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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

NatWest

341 Upper Richmond Rd W, London SW14 8QP, UK – 0345 788 8444

I'm very satisfied with services and good skilled staff which is always friendly, kind and helpful with any requests. Especially that Indian lady is making me feel welcome each time I'm going there.

Barclays Bank

203 High St, Brentford TW8 8AD, UK – 0345 734 5345

Fast and easy service, always come here.

Barclays Bank

8 George St, Richmond TW9 1JU, UK – 0345 734 5345

Very welcoming and has a very positive atmosphere! Loved my Work Experience and recommend it to everyone else! The staff are very kind and approachable! Would do it again if I could!

Helpful staff, but i was forced to go to Virgin Money for my mortgage for better rates and better terms. Shame, as I've banked with Barclays for over 10 years.

Building Societies

Nationwide

3 The Square, Richmond TW9 1DY, UK – 0800 554 1197

I was in a big trouble as my card was cloned, Helen helped me in everything I needed to sort out. Very friendly and competent. I highly recommend

Thank you for the friendly and competent service expertly delivered by BEN ROSE this early morning 09/10/2017 This branch employs lovely staff!

Nationwide

51 Broadway, London W13 9BP, UK – 0800 554 0214

However I would not rate the Nationwide experience as a whole at 5 stars, I would like to say that Vinnie from this particular branch was most helpful in resolving issues with opening a new account. Very kind and friendly individual. Thank you. Monika

Normally less queues than other banks. Friendly staff.

Nationwide

304-306 Chiswick High Rd, Chiswick, London W4 1NP, UK – 0800 554 0294

Excellent service from Tracey, Alistair, and teleconference Tom A*

Excellent

Local Chambers of Commerce for TW8. 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!
Ealing Equality Council

63 Mattock Ln, London W13 9LA, UK – 020 8280 2250

staff always do their best to help

The Muslim Law (Shariah) Council UK

20–22 Creffield Road, London, Ealing, London W5 3RP, UK – 020 8992 6636

Good

it is the best college i hqve been to

Vehicle Maintenance LBH MOT

Bridge Road Depot, Pears Rd, Hounslow TW3 1SQ, UK – 020 8583 5432

Brought my 2011 passat cc there this morning for an MOT, was done in half an hour! 5 stars all around! ... You know it when you see experience, the very nice mechanic even showed me a couple of tips on engine maintenance... I wish him many many years of good health as I'm planning to take my car there for the rest of my life... 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣

Get your vehicle MOT test done here, highly recommended. Hounslow Council's fleet management team don't carry out repairs, they are only concerned whether your vehicle is road worthy, so there is no vested interest in failing you like most garages do. Tests are completed within an hour and there is also a cafe onsite where you can grab a coffee or fry-up.

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 TW8. 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 Hounslow area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Hounslow and TW8 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

Ace Dental Care - Dentists in Richmond

107 Sheen Rd, Richmond TW9 1YJ, UK – 020 8940 1416

I had been a patient of Mr Cheggar for over 20 years. Despite moving to Buckinghamshire I have decided to return to Mr Cheggar as I know he won't let me down. In the last couple of years I have had three teeth removed and I know that had I been Mr Cheggars patient he would have saved them. I am now back there and and have total faith in his care. Gemma Moon

Thoroughly Professional Service - Thank You Dr Singh

Oakleigh House Dental Practice

567 London Rd, Isleworth TW7 4EJ, UK – 020 8560 4623

So happy with my dental treatment, thank you to Dr Baig and her assistant Banita who done and awesome job with my crowns and treatment. Reception staff very helpful and kind, brilliant staff all round.

Highly professional staff at every level, a caring atmosphere and everybody helpful in every way. Thank you for great service.

South Ealing Dental Practice

81 S Ealing Rd, London W5 4QR, UK – 020 8914 8226

All the staff were very friendly from the receptionist to the dentist and her assistant. The dentist was extremely friendly and put me at ease. I advised the dentist I wasn't looking forward to the scale and polish and she promised to be gentle and she was. It was the first time I've been able to have top and bottom cleaned in one go, I usually take a break half way round.

Great experience! I had my wisdom tooth removed today. My doctor was fabtastic. He put me at ease, explained the procedure and made sure I was ok throughout my visit. I would also like to thank the amazing reception staff that greeted me with smiles and offered help today. I will definitely come back!

