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

State Bank of India UK (SBIUK)

15 King St, London EC2V 8EA, UK – 020 7454 4300

Excellent personal customer service. I arrived early - before the bank opening times- and was shown to a waiting area and offered a beverage. When the bank actually opened I was delt with promptly and efficiently. Very friendly staff. Very pleasant experience.

Does not provide Credit cards to its account holders. Its Debit card also poses payment problems in 5-10% transactions.Bank has a non cooperative attitude if you face a genuine issue. Customer care support has time limitations. Not a very good experience overall. But secure and safe.

Bank Indonesia

10 City Rd, London EC1Y 2EH, UK – 020 7638 9043

The place where the nicest person is.

Ghana International Bank Plc

67 Cheapside, London EC2V 6AZ, UK – 020 7653 0350

Good

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.

Nationwide

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

Nationwide

62-63 Cheapside, London EC2V 6BP, UK – 0800 554 0239

Recently refurbished branch, so everything is modern, clean and new. Spacious too. Have only ever spoken to one member of staff, but she seemed friendly enough.

Refurbished branch of Nationwide, extremely friendly and helpful staff who have gone above and beyond to assist me! New interior is relaxing and comfortable too, was a pleasure doing banking business here

Local Chambers of Commerce for EC3N 4AA. 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!
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

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The Dairy Council

210 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EP, UK – 020 7025 0569

Great resource on dairy nutrition

Helpful resource!

Health and Care Professions Council

Park House, 184 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4BU, UK – 0300 500 6184

The moment you get here the receptionist welcomes you professionally and offer you a map of the building. Most staffs conduct themselves professionally. Toiletries can be a issue for visitors.

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

Implantcenter Dentistry and Oral Surgery

71 Grays Inn Rd, London WC1X 8TR, UK – 020 3411 9910

I would like to say a big thank you to all the Implantcenter staff for their kindness and patience towards me. It's been a year that I have had no difficulties eating and I am smiling freely. :)

Professionalism and empathy. Next time I come for a consultation at the Implantcenter, I will sit in the dental chair without fear. A perfect choice, I can only recommend the clinic to everyone.

Dentistry 100

64-65 Long Ln, London EC1A 9EJ, UK – 020 7638 7100

This place is a real gem. Dr Parkman is the friendliest dentist I think I've ever had, and the kids all get on really well with him too. The surgery is clean, funky, and they play great tunes. Have recommended him it to several of my friends and they all love him too!!!

Liberty Dentists

1, 65 Redchurch St, London E2 7DJ, UK – 020 3137 9965

Went for a check up then after that a clean and small filling. I found the dentist and receptionist very friendly, warm and helpful. Felt very comfortable while having all the procedures and also didn't feel like I was being pushed to undergo further work. You are given all the time you need to ask questions and query the dentist, which put my mind at rest. Also close to Shoreditch station so very convenient as I work in the area. All the work I have done has been of very good quality. I will definitely be using this dentist in the future.

I had a really good first experience. Friendly and professional staff and a thorough check up and clean. I would highly recommend to friends and family. Very happy to finally find a great dentist in London!

London Doctors Clinic

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

Efficient service and very friendly, helpful doctor. It was a great relief to get effective treatment so quickly

Amazing, concerned doctor who took the time to listen and explain. I'm so happy to have found this practice .

London Doctors Clinic - Private GP

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

Fantastic experience at the London Doctors Clinic, booking system is easy to use and I got an appointment close to work the following day. Appointment on time and the doctor was excellent. Couldn't recommend more highly.

First rate: quick; clinical; professional - everything you need from a clinic close to work. Got what I required without any unnecessary hassle, nor need to register. Spot on

London Doctors Clinic - Private GP

109, 55 Old Broad St, London EC2M 1RX, UK – 020 8712 9378

Very quick, kind, clean, and efficient. Not a second wasted. Completely reasonable prices as well - I'm quite impressed!

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!

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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Guy's Hospital

Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT, UK – 020 7188 7188

A report that's long overdue from 2012/13! Urology staff were wonderful. Excellent care. I look forward to returning for further treatment.

My husband went onto Dorcas Ward on the 15th May, with an op for the next day. The four day proposed stay turned out to be a 12 day stay. But he was treated so well by the Drs and Nurses on the ward. Which made his stay pleasant. Thank you.

St. Thomas' Hospital

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

This, although sounds odd, was my best experience on an Emergency Department. When I arrived, I was visibly distressed. The lady who was on reception was lovely and immediately got the Sister on duty who ushered me to a room so I could have some privacy. The Psych Liaison was brilliant and got me a bed on a ward really quickly. My experience on Evan Jones ward was just as positive.

I had a great experience at the A&E after a sporting injury. All the staff I came into contact with were attentive, kind, calm, helpful and funny (the doctor particularly). I was in and out in 3 hours (with cast and sling) and can't fault any of it. Excellent ad for the NHS.

London Bridge Hospital

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

Amazing hospital with outstanding staff. I stayed 4 days at the hospital due to a back surgery and the staff always made me feel at home . Highly recommended.

I can't recommend this hospital enough - I went for a minor procedure and the staff were so kind and really put me at ease. First class doctor too - Dr Anderson is an expert gastroenterologist. Thank you!

