Banks & Building Societies around Leigh

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 Bank

130 High St, Tonbridge TN9 1DE, UK – 0845 303 7034

Great service, but please provide a decent space to write and provide us with pens. I constantly have to jump the queue to ask to borrow a pen and then find no comfortable place to fill out forms etc. There are large chairs with tiny tables, usually covered with leaflets. Thank you.

HSBC

100 High St, Tonbridge TN9 1AN, UK – 0345 740 4404

Generally quick counter service and a range of automated banking options.

Santander

Angel Ln, Tonbridge TN9 1TJ, UK – 0800 030 4321

Plenty of counter staff and machines

Building Societies

Nationwide

55 High St, Tonbridge TN9 1SD, UK – 0800 554 0284

Excellent service, staff always helpful. Manageress always on hand, in all a very pleasent experience to use this branch of Nationwide.

Small nationwide which lacks a paying in machine but there is hardly ever a wait and the staff are friendly and helpful.


Chambers of Commerce

Local Chambers of Commerce for TN11 8RL. 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!


Councils

Tonbridge Castle

Castle St, Tonbridge TN9 1BG, UK – 01732 770929

Provides a nice place to enjoy a picnic and all with out a cost. You can tour the gate house for a price but the grounds themselves are just as satisfying. They provide some rather nice views of the town.

Worth a visit (free entry). Even better views from upper deck of a bus.

Haysden Country Park

Lower Haysden Ln, Tonbridge TN11 9BE, UK – 0845 824 7600

Great place to go for a walk - toilets and a cafe with good coffee, burgers, ice- creams etc (outdoor seating only) fun play area and a basketball hoop and a goal which kept all of our kids (9-16) entertained! Fab free Easter egg trail in bank holiday Monday!

Nice place to walk. Loos close by as is a coffee bar and picnic seating. Parking is £1 fir up to 4 hours and all funds go to the upkerp of the park area and reserve. Well worth a family visit even in the winter. Come feed the ducks but please NOT BREAD it's not really a good food for them and duckling have been known to starve to death because bread fills them up but gives no nourishment

Tonbridge Railway Station (Stop H)

Tonbridge TN9, UK

After falling downstairs attempting to catch train, I was treated by immense kindness and expertise by the staff at Tonbridge station and also two passerby who gave great comfort. They called an ambulance, but not needed in the end as I desperately wanted to get to London. After assistance both on the train at Tonbridge and off the other end at Charing Cross, I was able to complete my journey. Many thanks to all concerned........you are all stars!

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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 TN11. 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 Leigh area


Dentists

Find local dentists and dental practices around Leigh and TN11 8RL 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

Aycliffe Dentistry

42-43 Quarry Hill Rd, Tonbridge TN9 2RS, UK – 0844 375 6363

A great dental practice, very professional (and thorough) and very friendly. Parking can be difficult here, so you may have to pay to park in Sainsburys and walk!

Good dentists only down side is they don't look at smaller then 5's

Tonbridge Dental Centre

155 High St, Tonbridge TN9 1BX, UK – 01732 361934

After my own dentist booking me an appointment in 2 weeks time !! And dentaline giving me antibiotics when I was in agony, other dentists saying they could not see me as I was not on their books, I tried TDC and they said to my relief they would see me if it was an emergency. I now am sitting in reception with an extremely happy numb mouth waiting to have a route canal treatment , when they actually don't have space on the list to see me. Now that's service .

The staff are highly professional with a personal touch! The dental care I have received over the last 9 years has been fantastic.

GK Dental Practice

13 London Rd, Tonbridge TN10, UK – 01732 353358

I went back to GK dental practice after returning to Tonbridge following 10 years in Leeds, and I think the practice is amazing. I get seen by Ellen McKeown who is always polite, professional and friendly, and honestly, having tried numerous dentists in Leeds in my time there none of them even came close to the treatment of GK Dental Practice. I have had to have numerous work done in recent months (none of which was picked up by any of the dentists in Leeds even though I felt there was potentially a problem) and every time I have been made to feel comfortable and relaxed and everything has gone smoothly with no pain at all. Even though some of the treatments could have led to further issues, I have had none, and I firmly believe this is due to the high quality treatment offered at this practice (and by Ellen especially). I cannot recommend this practice enough. Honestly the only dentists I would trust to actually look after my teeth!

I have been going to the GK Dental Practice since I moved to Tonbridge in 2009. They are very professional, caring, and my teeth are well looked after. My Dentist Donal is excellent and always explains what he is going to do and is very gentle. My hygienist Poppy is also excellent, very gentle and like Donal explains each step. A great dental practice, highly recommended, with an excellent reception team.


