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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

Lloyds Banking Group Offices

Red Lion Court,, Red Lion Court, 46-48 Park St, London SE1 9EQ, UK

Nice building but needs some flowers as well a good cleaning Light fixtures look 60s

Westpac Banking Corporation

Camomile Court, 23 Camomile St, London EC3A 7LL, UK – 020 7621 7000

Fantastic service! Staff were incredibly well informed, helpful and efficient. Having wasting considerable time trying to open an online account with another Australian bank, it was an absolute joy to find one that would do everything face to face. Thank you Westpac!

Excellent. Efficient and fast..

Al Rayan Bank

77-79 Edgware Rd, London W2 2HZ, UK – 020 7479 1030

Very efficient services, the staff are extremely courteous knowledgeable and helpful. My favourite bank .Thank you to everyone who served me either at the tills or over the phone,superb customer service !!!

Very friendly staff. Nice bank .good halal products.

Building Societies

Building Societies Association

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

Decent rooms for hire

Nationwide

101-107 Finsbury Court, Moorgate, London EC2A 1RS, UK – 0800 554 0216

very friendly and helpful Nationwide branch, has 3 cash machines inside. swapped from a Natwest account holder to Nationwide and its been great.

The service here is always friendly

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 WC2B 5RE. 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

Beautiful place to celebrate a wedding! The rooms are wonderful, such great panelling and ceiling details. The Westminster room is particularly special. It gives a certain gravitas to the very special occasion. The registrars were absolutely perfect presenting the ceremony with a perfect balance of humour and seriousness. We shared in a very special occasion at a great place. We were also reminded of an lovely occasion at this location when we came to register our sons births!

Great weddings here

Islington Town Hall

Upper St, London N1 2UD, UK – 020 7527 2000

Weddings here are lovely! Our registrar was great, the room was beautiful and it's super good value! The only problem is one security guard who was really rude to me and my guests, and the 'interview' beforehand where they write out your certificate takes so long and leaves your guests sitting waiting for ages, even when you are there way in advance! There should definitely be a different process for this. Why my groom couldn't do his before our guests were seated. Super awkward, and i was left in a small waiting room for ages and then upstairs doing the interview while my guests shuffled awkwardly. Lovely ceremony, lovely day, gorgeous room, but this makes no sense. And get rid of that horrible guard.

Love Islington Town Hall! Especially the Council Chamber : a wedding in the round is the best! The registrars are really lovely too and relaxed and allow photographers free rein to capture the joy!

Camden Town Hall

Judd St, London WC1H 9JE, UK – 020 7974 4444

Efficient, organised and friendly. The staff were cheerful and quickly got my certificate sorted. Security answered my questions politely and were helpful.

The staff are lovely here. You know they're busy but they're always courteous and help you out as much as they can. I had a number of questions that I asked both online and in person and was always happy with the responses I got. The only thing that could use some improving is their website - some things aren't too easy to sort online and I had to email them, but got a call back and when dealing with the same issue in person they got everything sorted for me right there and then.

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 WC2B. 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 Drury Lane area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Drury Lane and WC2B 5RE 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 Dental Surgery

The Corn Exchange, 55 Mark Ln, London EC3R 7NE, UK – 020 7680 1800

I saw Kate Yeaton on a filling and must say the service was 100% excellent!! The way she explained at any point in time what she was doing was very helpful for someone like me who is afraid of dentists. The endproduct - immaculate! Thank you so much for that precise work. I can only recommend that clinic to everybody!

The Dental Surgery is a gem I stumbled across many years ago and I want to express my satisfaction for the excellent customer service and especially to thank Ben Molineaux for his excellent work and to Vicky, his lovely and warm assistant. He is very professional, a sympathetic & kind person who always gave me the best advice on the treatments I needed. I felt in safe hands from the very beginning and I can't thank you enough. THANK YOU! Maria Lorena

Harley Street Dental Clinic

139 Harley St, Marylebone, London W1G 6BG, UK – 020 7486 1059

I had my new smile done by Samar Khamis. She is so lovely and very good at what she is doing. Felt that I was in good hands from the start. I’m very pleased with my new smile. Will definitely go back again.

My dentist Samar Khamis at Harley street dental clinic is AMAZING, she's a real expert in her field. She is also very lovely and totally puts you at ease. She has given me the most lovely smile and has also had utmost patience with me! The day before Christmas Eve I chipped half my front tooth and had a real panic, but she saw me immediately during her lunch break to fix it before Christmas. She gives everything to her work to get the best results and I honestly couldn't recommend her more.

