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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.



20-21 Electric Parade, George Lane, London E18 2LX, UK – 0345 740 4404

Nice staff. I had an interview with Mr. Anthony. Very polite and friendly person. Explained me everything and gave me all the details concerning opening and managing my personal account. At the end of the interview, I met the manager of that branch Ms. Natalia. She asked me about my experience with HSBC and about my last interview. Very efficient and professional manager!


192 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London E17 4QN, UK – 0345 740 4404

Amazing staff always pleasant to have to go to my local branch to receive such incredible service especially hsbc staff Katrina

Nice to know how good they are near my place

Lloyds Bank

182 High St, Walthamstow, London E17 7JH, UK – 0345 300 0000

Not bad if you using the machines. Long queues

Staff sort of ok if they wouldn't have too much self confidence when they already did a mistake actually...

Building Societies


123 George Lane, London, South Woodford E18 1AU, UK – 0800 554 0633

Extremely helpful telephone enquiries. Really good knowledge. Thank you.

posso fazer um finaciamento emediato isso e bom.


4 Clockhouse Parade, High Street, Wanstead, London E11 2BB, UK – 0800 554 0634

FANTASTIC STAFF and service. Always a pleasure popping into the branch :)

Free cash machine outside ATM. Friendly bank. Great location on High Street Wanstead, near many shops, cafés. Just 3-5 minutes walk from Wanstead tube station. Small branch but friendly staff. Peaceful and no crowds.


179-181 High St, Walthamstow, London E17 7BX, UK – 0800 554 0240

Local Chambers of Commerce for E17. 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!

We could not find any Councils around your location. Please click below to see full results from Google.

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 E17. 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 Walthamstow area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Walthamstow and E17 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

Oak Hill Dental Surgery

101 Oak Hill, Woodford, Woodford Green IG8 9PF, UK – 020 8531 7976

Dr Mohsin is an exceptional dentist. He took the time listen to my concerns and was extremely patient and caring. Best dentist i have seen!! Highly recommended!!!

Recently refurbished, a decent dentistry

Inspire Dental Walthamstow

67-69 Palmerston Rd, Walthamstow, London E17 6PU, UK – 020 8521 6656

Excellent service - I managed to get an emergency appointment on the same day - Manager was very helpful - staff was very friendly and pleasant - Very professional and clean surgery - Recommend this surgery 100%

Abbey Dental Walthamstow

25 St James St, Walthamstow, London E17 7PJ, UK – 020 8521 2816

Never had any problems here, easy to get an appointment and excellent care

Glebelands Practice

2 Glebelands Ave, London E18 2AB, UK – 020 8989 6272

First class practice, my family has been looked after by Dr Howlett for 25 plus years now and never let us down.

Really good surgery

The Microfaculty (Drs M.E. and S.M. Dadabhoy)

107 Chingford Mount Rd, London E4 8LT, UK – 020 8524 1230

Doctors and nurses are lovely, a couple of receptionists are too full of themselves

The Evergreen Surgery

26 High St, London E11 2AQ, UK – 020 8518 8746

Usually manage to get an appointment on the day we phone. Pre-book able appointments available within a couple of weeks. Excellent GPs who listen & give good advice/treatment. We've been with this practice 35 years, a few different doctors over that time but main partners mostly long term.

Great surgery!

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

Whipps Cross University Hospital Maternity Unit

Whipps Cross Rd, London E11 1NR, UK – 020 8539 5522

I have had my 3 children at Whipps and each time the care has been fantastic. Each time staff were excellent, professional, caring and positive. I am just home after quite a traumatic c section and I cannot sing the praises of the medical team in the operating theatre and all the midwives who provided after care they were all brilliant I am safe and recovering and baby is safe and vary happy. We can't thank the team enough. We MUST fight for our NHS and those who work tirelessly within it. Thank you Whipps for bringing my beautiful family safely into this world.

Fantastic service! My fiancee needed a C section as the baby was breach and they were so professional, friendly and responsive. I'm going back in to pick up my fiancee and daughter but I'm bringing them chocolates because they deserve it!

