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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

Attijariwafa Bank

95 Praed St, Paddington, London W2 1NT, UK – 020 7706 8323

Excellent customer service. They managed all my requests very quickly and are really polite and helpful. Thank you !

Very friendly and helpful team, always satisfied with their service . They really make customers banking easy, Thank you ever so much.

NatWest Bank

25 Shepherds Bush Green, Hammersmith, London W12 8PR, UK – 0845 788 8444

Long queues and average staff

Lloyds Bank

417 North End Rd, Fulham, London SW6 1NS, UK – 0345 300 0000

Really quiet branch, I always go here on the weekends rather than brave the lines in the central London branches!

Building Societies

The Chelsea Building Co

168 Earls Ct Rd, Kensington, London SW5 9QQ, UK – 020 7259 2247

Have used this company several times and can highly recommend. David and his team were a delight to have around! Mess was kept to a minimum, turned up on time and didn’t land me with extra hidden costs. They even didn’t seem to mind too much when I changed my mind numerous times on things and were very accommodating. Would definitely use them again.

I used Chelsea Building because they were competitive and professional pitching for the business and I was not disapointed.They completed painting the outside of the house and remedial building work on time and to a very high specification.Their workfroce were a pleasure to have on site and they always left the site clean.I would definitely ask them to pitch again for any further building and/or decorating work that I have going forward

Nationwide

146 Uxbridge Rd, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 8AT, UK – 0800 554 0296

I've moved from this branch. Although conveniently located on the north side of Shepherds Bush Green it has an annoying double entry door that doesn't always work very efficiently and it is easy to collide with people even though you're not supposed to be able to. Watch out if you're struggling with a wet umbrella. Why do these places hardly ever have a bucket to deposit them in. Can get super busy in here with a queue that never seems to move. You can also wait a long time to speak to an advisor.

Great customer service. Very friendly staff. Barely any queuing

Nationwide

189 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 6SH, UK – 0800 554 0228

We have been using this branch for many years now with no complaints, the staff are efficient, professional, cheerful and always happy to help with any queries.

Always helpful, always efficient

Local Chambers of Commerce for W14 8HJ. 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!
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.

Wonder.

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.

Chelsea Old Town Hall

Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5EE, UK – 020 7361 2220

I photographed at this venue a numerous occasions and never seems to fail impress the guests. While the ceremony rooms are beautiful and intimate, the grand reception room is absolutely stunning! The outside staircase is a great option for group shots and there are several nice spots around Kings Road for further wedding photography. Great venue, great location. Regards, Henrik Andersen UK Wedding Photography

Witnesses of a happy wedding!

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 W14. 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 West Kensington area
Find local dentists and dental practices around West Kensington and W14 8HJ 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!

Great dental practice and would highly recommend. Due to a past traumatic tooth extraction experience in my young teens, it had really put me off going to the dentist and became a very nervous patient. Work colleague recommended Yasmin Golar as a really good dentist - she was superb! Definitely made me feel at ease and took the time out to explain the treatments, and calmed my nerves. I will be scheduling my next general dental check up with her.

Number 18 Dental

18 Garway Rd, London W2 4NH, UK – 020 7792 2333

Service is professional and efficient but not cold - everyone there is friendly and treats you like a customer. The treatment is very focused on proactivity and transparency - "here are all the things we could do... These are the urgent issues.... Doing this will prevent problems in the future..." Etc If you're the kind of person who changes your tyres well before your car fails the MOT, you'll love this place...

Relaxed environment with professional service - fantastic and recommended

Connaught Village Dentistry

48 Connaught St, London W2 2AA, UK – 020 7706 1264

We needed an emergency appointment for my elderly mother and Connaught Village Dentistry was able to accommodate. We were extremely impressed with the professionalism of the entire team. Dr. Geoffrey Pullen took immediate and effective action, leaving us confident and impressed. For the first time ever a visit to the dentist was a pleasant experience!

Customer Service is second to none. I had the c-fast treatment at this practice, the results exceeded my expectations, and the treatment was completed earlier than I was told it would be. Karen the receptionist put me at ease straight away, with her bubbly personality. They say first impressions count and that is so true, it was down to Karen that I decided to have this practice do my treatment. Jennifer Grimes was my dentist, I will never be able to thank her or Valerie enough for what they have done for me. I now get so many compliments, about my beautiful smile! Jennifer thank you to your and your team, for the amazing work you do. I highly receommend this practice. An extremely happy customer.

