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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

C Hoare & Co

32 Lowndes St, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 9HZ, UK – 020 7245 6033

Hoare's Bank provides outstanding customer service, backed by the highest levels of integrity and security.

Nationwide

146 Uxbridge Rd, White City, London W12 8AT, UK – 0800 554 0296

I've moved from this branch. Although conveniently located on the north side of Shepherds Bush Green it has an annoying double entry door that doesn't always work very efficiently and it is easy to collide with people even though you're not supposed to be able to. Watch out if you're struggling with a wet umbrella. Why do these places hardly ever have a bucket to deposit them in. Can get super busy in here with a queue that never seems to move. You can also wait a long time to speak to an advisor.

Great customer service. Very friendly staff. Barely any queuing

TSB Bank

119 Putney High St, Putney, London SW15 1SU, UK – 020 8780 0430

The staff is always willing to help. I have see Tina few times and she's was very clear and reply to all my questions.

I wonder if tsb as a whole will ever update their interior design. It always looks outdated and basic. The staff are usually friendly but they all have different training on what is and what isn't allowed, so this has caused a few issues in the past.

Building Societies

Nationwide

42/44 High Street, Putney, London SW15 1SH, UK – 0800 554 0253

Nice friendly staff, good location

Seems decent

The Chelsea Building Co

168 Earls Ct Rd, Kensington, London SW5 9QQ, UK – 020 7259 2247

Yorkshire Building Society

255 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 6NA, UK – 020 7602 0006

Local Chambers of Commerce for SW5 9JT. 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!
Hammersmith Town Hall

1 Riverside Gardens, Hammersmith, London W6 9LE, UK – 020 8748 3020

Business development and networking.

Local town hall, can get very busy within and in the summer poorly ventilated.

Town Hall

Hornton St, Kensington, London W8 7NX, UK – 020 7361 3000

Good place but the council lacks efficiency

Pretty good as a conference venue, have been here for Astrofest every year for years.

Chelsea Old Town Hall

Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5EE, UK – 020 7361 2220

Chelsea Old Town Hall is an oasis of calm and quietness along the King's Road. The library is a welcome setting for retreating too. There is a great section in the library for children too.

Exceptional service, facilities and Registrars. Couldn't of asked for anything more for our special day. Lisa & Patricia made it what it was and are brilliant at what they do!

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 SW5. 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 SW5 9JT 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

The Care Dental Practice

118-120 Hammersmith Rd, Hammersmith, London W6 7JP, UK – 020 8846 8534

I had a great experience at this dental practice. All the staff are lovely and welcoming and the treatment was very relaxing. I was quoted £2500 for a dental implant by my local dentist as she said she could not save my tooth. The Care Dental Practice could not only save the tooth, but have saved me over £1000! I will return.

Care Dental is my trusted Dentist since 2003. I now go and take my kids too. Even when I go abroad I have to take my kids back to the dentists there as they are amazing in dealing with kids, they respect them and explain what will happen and even give advice ‘child friendly ones’ that make my kids independent in caring for their teeth. My husband doesn’t like going to dentists and have phobia and that too was catered for. I highly recommend them.

Kensington House Dental Practice

127A Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 5SF, UK – 020 7938 3384

I had not been to the dentist for a number of years due to being a very nervous patient. But a few years ago i went to this practice as i work close by and the treatment i got was superb and at NHS rates, the dentist was very understanding, caring and informative. My nervousness had decreased and i went this morning and had extensive treatment, something i would never of had a few years back, but everything was fine. if you are a nervous patient i would strongly recommend this place

excellent service! kind gentle and polite staff.

Kings Dental Clinic (Hammersmith, Olympia)

36 North End Rd, Hammersmith, London W14 0SH, UK – 020 7603 5211

I am a 4th year dental student and doing my placement at the hammersmith branch, the team is very friendly and well qualified.

The best dental service I had in 7 years of my life in the UK. I came here for a simple check up and was very pleased with the professional treatment I received. Highly recommended!

The Bush Doctors

147 Shepherd's Bush Green, Hammersmith, London W12 8PP, UK – 020 8749 1882

Fantastic doctors who genuinely care about their patients. The reception team are helpful too. Getting appointments is tricky, but that's the standard in surgeries these days.

