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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

PNB (Europe)

238 Vauxhall Bridge Rd, Westminster, London SW1V 1AU, UK – 020 7233 6311

The que is still long on the weekend but the new bank is a great improvement on the old location. There is much more room inside and it is a lot brighter.

Its hard to contact

State Bank of India UK (SBIUK)

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

Service of the Bank is not as bad as some of the reviewers have mentioned, at least not in my experience till now. I have been to their main branch most of the times and Hounslow branch once, and my queries were always dealt with satisfactorily. They definitely have to go a long way in terms of matching their services with their piers in UK. However, they pay good interest and look after your money which to me is of higher priority than service.

Royal Bank of Scotland

48 Haymarket, St. James's, London SW1Y 4SE, UK – 020 7930 1396

Hello, There is a girl from a refugee camp in Senegal send me email that her father is DR WILIAM MATINE, he is a comtomer of this bank. I just want to know is it really or not. Because she needs my help. Thanks, Win

miss anniter desmond claims her deceased father philip desmond whose was a politician i rwanda now she is a refugee at senagal and she claims her father had a bank account in your bank and she was the next of kin ($7.6 million ) . do you have any details like this.

Building Societies

Yorkshire Building Society

Mimosa House, 12 Princes St, Mayfair, London W1B 2LL, UK – 020 7499 6678

Very Fast service, Beautiful lady (my Friend ) cashier and other staff very polite, clean Bank thing , I Run things seen Xx. :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

Good

Nationwide Building Society

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

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

There fast and straight to the point. Professional "get it done" 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 SW1A 1NY. 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

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.

British Council

10 Spring Gardens, St. James's, London SW1A 2BN, UK – 020 7389 4385

Best services ever provided And quick responce ever. Keep it up

Ya well country compared to others

Council For World Mission

32-34 Great Peter St, Westminster, London SW1P 2DB, UK – 020 7222 4214

Our United Church of Zambia has in the past and present benefited a lot from their programs.

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 SW1A. 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 Whitehall area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Whitehall and SW1A 1NY with location maps and contact details. The link below takes you to a vastly improved NHS site which tells you what you need to know! This includes whether they take NHS patients and lots of other useful information. You can also find out whether they do orthodontic dentistry and other complex work.

Well worth a click.

Dental Surgeries

Harley Street Dentist

66 Harley St, Marylebone, London W1G 7HD, UK – 020 7636 3727

Very good dentist. I would recommend to everyone. Dr Maurer is amazing professional with amazing skills. Keep the good work.

This is a BEAUTIFUL dental surgery in Harley Street. The dentist truly is amazing!!! He is gentle and takes his time when explaining things to you, he doesn't watch the clock and will not let you leave until you have the biggest smile on your face. I asked for a few business cards because this place really is a hidden gem. The staff are so lovely and you will feel as if you have known these guys for years! I have gone from hiding my smile to showing it off at every opportunity.

Emergency Dentist London

102 Baker St, Marylebone, London W1U 6FY, UK – 020 8748 9365

Have visited this dentist on a few occasions - once for an emergency procedure and once for a routine appointment. Not only did they resolve the painful issue immediately when i visited in an emergency - their routine dental services are second to none. On both occasions they were professional, reliable, kept to appointment times, answered all my questions and provided clear, honest and comforting answers. They always clarify the treatment required and the reasons why, along with the pricing in advance. Very pleased and have also recommended family. I had the advantage of seeing two different Dentists - both of which i would highly recommend. Will definitely return for routine procedures and treatment. A + 5 Stars

After several failed attempts, I finally found this dental clinic in London: Professional, caring and attentive. The high standard emergency dental treatments and other services provided at this clinic render pain relief in no time. I strongly recommend this clinic and I will come back for further treatments.

South Bank Dentists

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

I cannot recommend the team at South Bank Dentists highly enough. As someone who has always had a phobia of the dentist chair I now go there without any anxiety at all. Friendly people who genuinely care about you and your teeth !

Excellent dental care in calm surroundings. The whole team are very caring and thorough. I would definitely recommend this dental practice.

Knightsbridge Doctors

Bentinck Mansions, 12-16 Bentinck St, Marylebone, London W1U 2ER, UK – 020 7486 7822

Was here for an immigration medical and the staff were AMAZING. Really friendly. Really efficient and took away all my anxiety of the unknown.

Went for a visa medical and all the staff were very cheerful and professional.

London Doctors Clinic

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

Polite and professional. Easy to make an appointment. They made the correct diagnosis right away and solved my medical problem.

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

Knightsbridge Doctors

15 Basil Mansions, Basil St, Knightsbridge, London SW3 1AP, UK – 020 7589 8965

Absolutely fantastic. Every person I saw/spoke to was friendly, courteous and professional. Efficient throughout my whole experience. From checking in, to the physical, the xrays and vaccinations. Pleasant atmosphere and waiting area, including water jugs and cups, which I thought was a nice touch.

