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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

9 Wellesley Rd, Croydon CR9 2AA, UK – 0345 740 4404

Very lovely attendants who you would firstly speak to queue for the advisors. Nice waiting area. However the advisor I encountered provided me with false information and he was really forceful. I'm glad that I knew the correct information online so I wasn't cheated by him. I ended up finishing up my account opening and switch in another branch. It's very appealing so I've made formal complaint and received positive feedbacks from their customer service. Watch out if you ever speak to Nirav S Palan.

The fact that it opens on a Saturday until 5pm won me over!

HSBC Bank Plc

139a N End, Croydon CR0 1TN, UK – 0345 740 4404

AVOID THE COUNTER SERVICE IF YOU CAN! It's a fine branch if you can use the self-service machines and pop in and out quickly but god help you in the instances you need to queue up to speak to a cashier, which sometimes you've got no choice but to do. - Long queues with people often pushing in without consequences - Inconsiderate and rude staff often at open windows doing their own chores, sometimes even openly having lunch even when there is clearly a long queue of people who've been waiting for ages and are getting frustrated - Too many inexperienced or trainee staff who don't know what they're doing which contributes to the ridiculous wait times - Pens to fill out paying in forms often not working or unavailable Like most banks, these dirtbags make MILLIONS from our deposits and rather than hire staff and make in-branch experiences better using that windfall they instead prefer to help illegally launder money for Mexican drug cartels.

Good customer service and an array of self service machines and coin counter available for account holders ....saves a lot of time especially during busy periods

Lloyds Bank

95 George St, Croydon CR9 2NS, UK – 0345 300 0000

Empathetic staff. They understand our situation and attempt to help instead of sounding like a computer, which has been my experience with few other Lloyds branches in Croydon and Canary wharf. Suresh renders an awesome service and so does his staff.

The (almost) British national bank! Pity its not!

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

123 Wellesley Rd, Croydon CR0 1PD, UK – 020 3733 8117

Local Chambers of Commerce for CR0 2PL. 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!
Croydon Town Hall

Katharine St, Croydon CR0 1NX, UK – 020 8726 6000

Very good place very polite staff

Gorgeous Town Centre building

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 CR0. 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 Croydon area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Croydon and CR0 2PL 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

Family Dental Practice

262 Portland Rd, London SE25 4SL, UK – 020 8654 1434

My recent appointment with this surgery has shown that staff of this surgery are friendly, accommodating, and make every effort to cater for patience needs. Both my daughter and I rate this surgery as top quality excellent. Upon my recommendation, my daughter finally registered with this surgery, the dentist she has assigned to had found that much of the work that she had done to her teeth by another surgery was totally unnecessary (not to mention pricey). She provided my daughter with the correct diagnosis and treatment, that her teeth are much much better! She can now crunch all of her foods including her chicken bones! So citizens if you are thinking of attending this surgery, rest assured you would receive the best treatment from any of the dentists at the surgery, as they are ALL very good (I have had access to them in times of emergency when my own dentist was unavailable). This blog is from someone who had a terrible fear of dentist ............. my family is safe with this surgery that I would not change it.

Very good hospatalaties. Jenny is the best practition ever dentist i mean

London Road Dental Centre

227 London Rd, Croydon CR0 2RL, UK – 020 8684 1928

I've been attending this practise for 30 years and always found them to be very helpful and professional. Going to the dentist can often be a very nerve racking experience, but the lead practitioner is very good with children, and putting people at ease.

I have never had problem with this dentist they are always polite and helpful and do not keep on waiting

Park Lane Dental

98 Park Ln, Croydon CR0 1JB, UK – 020 8688 8877

I was suffering with alot of pressure in my gums and extremely sensitive teeth. My usual dentish could not offer me same day appointment. After calling several dentist Park Lane Dental was kind enough to offer me same day appointment. The dentist was amazing and very helpful. Its only been few days and I am already much better. Thank you so much for a fantastic service.

I registered last week, as I live closely to the practice. I had an appointment Monday this week and my Dental problem was resolved efficiently and by a very competent Dental Surgeon Diana. Many thanks, Callum

East Croydon Medical Centre

59 Addiscombe Rd, Croydon CR0 6SD, UK – 020 3657 4170

Excellent service, friendly staff, always busy. No complaints whatsoever.

Dr Saman Rahim

231 Violet Ln, Croydon CR0 4HN, UK – 020 8688 0333

Very good surgery found doctors and nurses very caring. Waiting room light and airy

You can get an appointment on the day in the morning if it's an emergency, or arrange a call back from the doctor. Doctors explain what the issue is using their medical book or printing information from the internet. Excellent service, receptionist very polite.

Croydon Medical Centre

Cobblestone Place, Croydon CR0 2TX, UK – 020 8681 1661

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

Bethlem Royal Hospital

Monks Orchard Rd, Beckenham BR3 3BX, UK – 020 3228 6000

Fundamentally the place has alot of room for improvement. The system is a mess. The treatment of some of the patients is pretty bad. Some of the staff need more training and need to be more organised. Some people feel the place has turned their life around but many feel disappointed. In terms of the actual psychology itself, there is so much more psychology professionals in the world need to learn to in order to be able to truly help some of the patients here or anywhere. This is supposedly one of, if not the best hospitals in the world for autism and yet they probably don't even understand 10% of what they need to. On the bright side of things, the place does have quite a nice woodland setting and so plenty of room for fresh air and nature walks which are truly beneficial for almost any health problem. It has quite a few activities and some good facilities like a swimming pool, gym hall and creative facilities including a pottery class. The food isn't too bad and generally the atmosphere is friendly so don't be too afraid. If you've been sectioned, once the team build trust in you due to your good behaviour you will gradually get more and more freedom to leave the ward and then the hospital. Eventually you are even allowed to stay elsewhere overnight. Overall I would say this place is ok and I neither liked it or disliked it. However, there are times I hated it and times I loved it.