Great surgery, amazing staff. Reception staff are friendly and helpful. Dr Pamini is always thorough.

Hammersmith Surgery

1 Hammersmith Bridge Rd, Hammersmith, London W6 9DU, UK – 020 8741 3944

This daring building not only defies the hectic surrounds but dismisses them out of hand. Practically wedged between a rock and a hard place, stuck under the armpit of the 'flyway' and traffic roundabout. Curved white concrete 'curtains' shield and rebuff the uncompromising environment with authority, audacity and...smarts.

I have been coming to this surgery for many years and it's disappointing to see the negative reviews. This is a great surgery with brilliant doctors who take time to listen and understand. The receptionists are helpful and professional.

Emperor's Gate Surgery

49 Emperor's Gate, Kensington, London SW7 4HJ, UK – 020 7244 5670

This surgery is amazingly caring. I moved to the area with my girlfriend 1 year ago and have need to visit the surgery on a few occasions having got the flu virus. Dr King and her team have been fantastic. She even called me on one occasion to see how I was and then demanded I attend the surgery asap as she was concerned about me. I have never known anything like it to be honest. It feels more like the private care we get at work.

Both my husband and myself have been registered with this practice for some twenty years. Over the years the standard of care provided has been truly amazing. Intervention by my husband's GP, Dr Maria Pankhurst, has meant that he had an early diagnosis and subsequent treatment for two different cancers and is now clear of both cancers. Drs Stott and King have both been proactive with looking after us both over the years; their knowledge and sensible advice has helped us both greatly. I always find the "frontline" team of workers courteous and caring; they deal with enquiries in a professional and polite manner. We are fortunate to be registered with a great practice.

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

The Lister Hospital

Chelsea Bridge Rd, London SW1W 8RH, UK – 020 7730 7733

The customer service at Urgent Care it’s very professional and helpful. They attended us immediately with proper follow-up and action plan.

Excellent . I had an operation and everything was perfect . Amazing hospitality, I felt during my stay and the operation that everything is under control . Any staff member was in a very high level of Knowledge and any service they provided was superb . Thanks everybody there and special the doctor . Well done !!!

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

369 Fulham Rd, Chelsea, London SW10 9NH, UK – 020 3315 8000

Excellent customer service. Staff are professional and very helpful. They do care about the patients. I visited emergency once during pregnancy and once after - was interviewed by the same man - he was very helpful, seeing I have little baby with me asked me to wait in separated area not to expose the baby to all the germs in main waiting room. I also gave birth in this hospital and care I received in birthing centre then labour ward, following Simpson unit and postnatal was just the highest standard. I had complications during the labour but they made me feel safe and decreased my suffering to the very minimum. My husband was treated on several occasions in London's best private clinics but C&W was even better. I was very well looked after. Thank you all at C&W.

Yesterday I cut myself badly enough to warrant a trip to A & E. There was a bit of a wait, as it was VERY busy for the day and time (but I was just happy to have an A & E that was open and well run!). However, all staff were friendly, helpful and professional and the waiting room itself was clean, modern, airy and comfortable. The young Dr that helped me was wonderful! He was cheery, confident and very kind. He patched me up and filled me with confidence that things would be fine. Well done him and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital!

Charing Cross Hospital

Fulham Palace Rd, Hammersmith, London W6 8RF, UK – 020 3311 1234

God bless the NHS and its paramedics. I'm especially referring to three who attended me last week after a serious fall in the kitchen: Lydia, Charlotte and Tom. They were cheerful, fully professional and completely focussed during the half hour or so in which they assessed my condition. In the end they felt it prudent to bring me to Charing Cross A&E to be on the safe side. After a thorough examination I was released and except for some bruising I'm fine. As I'm 80 years old, it could have been quite different.

I went to A&E, I actually have been there several times, and they always perform professionally. I have never experienced long ridiculous hours of waiting despite many patients in the waiting room (of course, you need to understand it may take over an hour, so bring books or magazines or phone to kill time), and staffs at the reception are all very helpful and attentive. They understand what I need, and they always make me feel better. Today, I had a doctor (GP) called Simon, and he examined my symptoms very carefully that I could trust his assessment. He kindly wrote down the list of the medicines (difficult names!) on my notebook. This is my little thank you to this hospital for their great service.