Dr Jezierski & Partners

Sheen Lane Health Centre, Sheen Lane, London, East Sheen SW14 8LP, UK – 020 8876 3901

This really is a great GP service. Great doctors, consistently helpful advice and most importantly, offering a range of appointment options based on the needs of the patients.

Grove Park Terrace Surgery

25 Grove Park Terrace, Chiswick, London W4 3JL, UK – 020 8630 1680

I changed to this surgery about four years ago as it was getting very difficult to get appointments at my previous local surgery. I have been pleasantly surprised by how much easier it's been to get appointments without long waits. Apart from one locum doctor, all the GPs I've seen have ranged from good to excellent. I feel well looked after by them and the admin/reception staff are very good too.

Was on medical school placement here and was very impressed with the skill and professionalism of all of the staff who worked here when observing clinics as part of my learning.

The Florence Road Surgery Dr Evans & Partners

26 Florence Rd, London W5 3TX, UK – 020 8567 2111

Amazing, loving and caring doctors, immediately available for my 8 months old son. Not only, receptionists are really nice and kind. It's a big surgery with lots of patients and many doctors, so far we've seen two doctors and a nurse and they were all truly professional, kind and explaining clearly what we needed to know. I can say with my 12 years random experience about gp practices, these guys are so far the best! Truly pleased!

This practice is excellent. It is well organised and responsive to patients' needs. I never have difficulty in getting an appointment and always feel that the doctors, other medical and support staff listen carefully and are very helpful.

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

Ealing Hospital

Uxbridge Rd, Southall UB1 3HW, UK – 020 8967 5000

Had surgery there back in February. Long wait. Friendly nurse there. Groovy.

Ealing hospital is much better than Hillingdon hospital. Their receptionist are courteous and polite n good doctors. Though the waiting time is bit longer I think it's because of the amount of patients.otherwise I would rate it 5🌟

West Middlesex University Hospital

Twickenham Rd, Isleworth TW7 6AF, UK – 020 8560 2121

Attended the A & E Thurday a.m. Fantastic. My elderly mum was extremely well cared for in a unit that was under pressure from a high level of incidents. All her immediate needs were dealt with in a caring and very professional manor. The staff were so kind both doctors and nurses kept us informed. With the volume of people they treat they always managed a smile. Well done and thank you NHS in such circumstances where your department is so over stretched.

Good Clean hospital A& E can be very busy 3 plus hours. Consultants can be very busy with long waiting time. Car park can be busy. If you can get parked. Allow plenty of time to park. Bus service to hospital is good

BMI Syon Clinic

941 Great West Rd, Brentford TW8 9DU, UK – 020 8322 6000

I've never known a doctor to give such a thorough assessment and write up, where even the specialist commented on the completeness of it. And done on a Sunday, shortly before closing, on a Bank Holiday weekend. After family anecdotal accounts of GP's who proscribe antibiotics for throat cancer (saying it's the flu!), supplying the most casual diagnosis, and one advising what turned out to be a homeopathy remedy, Syon Park is an refreshing change. And worth every penny for the peace of mind, let alone providing a essential path for further treatment. Note to Syon Park - Whilst all your staff are excellent; friendly and efficient -- the doctor we saw on Sunday 30th April was amazing. She is an absolute credit to profession.

The GP here is lovely very friendly and caring. Highly recommend.

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for TW8.

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 TW8
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

Acton Baptist Church

10 Church Rd, London W3 6DF, UK – 020 3659 3527

Great welcome, worship and teaching. Fantastic youth work

fabulos people mostly also a great youth club and not a bad cup of tea

St Mary Magdalene C Of E Church

Church Walk, Richmond TW9 1SN, UK – 020 8940 0362

*** Recruiting for the church choir and Junior choir (Oct 2017) *** People have been worshipping here for 800 years. Beautiful choir. Services on Sunday 8am, 9.30am, 11am, 6.30pm.

Peaceful setting away from the hustle and bushel of life

St Mellitus Church, Hanwell

1 Church Rd, Hanwell, London W7 3BA, UK – 020 3067 0035

Heartfelt service this morning. Sermon very gracious and eye opening about love and how we all wish to give and be kind and to receive love and kindness.

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

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Acton Re-use and Recycling Centre

3 Stirling Rd, London W3 8DJ, UK – 020 8993 7580

Small when compared to Greenford & doesn't accept certain stuff like rubble but efficient enough & the staff are pretty friendly. Be warned: they often make last entry 15 minutes before actual closing time.

