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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

HSBC

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

Amazingly friendly and helpful staff

Great staff, they were quick and effective solving my problem. Thank you.

Lloyds Bank

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

"Really helpfull staff "Nice and helpful staff."

This branch has definitely been improving over the 13 years I have lived in Walthamstow Central. Vince Tagliarini, Charell Medley, Andy Mark Russell (Mortgages) Galia Piskova (since left), and Nahid Iqbal (Business Banking, since left) have all given me very good service over the years. The branch was renovated a couple of years ago and now looks fresher. I have several personal accounts, loans and cards with Lloyds Bank. I used to do my business banking exclusively with HSBC, tho have since moved most of it to Lloyds Walthamstow. I gave the same feedback in branch in HSBC Walthamstow FIVE times to various people over the last 4 years regarding their automatic deposit facilities and STILL nothing has been done to date: 1. their ONLY cash deposit machine rejects too many notes, and 2. the card on the ATM showing which way to insert your card is still upside down. In contrast Lloyds Walthamstow has TWO automatic deposit machines and is much less problematic re: rejecting legal bank notes.

TSB Bank

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

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Building Societies

Nationwide

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.

Nationwide

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

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

Nationwide

589 Lea Bridge Rd, Leyton, London E10 6BB, UK – 0800 554 0636

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!
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.

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.

London Borough of Haringey Neighbourhood Resource

177 Park Ln, London N17 0HJ, UK – 020 8489 2458

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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

have been coming here and the Wanstead practice - great caring dentist - would highly recommend especially if you are nervous

Woodford House Dental Practice - Improve Your Smile

162 High Road, Woodford, Woodford Green IG8 9EF, UK – 020 8504 2704

Myself and my family have been attending Dr Malik's practice for over 20 years and have always been totally satisfied with the service we have received. The reception staff are welcoming, friendly,helpful and efficient. The recent refurbishment has been carried out to a very high standard and it is a pleasure to sit and wait though this is never for long as time keeping is excellent. Prevention, maintainance and treatment are to the highest professional standard and we have always been involved in the decision making process. In an emergency the practice has always responded immediately with help and support. The children were always happy to attend the practice and were dealt with in such a caring way and were never frightened. Thank you all for making what can be a daunting experience into a pleasant one and for all the time and care you give so personally.

Very impressed with this dental practice. Everything was spotlessly clean and the whole place is very professional. Dr Ma and her dental nurse went our of their way to accommodate us. They were so gentle and patient that my 2 year old enjoyed her first visit to the dentist!

Wanstead Dental

11 High St, London E11 2AA, UK – 020 8530 4230

'Team of experts' for Dental Implant treatment. Implant brands offered by them are very good quality. Dr Sapiro is very supportive and polite.

Great dentists, really nice relaxing atmosphere - more like a beauty spa than a dentist!!

Addison Road Medical Practice

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

Been with the surgery my whole life, only negatives are sometimes long waits but if doctors are off sick what do you expect. 99% of my experiences here and been very positive. And that is coming from someone to hates to visit in the first place!

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..

Dr J Bailey

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

I am surprised at some of the negative reviews... I cannot praise the surgery and staff highly enough. They are always friendly and professional and it truly is a family practice as Dr Baileys family also work here. Keep up the good work guys.;)

I've only been with this practice for a few months but am so glad I changed to here and would like to extend my thanks to all of the staff. The receptionists are always helpful and have a smile, and the Doctor is always friendly and puts you at ease. Some people seem to have a slight grievance about waiting times but in my opinion this is to be expected in a busy surgery and is far outweighed by the great service you receive there.

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

Maternity Unit

Whipps Cross University Hospital, Whipps Cross Rd, Leytonstone, 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

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.

The A&E children's department are wonderful. The Nurses and DR's went above and beyond to make sure that my son was well cared for. We were seen very quickly and my son was admitted to the Children's ward for immediate treatment. We could not have been in better hands. The whole team are so kind and helpful. I cannot thank them enough.

Wanstead Hospital

Makepeace Rd, London E11 1UU, UK – 020 8539 5522 x6568

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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 Parish of Walthamstow

8 Church End, Walthamstow, London E17 9RJ, UK – 020 8520 1430

Lovely church, very friendly, and Vanessa is a beautiful human being

Beautiful cementery!

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.

All Saints Church of England Highams Park

Church Ave, London E4 9QD, UK – 020 8531 5107

Lovely little church hall used for many groups including tumble tots.

A small welcoming Parish Church where you can meet with Jesus.

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.

Park View Road Reuse and Recycling Centre

2452 Park View Rd, London N17 9AY, UK

Good car space inside the centre. Staff is friendly.

Very friendly and helpful staff.

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

Dynasty Restaurant

139 High Rd, London E18 2PA, UK – 020 8504 0475

I have finally found a fantastic Chinese restaurant near the office. Food is very delicious. Good quality and value.

Consistently good. I've been dining here for many years, though the fixed price has crept up by degrees...weekend set price is £22 per person..... But nevertheless its nice to have a choice of anything from the menu. But it's polite not to Over order and leave lots of food.....they dont like that. 5 minutes walk from South Woodford central line station. Just saw ya Dumplings

Lost Asia Grill Restaurant and Lounge

662 Lea Bridge Rd, London E10 6AP, UK – 020 8556 7766

Masala chilli chips and chicken are tasty. Portions are good. Nice atmosphere

Always 5 star service. The best place for a perfect iftar.. Food.. Mocktails.. Dessert and Shisha

YumYum Thai Restaurant

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

Have visited Awesome Thai many times, and for me, it is still the best Thai restaurant in Walthamstow. The food is always excellent quality with great flavour and presentation, as well as being very good value for money. The service is very friendly, with all the little extras that make a good meal a great meal, added at no extra cost. As mentioned in other reviews, this is a very busy restaurant, with 2 sittings on both Friday and Saturday. So you need to book in advance and don't be surprised if you are in the early sitting and asked to free your table by 8:30pm.

A truly amazing thai restaurant, I have been coming here for years and will continue to do so for many more. The food is wonderful, fresh, flavoursome and the menu has something for everyone. I'd recommend getting the sharing YumYum-platter as a starter as everything on it is fantastic. The staff are all lovely and keen to help, we have got to know them over the years and they are all brilliant. I can't say enough good things about this place, if you love thai food then you must visit here!

Nursery and Preschools

Highams Park Day Nursery and Preschool

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

nice

Billet's Corner Nursery & Preschool

11 Walthamstow Ave, Walthamstow, London E4 8ST, UK – 0330 057 6477

Nice staff

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

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

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.

Very good place

Northumberland Park Community Secondary School

Trulock Rd, London N17 0PG, UK – 020 8801 0091

im currently in the school now and its not that bad

Great school

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.

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.

Tayyibah Girls School

88 Filey Ave, Cazenove, London N16 6JJ, UK – 020 8880 0085

I have been in this school for 9 years i love it and it has changed me as a person and my education all the teachers are very hard working and want to you to reach your potential i recommend it to everyone

My daughter goes there and she is very well educated over there and they have very high standards . They are very independent and there teaching are towards good morals

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