Whipps Cross University Hospital

Whipps Cross Rd, Leytonstone, London E11 1NR, UK – 020 8539 5522

After all the reported & unreported stories I have heard about Whipps Cross Hospital, I took my son to an out patients appointment yesterday and was very pleasantly surprised. Having entered the hospital at the opposite end of where we needed to be, we was greeted several times by friendly staff & volunteers who were only to pleased to help direct us to the correct department, walking from one end to the other of the quarter of a mile corridor, our first impressions were 'this is wasn't what we was expecting, it is so clean & tidy!, on reaching our designated waiting point, we were greeted by friendly helpful staff & again a spotlessly clean & tidy area, I would also like to add the toilets were also spotlessly clean too. The clinic was run in the most professional manner & ran to time! Well done to all at Whipps Cross, you have turned our beloved local piece of amazing architecture back into a superb hospital, offering a first class service, I have experienced filthier private hospitals with longer waiting times and no explanation of why the clinic is running 2 hours behind schedule. You have done yourselves proud Whipps Cross, long may it continue.

The doctors and nurses were excellent aside from one or two grumpy women who changed beds/served food. This hospital has the potential to be amazing but is clearly severely in need of refurbishment, investment and more staff. The staff are doing what they can but if you need something sorting you need to be persistent and ask 3/4 times before anything happens. Again this goes back to them being understaffed. Fingers crossed they get the financial support they need. The parking is extortionate. £2.70 for 2 hours and if your husband is there for 4 days it adds up. Fortunately despite it being expensive we can afford it but what about those that can’t and can’t use public transport?! It’s not fair.

Wanstead Hospital

Makepeace Rd, London E11 1UU, UK – 020 8532 2711

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Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for E17.

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 E17
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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

378 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London E17 9AA, UK

Great experience on Sundays. Church starts at 11 o'clock

Great church

Grange Park URC Church

Grange Park Rd, Leyton, London E10 5EP, UK – 020 8558 9198

LCI Leyton uses this premises as well for worshipping on Sundays at 12:30 and Thursdays at 07:30 PM


Saint Joseph's Roman Catholic Church

68 Grange Park Rd, London E10 5ES, UK – 020 8539 2908

Awesome place for worship!

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

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

LondonEnergy Ltd

EcoPark, Advent Way, London N18 3AG, UK – 020 8803 1322

Fantastic facility - with too much to discover, see and learn. It's very nice to see that a company actually exists that avoids sending waste to landfills and recycle it + convert to energy. One thing to watch out for though - speed cameras (speed limit is 15).

Incredible company that does amazing things with waste.

South Access Road Household Waste and Recycling Centre

42a South Access Road, London, Walthamstow E17 8AX, UK – 020 8509 3664

A high class of waste, tempered by friendly assistant personnel. This one time I was there dropping off some hardcore and paving slabs when a guy pulled up in a car that was jam packed with DVDs, there were tears in all our eyes as we watched him unload them into the general waste skip.

This recycling centre is usually very clean and tidy. The staff are friendly and helpful.

Malbay Waste Disposal Ltd & Skip Hire London

5 Staffa Rd, Walthamstow, London E10 7PY, UK – 020 8988 2900

Terrific Skip hire & waste disposal business in London.

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 Walthamstow


88-90 High Rd, London E18 2NA, UK – 020 8989 4924

Food is average however they supposedly have a kids corner. Some other mummies and I, we like to go there as the kids can play in one room while we eat. It works on most days - we go there once every couple of months for lunch- except for the last time we were there. One customer and a manager told us off because the kids were too loud in the room and kept in running between our table and the room when they needed something. The table was next to the room and no other customers were in between. The customer who complained was on the other side of the room. The kids were 3 years old and didn't see each other for a couple of months (it was also one of them late birthday/get together). They were as loud as any 3 years old playing in a room dedicated to them. After been told off by the customer and the manager having a word with us, we felt we had to leave. Most of us didn't finished or even started our lunch so we asked for takeaway boxes. The kids didn't have any of their paid dessert which was included on their lunch menu. Will we go there again? No as the main attraction was the kids room which they can't use unless they sit quietly watching the TV screen and not play.

Great food and good service to start... Then seemed to get worse towards the end with two deserts ordered, one of which was forgotten, then a 20min wait to get the bill. Would try again to see if this was a one off.

Oceano Restaurant

381 High Rd Leyton, London E10 5NA, UK – 020 8988 3070

Great Portuguese food at very reasonable prices. It can get very busy at dinner time even on regular week days so it’s better to book in advance. The staff are generally friendly but when it’s busy they can forget basic norms of customer service like welcoming customers.