Doctors

Tonbridge Medical Group - Pembury Road Surgery

64 Pembury Rd, Tonbridge TN9 2JG, UK – 01732 352907

The staff and Doctors are all amazing - it is the NHS that lets them down!

Dr R G Bailey - Warders Medical Centre

47 East St, Tonbridge TN9 1LA, UK – 01732 770088

Great staff

The Tonbridge Clinic

339 Shipbourne Rd, Tonbridge TN10 3EU, UK – 01732 350255

After 9 months of trying to sort out a painful Achilles tendon problem, sadly without any lasting success, I eventually decided to visit The Tonbridge Clinic back in November 2016. Fortunately, I was introduced to Tim Versey Smith and he quickly established the likely cause of my heel pain. With his guidance and support over a few short months, the daily pain that I had been experiencing has disappeared and I have even managed to meet my goal of getting back to regular running. Thank you very much Tim. Dealing with Tim and other members of the team at The Tonbridge Centre has been a real pleasure. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending their services.

Thanks to Tim Veysey-Smith for his help with a tendon injury I picked up when running. I had trouble even with walking when I first had the injury and now I am back running thanks to good advice on how long to rest and on the strength exercises I needed to do. Very glad I went to Tonbridge Clinic - highly recommend.

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.


Emergency Nos

British Gas - Breakdown & Repairs 0845 9 60 50 40

Fire - Ambulance - Police 999


Hospitals

Hildenborough Medical Centre

Tonbridge Rd, Hildenborough, Tonbridge TN11 9HL, UK – 01732 838777

Attend here several times great staff.

Absolutely amazing, really caring doctors willing to do anything for the patients in their care.

The Raphael Medical Centre

Raphael Medical Centre/Coldharbour La, Hildenborough, Tonbridge TN11 9LE, UK – 01732 833924

Amazing place, doing so much good for people

Wonderful place to work.

The Tonbridge Clinic

339 Shipbourne Rd, Tonbridge TN10 3EU, UK – 01732 350255

After 9 months of trying to sort out a painful Achilles tendon problem, sadly without any lasting success, I eventually decided to visit The Tonbridge Clinic back in November 2016. Fortunately, I was introduced to Tim Versey Smith and he quickly established the likely cause of my heel pain. With his guidance and support over a few short months, the daily pain that I had been experiencing has disappeared and I have even managed to meet my goal of getting back to regular running. Thank you very much Tim. Dealing with Tim and other members of the team at The Tonbridge Centre has been a real pleasure. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending their services.

Thanks to Tim Veysey-Smith for his help with a tendon injury I picked up when running. I had trouble even with walking when I first had the injury and now I am back running thanks to good advice on how long to rest and on the strength exercises I needed to do. Very glad I went to Tonbridge Clinic - highly recommend.

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for TN11 8RL.

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 TN11 8RL


MP

This Parliamentary website will find MPs - just type in your postcode. It also gives details of how to contact your MP


Places of Worship

Find Local Churches & Places of Worship

St. Peter and St. Paul's Church

Church Ln, Tonbridge TN9 1HD, UK – 01732 770962 x24

I love this amazing and beautiful church ⛪

Absolutely gorgeous. I recommend a visit to anyone.

Hillsong Church Kent

The River Centre, Medway Wharf Rd, Tonbridge TN9 1RE, UK – 020 7384 9200

Wonderful place for the whole family. Warm atmosphere, great music, good Biblical teaching, friendly people, activities for kids, Jesus centeredness.

Great youthful church in Tonbridge area! :) I've been twice felt just like family!

Christ Church

High St, Tonbridge TN9 1SG, UK – 01732 770334

Friendly and welcoming - with churches within a church! I have been to a variety of 'free church' URC services with a message from different speakers every week (10am) with songs modern & traditional. While the Redeemed Christian Church of God (Nigerian Pentecostal) at 11am has an enthusiastic and passionate worship style and the 6pm River Church - a charismatic house church - offers yet another way to meet with God. Come along and meet us! Not ready to worship? Try the LifeSprings Cafe weekdays 10-1pm for cheerful chat, fresh ground coffee and friendship.

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.


Police Station

This is a brilliant site. Click to see virtually everything you are likely to need to know about the Police and crime statistics around Leigh. You can often even see a photo of your local policeman!