The Bush Doctors

147 Shepherd's Bush Green, 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.

The Bush Doctors Surgery

18 W 12 Shopping Centre, London W12 8PP, UK – 020 8749 1882

You have to book weeks in advance which is a real bummer but once you're in they look after you well.

London Doctors Clinic Private GP

11.10, 20 Eastbourne Terrace, 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.

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

Bupa Cromwell Hospital

164-178 Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW5 0TU, UK – 020 7460 2000

Great hospital! I have seen Mr Raslan in may 2017 . He was caring and very professional, he helped me through a very difficult situation . I couldn’t be more grateful for Mr Raslan and his team ! First class service

Please AVOID coming here with your baby to Dr Anne Buk-Serero. We brought here our baby a couple of times, and even if she was ok and all the blood tests were correct, she gave us 5 prescriptions each time! By ‘coincidence’ always something that was being advertised in capital letters in every pharmacy…. It is the clear example of a Dr who is ‘commission focused’, just trying to get a much benefit as possible with medicaments, instead of trying to cure a baby… deplorable. Absolutely not what you expect when you go with your baby to a private Dr.

Royal Brompton Hospital

Sydney St, Chelsea, London SW3 6NP, UK – 020 7352 8121

First time as an inpatient for my son this week but the staff have all been really lovely, he's actually enjoyed the food which is extremely rare for him and they Drs and play staff along with the nurses have made it as pleasant a stay for him as is possible... so my only whinge is the extremely small WHSmiths that's here on site was closed all day today so couldn't get him any treats for being a such a superstar ⭐

Initiatially went there unconcious in an ambulance! However, my follow up appointment 18 months later was first class.Two consultants. Two senior nurses and three other specialists in their particular field,all to see me.The follow up 'home'care is also first class and any problems only a phone call or email away.Best to travel by public transport.Car Parking can be problematic.

Charing Cross Hospital

Fulham Palace Rd, Hammersmith, London W6 8RF, UK – 020 3311 1234

Very promptly attended to my needs. Seen to discreetly and smoothly. Empathetic Doctor who couldn't get the printer to print my prescription so went and got the medication for me and I took it there and then, follow on care was queried to see if I'd understood what he'd relayed to me. Great walk in clinic that kept the queues down and explained that there where three different queuing system's and what position I was in my particular queue. Thank you for such a great service which actually challenged my belief that I'd been reading about in the news regarding excessive waiting time's on the NHS SERVICE!

Can not FAULT them on waiting lists for operations, after care and physiotherapy. They've a good mental health service there but do keep pushing for support of a loved one if they're in need of M.H support due to people needing to remain persistent with a SELF referral system which is in place.

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for W14 8HJ.

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 W14 8HJ
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 Bridge Church (London City Mission)

120 Battersea Bridge Rd, London SW11 3AF, UK – 020 7978 5193

Friendly congregation who made me feel welcome

Friendly, faithful community Church reaching out to people of North Battersea.

The Church of St Stephen and St Thomas

1 Coverdale Rd, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 8JJ, UK – 07824 511029

Visiting regularly for Kumon class of math and English. Recommended for kids willing to develop skills

This church is so well cared for

St Katherines Church

Westway, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 0SD, UK – 020 8746 2213

I love you so so much

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 West Kensington. 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

Recycle Clothes Relief

352-356 Battersea Park Rd, London SW11 3BY, UK

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 West Kensington

Mustard Restaurant

98-100 Shepherds Bush Rd, Shepherd's Bush, London W6 7PD, UK – 020 3019 1175

Enjoyed our meal here. I did find the restaurant slightly under staffed and so it took a while to order and for the food to arrive. When the food arrived it was tasty. It was quite quiet for a Friday night. More tables empty than full. They had a set menu which was £15.95 for 2 courses and £17.95 for 3 courses. Mains carried in price between about £12-22. Small selection of beer and wine by the glass, carafe or bottle. I would return and would recommend it.

Having been to Mustard upwards of nearly 30 times now since they opened, it still remains my favorite local go to spot, especially for weekend brunch. My husband and I are always bringing friends, clients and visiting family here. The food is fantastic (best salmon and eggs around), plenty of vegetarian options too. The staff is very friendly and the coffee always delicious. Great wifi too which is always a plus. Love this place so much!