I got the train down (Well a couple of trains) fairly early in the morning. My appointment was just before 2pm, but being unfamiliar with London and being much more familiar with the inconsistency of our train service I planned to arrive in at around 12pm, giving myself a bit of time for train delays, wandering around, getting lost, grabbing lunch and still making it there in plenty of time. Arriving in St Pancras station, I headed to the information point. I'd already looked up the distance to the Doctors from the station, so I knew it was within walking distance as well as being very accessible my bus, tube and taxi. Really, it's easy. I walked there. It took around 30-40 minutes, but not being used to the city, it was pretty enjoyable walking through London. This might sound a bit daunting and I thought it might be, however the walk is almost confined to one road, and there are clear street maps of your surrounding area on almost every lamp post along the way. You'd have to be trying really really hard to get lost here! Glad to say I had time for a Costa and some lunch before my medical. (There are food stores/restaurants/bars on every corner so don't worry about having to hunt for something, you'll be spoiled for choice). Having found the road easily enough, I had a little bit of confusion over the address. Just note it's '4 Bentinck Mansions' not '4 Bentinck Steet'! You'll find the Mansion on the other side of the road a little bit further along from '4 Bentinck Steet'. Ring the buzzer and the Doctors is just on the right, obviously signposted. Going in to the Doctors is a small reception area, with an office to your right. When I arrived (20 minutes early, not necessary!) the receptionists took my documents. (Triple check you have all of these). She did a bit of filing and scanning, then handed me a clipboard with a medical questionnaire (Slightly different from the one you are required to bring and fill out). They then pointed me to a comfy waiting room where I filled this out and waited a little while. I did have some questions about the form I was left to fill in, so I asked at reception and they were very kind and helpful. I was called out on time, and was shown to a room where a lady went over my vaccination records with me. I required one to be updated, and she explained my options. I recommend being aware of what you do need prior to going and finding out if it is available at your GP for free. They can do them at the medical for you but for quite a cost, whereas a lot of GP practices will do them for you under NHS. Just good for saving a bit of money! Having gone through the vaccination checklist I was sent next door for my chest x ray. The lady doing it was very kind and made this process very quick and easy. If you haven't had an x ray before, don't worry about it. Absolutely zero feeling or pain. You just stand in front of a machine, chat a bit, have your photo taken while standing in a weird position as told and then you're done! That bit over. I was sent back to the waiting room at this point, before being called a couple of minutes later again to see another doctor. Again, going in to her office it all started off with just chatting, being made comfortable, asking about my partner casually and answering some very simple questions about my medical history. I was made to sign a couple of things and asked if there was any part of the medical I was worried about. The last time I had blood tests I passed out so I explained I was nervous and the doctor reassured me and said we could do them lying down, even giving me the option to get it out the way first. My height and weight were taken and a general physical was done, nothing intrusive or uncomfortable. Very little blood is taken, to the point where I didn't even realise it had been until she told me! To conclude my experience of Knightsbridge Doctors was made very comfortable by the staff who were kind and understanding - to anyone going in the future, don't worry, it's likely to be a lot better than you think!

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

St. Thomas' Hospital

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

It is overall the best hospital I have ever been in. Most of the doctors, nurses and midwives are really nice and friendly. Prenatal and postnatal care as well as the experience of giving birth was really straightforward with all the help I got. Only negative experience was with the day assessment unit. We waited at least 4 hours there despite having an emergency...

Staff on the whole great. Hygiene on refurbished Stephen ward disgusting to say the least. Toilets blocked. 4 bays under infection quarantine, no heating. No hygiene products in bathrooms. 3 of 4 lifts out of order What was the point of relocating patients into an unfinished ward? On top of all that still waiting after 3 weeks for an urgent procedure which at the time of review has been cancelled twice Apart from that a huge improvement on my previous hospital. I cannot praise the majority of the nursing staff highly enough though. 4 stars not 3 as previously posted. My bad.!!

Royal Brompton Hospital

Sydney St, Chelsea, London SW3 6NP, UK – 020 7352 8121

We have been advised to perform TAVI operation in royal Brampton hospital for my 83 years mother in law and all went well for surgery but she had a terrible complication postoperative in form of massive cerebral stroke and that’s it was mentioned as 3% complications rate ,, I can’t blame the hospital or myself or the cardiologist but all what I can say to anyone doing Suergery is to think twice before going into such a terrible experience, for doctors it’s complication but for patient it’s his life ,,,,sad story and terrible experience

It's one of the best hospital in London. However there is patient parking in the hospital. There is near by parking which costs £5/ hour

Saint Bartholomew's Hospital

W Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE, UK – 020 3416 5000

Staff fantastic. It's a pity that the supporting administration is so poor. Treatment appointments have been up to three hours late.