Camden Dental Centre

77 Camden High Street London NW1 7JL, London NW1 7JL, UK – 020 7380 0768

I had such a good experience at this dental practice specially with Jan and his nurse Agi. They were friendly and professional. Jan did such a nice white filling for me and I didn't even feel the injection! He is excellent! I recommend this practice to everyone! The team is great and friendly.

Wonderful centre! Had an issue with my tooth. They could of turned me away as the dental assosciate who did the work on my teeth was no longer there. They saw how upset and how concious i was and they fixed my problem there and then!! Straight away i was surprised! Extreamly polite and lovely receptionist and bubbly fun dentist speeros who fixed my issue and made me feel calm at all times!! Both members of staff were so reassuring! I have re signed up and will be signing my children to the centre too! (Left 4 years ago due to moving home) I can now smile again with confidence! Look forward to my next check up! :) highly reccomend this place! Thank you again camden dental centre Xx

London Doctors Clinic

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

Very comfortable reception and office. Both times I've been here (once on a Saturday) the doctor actually listened, gave clear advice, and helped me with prescriptions and referrals, and to navigate how to get the further help I needed. They also stock certain basic prescriptions right there - eliminating the need for another stop at a pharmacy, which is helpful especially off-hours. Sometimes, it's worth it to invest a little for excellent service.

Extremely convenient, made an appointment within the hour and was seen with minimal wait. Great alternative when you need urgent attention but cant get into the GP.

London Doctors Clinic

101D, 18 Soho Square, Soho, London W1D 3QL, UK – 020 8712 9378

It's easy to make an appointment online and be seen within a few days. The doctors are professional and helpful. Take the lift to go straight to the first floor rather than waiting at the reception downstairs. However, while appointments with the doctors are reasonably priced, any other treatment is expensive. A very simple urea test cost me £200. The doctor recommended I try a cream that he gave me for £15 while saying he wasn't sure if it was easy to find at any pharmacy (I checked later and it was easy to find for £5).

Easy to find. Easy to make online appointments. Very reasonable prices compared to most. The consultancy fee is not mentioned - so the £155 is actually £210. The men's toilets- for the urine sample - are downstairs through public areas. Results are quick, staff are friendly.

London Doctors Clinic

3.7, 344-354 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8BP, UK – 020 8712 9378

Amazing service. Highly skilled professional, caring and empathic, quick appointment, zero wait, affordable rate. Saw Dr. Mookhtadir Ansar at King’s Cross location and am thoroughly impressed. Have never written review for a doctor before but feel compelled after visit with him. Highly recommend him.

It's really easy to book appointments online. All doctors I've seen here have been very professional and helpful. For what you pay it's a great service.

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.

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Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine

60 Great Ormond St, London WC1N 3HR, UK – 020 3456 7890

After drugs didn't help. I tried alternatives not having much faith but hands down its been so helpful. The doctor is so caring and my condition has healed.

Loved this Hospital ,love Homoeopathy

University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

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

My son had two operations here amazing staff on floor one intensive care brilliant care floor three the physio staff I'm be for ever grateful for the care the surgeons are doing on my son outstanding work and were overseas

My wife had surgery for her kidney stones at Westmorland hospital and I must say staff nurses ( Hannah & student nurse tayin on the 3rd floor ) and doctor Miss Allen & her team was super amazing. Also Susie & Siobhan ( senior nurses ) were great and been so helpful. I would highly recommend this hospital to everyone... so thank very much guys !!! Anil & Amandeep

Nightingale Hospital

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

they do the best they can. Some of these reviewers should try a stint in an nhs ward and maybe they won't be so quick to complain

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for WC2B 5RE.

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 WC2B 5RE
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

Hillsong Church London

Dominion Theatre, 268-269 Tottenham Court Rd, Fitzrovia, London W1T 7AQ, UK – 020 7384 9200

Very good service. The worship time was fantastic. The message was touching. And the steward are very polite

Whaoe what a setting for church. A lively spirit filled church reaching out into community creating the environment for God to change lives. Worship uplifting message good. Start where u are with what you have. Great welcome.

Saint Etheldreda's Roman Catholic Church

14 Ely Pl, London EC1N 6RY, UK – 020 7405 1061

A little gem indeed: the architecture, the history, the windows (on a sunny day the choir windows are mesmerising! Look out for the angels quite unusual) And the service too is top quality either weekdays or Sunday.

