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.

FBN Bank

28 Finsbury Circus, London EC2M 7DT, UK – 020 7920 4920

COMO PUEDO HACER PARA CONTACTARME CON LA OFICINA DE ESTE BANCO, ME PUDIERAN DAR ALGUN CORREO.

Union Bank UK plc

1 King's Arms Yard, London EC2R 7AF, UK – 020 7920 6100

Buenos días Se. UNIÓN BANK PLC . me dirijo a ustedes para hacer la siguiente consulta, soy un joven de Nicaragua y tengo una amiga que fue contactada por una financiera llamada exelsiorcreditor07@hotmail, la persona al frente se llama JANE FRREMAN quienes realizan prestamos usando el nombre de su institucion y quisiera saber si no es un fraude ya que le estarian dando poca credibilidad a dicho banco sin mas aque referirme saludos y buen dia.. NOTA- espero respuesta para tomar medidas en dicho asunto gracias.

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

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

Very helpful people.

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

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!
City of London Corporation

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

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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.

The Dairy Council

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

Great resource on dairy nutrition

Helpful resource!

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.
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See how your local council works and how to get in touch.
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!!!

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 :)

Dentists

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!!!

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 Doctors Clinic

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

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

Lovely clean clinic, friendly staff. As pain-free as an injection can be. Thank you very much.

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!

Click for local doctors - see contact details and location maps.
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 3416 5000

Barts Health National Health Service Trust.

National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

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

Had a 10 day stay back in 2012. Could and would not fault a single thing about this hospital. Got me back up and healthy following major surgery within a week. Dr Neil Kitchen is just a genius. Thank god he's alive. Keep on running Neil. All of the staff i incurred were also " spot on "

Had to go there for a blood test it's a pity they don't do children. But if you do need a blood test then make sure you listen and keep am eye on the numbers as they don't call them out or even make a sound when changing.

Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine

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

Always recommending this hospital. fantastic physiotherapy, marigold clinic, nutrition and miles from big pharma

Amazing hospitals, treatment Doctors and staff I am so so thankful for finding this hospital it has saved my life and is the only treatment that has manged my pain with no side effects to deal with! unlike the conventional medicines that did nothing for me but make me worse with all side effects

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

2 Manor Pl, London SE17 3BH, UK – 020 7701 5655

This is a great church. There are family friendly services in both English and Spanish. The atmosphere is really nice, and you will definitely have an enjoyable spiritual experience. I feel closer to Jesus Christ whenever I come. It is easy to access on public transportation, close to Kennington tube station and several bus stops.

Always good to be there.

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

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

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.

Recycling

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

Took in my old bike for a part exchange on another. Loads of second hand bikes of all varieties to choose from. Staff members were helpful and informative and encouraged a test ride. Nice smooth transaction. Have a months free servicing if there are any problems. Couldn't ask for more!

They fixed in no time the puncture that I had on my front tyre. Really friendly, experienced staff and happy to help you!

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

Sitar Indian Restaurant

149 Strand, London WC2R 1JA, UK – 020 7836 3730

Well, I've been to many indian restaurant and i think this one is the best of the best. Great food, Excellent service, Very friendly staff. I'm definitely going again.❤

The food was delicious and the service not pushy at all. They allow you to take your time to the point you must tell them when you are ready for the bill. The portions were amazing.

Mudmee Thai Restaurant

12A Artillery Ln, London E1 7LJ, UK – 020 7247 0772

I am a regular here for lunch. Food is decent and at good prices. One staff member (older man) is racist towards non-white people. I come here often for lunch, and I have noticed a pattern. Most staff members are very nice and pleasant to me. However, there is one staff member who treats white people differently from how he treats non-white people. If the diners are ethnically white (British, French, German, Polish, etc), he is very nice to them, chats to them, and when they leave, he says loudly, "Thank you for coming and have a good evening!" However, I am not ethnically white. My parents are from SouthEastAsia, similar to this staff member (I'm guessing he is from Thailand originally). He treats me coldly, does not chat to me, and never, ever, ever, says "Thank you for coming!" to me. The other day, at lunch, a couple of South Asian background sat to my left, and another group of men of European background sat to my right. He was very friendly towards the men of European background. And he completely ignored me and the South Asian couple. If you think I'm being paranoid -- I'm not. This is a pattern, and only happens with one specific staff member (older Thai man). All the other staff members are very nice. It's a pity, because his treatment definitely spoils my mood at lunch. I can't help but notice how discourteous he is to the non-white customers.

Authentic little place with great food, quick service and at very reasonable prices. Some of the staff do come across as a little abrupt, but I guess this is just a cultural difference, most are friendly, welcoming and happy to help. I'd definitely go back.

Tas Firin Restaurant

160 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 6DG, UK – 020 7729 6446

This place is great value for a meal for two 3 or 4 persons. The food is cooked right in front of you, the meat is tender and service is good. The staff do whatever they can to keep customers happy. I go there at least once a fortnight. It's worth it. I love it.

Very good prices, friendly service, nice portions, quality food

Nursery and Preschools

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.

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

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.

My son attended school gave him a good start

Ark Globe Academy

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

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

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

Haggerston School

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

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.

1960's modernist school building designed by Ernő Goldfinger

Public & Preparatory Schools

Chrysolyte Independent Christian School

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

ahead of their time

City of London School for Girls

City of London School for Girls, St Giles Terrace, Barbican, London EC2Y 8BB, UK – 020 7847 5500

My daughter currently attends but has been very unwell with a long term condition. The way the staff have consistently "gone the extra mile" for her and us shows a level of care that is exceptional. As a parent that is the most important thing and I would happily recommend the school to anyone considering sending their daughter there.

City of London School for Girls is a non-denominational, independent day school, for girls aged 7 to 18, based in the London Square Mile. The School was established by the Corporation of the City of London with money from a bequest from William Ward of Brixton to provide education for girls that “would correspond, as near as may be, to the City of London School”. The school opened in Carmelite Street in 1894 and moved to the present premises in the Barbican in 1969.

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

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Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
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