a 5 minute walk to waterloo east station and a 10 minute can ride to London Victoria train station.

Fantastic treatment, lovely environment with toys and DVDs to distract children. Impressive glass roof too and lovely gardens if you can walk outside.

St Thomas' Hospital

Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7EH, UK – 020 7188 7188

The best hospital I've been in my life. First thing to mention is the friendly staff. They are just awesome. Second... they had a TV playing a movie in the waiting room. BEST THING EVER. The doctors made the adequate tests, they were caring all the time. Most of my previous experiences in this country were negative in this area, as they want to get you dispatched ASAP. But here.... 10 out of 10!!

Very friendly and efficient staff attended to my problem with great professionalism in just over an hour. Well done and sincere thanks to all. Just wish that the government would appreciate you and your work as much as I do. Hughie Pearson Liverpool.

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for EC3N 4AA.

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 EC3N 4AA
This Parliamentary website will find MPs - just type in your postcode. It also gives details of how to contact your MP

Find Local Churches & Places of Worship

St John's Church, Hoxton

St John's Church, Pitfield St, London N1 6NP, UK – 020 7739 9302

My impression after three visits is that this is a very friendly inclusive church of diverse peoples. There is an enthusiastic positive atmosphere and broad involvement from a wide cross section. Speakers were stimulating and motivating with a thought provoking depth of insight. I loved the extemporaneous intercessions. The musicians leading the contemporary praise and worship were clearly talented and included different age groups and styles. The pews were not the most comfortable but as time sped by very quickly this was hardly an issue. Sound and A/V were good.The interior of the church building is quite impressive but better still were the smiles and welcome from this warm and dedicated bunch of believers!

Nice place, with an excellent kid's playground and small park

London City Presbyterian Church

St. Botolph-without-Aldersgate, Aldersgate St, London EC1A 4EU, UK

We attended this church on April 27, 2015 with a group of 8 of us (4 of us are members of the Canadian Reformed Church in Langley B.C. (Canada), and the other 4 of us are members of the American Reformed Church in Lynden, WA (USA)). We had looked up the Free Church of Scotland earlier, and knew that we wanted to attend this church when we were in London. We attended the morning and evening services, and were so glad that we found this congregation. The preaching (by Rev. Andrew Pearson) was excellent - a clear and faithful exegesis of Scripture in both sermons. The singing was beautiful (some tunes we knew, but others we didn't). After each service, we were shown warm Christian hospitality by the congregation. We were invited to join them for coffee and cake after the service, and felt right at home. It was a good reminder for each of us just how important it is to welcome guests in your midst, and how nice it is to be the recipient of a warm welcome. There were lots of kids and young families around..... a sure sign of a vibrant congregation. We were glad to experience Christian fellowship with fellow believers so far from our own homes, and can recommend this church wholeheartedly.

This is a wonderful church. From the well placed stained glass featuring the windows to the impressive fellowship and courtesy presented by the members of this congregation. It is a small church ruled by the Free Church of Scotland and it preserves the most sound doctrine and zeal for the love of Scriptures. The service is really peaceful, always well preached (at this time by the exciting and young Reverend Andy Pearson) and there is always a relaxed and casual coffee after the service. The hymns are from the Scottish Psalms and they are sung in a unison way. People care for each other and there is a special attention with visitors. Just wonderful! I totally recommend it.

St Magnus The Martyr

Lower Thames St, London EC3R 6DN, UK – 020 7626 4481

St Magnus, one of the first churches destroyed by the Great Fire and one of Wren's finest re-builds thereafter. Packed from floor to ceiling with memorials, altars, fine woodwork and stained glass. London-for-free doesn't get better than this!

T S Eliot makes a reference to the church in 'The Waste Land' and if you visit on a Sunday afternoon shortly after Mass and see the gilded pillars glint through the wisps of incense, you can begin to understand what he meant. This is one of the few City churches open outside of services during the week (according to the church website, it is open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 4pm but the church advises visitors to check in advance), and it is well worth the visit, especially combined with climbing the Monument. The current building was designed by Sir Christopher Wren as the original building was one of the first to be destroyed in the Great Fire. There is a scale model of London Bridge which reminds visitors of the central role the church played before the new bridge was opened in 1831 - St Magnus lay on the alignment of the original bridge and was seen as the gateway to London from Southwark for 600 years. You still get a sense of the road millions of feet have trod from the picturesque pathway under the tower. The church is known for its bells, whose characteristic peal can be heard every Sunday following the service. There are very helpful sections on the church's long history on their website and there is also an extensive entry on Wikipedia. All in all, St Magnus is a microcosm of the history of London itself and continues to have a vibrant spiritual life

Your local Christian churches. Click on your town/village to find churches in your area. Good and media savvy churches will give you a real feel for what sort of service to expect.
This is a brilliant site. Click to see virtually everything you are likely to need to know about the Police and crime statistics around London. You can often even see a photo of your local policeman!

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Metal & Waste Recycling

Oxestalls Rd, London SE8 3QS, UK – 020 8691 8026

Hello Sir/Madam. I went through site Metal & Waste Recycling. its really complete from all necessary details but only missing is your email contact.

Community Recycling Network

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

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


110 Elephant Rd, London SE17 1LB, UK – 020 7703 7001

Super friendly and helpful staff. Broke my bike lock key and went in here to seek advice. The girl with the septum piercing spent ages looking up the make of my bike lock and walked me through how to get a replacement key.