Very good hospital first they stole my shoes then they gave it back to me

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for CR0 2PL.

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 CR0 2PL
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

West Croydon Seventh-day Adventist Church

45-49 Union Rd, Croydon CR0 2XU, UK – 020 8664 3621

A good place to worship a bit warm.

Amazing Church where you can interact

St Francis Church Monks Hill

146 Tedder Rd, South Croydon CR2 8AH, UK – 020 8657 7864

Dunno, cause u should pay me

The Parish of Christ Church

39 Longley Rd, Croydon CR0 3LH, UK

Spend every fortnight on a Thursday doing voluntary work for Stroke Team and find it very rewarding. It's easy to get to by bus. Fee paying Parking is on side streets near by.

GirlguidingUK Youth Club for girls up until 16 I think start from 4-5

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

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Recolight

265, Airport House, Purley Way, Croydon CR0 0XZ, UK – 020 8253 9750

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 👍

No idea where these negative feedbacks coming from. Staff is great and very helpfull.

Purley Oaks Household Reuse and Recycling Centre

Brighton Rd, Purley CR8 1DG, UK – 020 8726 6200

As I'm always on foot, I go straight to on-site office ask for help to areas not easily accessible to the elderly or disabled. Works for me and I recycle over 80% of my waste.

Staff tend to leave you alone to get on with. Not a bad thing in my opinion.

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 Croydon

Pizza Express

48 George St, Croydon CR0 1PB, UK – 020 8681 2550

Overall great, been here twice. Food is great. Service is a bit slow though. Sometimes seems like they are not fussed about helping much, but doing it anyway after a second thought...

I've been twice. The pizza is crispy and tasty, but the staff always take long to take the orders. Other inconvenience is that the toilets (both gents and ladies) were freezing (couldn't spot any heating radiator). Poor the one that will use the basin, lol.

Harvester

36 Addington Village Rd, Croydon CR0 5AQ, UK – 01689 842057

Another nice chain restaurant of Harvester. Service, staff & food were amazing. The size of the portions were not compromised (compared to one of my last reviews). The restaurant is very clean but the cleanliness of washrooms could have been improved. Make sure to register your number plate inside the restaurant to avoid a parking penalty (parking is free for customers for 3 hours). I will recommend this restaurant to anyone :) Thanks.

Food quality varies hugely from visit to visit. They need to try a lot harder to get more consistency. Just about OK if you are looking for a quick and cheap meal. But go during the daytime when you get a much better deal.

YO! Sushi

House of Fraser, Centrale Shopping Centre, 21 North End Road, Croydon CR0 1TY, UK – 020 8181 4495

Spend most lunchtimes in this place. Never had a problem and always happy with everything.

Tucked in the basement of House of Fraser. Small set up. Food was constantly replenished on the conveyor belt and tasted good.

Nursery and Preschools

Mini Vip's Montessori Nursery & Pre School

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

Good place good location

Bright Horizons Croydon 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.

Castle Day Nursery

The Memorial Hall, Purley Oaks Rd, South Croydon CR2 0NR, UK – 07903 915102

My son has flourished at castle day nursery. The staff really know the children and care about them. I was so worried about sending him somewhere but they really helped him to settle. The staff make sure to support children at home by communicating with parents on specific issues that may arise so that you can work together.

My son has been going to Castle Day Nursery for 2 years and has loved every minute spent there. He will be moving on to reception in September but his little brother can't wait to start his adventure at Castle Day in the new school year. Highly recommend this nursery.

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

Oasis Academy Shirley Park

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

"Outstanding" COME ON LADS! Best know we holding onto that for more than a decade XD

Good school I came here for two weeks.Nice atmosphere teachers are really nice helpful and encoraging.How I wish I was here since the start.

Al-khair Primary

36 Pitlake, Croydon CR0 3RA, UK – 020 8662 8664

Public & Preparatory Schools

Trinity School of John Whitgift

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

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!

A very good school that has to contend with " The Croydon Factor" and Political Correctness, that seems to have crept in recently - which may affect the future success of the school.

Cumnor House School

168 Pampisford Rd, South Croydon CR2 6DA, UK – 020 8660 3445

Very good school with great staff and wonderful children it has great education but the school is small and it is in a nice area it also has matches which are great .

My nephew has been a student since nursery, he has the confidence of an adult and the education has been well retained. Cumnor is a brilliant school. All the teachers are very attentive to each student needs but most of all the kids do follow the instructions as that's the Cumnor way

The Cedars School

Coombe Road, Lloyd Park, Croydon CR0 5RD, UK – 020 8185 7770

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Local social service agencies for CR0 2PL with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for CR0 2PL with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for CR0 2PL, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for CR0 2PL with contact details and location maps

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