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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.

HSBC Private Bank Ltd

8 Cork St, Mayfair, London W1S 3LJ, UK – 020 7860 5000

Good

Good bank

GTBank UK

60-62 Margaret St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 8TF, UK – 020 7947 9700

A good restaurants and safety.

Building Societies

Nationwide

152 Clapham High St, London SW4 7UA, UK – 0800 554 0278

I have just seen two comments about the staff and it is not the same branch where I bank. They must of mistaken it for another bank. They are absolutely lovely there. I'm just sorry that people seem to be making cheap shots about the service. I go once a week as do most of the other customers and you can tell that we are made to feel very welcome and dare I say at home.

Building Societies Association

York House, 23 Kingsway, London WC2B 6UJ, UK – 020 7437 0655

Decent rooms for hire

Nationwide Building Society

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

Excellent service today from Tom! I tried to switch over my account on the phone for the past 2 hours - no luck! I pop into the branch 10 minutes before closing and Tom was on hand to help. Did it all within 15 minutes and didn't mind staying late. Thank you!

Excellent service today! Just moved over from HSBC and the staff who helped me with an internet card reader were fantastic. The branch itself has just been redone and looks great! Thank you!

Local Chambers of Commerce for SW3 3RS. 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!
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 SW3. 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 SW3 3RS 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

Westminster House Dental Practice

11-13 Horseferry Rd, Westminster, London SW1P 2AH, UK – 020 7976 5251

Online booking system and text confirmation is great. The reception staff were kind and efficient. My dentist Dr Payal Shah was extremely kind, courteous and professional. As someone who suffers extreme anxiety, she managed to put me at ease. she talked me through all the treatment I was to have done and constantly reassured me whilst it was being done. The treatment itself was excellent. In the past she has fitted a crown and my last visit a filling, which were all done without pain and with constant reassurance. The dental nurses who assisted was also professional and kind . I would not hesitate to recommend this practice and in particular this dentist to anyone.

As an American I have fairly high standards for dentistry and am so thrilled to have found a dentist like Dr Christian who takes such great pride in his patients’ smiles. When I consulted Dr Christian on removing old metal fillings, he carefully advised me to ensure I understood the fillings were not defective or dangerous and if I proceeded it was only for aesthetics. I did proceed and find Dr Christian’s consistent focus on quality and appearance of work to be really refreshing and rare. He was very attentive both times to ensure the bite was just perfect. All the staff seem interested in making the patients’ experiences as pleasant as possible. No matter where I work or live in Greater London, I will travel to be a patient of Dr Christian.

SW9 Dental Practice

263 Clapham Rd, London SW9 9BQ, UK – 020 7274 0455

Great dental practice. Friendly staff. I am generally nervous when it comes to dentists, but I felt relaxed during the entire treatment, and I would definitely recommend this place.

I recently had a dental treatment done at this friendly dental practice. It was a very smooth experience and I was very happy and satisfied. The staff were helpful, and the dentist helped me to relax and feel at ease even though I am very nervous when it comes to dental treatments. I really recommend this dental practice.

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.

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.

Dr R Jenkins - the Lilyville Surgery

630 Fulham Rd, Fulham, London SW6 5RS, UK – 020 7736 4344

While it took a very long time for my registration to be processed with this practice, I have to say that I had one of the best GP interactions I've ever had with Dr Carthy this week. She was highly professional, hearing me out while demonstrating balance and a depth of knowledge and care in her advice.

London Doctors Clinic Private GP

11.10, 20 Eastbourne Terrace, Paddington, London W2 6LG, UK – 020 8712 9378

I found the service offered very useful. I was seen on time, by a kind and interested doctor. I would definitely recommend the London Doctor's clinic.