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for SW5 9JT.

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 SW5 9JT
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

Hyde Park Chapel – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

64 - 68 Exhibition Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2PA, UK – 020 7838 1920

Awesome place very nice and helpful people I learned a lot about the Mormon faith and have been to a few church services to its open to the public and you can learn a lot about early Church history and even get a free Bible well worth a visit.

This chapel is just lovely, and everyone is so kind and welcoming to visitors. The visitors center is interactive and engaging, and the sunday services are even more phenomenal! I can't wait to come back again soon!

St. Jude's Church

24 Collingham Rd, Kensington, London SW5 0LX, UK – 020 7052 0573

very different from the catholic church which is what i expected (this church came up dueing a search doe catholic churches) they worship mostly by singing. this past sunday they'd invited a speaker who read from exodus and spoke about it. then they sang some more bwdoee dismissing us.

Bella vista solo da fuori mentre cercavamo l'albergo

Elim Pentecostal Church

Kensington Temple, Kensington Park Rd, London W11 3BY, UK – 020 7908 1700

Awesome. Strong in Word and Spirit. Very loving!

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

Computer IT Disposal Ltd

Ingate Pl, London SW8 3NS, UK – 020 3014 4926

I was happy with their services. They provide objective and timely service to customers. And exceed customers’ expectations by providing timely feedback and follow-up

recommended

Giveacar

New Kings House, 136-144 New King's Rd, Fulham, London SW6 4LZ, UK – 020 7736 4242

Lack of communications from company assigned to pick up the car for auction; so 4 out of 5. Otherwise a 5 star idea.

Western Riverside Waste Authority Recycling Facility

Smugglers Way, London SW18 1JS, UK – 020 8871 2788

Pretty quick despite the queue. No charge (but no vans allowed). Drive to the far end to park, the queue comes from everyone taking the first available space and blocking everyone behind them.

This is an excellent resource-for those bringing material without cars too.

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

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

68 Royal Hospital Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4HP, UK – 020 7352 4441

Absolutely amazing French food adventure. The service was second to none. The waiter,waitress and manager explained the ingredients of every dishes and helped us to have the best experience. They were so friendly, professional and patient to customer. The atmosphere is awesome. The interior decoration is elegant. The price is reasonable. It took us three hours to complete the adventure. Totally worth every penny we paid. Highly recommend.服務非常好,建議點一個classic一個seasonal的菜單然後share,他們會解釋每一個菜的食材和吃法,很有趣。時間很長,很有價值的美食之旅。

BEST dining experience EVER! Awesome food & friendly service! Excellent variety, moderately priced. Fresh home cooked food. Warm and inviting! Thank YOU!

Launceston Place

1A Launceston Pl, Kensington, London W8 5RL, UK – 020 7937 6912

This restaurant has a very welcoming feel to it. Love the interior and all the staffs are so friendly. Although it’s a fine dinning restaurant, it doesn’t have the snobbish vibe like many other places. We had the tasting menu and we enjoyed every single dish on the menu. Their breads and toasts are amazingly delicious. When we’re so full after the main, they served us a great dessert so the whole dinner ended at high. When I made booking, I let them know that it’s for a birthday celebration and they seated us at a very nice table. At the end, they even brought in a small piece of cake to say happy birthday. All in all, we really like this restaurant and we will definitely be coming back for more!

Really great place now been to twice. Really great food, I suspect this place will have some stars very shortly. Tried tasting menu both times; highlights are just about every dish but you will remember the pork dish, the celeriac and the dessert. Amazing !

The Ledbury

127 Ledbury Rd, London W11 2AQ, UK – 020 7792 9090

This is fine dining with an easy confidence and I am in the realm of heroic for taking my other half here for her 40th; she was in heaven. It is, as with all good places, all about the details, the unforced ways they check your needs and give you much more. Even the feel of the extremely delicate stem to our wine glasses lingers as an impactful detail to the night. A night to remember.

This is fine dining with an easy confidence and I am in the realm of heroic for taking my other half here for her 40th; she was in heaven. It is, as with all good places, all about the details, the unforced ways they check your needs and give you much more. Even the feel of the extremely delicate stem to our wine glasses lingers as an impactful detail to the night. A night to remember.