Just bought a bike from this shop. I was very impressed with the sales service and am pleased with my purchase. The price was competitive and I knew I was buying a safe bike as brakes , gears etc are checked and replaced if necessary. The one months continuous servicing means that adjustments can be made if needed. The lady who served me could not have been more helpful, which is rather refreshing as bike shops tend to be pretty male orientated. Would definitely recommend

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 Laughing Gravy

154 Blackfriars Rd, London SE1 8EN, UK – 020 7998 1707

Amazing food - v impressed. Nice and calm on late December lunchtime visit, but busy enough to have atmosphere. Menu is seasonal. Good service but not the quickest - mention upfront if you're on a time limit. A bit pricey but worth it.

I went for lunch as it's not too far from my office. The place is quiet, nicely decorated and the service is good. The food and wine were fine. The presentation well done. However, I wasn't amazed. For the overall experience, it was a bit pricey. But I had the same feeling elsewhere in the area.

The Gate Islington

370 St John St, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 4NN, UK – 020 7278 5483

Food was pretty good (I'm not a vegetarian). We were seated promptly although it was 9:30pm on a Thur and we didn't have a reservation. Unfortunately they sort of forgot about us after serving water and handing is menus. I was unable to catch their attention 20min later had walk up and prompt. Other that came after us got served before us. Being busy clearly wasn't the issue.

Very satisfying meal here, I'm not a vegetarian and sometimes veg and vegan food isn't appetising or doesn't hit the spot. Married to one so I do a lot of cooking so i know this doesn't have to be the case, it wasn't here. Everything looked good and left me with a satisfied smile. So an especially good place to take a mix of eaters, and not that expensive, especially compared to dropping 30 on a steak somewhere. Place was busy but there wasn't a problem talking as a table of 4 and never felt crowded by other guests or imposed on by staff.

Savoy Grill Restaurant

Savoy Hotel, 1 Savoy Ct, London WC2R 0EU, UK – 020 7592 1600

First the good news; the staff were charming and attentive, the service in general was what you'd expect of a hotel like this (formal, efficient old school - no "Hi, I'm (insert name of choice) and I'll be your server...." ). It is certainly an experience, and a nice one, too. However, the food is pretty average for London (and many other places in Britain) today, and it is easily possible to eat better and spend a lot less on what is a basic menu. Go for the fun of the experience and keep your food expectations modest and you'll have a good time.

Beautiful restaurant with historical relevance. Classic a la carte menu. Food was absolutely delicious. Service was fine. We especially enjoyed a lovely long chat with the sommelier who enlightened us further about the wines. My only criticism is that the seafood cocktail, whilst delicious, was not anything out of the ordinary. Otherwise, a wonderful meal in a beautiful setting.

Nursery and Preschools

Bright Horizons Spitalfields Day Nursery and Preschool

21 Lamb St, London E1 6EA, UK – 0330 057 6237

OMG, the hipster stereotype applied to shops and bars.

Mars Montessori Bilingual Nursery

4 Collins Yard, off Islington Green, Angel, London N1 2XU, UK – 020 7099 0452

A wonderful, nurturing and creative environment for little ones. Our son (now in school) loved his time at Mars. The teachers are amazing -- they keep the children engaged but let them do their own thing, always encouraging the children's confidence and independence. The bilingual environment is stimulating and positive, and the menu is fantastic. Highly recommended.

Very pleased with Mars nursery overall . Our daughter has improved so quickly in so many different areas. Her language skills has improved massively in the past few months and her confidence level around other children is now very satisfactory. I will also add a special mention to the quality of food served during lunch time. meat/fish, veggies, fruit and a selection of french cheeses to finish every meal. We highly recommend this Montessori bilingual nursery to any parents who looking for a small and caring environment.for their child

Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School

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


Primary and Secondary Schools

Ark Globe Academy

Harper Rd, London SE1 6AG, UK – 020 7407 6877

Academic please not certain what behaviour waste certain their behaviour in the school has been very violent for the past year 2016 features should be concerned about their child safety and their education as if the child does not feel safe wasn't too much friend it's around the child the child will not get enough education to self make him have success in life all mothers and fathers want their child to be successful in life I hate this school A3 on its behaviour waste and Academic structure the academic structure is not certain because the ones that I know was from last year I hope this description helps you to find the right school for your child

My Cousin goes there and She Is Smarter Than Me We Only Have 1year Differense

Oaklands Secondary School

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

I am not rating the school, but i am rating the Arabic class that takes place on Saturdays and Sundays. I moved my child to Tanzeel white chapel, and they treated my child ridiculously bad, so i moved my child to Olive Tree. The Arabic that takes place in Oaklands.

I WILL SAY THIS ONCE! This school was the most annoying place to be but I still miss it

Hackney New School

317-319 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4DL, UK – 020 7617 7181

Fantastic academics but the behaviour policy could do with some reviewing.

Public & Preparatory Schools

Chrysolyte Independent Christian School

Bessell House, Lansdowne Pl, London SE1 4XH, UK – 020 7407 9990

ahead of their time

Best Boarding Schools Worldwide

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

It looked good

Rosemary Works School

1 Branch Pl, London N1 5PH, UK – 020 7739 3950

Both of our sons absolutely love going to school every morning. In the school's informal, friendly and flexible environment children do very well academically out of real interest and self confidence rather then simply a sense of discipline and obligation. Children are encouraged to think independently and creatively, and to voice their ideas, thoughts and opinions which will be heard and actually considered in matters ranging from lunch menu to learning subjects. Simply a great school.

My son has been at Rosemary Works School since nursery and is extremely happy there. It is a small school with a very nurturing and creative environment. The teachers are excellent and my son is developing a real love for learning. I couldn't recommend it enough!

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Local social service agencies for EC3N 4AA with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for EC3N 4AA with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for EC3N 4AA, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
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