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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.


Harrods Bank Limited

87 - 135 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL, UK – 020 7225 6789

Its now made it so much easier for African Dictators to pick up their favourite item to spend corruption money on! Gold bars are so discreet, easily converted into any currency in the world, and best of all is now available to purchase over the counter without any ID checks and paid for by hard cash. So while the missus is shopping for her Gucci bag upstairs, the hubby is downstairs loading up on these...

Lovely time with the staff always feel welcome.

Building Societies

Yorkshire Building Society

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

Yorkshire Building Society

396 North End Rd, Fulham, London SW6 1LU, UK – 020 7385 3821

Local Chambers of Commerce for W8 6LU. 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!
The Old Marylebone Town Hall

Westminster Council House, 97-113 Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 5PT, UK – 020 7641 7500

Beautifully restored and now part of London Business School's campus

A stunning, beautifully old piece of English history! Well worth a visit! This was the former head office for Births, Deaths & Marriages in London.

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.

Hammersmith Town Hall

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

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

A beautiful building and every year they have a ceiligh celebration which is fantastic. Well worth a visit

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 W8. 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 W8 6LU 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

Paddington Dental Practice

17 Craven Rd, Paddington, London W2 3BP, UK – 020 7723 6106

Dr. Gursharon Dhariwal has changed my perspective of dentists. She is an extremely conscientious, gentle and caring dental practitioner. My dental health is of utmost importance to her and I have never felt better about my teeth and gums. I no longer feel anxious about visiting the dentist as I know my treatment will be pain-free, pleasant and full of laughter! Thank you for looking after me so well!

I have long term health problems and suffer with anxiety, but Andy, the dentist makes my appointments a more comfortable experience. I can not fault his treatment of me in the least, but my review focuses on the reception staff. Unfortunately, because of my poor health I had to cancel my appointment in excess of four hours of advance notice. I would not have tolerated the treatment at that time due to a virus. But the receptionist was extremely condescending and rude when "telling me off" for cancelling "last minute" and that I could be taken off their client list. I informed them at the earliest opportunity considering there was no answer when I rang earlier! I found this extremely distressing at a time when I was feeling very poorly. Unfortunately I am undergoing a treatment that requires me to finish attendance but following that I will be looking for a new dentist. This is no way to treat patients.

Dental Magic - Cambridge Court

Cambridge Court Dental Centre, 4 Sussex Gardens, Paddington, London W2 1UL, UK – 020 7262 3334

I have been registered with this dental practice for more than 20 years or so that speaks volumes for my satisfaction of the highly professional and caring service that I have received over the years. Over the last ten years or so I have been able to see the same dentist that I found extremely helpful, caring and always provided great professional service to help and resolve my dental problems. Well-equipped pleasantly furbished practice: wish all staff the very best in providing excellent dental care. Thank you!

I've been a patient for about 16 years and am very pleased with my dentist, Margarita. She is very specific in explaining all my treatments. She is so gentle with her hands and I feel completely confident once reclining in that chair. When I see Vicky, the hygienist, I just lie in the chair and feel relaxed. She's doing a great job. The reception is run so smooth with appointment making and courtesy over the telephone. I'm happy to be a patient with Cambridge Court.

Elleven Dental

11 Devonshire Pl, Marylebone, London W1G 6HT, UK – 020 7487 2711

Excellent quality dentist. You are treated to a holistic plan to bring your dental health to perfect condition. I have had no complications so far and all treatments are fast and we'll carried out. Also worth noting that the team are very friendly and accommodating.

Amazing professional service from start to finish. Richard looked after my treatment and did a fantastic job. Would highly recommend him and the surgery to anyone

The Bush Doctors

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

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

Well, the receptionists are not quite friendly and a bit miserable (i work at a reception so i know), i can only count 1 who is really lovely. First time there, i had to wait 1h after my appointment time to be seen, i know there is always a waiting time but i've never had to wait that long. The doctor did her job, however rushed me because she was running late and i understand it happens but i told her i have the right to get an appropriate appointment and not be rushed. 2nd time there it was just for a blood test and i also had to wait 40-50min which is surprising since taking blood doesn't take that long. I'm only going there because it's close by but not sure if i can recommend it. I'll book another appointment with another doctor and see how it goes. If you don't want to wait i'll recommend booking early morning appointments.

London Doctors Clinic Private GP

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

Great service! I only had a few hours in the UK between meetings and managed to get an appointment on the day exactly when I needed it. The consultation was thorough and helpful. Perfect.

A U. S. tourist staying in a hotel near Paddington--shortly after 8 a.m. on a Friday I found the clinic online, and I was able to book an appointment for 9:30 A.M. that day. The clinic is inside a high-rise building near the train station. Once inside and after circumnavigating the elevators, the receptionist and doctor were very friendly and waiting for me in a pristine clean area. I received good professional treatment, and was in and out with my much-needed antibiotic in less than 20 minutes: 55 pounds for the 15-minute appointment, plus 10 pounds for filling the prescription for me 'on the spot.' I was certainly pleased with the rapid response and good care that I received.