The place is very quite and warm. It has a 1:00pm mass during the weekdays which is good for working faithful Catholics. The entrance is not that noticeable as it is facing parallel with the road, new to the place won’t find it easily but just looked to the left and you will find the small door which lead to narrow hallway. Very solemn place of worship.

Trinity Church Islington

St Marks Church, Myddelton Square, London, Islington EC1R 1XX, UK – 07855 976990

Because here you will hear the Word of God and learn about the love of Jesus and meet his people!

Come visit us! All welcome. From 4pm on Sundays for coffee, cakes and warm welcome. Service kicks off at 4:30pm.

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

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Community Recycling Network

The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square, Hoxton, London N1 6HT, UK – 020 7324 4708

This looks good I should pop down and have a chat with them about recycling.

Paper Round

52 Lant St, London SE1 1RB, UK – 020 7407 9100

A forward thinking waste management company who over sustainable commercial solutions

Money4yourgadgets.com

20-22 Wenlock Rd, Hoxton, London N1 7GU, UK – 0844 414 5619

Got a good price for my old laptop received payment the next day great experience highly recommended

Great experience, very simple and money transferred the day the laptop was received so pretty excellent.

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 Drury Lane

Goodman

11 Old Jewry, London EC2R 8DU, UK – 020 7600 8220

One of the best steakhouses in the city/ London. Don't be put off that it's a chain. Personally I still think the original Hawksmoor is better but this rules the city establishments. Excellent choice of cuts and cattle!

Yet another superb meal, in a top quality steak restaurant. Fabulous range of steaks, all expertly explained by the waiting staff. The sides keep up with the mains and the drinks selection is one which will keep you trying something new for a long time.

The Ivy

1-5 West St, London WC2H 9NQ, UK – 020 7836 4751

I have seen some debate going in other commentaries and that is wonderful. An iconic institution can not be the same for 30 years or longer. Sir Alex had to go, and who is going to be better than him? What you will experience is an eclectic crowd, and the buzz of the Ivy is truly remarkable. It is worth every minute of being there. Acoustics of the place are exceptional. If you take text book dishes like green pea soup or haddock, the experience will be totally great. As you will see in my other posts, I rarely write adverse commentary. Well, it is what you give out that will receive. Restaurants critics will debate this! What I would perhaps agree with, is that having old friends amongst waiting staff and not seeing them again is something that the Ivy could improve on. A couple of dishes in the experimental avenue are open for healthy debate. The rest is Five Stars and above.

Had a lunch reservation. The service was excellent. Advice was offered on wine and tasting was no issue before choosing. The food was of the highest quality and cooked to perfection. The restaurant was busy and had a vibrant atmosphere. I cannot wait for my next visit.

Caravan Bankside

30 Great Guildford St, London SE1 0HS, UK – 020 7101 1190

Staff were friendly and very helpful with an onion allergy. The service was very quick, probably had our food within 5-10 minutes of ordering. The coffee was nice although I wasn’t a fan of the milk. They do offer dairy plus various non dairy milks. The menu looks delicious and there were multiple things I wanted to try. I went with the chia pudding and it was huge. Amazing value for money as for £6 you would normally get about a third of what was served. Place was comfy and relaxing

♿️✅Wheelchair accessible via chair escalator at the front, easy seating at the tale as well with loads of room. Great brunch selection here, quite a decent selection off of the menu for average to high prices, staff can take a while to get to you but it was worth it! I had the pork hash and it was great, probably a bit on the small portion size though so I had to order a side. Remember to click like if you thought my review was helpful, thanks! :)

Nursery and Preschools

Hurley Pre-school

Hurley House, Kempsford Rd, Lambeth, London SE11 4PB, UK – 020 7582 1838

Can't recommend Hurley Preschool enough. These wonderful ladies care deeply about their kids, always full of fun activities and attentive care. Special thanks to Rosemary and Linda - you've made my little girl's time with you a treasured memory.

Fantastic nursery, they are lovely staff and really work with parents on the development of your child. My daughter loves it..

Pre-school Learning Alliance South Division

The Fitzpatrick Bldg, 188 York Way, London N7 9AD, UK – 020 7697 2599

The Grove Nursery & Preschool

5, Shepperton House, 91 Shepperton Rd, London N1 3DF, UK – 020 7226 4037

Primary and Secondary Schools

Hanover Primary School

Noel Rd, Islington, London N1 8BD, UK – 020 7689 8949

A friendly and supportive school with a wonderfully welcoming community. The focus on reading at the school is truly outstanding with both of our children now avid, curious and rampant readers. The new head has a clear agenda of what he would like to improve one school and their seems to be an excellent learning culture throughout the teaching staff.

