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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.



Europa House, 49 Sandgate Rd, Folkestone CT20 1RU, UK – 0345 788 8444

The whole style of the bank is tired and shabby. I think that the poor environment is detrimental to the staff's attitude to their work and the customers. I have had some very good service there but also quite appalling service. When I lived in the suburbs of London my local NatWest was always winning rosettes for its efficiency and good service! What a come down.........

Ive banked with natwest for years, never had a bad problem here. Just the long queues inside thats a downer.


41 Sandgate Rd, Folkestone CT20 1SA, UK – 0345 740 4404

I think HSBC is the one of the best bank. In terms of management, financial work,advice,etc Recently I opened my bank account from folkestone HSBC branch.the staff were really professional and friendly. Specially thank you very much MRS LEANDRA KEARNS for your help full advice.

Barclays Bank

67 Sandgate Rd, Folkestone CT20 1RY, UK – 0345 734 5345

Called in today 12/7/2018 after nearly being scammed by someone. Spoke to a young lady there called Sarah who was great. Checked my accounts and Sorted everything out for me and put me at rest. Big thank you Sarah. 👍

Quaint little bank, the staff are always pleasant & helpful, someone is always on the floor to assist. I would expect a queue when it's busy! Good Bank.

Building Societies


77 Sandgate Rd, Folkestone CT20 2AQ, UK – 0800 554 0279

Friendly, understanding and professional staff. Excellent customer service.

brilliant customer service


70-72 Sandgate Rd, Folkestone CT20 2AA, UK – 01303 719709

Good staff, always helpful. Use it on a regular basis and never had a problem.

Every time I use this branch I'm assisted by the friendliest and most helpful staff who seem genuinely invested in customer service. Seems like a great team dynamic and is lovely to experience.

The Tower Theatre

North Rd, Folkestone CT20 3HL, UK – 01303 223925

Very Good Environment as I performed at the Tower theatre for the LCA Ashford End Of Year Show

First time we have been. Lovely

Local Chambers of Commerce for CT20 3HF. 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!

We could not find any Councils around your location. Please click below to see full results from Google.

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 CT20. 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 Folkestone area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Folkestone and CT20 3HF 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

Total Dental Care

92 Sandgate Rd, Folkestone CT20 2BE, UK – 01303 255559

I can not say enough to express how good the Folkestone practice has been for me. From the dentist to the dental nurse and the reception team. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. Best dental experience I've ever had, and let's face it, no one really likes going to the dentist! Well done to all of you. Thank you.

Very surprised with the professional approach and kind attitude... From the receptionist to the dentist. Dr. Rehan Asmat Alam. Brilliant with children! Thank you.

Folkestone Dental Clinic

45-47 Canterbury Rd, Folkestone CT19 5NJ, UK – 01303 252995

I am scared of the dentist, have been since I was 10 years old but I feel calm and less nervous when I visit this practice. They have saved 3 of my teeth from being removed and they share all their findings with you. I truly recommend them and have encouraged family members to go here.

Cheriton Dental Surgery

55 Cheriton High St, Folkestone CT19 4EZ, UK – 01303 765196

Great dentist but private only not nhs.

The New Surgery

128 Canterbury Rd, Folkestone CT19 5SR, UK – 01303 243516

I have been with this surgery for one year and have received a very good standard of care for both me and my family.

Always found Doctors nurses and reception staff to be most helpful bearing in mind the pressures they are all under. Well done.

Dr M Patel & Partners

Guildhall Surgery, 65 - 69 Guildhall St N, Folkestone CT20 1EJ, UK – 01303 851411

Often late but who isn't in the NHS? we should blame patients for that not staff. They offer double appointments for people that need extra long to whine so if people only book one appointment and then ramble on for ages about what happened in 1976 to their daughters back then the doctor can't exactly kick them out. Would give five stars as staff always polite and helpful, and premises always clean, but they lose two stars purely because the receptionists have all started to ask me what I'm calling about. It's private!! And if they don't have any medical training then they don't know what is serious and what isn't. Also they tell people to ring 111 once they're fully booked but I work for 111 and we don't give appointments during the day. We don't have doctors during the day so ringing 111 doesn't achieve anything. But other than those points, great surgery. Won't be changing.

Very busy local GP Practice

Central Surgery

86 Cheriton Rd, Folkestone CT20 2QH, UK – 01303 220707

Have been with Dr Amin since I was ten years old and he has always listened very carefully to my complicated conditions, he has come up with solutions when specialists have given up on me and the staff who keep the ship afloat are stunningly helpful and always nice. I hear other people complaining about their sugeries and I realise how lucky I am to be with them. A big thank you to everyone who who works there.

Really good when can get an appointment being told to wait 24/48 hours to ring up again to get an appointment is mad but thats the NHS

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

Royal Victoria Hospital

Radnor Park Ave, Folkestone CT19 5BN, UK – 01303 850202

Very efficiently run hospital with kind and friendly staff. Though the building is old the equipment is not. I have really had to wait as appointments seem to run to time, A rarity these days. There is never a pleasure to go to hospital but at Folkestone it’s less of an ordeal. Well done to the staff.

Went for an ENT appointment and I must say, I didn’t have to wait on both appointments. Wasn’t ignored, seen on time. Lovely staff. It’s been a pleasure!

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for CT20 3HF.

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 CT20 3HF

Find Local Churches & Places of Worship

Cheriton Baptist Church

Cheriton Baptist Church, Quested Rd, Folkestone CT19 4BY, UK – 01303 278717

Lively and friendly church. Would recommend!

a good place to worship and has a very good church community.