Not very friendly staff, but we'll organised

Townmead Road Re-use and Recycling Centre

Townmead Rd, Richmond TW9 4EL, UK – 020 8876 3281

Overall this place is good, but can be very busy a lot of the time. I use it fairly regularly as it's my closest recycling point. I find it is easy to use, with most things clearly signed and when I haven't been able to find the right area, staff working there have been polite and helpful. The site is a big improvement on the muddy dump it was before. The main improvement I would like is a better traffic system that means I can get out once I'm finished, without being blocked by the queue of cars waiting to get in. For those reviewers who complain about the staff tearing open the black bags. This done to ensure the highest amount of waste is recycled, as some users just want to dump and run. And no I'm not related to, or friends with anyone working there.

I both live and work in west London disposing of both commercial and domestic waste at Townmead Road. As such I have extensive experience of commercial waste disposal and, without doubt, Townmead is by far the best of these facilities. The service is quick and the staff are always polite and friendly. It also amazes me that anyone should complain with first world comments such as 'there is a queue'. Get real mate, you don't know how lucky you are!

EMR Brentford

4 Transport Ave, Brentford TW8 9HF, UK – 020 8847 2417

A great service and fantastic prices I have been dealing with them for more than few years

Great service and good prices paid.

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 Hounslow

Pizza Express

Lion House, Red Lion St, London TW9 1RE, UK – 020 8948 7460

You can't really go wrong with Pizza Express it's a good price and the food is lovely. The Richmond one has a pleasant layout with lots of space so you can always get a table whenever. The night we were there they had some live music, a lady singing with a gentleman on guitar. The ambience was good and suited the meal.

Had the 7th birthday party for my son on Sunday. The service was great, despite the fact the kids were very noise, Charlie, our waiter, was very patient and attentive. I would give 5* but I was very disappointed as I had a birthday cake and one of the managers offered to slice the cake for us as they couldn't give us a knife because of health and safety, understandable, but when I took the cake back it was literally smashed, I hardly could put it on the plate for guests, I was very embarrassed serving them the smashed cake or better said "the mashed cake"

Chianti London

131 Uxbridge Rd, London W13 9AU, UK – 020 3802 3124

What a great find! This beautiful Italian restaurant turned out to be the best place in London I've found for proper Italian food at reasonable prices. I ordered a lasagna with garlic bread and both were incredibly good. In fact the lasagna was so good that I ordered a pepperoni pizza to go and that turned out to be amazing as well! Their prices are very good compared to other Italian restaurants in nearby Ealing Broadway. They use fresh ingredients and you can really taste the difference. The deep, rich flavor one craves in Italian food is often elusive in many restaurants but you can definitely find it here. The owner is very friendly and we had a great chat. The interior is decorated beautifully with lovely Italian paintings and large photos of the gorgeous Italian countryside and the canals of Venice. The music is wonderful as well, with melodic Italian classics that provide the best atmosphere. It was easy to imagine that I was in a restaurant in the heart of Italy. The highest recommendation!

Good food at fair prices and friendly staff

Thames Restaurant

Brentford TW8 8AQ, UK – 020 8758 2818

Great quality all you can eat food reasonable prices . The staff are helpful & food is really tasty. The restaurant is very clean & it has Fresh Tepernyaki cooked to order. The dessert section has good quality sweet selection. I will return for sure. Thank you for great dinner.

Nothing special! Food quality low, at least its all you can eat! You'll get what you pay for! We had 2 mojito which we couldn't drink no crushed ice!!!

Nursery and Preschools

Chiswick Nursery & Pre-school Academy

4 Marlborough Rd, Chiswick, London W4 4ET, UK – 020 8742 0011

My son loves Chiswick Nursery! He receives excellent care here and the facilities are top notch.

Chiswick Park Day Nursery and Preschool

Evershed Walk, Chiswick, London W4 5BW, UK – 0333 920 0404

This is a wonderful school, I could not ask more of them. The staff is always friendly, the facility is always clean and in good repair, and best of all the teachers treat each child as an individuals.

I feel safe leaving my children at this nursery. The staff really do care about the children and I feel that their needs are being met emotionally, educationally and socially. They keep me informed about everything, even minor incidents. They have a sensible Calpol policy, giving it when needed with the permission of a parent so I don't have to go running to pick the kids up each time a new tooth comes through and causes a bit of a temperature. There is a very low turnover of staff so the children see the same faces each day and get to know and love their key carers. They all seem to have a very good level of training. The activities are fun and educational and I'm so pleased to see the way my son has developed from a shy baby into a confident toddler here. The only downside is the price, which is high by anyone's standards, and with two children it is actually cheaper to get a nanny. However my son is so happy at Teddies that I decided it was worth it even with two as a nanny would never be able to give the attention to both children individually in the way they are cared for here.