The Sloane Street Surgery

Fordie House, Sloane St, Chelsea, London SW1X 9PA, UK – 020 7245 9333

I was dying from strep throat. I called them that morning at 9 and was able to get an appointment at 11. Was in and out quite quickly. Doctor was very friendly and it was a nice facility.

The best doctor M Bushnell

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

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University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

16-18 Westmoreland St, Marylebone, London W1G 8PH, UK – 020 3456 7898

Probably one of the best. Considering it’s NHS you could mistake it for being private. Some of the best consultants here, up to date with the very latest technology, some amazing stuff they do here. My only criticism would be after procedures in the ward, there are very few staff compared to a general hospital, buts that’s down to government cut backs. Appointments get changed a lot, this again I would say to lack of staff. Staff are very friendly, not found them to be unfriendly as some have suggested, and I have been coming here for around 3 years on regular visits. Keep up the good work😊👍

Had an emergency visit to the hospital last week. must admit the people were really nice

Nightingale Hospital

11, 19 Lisson Grove, Marylebone, London NW1 6SH, UK – 020 7535 7700

Expensive but our consultant was excellent and saw massive improvement over 3 weeks. Food very good, room comfortable.

Hammersmith Hospital

Du Cane Rd, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 0HS, UK – 020 3313 1000

My clinic has just been moved here from Charing Cross hospital. First impressions were that Hammersmith Hospital is a lot older building, and it wasn't very clear how to get to Outpatients from the reception entrance. After some accurate directions from a security man, I found where I needed to be. Check in is by touch screen and gives information on where to sit. The announcement system to call patients is very good. It combines a voice message, with a large screen display telling you which room to go to. Seating was comfortable and well laid out. Appointments were running around 30 minutes late, but at least there are white boards showing the expected delay and these are updated frequently. Much better than any other hospital I've been to. Waiting time for a blood test was very long. I took number 49 when 25 was shown on the screen. I waited around 40 minutes to be seen. It is sensible to use that time to book your next appointment. Queueing again was rather long. This time around 15 minutes. I got the impression that the staff were trying their best to provide a good service. They appeared to be working as quickly as possible, but the computer systems in operation seem to be slow and cumbersome to enter data into. One fact that wasn't dealt with, was that although there was a water dispenser available, the cups had run out. Next time I'll take a bottle to fill up. Parking is available at the front of the hospital, but I'm not sure what it's like as I used a scooter to travel there. There is dedicated solo motorcycle parking by the entrance, and also cycle racks. Both are convenient and free to use. The nearest tube station is East Acton and there are bus services running right outside the hospital. I know one route goes via Shepherd's Bush and Hammersmith.

My wife has a heart condition, so we've been visiting the Cardiology department for a while now. We have total trust in the doctors, very professional and knowledgeable. The hospital itself though is quite hard to navigate around.

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for W8 6LU.

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 W8 6LU
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

Emmanuel Parish Church

391 Harrow Rd, London W9 3NF, UK – 020 8962 0294

good i guess

Redeemed Christian Church of God

147 Cromwell Rd, Earls Court, London SW5 0TH, UK – 07494 949464

A warm family worship centre

St Peter's Church Elgin Avenue, Paddington

Elgin Avenue, Paddington, London, London, W9 2DB, London W9 2BX, UK – 020 7289 1818

Nice family Church. Sunday service at 1130 is a good time for the kids. The Church also have a number of other activities and events during the week - worth looking at their programme.

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

Recycling Centre

33 Porchester Rd, London W2 5DP, UK

Capital Metal Recycling Ltd

104 Scrubs La, White City, London NW10 6SF, UK – 020 8964 2120

Sita UK Ltd

72 Tavistock Cres, London W11 1AN, UK – 020 7792 1733

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

This place is simply amazing and the food... oh...my...god! I didn't know it was possible for food to taste that good. Classy, delicious and not a bad price considering what you actually get. I highly recommend a tasting menu if they have one on

The vain, preening, shouty, toupee-wearing narcissus was not on duty when we visited, but not to worry: the food was excellent. My starter of deep-fried Camembert was delicious and the side order of garlic bread was toasted to perfection. For main I had the deconstructed corn beef hash with market bought greens and yet more garlic bread, the fruit-laced Sangria really bringing out the flavours of the food. For dessert I had the wonderful Jam Rolls Polly with custard (no, I didn’t have any more garlic bread!) followed by coffee (Mellow Birds) and mints. A quick boogy at the bar and we were on our way home. A great experience.


438 King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ, UK – 020 7349 1900

In my option Medlar is good quality ingredients cooked well, but nothing taste or combination wise that will excite the adventurous diner. I feel it’s aimed at the old school rich diner that doesn’t want extravagant flavours, just hearty food done perfectly. I personally like to spend my money in a place that is exciting and provides me with new taste experiences. Feed back - sommelier only made one suggestion when we asked for his advice and went straight to the top of the price range we’d suggested. I expect a couple of suggestions price and style wise and to be asked what I’m eating if they are to make a suitable suggestion. Raw scallop starter was tiny, unnecessarily so Our wine glasses kept being overfilled.

