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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

TSB Bank

106 N End, Croydon CR0 1UD, UK – 020 8680 9662

Jon was absolutely brilliant with helping with an account. Even skipped his normal lunch time to help. Very friendly patient and professional. The CEO needs to put his hand in his pocket and thank the staff.

We had appointment with Julie Edwards she So friendly and she help us with all we need We’re satisfied with the service

HSBC Croydon Wellesley Road

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

Good bank nice location

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.

HSBC

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.

Staff are fantastic and lots of deposit machines

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

Great servicr. Very empty. No wonder branches closed.

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

150A Addington Road, Selsdon, South Croydon CR2 8YQ, UK – 0800 554 0675

Very efficient and friendly. Always smiling and happy to help. A pleasure to visit the branch

Excellent service

Local Chambers of Commerce for CR0 1LH. 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 1LH 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

Croydon Dental Care

60-62 Church St, Croydon CR0 1RB, UK – 020 8686 6222

Great dental surgery well cleaned and the receptionists are polite and helpful. I recommend Diana the dentist the rest are not as good. Shes the best dentist I've EVER seen. I dont book to see anyone else under any circumstance as ive been dissapointed!

I have to date had no problems with this dental practice. Now it's not the most modern looking of environments but the rooms are clean and organised. What's important to me are the people. It is very important that they are polite and professional. I found Croydon Dental Practice after having a really negative experience from two previous dental surgeries. Being a nurse myself I expect a high quality of care and I do understand practice limitations. Nothing is more reassuring than having a professional take the time to listen to your medical history, address your concerns and promptly fix your problem in a timely manner. On this occasion my filling fell out leaving me in excruciating pain as my nerves were exposed. The Dentist made a quick assessment and filled the hole taking time to explain his concerns regarding the filling and my options for future treatment. I did not require an injection thankfully. I dreaded this more than anything so it was such a relief to have had it done in one appointment. I am so grateful. Positive experience from reception to completion .

Brigstock Dental & Implant Centre

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

As a dental phobe always a tricky time for me. As soon as I walked into the practice I was made to feel at ease. Pleasant reception staff and a calm atmosphere. Rudy and his nurse were kind, calm and understanding. I now have a smile I've never had before and one that caused no pain. I would and am recommending this practice to all my family. Thank you so much everyone 😁

I arrived as a new patient in pain to see Dr Patel and he delivered a pain free service and one year on my health and faith in dentists has been completely restored! All the staff have been so friendly and professional; for the first time in my life I’m actually looking forward to my next dental appointment! Will not be going anywhere else for my dental needs, definitely worth the travel. Thanks again Dr Patel and your amazing team!

Ramani Dental Studio

167 Selsdon Park Rd, South Croydon CR2 8JJ, UK – 020 8651 0444

The Ramani Dental Studio have looked after me and my family for over 25 years. Nothing short of great and friendly reception staff, dentists and hygienists. Honest and sincere advise on treatments for both adults and children. Highly recommended. Naresh/team - thank-you for looking after us!

I thought I was going to be unusual in writing a review as a patient of 30 years at the practice. However, I am clearly one of many and that speaks volumes about the quality of the service. Mr Gohil has been my dentist throughout and I have total trust and confidence in the care that he provides. He is always cheerful, respectful and genuinely cares about the well-being of his patients. Perhaps more importantly he is a superb dentist and has rescued me on many occasions and will always accommodate an urgent request if necessary. After all these years, I am still surprised at how the techniques continue to develop on each visit and the practice is clearly at the cutting edge of dentistry. I must also mention the wonderful Cindy on reception, there are many doctors’ receptionists who could learn a lot from her positive and ever helpful manner! In summary, all of my family are patients at the practice even though we don’t live particularly close and we have over 60 years of combined experience – we simply wouldn’t go anywhere else!

Birdhurst Medical Practice

1 Birdhurst Ave, South Croydon CR2 7DX, UK – 020 8686 2070

Thank you to everyone at the surgery. This is a highly professional and welcoming surgery and I am so grateful to every member of the team. Recent events have meant I have needed to visit the surgery more often than usual and if it were not for the warmth and kindness of the staff recovery would have been far more challenging. Huge thanks for all your hard work and support.

Thank you for being such a caring wonderful Doctors. I suffer from depression and would be lost without the support i have had from all the Doctors and Reception Staff. Well done Birdhurst Medical Practice.

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.

London Road Medical Centre

515 London Rd, Thornton Heath CR7 7PB, UK – 020 8684 2161

Excellent . I have been with this practice since 1996 , and remember it being in a hut on the grounds of Mayday Hospital , before it relocated to 519 London Road. I’ve seen a lot of changes , but the biggest one is the undue pressures that GP’s have to face due to budget cuts . Due to this it’s becoming hard to recruit and retain GP’s, which means increased waiting times and lesser appointments for us . Receptionist have also undue pressures , just to name a few, by ensuring that patients medical records are up to date , being careful they haven’t missed something vital , and the continuous phones calls , trying to balance out which calls are urgent or not. . Yes they may seem off at times but I wouldn’t take it personally, you only have to step into their shoes for one day and realise what they go through .The NHS is a blessing and as things are going now , we may not have it in the future, so therefore we should help retain it by supporting our practice staff and using the service when we Really need to .