Nursery and Preschools

Wandsworth Nursery and Pre-School Academy

Dolphin House, Riverside West,, Smugglers Way, Wandsworth,, London SW18 1DE, UK – 020 8877 1135

My son has recently started the nursery in the toddler room, really friendly environment very resourceful and captivating. The room is very inviting including staff. Management seem very efficient and caring as myself and my wife have been extremely anxious about leaving our child with his specific needs. The new manager Evelyn Herrera is extremely approachable and I already feel at ease with her around. My wife explains she was also very reassured by her with our child's specific needs. I appreciate all there hard work especially in the last few weeks and continue to support as they continue to flourish.

I believe this is the best nursery in the area, its a modern, spacious design with a large outside play area. They have a fabulous, very balanced and healthy menu with fresh natural ingredients cooked on site every day by a great chef! The new Trust Us concept from Busy Bees has a great deal to offer to busy parents, and so its well worth booking a visit. They currently have vacancies too, in the baby, toddler and preschool academy rooms. Please do book a visit.

Bright Horizons Holland Park Day Nursery and Preschool

34 Ladbroke Grove, London W11 3BQ, UK – 020 3780 3016

My Twins have been at this nursery for a little under 3 weeks now and the staff have all been wonderful. Very kind, considerate, lots for the kids to do and fantastic outdoor space. Highly recommend!

My Little Hive Pre-School

Basement, St Mary of the Angels Catholic Church, 26 Artesian Rd, London W2 5DN, UK – 020 7221 5140

My child attended 2.5 years and apart from her amazing progress she was very happy. Very nice staff, personal attention

Primary and Secondary Schools

St James Junior School

Earsby St, Hammersmith, London W14 8SH, UK – 020 7348 1777

A very carefully thought out environment where children feel safe to develop! Cultivates childrens' abilities. Very good grounds and facilities!

Both my son and my daughter have been very happy there. I am aware of a small number of problems in the 1970's but that is a very long time ago !

Melcombe Primary School

Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9ER, UK – 020 8748 7411

The nursery school teachers are great, thank you, my daughter loves her school xx

Melcombe is honestly an amazing school. The staff and pupils are extremley friendly and your child/children will not only obtain a good amount of knowledge, but will also have lots of fun due to the activities the school has to offer. Not to mention, if your child has a problem, the teachers will go out of their way to try and fix it. The school is great at teaching, offering lessons that are both fun and educative, and will leave your child/children with an amazing experience :) - Yekbun Nazli Guven

Holland Park School

Airlie Gardens, Campden Hill Rd, Kensington, London W8 7AF, UK – 020 7908 1000

As free education goes in the western world, this is a pretty average and decent educational establishment with a wide variety of subjects intertwined with casual British propaganda, after school clubs and during school bullying. Like most free education, there is room to improve and it holds no ground compared to establishments such as Montessori, but it's also better than most offered around the world.

Public & Preparatory Schools

Chelsea Independent College

517-523 Fulham Rd, Fulham, London SW6 1HD, UK – 020 7610 1114

BEST COLLEGE IN LONDON!!!

GREAT

Garden House School

Turk's Row, Chelsea, London SW3 4TW, UK – 020 7730 1652

Brilliant

Sinclair House School

59 Fulham High St, Fulham, London SW6 3JJ, UK – 020 7736 9182

Both my children love this school. I work as a doctor locally and my family have lived in Fulham for over 60 years. We specifically chose Sinclair House above other more established schools for its small class sizes, family feel and contemporary approach to education. The school belongs to the principal who is popular, ever present and very professional. The new premises have ample room and facilities, including a large indoor playground. My children are learning fast, love the staff, and look forward to school every day. I highly recommend Sinclair House school.

My 3 children started attending Sinclair House School after relocating from Belgium and they've been so happy at the school since day one. A lot of effort was put into making them feel at home. They have quickly learned English thanks to the efforts of the staff and language was never an issue. My children have truly grown wings, their individual talents have been recognized and supported and they have benefited from the multiple afternoon clubs. The school is a true window to the world, with many nationalities represented. This brings so much variety to the school and only has benefits to the children.

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Local social service agencies for SW5 with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for SW5 9JT with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for SW5 9JT, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for SW5 9JT with contact details and location maps