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency


Recycling

Find Recycling Centres

JR Metal & Waste Recycling

11 Mann Square, Tonbridge TN9 2EX, UK – 07716 561196

Great team, fast at their work and very reliable. Cleaned up after themselves and showed me all the relevant documents needed in their trade. Would highly recommend their services and I personally will be using them again. Thanks JR Metal and Waste

I saw JR Metal & Waste Recycling advertised and rang up to ask about clearing my garden. The price was good and the person on the phone was extremely helpful. The guys turned up on time, did a brilliant job, stuck to the quote provided and nothing was too much trouble. They promptly cleared away any mess and were incredibly friendly will use again and highly recommend.

Oxfam Bookshop

78 High St, Tonbridge TN9 1EE, UK – 01732 355753

Really great shop full of fantastic books. If you are looking,for the next great read then head here first. Glad there are still bookshops on the high street and it's for a good cause.

Mind Charity Shop

33 High St, Tonbridge TN9 1SQ, UK – 01732 666040

Its cheap and some great bargains

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.


Restaurants

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 Leigh

Alishan Restaurant

149 High St, Tonbridge TN9 1DH, UK – 01732 770616

I have visited this restaurant many times with friends and have always been impressed with the quality of the food. The menu is impressive, and includes many dishes that might not usually be found in other similar places. My favourite so far is Railway Lamb, worth a try! They accommodate walk-in groups, but best to book in advance on a busy night.

Great staff and the food was amazing. They have a lot more choice of dishes from all over India than the normal restaurant. The meat was whole chicken breast and lamb chop in the sauces, prime cuts. Really good tasting food.

Honeymoon Chinese Restaurant

2-4 Barden Rd, Tonbridge TN9 1TS, UK – 01732 358888

When i visited, the restaurant was very busy. Despite this, service was fast and the food was hot, tasty and I have to say this was the best Chinese I've had in a long while.

Pizza Express

91 High St, Tonbridge TN9 1DR, UK – 01732 368787

Great staff and good food, they found us a table even though they were quite busy.

Been here twice and the service was good both times. Did feel a little like they wanted us and in and out as quick as possible though.


Schools

Nursery and Preschools

Delarue Nursery School

Shipbourne Rd, Tonbridge TN11 9NN, UK – 01732 368777

Safee and lovely peaceful location

Tonbridge Day Nursery

C/o West Kent College, Brook Street, Tonbridge TN9 2PW, UK – 01753 201122

Excellent facilities, lovely staff and they care about the children.

Bright Horizons Teddies Tonbridge Nursery and Preschool

29 Pembury Rd, Tonbridge TN9 2JB, UK – 01732 500565

Primary and Secondary Schools

Weald of Kent Grammar School

Tudeley Ln, Tonbridge TN9 2JP, UK – 01732 373500

6th form is supportive and have had good teachers.

I'm going to enter this school in septemper and I'm quite nervous of how the experience will go for me

Long Mead Community Primary School

Tonbridge TN10, UK – 01732 350601

Staff are excellent, children love being there. Rated good by OFSTED and excellent by the local authority. Praised for its caring attitude and the behaviour of the children as well as improving not just the children's lives, but the local community as well - local authority's view.

Staff are great with our kids

Tonbridge Grammar School

Deakin Leas, Tonbridge TN9 2JR, UK – 01732 365125

I go to school here and it is amazing the staff are excellent and I am having an amazing education! I would recommend to all!

I went to go and see it and so cool and my sister goes there

Public & Preparatory Schools

Fosse Bank School

Noble Tree Rd, Hildenborough TN11 8ND, UK – 01732 834212

Hi spent many years at this school from 1977 to 1982/3 teachers where first class

My son is here and has flourished at Fosse Bank. It's a lovely school that encourages individuality while celebrating success in a nurturing environment.

The Schools at Somerhill

Somerhill, Tonbridge TN11 0NJ, UK – 01732 352124

As the Head of Derwent Lodge, Schools at Somerhill, I couldn't rate it more highly. This is a wonderful school, with caring staff and incredible facilities.

Sackville School & Sixth Form

Tonbridge Rd, Hildenborough TN11 9HN, UK – 01732 838888


Shops - see online section

See all sorts of shops near you.


Social Services

Local social service agencies for TN11 8RL with contact details and location maps


Utilities

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40

Local electricity supply companies for TN11 8RL with contact details and location maps

Local gas supply companies for TN11 8RL, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps

Local water supply and treatment companies for TN11 8RL with contact details and location maps

St Mary's Church
Leigh, Kent
Vicar: Rev'd Lionel Kevis
01732 833022





Coffee Stop
Meet up with friends and make new ones over coffee. 10.00 - 11.30 am every Wednesday in the Genner Room, St Marys Church, Leigh.
Tea and cake also available.



Pet Service in the Marquee on the Green
10am on 7th September