I arrived around 10 minutes early to the clinic, signed in and told the receptionist my appointment details. I was told to sit down and wait. I was not called for my appointment until 10 minutes after my dedicated time and when I arrived to meet the doctor, it was assumed that I had arrived late as she did not know the reason why I had been called up late and had to rush my appointment. I did not feel entirely welcome because of this delay and was already relatively stressed out related to why I had booked an appointment to see the GP in the first place. The doctor was professional and did all she could to help me and had apologized for the delay. But I think there is some sort of miscommunication between your reception and your doctors. I don't think I will be returning because of this rather uncomfortable experience.

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

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!

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 !!!

Kensington Park Medical Centre

75 Russell Rd, Kensington, London W14 8HW, UK – 020 7371 6060

I have never had a problem to get an appointment in this medical centre. I find receptionists very polite and understanding. Depends on the doctor but sometimes my appointments a little rushed, but no complains there - after all it’s a free medical healthcare.

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for SW3 3RS.

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 SW3 3RS
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

Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception

114 Mount St, Mayfair, London W1K 3AH, UK – 020 7493 7811

Very nice parish. Good services. Not too small, not dark, good acoustics. Well presented and maintained. Set back from the road if you're approaching from Mount Street.

This is a welcoming church in the centre of London. It is set in a park which provides short pretty walks in good weather. There are several services on a Sunday. We went to the 11.00 am service. It was in Latin reflecting the cosmopolitan nature of the congregation. It was followed by a drink in the hall where we were made very welcome.

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

Surplex UK Limited - FREE WEEE I.T. RECYCLING COMMERCIAL

Unit 15426, Box 6945 Rathbone Square, Rathbone Pl, Fitzrovia, London W1A 6US, UK – 01684 252583

I run the IT department for a large law firm (500+ desktops) and we use Surplex as the service is always fast and the drivers friendly and helpful. We like to charity donations this company make and also the data policy is first class. We have used them for about five years now and I don't think we will ever move away to someone else - there is no need. I don't normally write reviews but Surplex asked me too and, to be honest, I was only too happy to help as they've always bent over backwards to accommodate my requirements.

I have used Surplex for our IT / computer recycling from both their London office and their HQ in Malvern. They are professional, speedy and their reporting is first class. The online aspect of retrieving documentation is both fast and secure. We have a particular need for data security which is why we use Surplex, they do not wipe like some other companies we have used they actually shred hard disk drives and in fact any that carries data is treated in the same manner. Mark, the MD, is very knowledgeable and completely down to earth.

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.

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

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.

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!

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

Clapham Manor Primary School

Belmont Rd, London SW4 0BZ, UK – 020 7622 3919

Lovely school. My two sons have attended Clapham Manor since nursery and they're very happy there. The large majority of teachers there are brilliant, enthusiastic about their job and supportive when there are issues. Children perform extremely well. There's a very nice community feel to it too. Highly recommended.

I would vote 6 stars if I could. One of the premier primary schools in South London. Largely to do with Mr Hazell and his team.

Westminster Cathedral Roman Catholic Primary School

Bessborough Pl, Pimlico, London SW1V 3SE, UK – 020 7641 5915

My son and daughter Go to this school. my children absolutely love it and so do I, Every single one of these teachers are absolutely amazing, They are very Supportive and always have time to listen. They do a fantastic job..

Very good school teachers and staff put the interest of the students before any decision making.

Ashburnham Primary School

17 Blantyre St, Chelsea, London SW10 0DT, UK – 020 7352 5740

Since joining Ashburnham Nursery my Son has developed in so many ways. He is more confident and balanced and looks forward to going into nursery everyday.Very experienced teachers who are caring and professional and whom the children respond well to. Very caring environment, including encouraging them to eat all their lunch... We are very pleased with the Ashburnham Nursery. Our SON has improved socially and academically already. He can recognise letters and numbers in such a short space of time. All the teachers are brilliant!”

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

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 !

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Local social service agencies for sw3 with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for SW3 3RS with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for SW3 3RS, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for SW3 3RS with contact details and location maps