Excellent French food! I had the recommended meal which was venison and quail egg. Definitely top notch with perfect flavor and portion size(try plum ice-cream for desert). Wine selection is superb as well that will fit any budget. Staff was very friendly and patient. Overall an excellent experience!

Bill's Baker Street Restaurant

119-121 Baker St, Marylebone, London W1U 6RY, UK – 020 7486 7701

My husband I had a meal on the 18/12/17. right from the start the staff were friendly and the place had a great buzz . we ordered our meal but I asked for theGordal olives to keep us going till our steaks arrived. They were the best and biggest olives I have ever had . I mentioned it to our waitress Elizabeth. Steak was beautiful as was our deserts. Later in the evening Elizabeth handed me a gift bag and inside there was something wrapped up in tissue paper. It was beautifully done. Once back at our hotel I opened it and too my surprise found a tin of the aforementioned olives . I was so delighted . Never ever have we come across such thoughtfulness. Looking forward to enjoying the olives during the festive period. Next time in London we will definitely be eating at Bill’s. Thank you Elizabeth, we had a great evening .

Lovely atmosphere, we were seated straight away by a welcoming member of the Bill's team. As we came later in the day on a busy Sunday they had run out of a few items but we were informed of this when we got seated. I had a delicious fish pie - it was wonderfully hot so I knew it was cooked fresh, for pudding I had an apple and blackberry crumble which was so tasty. We weren't rushed out of the restaurant when we finished our meal and I'd definitely return.

Nursery and Preschools

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!

Bright Horizons Fulham Day Nursery and Preschool

16 Lettice St, Fulham, London SW6 4EH, UK – 0333 920 3941

Lovely staff. My daughter loves it there.

Kind staff

Minors Nursery School

10 Pembridge Square, London W2 4ED, UK – 020 7727 7253

The girl I look after has attended Minors Nursery School since September 2017 and she loves it. Everyday she is happy to go to school and I can see how comfortable she is with the Minors team. The teachers are very reliable, caring and professional. Often she comes home with her little arts and craft, which are nice and creative. The atmosphere with other parents and nannies is very friendly, too. Would definitely recommend this nursery school, it is fabulous.

A wonderful and caring nursery, my daughter loves it here. The teachers are very kind and always smiling : )

Primary and Secondary Schools

Bousfield Primary School

S Bolton Gardens, Kensington, London SW5 0DJ, UK – 020 7373 6544

This is an excellent school, it provides so many people with help and learning opportunities. I loved my teachers Mr Fox and Mrs Pears for the kind natured teaching skills . I struggled after leaving this school as other schools can't compare or care for my learning. Needs. Barn dances in the hall was one of my favourite times there. Thanks.

This is an amazing school, full of light, green spaces and playgrounds, set in a lovely neighbour. I have 2 kids there and I am so impressed by the way they are tough, and the children are so happy to go to school. Staff is knowledgeable, respectful and kind, the head teacher is clearly doing a great job!

The West London Free School Primary

Cambridge Grove, Hammersmith, London W6 0LB, UK – 020 8741 9967

Welcoming friendly primary school. Mixed non selective state school.

Best school two of my kids go to west London free school.

International Community School

21 Star St, Paddington, 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

St James Junior School

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

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 !

My son is attending St James and he is enjoying to go to school. It is very welcoming school. Small classes, well behaved children, but still with freedom to be children. Teachers are skilled and supportive. Children are engaged to participate to school's activities from very beginning. By the end of the first semester your boy or girl will happily recite Shakespear's poems and sing on Latin and Sanskrit (completely willingly with smile and happiness). Parents are friendly. Competitive credo is swapped for learning and understanding. As a parent of child who is attending St James I can't say nothing but best for this school so far. He was shy boy and now he is growing into an confident, kind, very well educated and behaved young man. Regarding things from the past, I don't know how someone can judge the school nowadays on its past... (new milenium schools and parents are different and generally schools in the past weren't some pleasant places)

Francis Holland School, Sloane Square

39 Graham Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1W 8JF, UK – 020 7730 2971

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FHS is a good school and my sis' and I go there!!Illllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiikkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Godolphin and Latymer School

Iffley Rd, Hammersmith, London W6 0PG, UK – 020 8741 1936

These are brotherand sister private schools. The girls part on Ifley, Godolphin has a high gated pedestrian entry and it's very discreet. It's stone built with classic church like architecture marked by arched windows. It's partner boys only school on King Street looks even grander like a cathedral.

Amazing school .My daughter loves it

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Local social service agencies for W8 6LU with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for W8 6LU with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for W8 6LU, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for W8 6LU with contact details and location maps