I am very pleased with the service of this surgery. Staff included. Dr Khan takes the time to explain your symptoms and any medication that she prescribes for you. She also takes time to listen to you. This is a good thing as i find the medical field on the whole do not listen to the young or old people. The young are dismissed because they are young an deemed to be without knowledge and the old are neglected because they are already on the way to the grave, so why bother! Yes! unfortunately that has been the experience i have witnessed. This is why i say its good to be listened to.. Sumayyah Mootoo

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Moorfields Eye Hospital

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

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.

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!

BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital

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

My experience at Shirley Oaks was great. I was an NHS patient having a left inguinal hernia repair and after reading the reviews online I was apprehensive at the thought of attending this hospital. The staff i encountered were extremely helpful. The receptionist, nurses, cafe staff and the surgeons. All very professional. When I had my consultation, it was very fast and over with within 5 minutes. I felt that wasn't enough time to get my head around things and ask the Dr questions, However, he was amazing and has done a great job. Thank you. I would recommend this hospital as I have experienced nothing but care, attentiveness and a willingness to be helped by the staff here. One again, thank you.

Good facilities, food and waiting time for treatment via private healthcare. Day nurses were however disappointing. One nurse was especially rude whenever asked questions and rarely checked-in to ask if the patient was ok after undergoing a major surgery. The consultant did a good job but only provided an explanation/summary of quite a major operation after being promoted. On that basis, I would only recommend this hospital as a lower-mid tier private health care option.

Croydon Day Hospital

Level 9, INTERCHANGE, 81- 85 Station Rd, Croydon CR0 2RD, UK – 020 3126 4620

Fantastic place, great service from people working here. Ladies at the reception are just brilliant, friendly and very helpful, and so is my physiotherapist Nicholas. Very professional, with great attitude towards work and patients, fantastic skills and knowledge. A specialist with the vocation. With his support I got from crutches to skipping rope within few months only and this is post major operation on my lower part of leg (as the consequence of an accident that put me in the wheelchair for several months some years ago). Hospital offers many different services - I only used physio. It is very clean and tidy and quite. Maybe too quiet. I walked past this place many times and would never have guessed there is a hospital in this building until I was referred here and got an address on invitation letter.

Great hospital :)

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for CR0 1LH.

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 1LH
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

Church of St. John the Baptist

Church St, Croydon CR0 1RN, UK – 020 8688 8104

Beautiful, calm, welcoming and friendly church. Such a lovely oasis out of the relative grey of Croydon town centre. Well worth a visit.

Very interesting church. First built in Saxon times recorded 960. There was the Great Fire 150 years ago and rebuilt. It's worth a visit

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

2-4 Selsdon Park Rd, South Croydon CR2 8JA, UK – 07800 615320

Family friendly church, sacrament meeting at 10 am for all followed by classes for all ages!

A place you will find peace, joy and love among all the members

Thornton Heath Evangelical Church

Thornton Heath CR7 7LJ, UK

Reliable faithful Bible believing church

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

Purley Oaks Household Reuse and Recycling Centre

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

Is a very small dump but they take carpet, matresses, wood, landfill, bikes and other materials, they do not take oil at this dump

Friendly staff always available and good at helping residents.

Factory Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre

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

This was my first visit and I was impressed. Fab top tip. Staff were brilliant, approachable and helpful. Parked in front of Tesco and asked passerby for directions. He directed that it was the next place after here and said he was going there too. He happened to approach us later on site as he was staff and asked if we needed help! Super service. He guided us. Site easy set up. Why isn't this place promoted more by the council in their newsletter? Dropped off batteries and electricals but there are so many things u can drop off. Wish I'd noticed exactly what so I could share that with you now and be more informative. Park in a bay and unload. Go up some metal steps and say goodbye to your goodies. Containers Nicely labelled. Clear your homes and take advantage of this terrific service. As a first timer take I.D and separate proof of address (see their website for specifics) and man at gate will give u a sticker to place on windscreen. In his words "Top or bottom, left or right. Place it where you like on the windscreen!" Wow. I don't usually write reviews but I just had to tell Croydonians of this drive through day out! (10 mins in and out breeze) no queue, went day time Sunny Thursday. Why had I been putting this visit off? Well deserved 5* Hope this review helped u all out.

Don’t like the narrow convulated tunnel like entrance to the skips And the ramps also

Recolight

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

A first rate service from start to finish. We needed lots of info filled in for Health & Safety reasons, Felisha was especially helpful and patient with our situation, as was everyone we spoke to in customer services, but Felisha really went the extra mile. We got there in the end and hope to have 3 very happy years getting rid of waste lamps trouble free....