Generous portions (too generous sometimes!) and well priced for the food on offer. I would expect to pay at least £19 for and Octopus so I totally can’t complain about pricing. Wines are half the price I usually pay for in restaurants in Wanstead Woodford so I can imagine this business profit margin is low for value/quality! had the Steak which was so so Tender and tasty and the Octopus which was perfectly cooked. It was so busy and the waiters were rushed off their feet but so friendly and attentive, The owners made time to talk to us and welcome us and the waiter explained the wine list too. Little touches go a long way, No fussy, trendy nonsense- authentic cosy restaurant! Will be back

Thainese restaurant

313A Hoe St, Walthamstow, London E17 9BG, UK – 020 8509 9668

Good menu offering at the place. A regular customer at this restaurant the food tastes good! Can't fault it even though under new management the rest of the staff remain. The clay pot dishes taste exquisite also try the prawn soup!

Visited the restaurant with my family and absolutely loved the food. The menu offered a fanstastic range - spoilt for choice really! All the food was freshly made; so definitely well worth the wait. The kids meal arrived first which was great I thought, as less fuss when we are eating and can really enjoy the meal. We ordered the Thai fish cakes for starters - really liked the sauce dip as well. The Aromatic duck was very well cooked and the Pad Thai was to die for. The chicken sizzler was mouth-watering! Great service from all the staff; very friendly and polite and good ambience. Would highly recommend :)

Nursery and Preschools

Highams Park Day Nursery and Preschool

16A Handsworth Ave, London E4 9PJ, UK – 020 8531 0713


Bright Horizons

Billets Corner Nursery/Sainsbury's Low Hall Store, Walthamstow, London E4 8ST, UK – 020 8523 3823

Nice staff here

I have visited a lot of nurseries but was very disappointed until I came to Bright Horizons. After 5 minutes in I knew that was the one! With safe gardens for children, nice and clean interiors, very professional and caring staff, I was so happy and relieved that such place still exist! Best nursery ever!

Leytonstone Community Pre-school

Lister Hall, Lister Rd, Leytonstone, London E11 3DS, UK – 020 8988 1019

Both my kids attended Green Man up to the point where they left to go to the local primary school and loved it. Great place, with friendly staff who clearly like kids - and like interacting with them. I particularly liked the fact that they didn't tie me into going every day and that the lunch-club gave me until 1:15pm. Their previous premises had a nice big garden. The current place doesn't have quite such a nice outdoor play-space, but they are clearly working hard to make it better.

A wonderful preschool. This is the first place I left my little boy other than with relatives and I was instantly sure that he would be happy there. The staff enjoy being with the children and my son loves it. The staff have taken a quite shy little boy and helped him to blossom into a confident, opinionated person. There are lots of different activities for the children to do every day and the parents are all very involved too which makes it feel friendly. You can choose how many days your child attends and so start them off slowly if you want to. I can only recommend it.

Primary and Secondary Schools

George Mitchell School

Farmer Rd, London, Leyton E10 5DN, UK – 020 8539 6198

Good school. Great staff. Sadly let down by government cut backs abd staff shortages and the recent influx of eastern European pupils and refugee status pupils. But sch has been rebuilt and refurbed. So looks amazing and hopefully will give staff and moral a lift. And help improve the prospects for sch and pupils. Have been for a your of the new school. And was very impressed. Bigger classroom. Really big sports hall. All equipment is brand new. Plus all new state of the art computer rooms and pc's in the classrooms. So should help improve the standards and results of the pupils. Let's hope the kids appreciate the investment that's been made on their behalf.

George Mitchell is a very good school.They learn very well and achieve lots of awards.

Henry Maynard Primary School

Maynard Rd, Walthamstow, London E17 9JE, UK – 020 8520 3042

I went there good it's a school for everyone and has good celebration dinner like Christmas and plays .

Attended this wonderful school in the seventies, had a great experience, fantastic teachers including the head back then, called Mr Finlay.

Southwold Primary School

Detmold Rd, London E5 9NL, UK – 020 8806 5201


Public & Preparatory Schools

St. Joseph's Convent Independent Primary School for Girls

59 Cambridge Park, London E11 2PR, UK – 020 8989 4700

Excellent academic development with compassionate pastoral care for all the girls. Excellent music training and English development. I am so glad my girls went to this wonderful little school.

St Aubyns School

Bunces Ln, Woodford, Woodford Green IG8 9DU, UK – 020 8504 1577

Dear Adam Markham, Thank you for booking our multi-purpose planetarium for St Aubyns School. We wish your pupils all the best in their future endeavours. Hope to see and work with you all again. Best regards

Woodford Green Preparatory School

Glengall Road, Woodford, Woodford Green IG8 0BZ, UK – 020 8504 5045

Excellent school

Local social service agencies for E17 with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for E17 with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for E17, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for E17 with contact details and location maps