My daughter is nearing the end of her time at Hanover and it has been the happiest seven years. She has thoroughly embraced all aspects of school life and enjoyed every moment of her time there, making good friends and strong bonds with staff. Just watch the children banging on the doors to get in in the morning! Happy school.

Archbishop Sumner Church of England Primary School

Jubilee House, 2 Reedworth St, Lambeth, London SE11 4PE, UK – 020 7735 2781

My eldest daughter has attended this school from reception and I have been impressed by the dedication of the both the staff and governors. Music and sports provision with specialist teachers for a small primary is particularly good along with support for a range of abilities both those needing more basic support and those who need to be stretched. Only quibble is clarity and timeliness of communication; the school has both a mobile app and regular SMS updates in addition to a weekly newsletter however not always consistent and allowing sufficient time for working parents to plan. In general a welcoming and supportive environment for children, parents and staff.

Great support for kids who need it and great after school activities. It is a little small for 2 form classes though.

Richard Cobden Primary School

29 Camden St, Camden Town, London NW1 0LL, UK – 020 7387 5909

Excellent school with Great teaching staffs.

I used to go in this school i Miss it . It was a great school

Public & Preparatory Schools

Best Boarding Schools Worldwide

145-157 St John St, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 4PY, UK – 020 3026 9440

It looked good

Charterhouse Square School & Nursery

40 Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6EA, UK – 020 7600 3805

Charterhouse Square School is founded by original headmistress Jamie Mason with school fees set at £425 per term! Over the course of the next two decades we go on to gain a reputation for all-round academic performance. In March the school becomes part of Cognita – a worldwide group of schools founded by Sir Chris Woodhead, former head of Ofsted. In December Caroline Lloyd takes over as headmistress fifteen years after first joining the school. When space becomes available in an adjacent building, the school expands to occupy a total of seven floors in our much-coveted Barbican location. This allows the school to add a dedicated Early Years area, a school library and an art room. n further work to improve the school site, the entire basement and ground floor of number 40 is completely remodelled. The addition of bi-folding glass doors to link our Green Room to its outdoor sand and water area is a particular hit with the children. Charterhouse Square School celebrates its 30-year anniversary with a surprise party for the children and a ball for parents, teachers and friends of the school. The school is also featured in The Good Schools Guide for the first time.

Cavendish School

31 Inverness St, Camden Town, London NW1 7HB, UK – 020 7485 1958

A unique and exceptional school with a dedicated and experienced staff and wonderful, supportive, friendly families. The Cavendish is non selective and yet secures outstanding results for its girls within a framework of incredible pastoral care and without the pressure of 'hot house' schools. It places huge emphasis on kindness, tolerance and courtesy. Its families are dedicated to the school and are actively involved. Unusually, it has specialist teachers for science, music, languages, PE and art. Delicious, home made meals are cooked every day and an exciting array of extra curricular activities are available. The school itself is beautifully maintained and provides a happy, high quality learning environment. My best advice would be to come and see the school in action and judge for yourself. A little gem.

We have two daughters at the Cavendish, one in year 3 and one in year 6 (who has just left). Our experience of the school has been incredibly positive; both children always look forward to going to school and have never once expressed any reluctance during the last 8 years to leave the house in the morning. We chose the school because it was non selective and claimed to offer a strong a pastoral ethos with good academic results. Our experience is that it has delivered both in spades! What particularly impresses me about the school is the quality of the teaching and how they continually adapt it to the needs of the individual child. My two daughters are very different in how they learn and what their natural strengths are; I cannot praise the school enough for how they have personalised their approach to them and helped both of them to achieve their academic potential. We also wanted a school that had a strong science and maths curriculum and I have never failed to be impressed by the quality and sophistication of the maths and science they are doing. The homework policy feels well balanced and pitched just right for their age. My elder daughter, on leaving the school, has developed a good work ethic when it comes to homework which I feel has set her up perfectly for secondary school. The school is very friendly; we have built good relationships with parents not just from our daughters’ classes but from across other years groups as well. Unlike many other schools the meals are cooked and prepared in the school kitchen and are healthy, varied, and nutritious. Under the leadership of the previous head the school achieved and outstanding inspectors’ reports (excellent in all areas) which particularly commended the quality of the teaching and which we felt was well deserved. Under the new head the school has not rested on its laurels and has been striving to improve its academic performance still further; certainly the current year 6 have achieved an impressive range of offers from the top north London secondary schools. This is a lovely school, I could not think of a better place to send my daughters.

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