St Mary & St Eanswythe C Of E Church

Church St, Folkestone CT20 1SW, UK – 01303 252947

Nice church

This was my school church, we christened our daughter there and got married. We are looking to christen our son there too now.

Holy Trinity Church, Folkestone

Sandgate Road, Folkestone CT20 2HQ, UK – 01303 256040

Amazing services available and in a broad range. Friendly smiley faces and an amazing Choir.

Beautiful peaceful church visited on maunday Thursday for quiet prayer

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

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Folkestone Household Waste Recycling Centre

Ross Way, Shorncliffe, Folkestone CT20 3UJ, UK – 0300 041 7373

Yes you will have the odd queue but staff are helpful and the site appears to run very smoothly

I know it can be really annoying when you have to wait to enter the recycling site (which has caused some poor reviews) but bearing in mind the small size of this centre and the stringent health and safety regulations (to keep us, the public safe) I think they are doing a jolly good job. I have found them really helpful. Today I visited to get rid of some wire fencing and asbestos and was helped and assisted promptly. Great to get rid of stuff and know it is done safely and will be recycled. Yes maybe next time there is a bit of a wait to get in but you can always turn around and go back later or just take it easy life s busy as it is. ☺

Johnsons Recycling Scrap Metal

Park Farm Cl, Folkestone CT19 5FH, UK – 01303 244011

great company always pay top money for your metal highly recommended 5****** will not use any one else.

kcb scrap car collection

38 Sandgate Rd, Folkestone, sandgate CT20 3BS, UK – 01303 232026

Great service. Rang them on a Sunday. Car collected the next day. Highly recommended

gave me a great price for my car collected it on time I recommend this company to anybody thank you very much for your service

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 Folkestone

Earls Restaurant

39 Earls Ave, Folkestone CT20 2HB, UK – 01303 245166

The staff is very welcoming, and also very kind. We hadn't booked a table, but we got one, though (on a Tuesday evening). The portions aren't big, but delicious. The prices are fair.

Nice restaurant for both evening and lunch. Great staff

El Cortador Tapas Bar

41 The Old High St, Folkestone CT20 1RL, UK – 01303 243974

My wife and I shared an incredible evening meal here tonight. From the friendly welcome to the cheery goodbye everything was perfect! I am unable to find fault with this stunning restaurant. The service was absolutely on point but not intrusive. The food came out piping hot and in very good time. All the dishes we ordered (there were quite a few!) Were beautiful, full of flavour and of generous size. Both the wine and the cider went down well and the pudding was to die for! A real treat and somewhere we will certainly be returning.

my wife and I decided to eat here on 18/7/18. we are always eating out but never had tapas. so it was a bit of a risk to go on our anniversary. well the risk was blown away after entering. fantastic service, Evan better food. every dish was my favourite until I tried the next one. if your looking for great service and excellent food. this is a must go. thank you for a great night.


4-5 Fishmarket, Folkestone CT19 6AA, UK – 01303 212070

Really lovely place. Didn't have the food...this time! But looked amazing. Really nice layout with stunning views looking out across the water. The cocktail bar upstairs was fantastic..a little pricey but it's a nice place and worth stopping by for a drink or food.

One of the best restaurants in Kent. Great food, good service, lovely views. And a good bar offering cocktails. Rocksalt offers great local produce, including fresh fish caught in local waters by Folkestone boats. It's not hugely expensive either. Highly recommended as a treat, or if you’re visiting Kent or Folkestone. Perfect for a summer evening by the sea.

Nursery and Preschools

Jumping Jacks Preschool, Out of School Club & Baby Unit

The Tower Theatre, North Rd, Folkestone CT20 3HL, UK – 01303 842233

Very good place

Christchurch Nursery School

2 Ingles Way, Folkestone CT20 1ER, UK – 01303 244055

Great place for little ones to start the process to school.

St. Martins Pre-School

Queens Ave, Folkestone CT20 3JD, UK – 07948 517655

Primary and Secondary Schools

Cheriton Primary School

Church Rd, Folkestone CT20 3EP, UK – 01303 276112

I am sadly leaving this primary school in a few days and going into year 7 and it has been a very nice time here! I have been in this school since I was 5 and it has been the best I have become someone I wished I was when I was younger ! BEST SCHOOL EVERRR

Had some of the best years of my life there, as well as I met my best friend there. Cheriton Primary in all regards is not the best place on Earth. However it will always be a fond memory of mine and a key aspects of my childhood, so in a whole it's an amazing school. I would recommend this school to anyone.

Folkestone Academy

Academy Ln, Folkestone CT19 5FP, UK – 01303 842400

Its good. If you're ill don't go at like 9 am. Go at 10ish.

Absolutely amazing school, couldn't have achieved 4 A* at A Level without this school :)

Mundella Primary School

Black Bull Rd, Folkestone CT19 5QX, UK – 01303 252265

It was a great primary school for me . Had so many memories couldnt wish for better. Xxx

Public & Preparatory Schools


29 Shorncliffe Rd, Folkestone CT20 2NB, UK – 01303 253951

I had the pleasure to be a member of staff last year. It's a good atmosphere, the owners are great , doing their best to lift the school up, the school principal is well experienced man with good approach to both teachers and students. I recommend it to everyone one who's looking for a high standard school.

it's amazing, the staff help you a lot and you learn english and make friends very quickly

Shorncliffe Nursery

MacKenzie Dr, Shorncliffe, Folkestone CT20 3LR, UK – 01303 278442

Good experience esp for kids. Friendly environment.

St Johns Church Hall Playgroup

St John's Church Hall, St John's Church Road, Folkestone CT19 5BH, UK – 07930 844542

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