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

Kalpa Restaurant

5-7 St James's Rd, Croydon CR0 2SB, UK – 020 8684 6661

I love this place. It’s got everything great food and great price. The staff are always very polite, service is quick and efficient. The food is lovely, spicy and flovoursome. Highly recommend.

Very good an attentive table service. A wide range of menu and very tasty food on arrival. I will return and work through the menu on future visits.

Apatura Turkish BBQ Restaurant & Bar

14 S End, Croydon CR0 1DL, UK – 020 8688 9416

Came here last night for our brother's 21st birthday and we were not disappointed! The food was amazing (and very filling) and the portions were great. The price was very decent, and every single one of us enjoyed what we had ordered. The service was also very great - quick and easy. It was the first time we had attended and will definitely be visiting again. So glad it's close by!

Family friendly dining. I rarely venture into a restaurant on a Saturday evening, let alone with my autistic son. We hadn't booked but they found us a quiet table away from the masses. This benefitted us all I am sure but my son felt safely tucked away from the noise. He even ate chicken shish! Great tasty food. Lovely fresh mint tea and the belly dancer was great fun. My daughter (8) got up to dance too and was treated really well. The whole family loved it and asked to return the next night. Thank you.

Brasserie Vacherin - Croydon

48-50 S End, Croydon CR0 1DP, UK – 020 8774 4060

Took a large party for breakfast after a wedding. Very impressive service and really made the meal special. Excellent food and very nice coffee. Best breakfast in South Croydon!

Dinner tonight, all three courses were lovely, epecially the octopus! Welcoming and friendly staff, would not hesitate to return.

Nursery and Preschools

Bright Horizons Croydon Day Nursery and Preschool

48 Sydenham Rd, Croydon CR0 2EF, UK – 020 3780 7952

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.

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

Little Elms Daycare Nursery Shirley

2A South Way, Croydon CR0 8RP, UK – 023 8202 2462

Very good nursery

Mmi Pre School

46 Leslie Grove, Croydon CR0 6TJ, UK – 020 8686 2727

My daughter has been attending this nursery for almost 3.5 years. She started off in the baby room and recently graduated from preschool. Her journey was very smooth and her progress has been remarkable. She was cared well during all her stages of development and quite happy with the staff and the learning methods used. Thank you MMI for bring out the best in my daughter.

MMI nursery provides safe, warm and inviting environment for children. The staff creates friendly relationships with the children stimulating learning, where children with special needs get extra support. Our daughter has been attending the nursery for two years and she loved it. We all loved it. MMI team genuinely like children, they create long lasting relationships with both children and parents. The toys and books reflect the children's diversity and are used in a unsexist way. The children learn about a variety if things such as the seasons, the planets, the world around them, world geography, photosynthesis, maths, writing, etc. The teachers help the children develop from the point they are , offering support in order to them to reach their potential. Parents involvement is welcome and highly encouraged. We loved MMI and will miss each and every tram member. Thank you MMI! You are amazing!

Primary and Secondary Schools

Al-Khair School

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

This place is the best school it has amazing teachers and wonderful facilities i hope it becomes something biggger

best secondary school in croydon

Harris Academy Purley

Kendra Hall Rd, South Croydon CR2 6DT, UK – 020 8681 1141

We have new teachers now and they seem to be nice. It's more of the students that affect the learning but besides that, the good school.

Ecclesbourne Primary School

Atlee Cl, Croydon, Thornton Heath CR7 7FA, UK – 020 8684 3187

I'm very pleased with the commitment and dedication of all staff at Ecclesbourne Primary. The school is always kept clean, Mr Robins the head teacher is very polite and approachable, the teachers are awesome. My daughter has always been happy at school.

My primary school is the best school you can send a child to teachers want to have a good relationship with the students and parents the food is good the learning is outstanding the schedule never changes it's a dream school I'm happy to say I attended

Public & Preparatory Schools

The Cedars School

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

Great secondary school. Perfect location. Good facilities. Very good tutorial system. Serious Catholic education. Personalised attention. Familiar. Interesting activities for parents and families. Definitely one of the best choices of my life.

My two sons go here and as the years go by I am happy that I chose this school. Nurturing environment and practical approach to encouraging the boys to achieve their best.

Cumnor House School for Boys

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

I have been a parent of a Cumnor boy who is graduating this year. It has been a time of great maturing academically, organisationally, musically, physically and socially. I highly recommend this school for its academic excellence, its warmth and the values it instills in its pupils. Thank you, Cumnor, for a excellent all-round education for our son.

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

Amazing school. Great teachers in every department and there is always an enthusiastic, zesty atmosphere!

No bullying here and the pastoral care is amazing. So is the teaching. Brilliant. I also much prefer the all round environment to Whitgift

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Local social service agencies for CR0 1LH with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

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0845 9 60 50 40
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