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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

The Co-op Bank - Croydon

91 George St, Croydon CR0 1LD, UK – 020 8649 8166

I love this bank-ethical investments and incredible customer service!

Rarely any queues, staff are very helpful and a pleasant place.

Barclays Bank

Norfolk House, 19/20 Wellesley Rd, Croydon CR9 1NG, UK – 0345 734 5345

A large and new looking branch. Why do we have 2 so close? Is it so they can justify their extortionate charges? My advice, bank anywhere else! Remember: they had a bank in south Africa, under the racist regime! Leopards and spots!

Well located and friendly staff

Barclays Bank

1434 London Rd, Norbury, London SW16 4BX, UK – 0345 734 5345

Very very very helpfull staff!

Building Societies

Skipton Building Society - Croydon

40 George St, Croydon CR0 1PB, UK – 020 8686 4861

Best building society in croydon. Polite staff. Manageress 10 star.

Yorkshire Building Society

66-68 George St, Croydon CR0 1PD, UK – 020 3733 8117

Superb service! I applied for a savings account on Saturday, and recieved my passbook for the new account on Monday - Staff were friendly and efficient.

Nationwide

11A George St, Croydon CR9 1HP, UK – 0800 554 0259

Have always had good timely service here.

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Local Chambers of Commerce for CR7 7QT. 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!
Bernard Weatherill House

8 Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA, UK – 020 8726 7000

It is accurate and dependable

Croydon Register Office

Ground, Croydon Town Hall, Fell Rd, Croydon CR0 1NX, UK – 020 8726 6300

Friendly and helpful staff! If you plan to get married in a civil weeding this is the place to go :)

Very good place experience staff

HM Land Registry - Croydon Office

Trafalgar House, 1 Bedford Park, Croydon CR0 2AQ, UK – 0300 006 0411

After a short wait on the phone. I was put through to a gentleman who was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. He looking into me query and even called me back 5 minutes later with an update. Fantastic service and surprising to see.

I was put through to Brad on two occasions today 19/9/17 - He was an absolute gentleman and was so helpful. His approach and patience represent a credit to the ideology of customer service.

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 CR7. 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 Thornton Heath area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Thornton Heath and CR7 7QT 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

MK Vasant MBE and Dental Associates

1210 London Rd, London SW16 4DN, UK – 020 8764 1424

Best Dentist in London. Strongly recommend to anyone for private treatment. Dr Manny Vasant is very friendly and caring. My last dentist was never as thorough. The whole team at the practice are warm and professional. The hygienist Ben is a wonderful man full of character. I now look forward to my appointments.

Excellent multi-disciplinary dentist with on site lab.

The Whitgift Dental Practice

70 Chatsworth Rd, Croydon CR0 1HB, UK – 020 8686 3954

As a nervous dental patient I really needed a practice that could handle my needs but also provide an excellent and honest service. Shahin, Julie, Abs, Lynda and the team certainly provide that in abundance. There's always a cheery welcome and a level of care that is rarely found. I cannot recommend Whitgift Dental highly enough, I almost (not really!) look forward to going to the dentist!

I like the informality of the surgery, everyone is on a first name terms. I'm a nervous patient and I'm made to feel at ease, it's not just an appointment there's a genuine interest in our lives. It's like going to see friends every few months.

Brigstock Dental & Implant Centre

97 Brigstock Rd, Thornton Heath CR7 7JL, UK – 020 8689 6171

Very pleasurable experience, great staff. I look forward to my dental appointments. Everyone is friendly and meticulous.โ€ I highly commend and wish to express my gratitude to Doctor Rudy Audit who has been my dentist for the past 5 years on his professionalism, dedication and perfectionism.

Very personal service and advanced facilities. Excellent value for money. Trust the right decision will be made!

Auckland Surgery

84A Auckland Rd, London SE19 2DF, UK – 020 8653 5146

we're new to the area and have been incredibly impressed with the surgery. Wonderful, friendly service. Like Doctors' surgeries ought to be

Excellent service! Arrived mistakenly 1 hr earlier for my appointment and I got to see the doctor within 5 minutes. Friendly staff and well maintained surgery. 5 star!

The Greyswood Practice

66 Eastwood St, London SW16 6PX, UK – 020 8769 0845

This is the best practice Iโ€™ve ever been registered at. Once you have an appointment (which can be a bit of hassle as itโ€™s phone only from 8am for same day bookings - with most gone by 8.15) - all of the staff are friendly and helpful. They have had a fair bit of rotation of GPs and Locums the last year, but itโ€™s settled down again now. Appointments run pretty much on time and they are very accommodating. - especially good with children.

Can usually get an on-the-day appointment if necessary. All the doctors I've seen here are very thorough and easy to talk to. Definitely recommend them ๐Ÿ˜Š

Friends Road Medical Practice

49-51 Friends' Rd, Croydon CR0 1ED, UK – 020 8688 0532

I have never had a problem at this practice. Appointments are usually given within a week or two, which is reasonable for a London practice in my experience. Staff are always helpful, friendly and courteous.

