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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

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

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.

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!

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.

good

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!
Bernard Weatherill House

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

West croydon London

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

Jobcentre Plus

17-21 Dingwall Rd, Croydon CR9 2TN, UK – 0843 487 1844

I went with a friend and staff and her adviser were very helpful. Location is good but needs a good clean up.

Quite helpful staff, less one lady that you always wish is not at work when you go, who seems to see everyone as a stupid person and treats you accordingly. That is one of the customer service, at the ground floor. Otherwise, there are people who know what they are doing, the others are there without a clue of basic knowledge of their job. It's like a Kinder Surprize place...You never know what you will get, information wise. Not to mention that you might solve your issue in 10 minutes or you can be stuck there for 2 hours. It's up to your luck!

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

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.” 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!

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

Orchard Dental Centre

146 Cherry Orchard Rd, Croydon CR0 6BB, UK – 020 8686 3010

Great dental practice - receptionist was very helpful on the phone and in person, they fit me in that day and the dentist was brilliant, professional and helpful. They offered NHS tarrif prices, which is good for the wallet too.

I've only recently joined this practice and as a very nervous person the staff are more than kind and patient! I've seen both dentists the lady and the man and if you are nervous like me I highly recommend them! Thanks Orchard!

Leander Family Practice

949 London Rd, Thornton Heath CR7 6JE, UK – 020 3457 8727

Friendly

Linden Lodge Medical Practice

519 London Rd, Thornton Heath CR7 6AR, UK – 020 8684 1035

Good service good location good doctors

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

The service you receive here is very hit and miss. I've been suffering from a problem for the last 10 months now, for the most part service has been good, but unfortunately I can't say that for the entirety of the time. Went to see a neurologist after being referred by the first specialist I had been seeing and he seemed very rude. I was called half an hour late and walked in there to him having not even read my notes. He was telling me it was all a confidence issue despite my GP, specialist and myself telling him these symptoms he claimed were unlikely to impact me were still impacting me. He told me if I needed help around I was no better than his five year old granddaughter which I took huge offense to considering I've been unwell for so long. Half way through my appointment he made me go outside because he got a phone call be didn't want me hearing, and I got the impression he was wasn't listening. He did hardly any checks but just assumed they weren't bringing on symptoms without asking me, even though they were, and kept getting funny with me when I was explaining why I'd had to take so much time off because my symptoms have been that bad for so long so I kept getting signed off. They hadn't booked me in for any scans prior to this so in fairness the poor bloke didn't really have much to go off of, but he essentially turned around and said I may well be having these symptoms but he didn't know why so he just referred me elsewhere, but didn't seem interested in a follow up or to try to help me get to the route of the problem in the meantime. I'd been waiting 3 months for this appointment and had been told by my specialist he was sure he'd give me a certain diagnoses and get medication to help with my headaches, but it was completely dismissed as soon as I brought it up. Very disheartening when you've been ill so long and been told this appointment was going to give you all the answers.

I awoke to my leg hanging off. That's blown it , I thought. Lucky for me I was taken here and they reattached it. Even my foot faced the right way. I am now a better dancer than before.

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.

I was seeing outpatient, nice and polite staff working there, only bit I don't feel happy about is when I was told by my consultant that i could have my scan done in the same day, but it turned out the doc who normally carry out the scan only work in the morning and I have to come back next day, not efficient. And the location of it can be miss leading as well if you only search the postcode part of its address on google map , it will take you to the back of it where you won't able to get in

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.

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

St Columba's R C Church

37 Queenhill Rd, South Croydon CR2 8DW, UK – 020 8657 3747

Love our Parish. Welcoming our new parish priest FR Roy.

Lovely peaceful place to worship

West Croydon Baptist Church

Whitehorse Road, Croydon CR0 2JH, UK – 020 8689 4527

Abacus will trust 12 salsbury road Leicester let 7qr

St Jude's & St Aidan Church

Thornton Rd, Thornton Heath CR7 6BA, UK – 020 8684 3312

Ok

Beautiful building

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

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 👍

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.

Purley Oaks Household Reuse and Recycling Centre

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

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

Staff friendly, approachable and helpful. New layout is good as it reduces the down time due to lorry movements to a minimum. But I don't like the new green waste arrangement with stairs up to top of skip, preferred the compactor at ground floor level.

Recolight

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

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

Abshar Restaurant

67 S End, East Croydon, Croydon CR0 1BF, UK – 020 3602 1996

Tried Abshar again after a while and was pleasantly impressed. Food was very good and the portions were generous. Staff were pleasant and joined in with the humour. The food is slightlt over-priced but overall worth it. ☺

Food was great, service could have been a little better but I wouldn't put me off coming back

Mamma Mia Restaurant and Functions Suite

21-23 St George's Walk, Croydon CR0 1YH, UK – 020 8760 0447

I had breakfast at Mamma Mia Restaurant in Croydon last week and I must say the breakfast was really very good. The staff were attentive and friendly and I will definitely come back soon.

Middle Eastern Restaurant

Mead Pl, Croydon CR0 3SQ, UK

The best kebab ever! Love this place!

Tasty food, cheap but of a good quality. Quite friendly customer service

Nursery and Preschools

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.

Bright Horizons Beckenham Day Nursery and Preschool

20 Langley Rd, Beckenham BR3 4AD, UK – 0330 057 6900

Good frendly nursery

Good Preschool for toddlers

Mini Vip's Montessori Nursery & Pre School

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

Good place good location

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

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.

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 .

The Crescent Primary School

The Crescent, Croydon, London CR0 2HN, UK – 020 8684 8283

Hey my name is Sava. I go to this school and it is quite nice. It was better than my last school! I love my friends

This was a good well ok school we visited as we now live in castlehill we have royal russle near our house very good facilities very beautiful and big the food was okay and the teaching was great very proud

Public & Preparatory Schools

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

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!

try it its good

Royal Russell School

Coombe Ln, Croydon CR9 5BX, UK – 020 8657 4433

Amazing school and very good staff.

The following review is based on my attendance of Royal Russell School in the years 2010-2014 - the views expressed are my opinion and mine alone. This is a great school in many ways. The staff are mostly friendly and supportive of students and they are passionate about teaching their subjects. There is also a vast array of co-curricular activities available which will serve to delight students looking for extra activities apart from their studies. However, the Careers Department had an impression of facing criticism from the students in 6th Form. Careers sessions hardly contained useful information and were largely seen seen as a waste of time. Furthermore, there was also a huge disparity to how uniformly rules were enforced in general as different teachers often had interpretations of their own. Some of the rules for which students, such as myself, were penalised seem very arbitrary in hindsight. For example, I was once threatened with a detention had not removed a reasonable 3 star review of the school 5 years ago (seeing as I'm no longer a pupil, that will not pressure me this time). The school will be better served to rectify some of its criticisms if a concept anonymous student feedback is perhaps considered as this was non-existent in my time at the school. There is only so much one can write in a Google review however, despite its short comings, this is an excellent school and one students will ultimately be proud of to have attended.

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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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