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

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!

Friendly, lively, casual - great place for contemporary Christian fellowship.

Strangers Rest Mission Evangelical Church

131 The Highway, Whitechapel, London E1W 2BP, UK – 020 7488 4427

this is a place of hope - where Muslims can find peace with God through Jesus

St. John on Bethnal Green

The Crypt St Johns Church, 200 Cambridge Heath Rd, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PA, UK – 020 8980 1742

Good church good vicar

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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

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.

Money4yourgadgets.com

20-22 Wenlock Rd, London N1 7GU, UK – 0844 414 5619

Got a good price for my old laptop received payment the next day great experience highly recommended

Great experience, very simple and money transferred the day the laptop was received so pretty excellent.

Recycling

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

I've been in here a few times over the years. I no longer live in the area however, I'll take the trip across town because they have been consistently helpful and good value which is a very hard find amongst bike shops in London. thoroughly recommend! Thanks 🙏

I popped in on the way home as I had a puncture. Fixed quickly and is still holding up well. Only annoying thing is that the cap over the valve wasn't put back on after it was pumped up. Otherwise very good experience and would go back.

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

Haz

34 Foster Ln, St Paul's, London EC2V 6HD, UK – 020 7600 4172

Nice tasting food, but the lamb on top of the hummus was cold. The food is actually delicious, but the woman - hostess was extremely rude and gives dirty looks if you do not have a reservation. The staff are ABSOLUTELY clueless and you can't get a waiter even if they are standing next to you, because they all look dumb. We asked for water 6 times and they couldn't bring it. Even though two waiters were making a table next to us and overheard us - NOTHING was done to rectify the problem. They need to be snappy. The food is nice, but the service is atrocious. The interior looks nice, but inside it is more tacky and cheap looking when you sit down. Cheap table clothes and just nice chandeliers. I prefer a more casual Turkish place, as this place is trying to sell it self as upmarket, but the normal Turkish places give proper portions - have better tasting food - and guess what it's the same price!

Excellent food complimented by friendly, helpful (and swift) service. Decor is not particularly noteworthy, but an excellent venue for casual dining/drinking.

Kam Fung Chinese Restaurant

27 Red Lion St, London WC1R 4PS, UK – 020 7242 5821

Nice food, swift and polite service. What more do you want

Lovely food, massive portions

Joe Allen Restaurant

2 Burleigh St, London WC2E 7PX, UK – 020 7836 0651

The secret off-menu burger at Joe Allen is called one of London's best and I'm really glad I stopped in. Delicately flavoured with the perfect juiciness and a firm, explosively tasty bacon.

It's always a must go to restaurant....love the decor and food.

Nursery and Preschools

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

MACE Montessori Nursery School

38-42 Millman St, London WC1N 3EW, UK – 020 7242 5842

Miss Chris-Jayne and her team at the nursery was nothing but professional and welcoming. I felt at ease allowing my son to participate in their classroom activities. The teachers were warm and welcoming, where I found the children interacting and having such a wonderful time. Clearly, a lot of hard work and thought in this bright and colourful nursery is carried out to ensure the best possible environment for our children to be nurtured at such a crucial learning age. I thoroughly recommend to all!

Very happy with my sons progress at the nursery, the teachers have done a great job with him, he is very independent, well behaved and very sociable since he started the nursery. I am very appreciative to the teachers for the progress he has shown. When I pick him up at 6pm I can see he has had a great playful day as when we go home all he wants to do is rest and sleep. Highly recommend it.

Old Church Nursery School

Walter Terrace Off, Bromley St, London E1 0RJ, UK – 020 7790 2824

Absolutely fantastic nursery. Amazing, dedicated,caring staff. So much for children to do. Cannot rate highly enough and Will be so sad when my son has to leave

Excellent nursery with large classrooms and large playground for the little one's to play. Different activities everyday.

Primary and Secondary Schools

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.

fantastic school!

Ark Globe Academy

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

OMG! just look at the globe Trianglur expectional pymaid It Includes : Relationship social justice Intergrity growth mindset professionalism I think I went to the right school....... plus + It inspired me to go their it's all because of the school pymaid... Thanks Nr.Jones Xxx Shaily your student from year 8 8L Dr.Meijlejohn

I have used the sport hall and I think it is fantastic, good lighting for badminton.

Haggerston School

Weymouth Terrace, London E2 8LS, UK – 020 7739 7324

u get detentions even if you are good. I am a converted rebel now

Growing through Haggerston school could be a real pain; however this is where I had built my memories, learned new skills and experienced a range of opportunities. Not to mention my grades were all above B's. They push you to achieve your best.It has a great drama unit. Their drama is very unique and every student is guaranteed a pass if they put in effort because of the teachers fantastic teaching style.

Public & Preparatory Schools

Chrysolyte Independent Christian School

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

ahead of their time

Dallington School

8 Dallington St, London EC1V 0BW, UK – 020 7251 2284

A great school that both teaches the children and develops them as individuals My daughter (aged 7) loves every minute

Best Boarding Schools Worldwide

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

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Gas Transco

0800 111999

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0845 9 60 50 40
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