Reception staff always polite and helpful. Doctors listen to you and discuss your treatment,and are up to date with the latest treatments.

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

Croydon University Hospital

530 London Rd, Thornton Heath, Croydon CR7 7YE, UK – 020 8401 3000

I can understand most people dont like the waiting time in A&E but what do you expect. Its A&E in Croydon. It is always busy. I have an appointment tomorrow with my neurologist. She is lovely to talk and a pleasant attitude. I have no issues with it.

I can certainly say there is an an improving. I had 2 children at Croydon hospital so far and both experiences were different with the second been much better. Everywhere we go has various individuals with various backgrounds, culture, belief's and up bringing so we may need to kindly understand and I know this can be difficult also, different levels of training and experience. You best ask for what you require there and then in a polite manner this may help with your experience whilst at the hospital. I am going in soon to deliver baby number 3 and I am looking to update by giving Croydon hospital a 5 star. I am sure it's going be a better experience, so far it's been good with my apointments and the individuals I have come across. I know tge staff work very hard and can get overwhelmed with work. Thanks you and all the best

Moorfields Eye Hospital

530 London Rd, Thornton Heath CR7 7YE, UK – 020 8401 3486

I have been under Moorfields eye departments at Croydon for a number of years and cannot speak highly enough of their level of care and professionalism. Moorfields took over the eye division at CUH quite a while back and the improvements they have achieved are very impressive. I am therefore loathe to post my feedback from last Thursday but do this in the hope that remedial action can be taken. I attended the eye clinic for a post operation review and waited nearly three and a half hours to be seen by a consultant. He and his support staff were clearly embarrassed by the poor scheduling of the mornings appointments which resulted in horrendous log jams and was plainly due to poor resource planning failure by admin staff. The staff and consultants were , as usual, absolutely excellent .However, I really hope we are not returning to the bad old days of thoughtless appointment booking and appropriate staffing decisions!

Accompanied my apprehensive husband David this morning to have laser treatment to repair a torn retina. Moorfields Eye clinic was busy but efficient. David was duly called into the laser room and towards the end of the10 minute procedure, he passed out. With in seconds emergency help arrived, nurses, doctors, oxygen, porters, paramedics with stretcher. A routine session became a scene out of casualty as they brought him round from fainting. With all of this came a real sense of concern, efficiency, reassurance and true care. Bless all of you and thank you.

BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital

Poppy Ln, Shirley Oaks Village, Croydon CR9 8AB, UK – 020 8655 5500

I was admitted through my gastroenterologist, and i have to say the care i received was fantastic. Timing was absolutely outstanding. I didn't have to wait long for the procedure. The rooms, were fantastic. Clean, and i felt very comfortable. I especially have to give my props to the MRI department however. I suffered a moderate form of anaphylaxis after an injection of contrast, and they were very fast, professional, and efficient in regards to treating it straight away. For that i couldn't thank them enough.

After going to Mayday for 18 months, being in a great deal of pain and not being referred for surgery, I requested to see Mr Chitnavis (recommended very kindly by acupuncturist at Artemis clinic). My experience from the initial consultation to post -operative outpatients appt ( and physiotherapy) was impeccable. I was treated very well by all the staff. My greatest moment was waking up after the surgery (discectomy ) and having no more pain. Thank you to all the team who have my quality of life fantastic - I feel like I'm walking on air and have got my life back. From a very grateful patient

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for CR7 7QT.

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 CR7 7QT
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

Eternity Church Croydon (Formerly Potter's House)

304 -306 Bensham Ln, Thornton Heath CR7 7EQ, UK – 020 8251 9850

Great friendly group of people, warm welcome and thought provoking preaching. The minister is a regular commentator on the BBC Big Questions with Nicky Campbell.

St Paul's Church

St Paul's Rd, Thornton Heath CR7 8NB, UK – 020 8768 5387

Very good

Pawsons Road Baptist Church

Pawsons Rd, Croydon CR0 2QE, UK – 020 8689 3389

Love it

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

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Factory Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre

33-56 Factory Ln, Croydon CR0 3RL, UK – 020 8726 6200

Just been to recycle all my bits, asked a man if they take domestic waste and he said yeah then he started picking all my bits up to dispose off, they are so helpful here everytime I recycle. Thanks croydon recycling ๐Ÿ‘

They've started asking for ID now and the guy at the entrance just leaned in and put a sticker inside my windscreen. I was slightly annoyed that he didn't ask first but it's not the end of the world. Was I was in, the staff were fairly helpful telling where to dispose of waste I wasn't sure about.

Danjo's Skip Hire Ltd

Enterprise Close, Croydon CR0 3RZ, UK – 020 3124 1697

Excellent communication and really accommodating. They made the whole process really smooth and were genuinely helpful the entire time.

