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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.


TSB Bank

797 - 799 High Rd Leytonstone, Leytonstone, London E11 4QS, UK – 020 8790 9983

Very good service

So so


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!


204 High St, Walthamstow, London E17 7JH, UK – 0345 788 8444

Great service. Good people. When busy it is always managed well. Everything is quick and easy. No complaints.

Had a little trouble settling down when I moved to London but Natwesh were helpful and very nice when I needed help to set up my bank account! Go there, they are fantastic :)

Building Societies


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

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

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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!
Waltham Forest Council

Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Rd, Walthamstow, London E17 4JF, UK – 020 8496 3000

I've had contact with many different departments in Waltham Forest council as an active member of the community and a business owner in the Borough. I have been very impressed by the consistent, high level of professionalism and sincere concern for the community shown by all staff. It's not an easy job keeping so many, diverse people happy, but I honestly find that Waltham Forest council works hard to do right by the people who live here. My husband and I are very grateful to them for their efforts and hope that they'll keep the standards high.

Waltham Forest Housing

Cedar Wood House, 2d Fulbourne Rd, Walthamstow, London E17 4GG, UK – 020 8496 4197

Friendly staff

Islamic Sharia Council

34 Francis Rd, Leyton, London E10 6PW, UK – 020 8558 0581

gave us free marriage counselling for 3 sessions. didnt ask for payment for any of the sessions however they accept donations so i donated what i could afford but i wasnt pressured to donate in any way. they also give good advice on the phone and i can see they are trying their best although they are clearly struggling with the amount of cases they are dealing with.

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

Smile In London

399 High Rd Leyton, Leyton, London E10 5NA, UK – 020 8539 1653

Great dentist. Great service. Staff all nice and polite and dentist is really nice and friendly.

Excellent Service.... Very Professional and caring staff. feeling much better with my treatment. definitely recommended...A++++++

Abbey Dental Walthamstow

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

Have always been made to feel welcome by the reception staff, so unsure on the negative responses, and the detists are amazing! Myself and my little boy go who is under 2.

Forest Dental Care

73 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London E17 4SA, UK – 020 8520 5533

Clean and tidy surgery. Staff polite and courteous. Dr Malik is very professional in every which way. I have recommended Forest Dental Care to my friends and family. 5 Stars from us,

Excellent dental practice I can advice anyone who has a deep fear of the dentist, or indeed of any dental work. Forest Dental Care, is a practice that has exceptional dentist,s and staff. They are friendly and caring, putting patients at ease before any work is carried out. The reception staff are so friendly and helpful, even when the practice busy. Myself and all our our family have attended, both at the dentist's previous practice and now this one, for over 18 years. As a very nervous patient i can not recommend this dentist or indeed their colleague,s highly enough. The dentist,s will always make sure you have all the details of the work you require.and the reason for the work to be carried out, regardless if your a NHS patient or a private patient. The costing. Which as i am now having extensive dental work, as a private patient under going ( cosmetic treatment ) I have found to be more than reasonable. Mrs s stavri Visited in August 2017. Posted on 10 August 2017

Rydal Group Practice

375 High Rd, Woodford, Woodford Green IG8 9QJ, UK – 020 8504 0532

I am new to the Surgery and I am extremely impressed by the service I have received so far. Everyone on reception has been helpful, efficient and very pleasant. I have used the telephone callback system and have found this to be a real time saver for everyone. On both occasions, the doctor was able to sort out my problems without the need for me to visit the surgery. All in all I am very happy to have joined Rydale Group Practice.

The website leaves a lot to be desired, information overlaid and mixed up,. I'm sure a better job could be achieved knowing what the cost of setting up this type of site is. Also information given over phone is much to fast especially for the more mature adult the giving of the phone numbers should be paced enabling patients to write down the information. I do find that since all of the new alterations to the practice have been implemented that the service always is unobtainable without a considerable wait, although we appreciate the changes take time to bring about success, it seems to be taking too long. having said all of this, the Doctors and nurses at the practice are all excellent and doing a wonderful job. Well done Doc's unfortunately as is often the case the admin staff are not coming up to par Dr Sir Alan Clemens..

Addison Road Medical Practice

46 Ravenswood Rd, Walthamstow, London E17 9LY, UK – 020 8430 7171

I've had a great experience so far, no problems getting appointments either!

Dr J Bailey

107 Shernhall St, Walthamstow, London E17 9HS, UK – 020 8520 5138

The best GP with a seamless booking, patient access, reception and general practice care system. Disregarding other reviews here this has to be the best in the e17 area and iv experienced most of the bad ones! Baileys keep up the great work.

I used to be a patient of Dr. Jennifer Bailey, but stupidly left to see a gp closer to home, huge mistake that almost cost me and my unborn child our lives. My daughter and husband are now patients with the Bailey surgery and I cannot honestly tell you how honoured I am that they are being cared for by this amazing family based medical team. Dr Bailey snr is a warm, kind and Earthy doctor, with a wealth of knowledge and a dedication to help you no matter what. I genuinely have no idea how she manages to practice all the hours she does, even in the depths of all bugs and lurgies and still nose running from a patient caused infection will soldier on to ensure her patients are not only seen but seen with a smile and as much time as they need, empathy, understanding and good old fashioned listening that make her and her team a cut well above the rest. I have very few regrets in life, leaving this practice is one of them. If you're lucky enough to get into this amazing service, where her children have both followed in her footsteps and her staff are as loyal as best friends could ever be, then you are fortunate to have the very best care available not only in LBWF but possibly in all of London and it's NHS. A level of service and professionalism you'd expect to receive privately. She and her team are the salt of the Earth, a true working demonstration of what the NHS is meant to look like. My deepest gratitude for everything she and her team have done for me and my family and continue to do.