Been there a number of times for blood tests and everyone the staff have been efficient, friendly and capable. And judging by how fast my GP gets the results back, also efficient in the processing of the blood.

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for SW1A 1NY.

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 SW1A 1NY
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

English Martyrs R C Church

142 Rodney Rd, London SE17 1RA, UK – 020 7703 4967

Mass is great

Euston Church

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

Church with great bible teaching and very friendly people.

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

St Marks Church Kennington

337 Kennington Park Rd, London SE11 4PW, UK – 020 7582 7029

I set off from the dentist and explored the area. This church caught my eye. I walked around and I found beautiful trees. Then I went in the church and was delighted by a choir rehearsal.

Beautiful place. Huge. Great location. Very welcoming

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 Whitehall. You can often even see a photo of your local policeman!

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Urban Clearance and Scrap

Suite 12 50 Lodge Road, St John's Wood, London NW8 8NZ, UK – 020 8166 5518

Honest, hardworking and helpful guys that will relieve you of the stress of those unwanted goods and metals, good rates paid. Overall the service was good.

I found uc&s very helpfull i did not have to carry or load anything! The guys turned up early and i was very happy with the price and service!!!!! Plus they cleaned everything up after. Will be ringinf again very soon.

Giraffe Recycling

14B Wilcox Rd, London SW8 2UX, UK – 020 7498 1174

Zibao Metals Recycling Holdings Plc

Hobhouse Court, 1 Suffolk St, London SW1Y 4HH, UK

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 Whitehall

Galvin Restaurants

19 Newman St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1PF, UK – 020 7299 0444

Love it

The Ritz Restaurant

150 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9BR, UK – 020 7300 2370

My husband I went here for my birthday and it was amazing. The service was great and the food was simply the best considering im a vegetarian. They cater to your every need and answer every question. One steep item is the champagne at £24 a glass but I guess it was a very good one.

Had a dinner the other night. It was as always wonderful. Thank you

Outlaw's at The Capital - Michelin Star Restaurant

22-24 Basil St, Knightsbridge, London SW3 1AT, UK – 020 7591 1202

Fantastic set lunch for just over £100 for two, in Michelin-starred restaurant. Food delicious; service spot-on - not too pushy and not too slow. Recommended.

Fantastic food and service. The tasting menu was superb, highlight were the fried oysters.

Nursery and Preschools

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.

Miss Daisy's Nursery

FOUNTAIN COURT, Buckingham Palace Rd, Belgravia, London SW1W 9SU, UK – 020 7730 5797

Good and friendly services

The Arc Nursery

39 Crosby Row, London SE1 3YD, UK – 020 7378 7532

My two kids have had a lot of fun and made lots of friends for the last 2 years. They were very happy children and they've taught them to be great little persons. Very happy with my experience despite the fact that are areas that could be improved but those weren't my priorities.

Primary and Secondary Schools

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.

King Solomon Academy

Penfold St, Marylebone, London NW1 6RX, UK – 020 7563 6900

One of the best universities in United Kingdom. Excellent structure, great staff, and a very good place to study and research.

It is the best school in London It is a busker in

International Community School

21 Star St, London W2 1QB, UK – 020 7402 9273

I used to be a student there, in 2010-2011 and I've gotta say one of the best moments of my life were at ICS! Miss it a lot...

The best academic and personal training to succeed in a complex world. As an academic and mother of two, I recommend ICS as the best option for international students.

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.

Westminster School

Little Dean's Yard, Great Smith St, Westminster, London SW1P 3PF, UK – 020 7963 1000

Westminster’s origins can be traced to a charity school established by the Benedictine monks of Westminster Abbey. Its continuous existence is certain from the early fourteenth century. After the dissolution of the monasteries in 1540, Henry VIII personally ensured the School’s survival by statute. Elizabeth I, confirmed royal patronage in 1560 and is celebrated as the School’s Foundress. For several hundred years the School continued to be joined with Westminster Abbey, forming one collegiate foundation, until the 1868 Public Schools Act gave the School independence. Then, in 1943, the School expanded its educational scope by forming the Under School, educating boys aged 7-11. Initially both sections of the School shared a site, as the Under School began with just 17 boys. However, we experienced fairly rapid growth and by 1950 were educating 80 boys. So, in 1951, we secured our own premises in Eccleston Square. Yet as pupil numbers continued to increase during the sixties and seventies it became apparent that larger premises were required and in 1981 the Under School moved again to its present site overlooking the Westminster playing fields in Vincent Square.

As a pupil at Westminster I really like the school. Great atmosphere as well as brilliant teaching

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Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for SW1A 1NY with contact details and location maps
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