Sullivans Scrap Metal Merchants

89-91 Portland Rd, London SE25 4UN, UK – 020 8654 8465

Good service. Good prices

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 Thornton Heath

Bakhan Restaurant

72 London Rd, West Croydon, Croydon CR0 2TB, UK – 020 8681 3935

Food here is brilliant. Fresh, tasty and the service is great. One of my go-to whenever I'm feeling peckish. Takeaway and eat in available, I always leave with a huge smile on my face. Definitely recommend.

I can't really fault this place as a local restaurant. Good large portions, good priced food, not very greasy, good tasting, table service and a clean environment. I enjoyed my meal at Bakhan and will return! If you're looking for a fancy meal, this isn't it, but if you're happy with a local cafe style restaurant with helpful staff and good food, this'll do nicely!

Resham Restaurant

1538-1540 London Rd, Streatham, London SW16 4EU, UK – 020 8764 4007

Lamb chop to die for the hole meal was tastie best in along long time and no dear

Very tasty food. Great veggie and even Jain selection. Good service.

Western Villa Chinese Restaurant

117 Streatham Vale, London SW16 5SQ, UK – 020 8765 8180

Fantastic value and incredible speed when it comes to takeaways. Regularly have our takeaway delivered within 30 mins of placing an order. Also the food tastes really good.

Would highly recommend Western Villa! I have been regular customers over the past 2 years and are always happy with the service and the food. The food is always delivered on time, the food itself is amazing I have not had a better wonton soup anywhere else. I always use Western Villa now as it is definitely the best Chinese restaurant in the area.

Nursery and Preschools

Bright Horizons Blue House Day Nursery and Preschool

48 Sydenham Rd, Croydon CR0 2EF, UK – 0333 305 4825

I think it's a lovely nursery staff are very friendly children have lots on offer and look very happy x

Its a very welcoming nursery in my opinion. The staff are friendly and caring and the rooms are clean with lots of activities on offer. The garden is lovely with lots of nice areas for the kids. I'd recommend it to friends.

Mini Vip's Montessori Nursery & Pre School

1 Campbell Rd, Croydon CR0 2SQ, UK – 020 8689 7663

Good place good location

Ladybird Nursery Anerley

45 Anerley Park, London SE20 8NQ, UK – 020 8778 2810

Very good nursery, the teachers are very polite and helpful, the nursery is very clean, my son enjoyed the activities, trips to the farm, pet shop, Crystal Palace park. I will recommend Ladybird Nursery to anyone.

Primary and Secondary Schools

Al-Khair School

109-117 Cherry Orchard Road, Addiscombe, Croydon CR0 6BE, UK – 020 8662 8664

Some very good teachers and Ok facilities

It's an okay school for learning Islam and other general subjects

Woodmansterne Primary School Playing Field

Stockport Road, London Area, London SW16 5XE, UK – 020 8764 1825

This school was the best, I was a student and I loved it and I still do. It was a nice and amazing experience, I enjoyed it from my first until my last day. Even though I left I still remember this place as my home and family. It was the best place ever I couldn't imagine going any where else it was my life and I will still remember this school until I go. I left 7-8 months ago and I still remember how this place was the laughter, fun and the teachers were amazing, they looked after you and cared for you like their children, they taught me right from wrong I learned so much. Even though they have changed it I still remember what it looked like. So if you need to send your kid to a school this is the one, they have many awards and achievements like oxford outstanding. This school is beyond all others and I couldn't spend my childhood some place else.

I love this school its the best by anthony

Oasis Academy Shirley Park

Shirley Rd, London CR9 7AL, UK – 020 8656 0222

Our older son came here 3 years ago ,which apart from a few teething problems ,he thoroughly enjoyed. Am now in the process of looking at schools again so will be interesting to see if/how attitudes have changed .

Very helpful excipally to children that have needs

Public & Preparatory Schools

Trinity School of John Whitgift

Shirley Park, Croydon CR9 7AT, UK – 020 8656 9541

Good school

Supportive, proactive very well managed. Everything they do seems to revolve around the youngsters and my son has increased his confidence, maturity and outlook. Wish I went there!

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace

Maberley Rd, London SE19 2JH, UK – 020 8771 2261

Harris city academy is an amazing school. Some teachers care about their student and wants the best for them. The members of staff there are very helpful. I highly recommend you to send your child there. You won't regret it.

The best school i have, and the only one. Has bus stop which is convenient.

Virgo Forest Preparatory School

149 Central Hill, London SE19 1RT, UK – 07716 546838

Great pastoral care given to children resulting in confident, well mannered young people. Good structured teaching which encourages learning. This school has really helped to shape my little one.

Local social service agencies for CR7 7QT with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for CR7 7QT with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for CR7 7QT, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for CR7 7QT with contact details and location maps

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