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

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.

I have visited Whipps Cross Hospital on number of occasions including hospital stays. I have never felt worried while I am there as they took good care of me. I have always found every staff really caring and nice to me. The doctors are great and take time to listen to you and answer your questions. The A&E is great at prioritizing emergencies and are always try to see kids earlier. It is really assuring that the hospital is so well managed and organized. Keep up the good work. Always recommended.

Wanstead Hospital

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

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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!

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

Wanstead Methodist Church

Hermon Hill, London E11 2AR, UK – 07976 102345

Brilliant facilities for renting,I go every Wednesday and friday to the local youth club there and know our band is going to play there (family friendly)

Warm and friendly people, short of younger members, but they are keen to start things for them.

National Spiritualist Church

Vestry Rd, Walthamstow, London E17 9NH, UK – 020 8503 6942

A lovely and friendly church.there is much help and support given if needed. A welcoming Smile and a good cup of tea and biscuits is always served up. Everything and everyone is there.you must all come to this fantastic church. please come and bring your friends you will not be disappointed I promise you. All my love to everyone at this fantastic for I believe in God and I believe in the family.

Christ Apostolic Church

12 Ferndale Rd, London E11 3DN, UK – 020 8556 3031

I was there for the very first time 25/6/2017 On an errand on be-half of cacma Europe on entering The praise worship arrested me that after Finishing what took me there i had to wait and finish The praise worship with them, it was soul invigorating and worth the wait The choir and the lead vocalist are bunch Of talented individuals packed together to deliver praises to baba God This is one church i'll be going back too sha Lead vocalist you too much sha God bless you o

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

Argall Metal Recycling Ltd

5 Staffa Rd, Walthamstow, London E10 7PY, UK – 020 8558 3223

Excellent Service, Excellent Drivers, Called 1 hr before collection, and paid same day - Very reliable & would recommend them - Very Happy Customer. Naresh

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.

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.

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

YumYum Thai Restaurant

202 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London E17 4BS, UK – 020 3327 9790

Nice restaurant. Food is delicouse. Gets busy so staff and service can vary. But overall it's great. Nice location. Great food selection and cocktails.

Food was really nice! Definitely will be going back. Portion size is normal, and at £6-9 is not over priced. Those who say otherwise, go back to all you can eats.

Exceline African Foods

527-529 High Rd Leytonstone, London E11 4PB, UK – 020 7998 1700

This African Restaurant is located on High Road Leytonstone and overlooking a birthplace of famous film director Alfred Hichkock: 517 High Road, E11. Building has been painted with birds in his memory ie film Birds

I have been to Exceline many times over the last few years and I absolutely love the food. I am Ugandan and travel to Uganda at least once or twice a year. When I am in Uganda I dream of Exceline food! The service is great and the owners of the restaurant come out and interact with the customers. I have introduced many people to the resturant and many of them keep going back. I have also had Exceline cater many of my events one of my friends keeps asking me whether I have shares in the place. I don't have shares in Exceline, I appreciate good food, good service and affordable prices!

Bodrum Restaurant

303 Lea Bridge Rd, Walthamstow, London E10 7NE, UK – 020 8556 9171

Great place to eat. Family friendly, delicious food very reasonably priced. Love going there with the family.

Amazing food, big portions and great staff. Their kebabs are really nice.

Nursery and Preschools

Highams Park Day Nursery and Preschool

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


Excel Day Nursery

62 Hainault Rd, London E11 1EQ, UK – 020 8556 1732

My daughter loves it here, enjoys the food/ garden and day trips. It has a family feeling, staff and owner are very understanding and they take the time to accomodate to each child's wants and needs. They have a great approach to their work, well set routine. This is coming from a mum with serious trust issues that is suing her previous nursery.

Good Child care

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!

Primary and Secondary Schools

George Mitchell School

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

is now an all-through school with the old Beaumont Primary and Nursery school.

Harris Academy Tottenham

Ashley Road, London N17 9LN, UK – 020 3772 4243

Amazing. Lucky enough to attend this school. Staff here is amazing. Discipline is enforced here to high standers. Highly recommend bring children here.

It's a outstandingly excellent school. It is located in the London Borough Haringey, is on the district of tottenham. It is an all - throughout school and I hope many people will join as it has high expectations and well - experienced teachers and staff.

Noor Ul Islam Primary School

135 Dawlish Rd, London E10 6QW, UK – 020 8558 8765

The best school in the world. I attended this SCHOOL and I am proud to learn too much about life and simplicity. I am really impressed about their moto of respect for all and hatred for non. Thumbs up for all teachers and management. Very well done for changing thousands of lives.

The best school in the UK. All my children attended this SCHOOL and I am proud that they learnt too much about life and simplicity. I am extremely pleased about their moto of respect for all and hatred for non. Thumbs up for all teachers and management. Very well done for changing thousands of lives.

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

Forest School

London E17 3PY, UK – 020 8520 1744

As a student here at forest in a completely unbiased statement I have had the best years of my life here and spent them in the amazing facilities and with the most hospitable people ever!

Well run, excellent facilities.

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