Wildwood

21 Station Rd, London SW13 0LF, UK – 020 8876 8479

Great location. Loved the kids play area. It really made my meal more enjoyable. The food was a bit heavy though. I ordered a cobb salad to have a light meal but it was served with chicken thighs instead of breasts and doused in creamy dressing. Rosemary bread was good but over oiled. Servers were both very friendly and sweet to my very active and loud 2 year old.

Great housewine lovely salad dressing didn't like paper burger served on. Music tonight very good

Medlar

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!

Nursery and Preschools

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 : )

Fulham Pre-school & Day Nursery

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

Lovely staff. My daughter loves it there.

Kind staff

Holland Park Pre Prep School

5 Holland Rd, Kensington, London W14 8HJ, UK – 020 7602 9066

The Staff at Holland Pre Prep School is absolutely amazing. They have been very accommodating to our needs, as we joined the school mid term. Our two sons absolutely love the school and their teachers. They are excited to go to school in the morning, which says so much about their experience, and they can't stop talking about it when they are home. Coming from the US, we knew our kids would have a hard time adapting to a new school, however, the staff at HPPPS has been wonderful in helping us all. The atmosphere is sweet and charming, but the school offers a full range of academic accomplishments. I would highly recommend this jewel to anyone looking for a charming and sweet place for their children.

We are absolutely delighted with this choice of school for our 1yr old son. He only started a few of months ago but settled quickly within a couple of weeks and never stops smiling when we drop him off and collect him which is a testament to how much fun he has here. The teachers are warm, friendly and caring towards all the children in his class and their attention to detail is fantastic. We are given a detailed description of his day when we collect him and we are so impressed by the quality of food and resources that the children have access too every day. He seems to be learning a huge amount and often comes home with some form of artwork which is wonderful! Physical, social and emotional skills are all covered in a balanced way and we rate the school 'Outstanding' and have already been recommending it to all our friends!

Primary and Secondary Schools

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.

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!

Sulivan Primary School

Fulham, London SW6 3BN, UK – 020 7736 5869

Kind of cheeky posting a review before my granddaughter is given a place here. She's staying in Broomhouse Rd, a few yards away so it's super convenient. It looks a similar size to her current school with a much nicer outdoor space. How come no one else has written any reviews about whether the food, teachers or after school activities are any good.

Good school.

Public & Preparatory Schools

St James Junior School

Earsby St, 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)

Kensington Prep School

596 Fulham Rd, Fulham, London SW6 5PA, UK – 020 7731 9300

Kensington Prep is an independent day school in Fulham for girls aged 4-11. It opened in 1873, the first school to be established in the Girls’ Day School Trust. The school moved to Fulham in 1997 and is set in over an acre of grounds with netball and tennis courts and a pond for environmental studies and has some of the best facilities of any prep school in London. The school is non-denominational. There are 290 girls – aged 4 to 11 years - in 2 balanced parallel classes of about 20 girls. The school offers traditional values combined with innovative teaching and is at the forefront of IT. It has been awarded the prestigious ICT mark for the second time and there are iPad tablets and laptops in the classroom as well as a fully-equipped IT suite. The school has also just introduced a new digital learning platform and parent portal. There is a large library at the heart of the school, state-of-the-art science lab and dedicated specialist rooms for art, design technology, music and drama.

supper school

Sinclair House School

59 Fulham High St, Fulham, London SW6, UK – 020 7736 9182

Both my children love this school. I work as a doctor locally and my family have lived in Fulham for over 60 years. We specifically chose Sinclair House above other more established schools for its small class sizes, family feel and contemporary approach to education. The school belongs to the principal who is popular, ever present and very professional. The new premises have ample room and facilities, including a large indoor playground. My children are learning fast, love the staff, and look forward to school every day. I highly recommend Sinclair House school.

My 3 children started attending Sinclair House School after relocating from Belgium and they've been so happy at the school since day one. A lot of effort was put into making them feel at home. They have quickly learned English thanks to the efforts of the staff and language was never an issue. My children have truly grown wings, their individual talents have been recognized and supported and they have benefited from the multiple afternoon clubs. The school is a true window to the world, with many nationalities represented. This brings so much variety to the school and only has benefits to the children.

Local social service agencies for W14 8HJ with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for W14 8HJ with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for W14 8HJ, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for W14 8HJ with contact details and location maps

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