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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

Chaabi Bank

224 Edgware Rd, London W2 1DH, UK – 020 7258 3152

Jamal and the rest of the staff were very professional in their approach, in assisting us with our late mothers death. Thank you. We had to make several visits to obtain relevant paperwork.

Barclays Bank

13 Artillery Row, Westminster, London SW1P 1RH, UK – 0345 734 5345

A small branch which often has very long queues for the counter service. Like most people I have to visit at lunch yet often there is still only one cashier open at the busiest time. Staff are however helpful and encourage people to use the automated machines where possible.

Amazing teller

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. :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

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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

46 Portman Square, Marylebone, London W1H 6LZ, UK – 0800 554 1291

They are very friendly.and good service with customer.

Nice

Local Chambers of Commerce for SW1E 6HQ. 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!
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.

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

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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 SW1E. 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 Buckingham Gate area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Buckingham Gate and SW1E 6HQ 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.

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.

Motcomb Street Dentists

3 Motcomb St, Belgravia, London SW1X 8JU, UK – 020 7235 6531

Great staff and brilliant service. Its difficult to laugh with a mouth full of dental equipment but its hard not too at this dentist. I have four children and they all LOVE going to the dentist. We have traveled from far away places to visit Paul, Cindy and Sandra, they will do their best to accommodate your needs and offer excellent dental care, our children have lovely teeth, thanks to the Motcomb crew !!!

I have been going to this dental surgery for years now and have always appreciated their excellent, professional and friendly service. As someone who has experienced problems over the years I have been really thankful for the times they have gone that bit further to make sure they can see me when I have needed them. The whole team are amazing! Thank you.

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!

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.

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.!!

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

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

Great experience! I had my baby girl there in the midwife led birth centre and the midwifes helped me and my husband to have a great memory of our firstborn. We are both very thankful to the whole team that was there for us at that time, but especially to midwife Jo, who had amazing patience. It was a whole year ago, but I hope she'll see this and remember the greatest screamer of all times from 10.09.2016 4.33 am.

Excellent service, incredible Doctors, Nurses and support staff who gave my friend the very best of care. They were also so accommodating to me as a visitor. A real jewel in the crown of our brilliant NHS. Thank you so much.

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

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for SW1E 6HQ.

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 SW1E 6HQ
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

Sacred Heart Of Jesus R C Church

2 Knatchbull Rd, Camberwell, London SE5 9QS, UK – 020 7274 1908

A lovely church.

St Anne and All Saints

Miles St, London SW8 1RL, UK – 020 7735 3191

Церква, спорт, боротьба...

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

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Recytec-IT LTD

71A Ingate Pl, Battersea, London SW8 3NS, UK – 020 7498 9858

Giraffe Recycling

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

SquareBox Recycling

27 Old Gloucester St, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AX, UK – 07515 572384

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 Buckingham Gate

Galvin Restaurants

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

Love it

Bibendum Restaurant

Michelin House, 81 Fulham Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 6RD, UK – 020 7581 5817

Dropped in for a traditional breakfast at Bibendum. The space itself earns a 5/5 from me, as it's housed in the historic Michelin building, which is absolutely gorgeous in every sense. In addition, Bibendum takes up a beautiful open, street side space, so the ambiance throughout the day is excellent. The service was fine and the food (traditional English breakfast and coffee) was just OK for the price. Summed up, go for the architecture and decor, the food is secondary :)

Called in for breakfast which was excellent. One full English and one salmon with scrambled eggs. Slight wait before service as everything was freshly prepared. We were in no rush and enjoyed watching the world pass by and enjoying the wonderfully interior. When the food arrived it was excellent and full of flavour. OK, there may be plenty of cheaper 'chain' outlets nearby but you certainly will not get freshly prepared food or enjoy it in such an atmospheric building so, push the boat out and pay a visit. Highly recommended.

Restaurant at Brown's

Brown's Hotel, 33 Albemarle St, Mayfair, London W1S 4BP, UK – 020 7518 4004

Wonderful food! Expect to pay the minimum of £15,00 and average of £20.00 for a glass of wine. Gluten free bread offering poor served barely toasted wet and cold in the middle, obviously a freezer offering, they did re-serve but it cannot compare with a few years ago when they actually made freshly baked gluten free rolls!

Utterly lovely birthday night out. Food, service, everything perfect. Friendly happy service, great attention to detail, they overheard that it was my birthday and brought me and my friends a treat. Definitely a great choice for making an evening of it. Thank you all for a gorgeous time

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

Asquith Nurseries Ltd

18 Latchmere Rd, London SW11 2DX, UK – 020 7228 4722

Nursery is great but the map location is all wrong search for latchmere leisure centre as it's opposite the nursery

Primary and Secondary Schools

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.

International Community School

21 Star St, London W2 1QB, UK – 020 7935 1206

My DD was at that school for 2 years. This is a very nice friendly school for 4-7 years children.

International Nursery through Year 4. Dynamic learning through the IB Primary Years programme. Two further sites for children aged 8 to 18. An IB World school.

Public & Preparatory Schools

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

Queen's College

43-49 Harley St, Marylebone, London W1G 8BT, UK – 020 7291 7000

It's Nice!!!

Best school in the world !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Local social service agencies for SW1E 6HQ with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for SW1E 6HQ with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for SW1E 6HQ, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for SW1E 6HQ with contact details and location maps