Bright Horizons Grena Road Day Nursery and Preschool

2 Grena Rd, Richmond TW9 1XS, UK – 020 3780 3065

A larger nursery then some of the other local ones but our kids love it!!! Super friendly staff with which both the parents and children have a great relationship.

Primary and Secondary Schools

Twyford Church of England High School

Twyford Cres, London W3 9PP, UK – 020 8752 0141

Well the school is good but if it was for Muslims it would be amazing for me

It is quite good but they need more space

Sheen Mount Primary School

W Temple Sheen, London SW14 7RT, UK – 020 8876 8394

Amazing School I love it

Fantastic school, my daughter loves it. Sheen mount has the best teachers, staff and head master. The school has amazing facilities. This school is above any other other school in Richmond.

Fielding Primary School

Wyndham Rd, London W13 9TE, UK – 020 8567 9524

Good school nice teachers new headmaster isn't the best but overall good don't like red card system

Attended Fielding as a kid, no complaints!

Public & Preparatory Schools

Unicorn School

238 Kew Rd, Richmond TW9 3JX, UK – 020 8948 3926

Great school with lots of friendly and interesting people. Really enjoyed the sports and social environment.

Wonderful co-ed parent-owned prep school (up to 11+) opposite Kew Gardens.

Ashton House School

50-52 Eversley Cres, Isleworth TW7 4LW, UK – 020 8560 3902

This is a excellent school! All the teachers have been working hard and this is reflected in the quality of learning the children have received and in their attainment. My son looked forward to school everyday. It is a very safe environment and any sort of bullying is immediately addressed and is not tolerated.

Great school. I'm a former student myself and I would recommend this school for children of any ability. Very good learning environment and encouraging teachers. Ashton House will bring out the best of you.

Clifton Lodge Preparatory School & Nursery

8 Mattock Ln, London W5 5BG, UK – 020 8579 3662

My son arrived at Clifton Lodge from a not so good school. We wanted a mixed-gender, happy school, and Clifton Lodge provides just that. What we did not expect was the strength in depth of both teaching and support, tailored to the particular needs of each child. Parents who wish to are able to get involved with each other and the school - there is a strong sense of community at Clifton Lodge. We trust the headmaster (Dr Thamia) and his team to do their very best by our children. He has always made himself available to answer our queries we may have and has dealt with any occasional issues our son mat have faced. We cannot imagine a better environment for my son to start his education and development. We are only sorry he missed out on the original starting years. I recommend this school without any hesitation. The extra circular activities are excellent and the English lesson, like all the other subjects are taught with such passion. Its is lovely to watch our son grow with knowledge, maturity and confidence. Thank you. Clifton Lodge. Helpful? I have been a parent at Clifton Lodge School for a good few years, four years precisely to be exact. I found the school to be a quaint, friendly, caring full of laughter and study of exhilarating lessons. The school is full of inspirational subjects empowering all the children who attend. The teachers are all approachable and display an attitude of compassion to every child in any year. My son who currently attends arrived from a not so good school but quickly gained confidence and friends at Clifton Lodge. The Science, History and Geography plus the extra circular activities are excellent while English, which is a dominant subject for my son is taught with a sincere passion. This inspires my son to do better, and to achieve which he does and has! Thank you Clifton Lodge for all your hard input and support.

My child was there for two whole years and yet described it as the most exhilarating experience in his whole life. He enjoyed every single moment there. The teachers were always there to help and were extremely kind. He described the teachers as hilarious at times and could never wait to go back the next day. It is appalling to see such negative reviews on this school from some people. Every aspect of Clifton Lodge is fantastic. The education they provide is outstanding and the teachers work to core to help all the children. My child was in the school play and when we got home described himself as heart-broken due to the fact it was last year. He was sad as he didn't feel he spent as much time with his friends as he would have liked to. However he then added, "if it wasn't for Clifton Lodge they wouldn't have been my friends in the first place." This was truly an example of how Clifton Lodge is one of the best schools the country can offer. He also described it as a big family and everyone always looked out for each other.

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Local social service agencies for TW8 with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for TW8 with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for TW8, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for TW8 with contact details and location maps