There are hundreds of public libraries in London. Some of them may allow membership for the residents of that borough (area of London) only whereas most of them give a membership card regardless of the area you live in.
You can also use internet/computers for 1 hour for free in a public library.
To register with a public library you will need 1 proof of ID (e.g. passport) and a proof of address (any bill – e.g. bank statement, credit card statement etc.)
The Passmore Edwards Library
80 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX.
Artizan Street Library & Community Centre
1 Artizan St, London E1 7AF, 020 73323810
Bethnal Green Library
Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 0HL
Southwark Local History Library
211 Borough High St, London SE1 1JA
Shoreditch library Haggerston branch
234-238 Kingsland Rd, London E2
Church of St Augustine with St Philip, Newark St, Whitechapel, London E1
2AD, 020 78828800
Idea Store Whitechapel
321 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1BU, 020 73644332
City Business Library
Guildhall, London EC2V 7HH
You can post letters and cards in the red post-boxes you see in the street. They should show the times of collection on them. Last times of collection vary but are usually 17.30 Monday to Friday (sometimes later) 12.00 Saturday. Post is collected from some boxes (but not all) on Sundays, particularly at post offices.
Check the information on the box before posting, especially if it is an urgent letter. You must take parcels to a post office.
It is difficult to be precise about how long letters and cards take to get to other countries. Two days is perfectly common to most of western Europe, but it can be a week or more.
Most post offices are open between 09.00 – 17.00 Monday to Friday and 09.00 – 13.00 on Saturday.
City of London Police
37 Wood St, London EC2P 2NQ
Brick Lane Police Station
25 Brick Lane, London E1 6PU
It is advisable for you to open a bank account when you arrive in London and start your course. There are several major banks and building societies in London you can choose from.
You will need to have your passport, confirmation of your UK address (credit card statement, or electricity bill, or your rental agreement etc.), and a letter from the College.
We will assist you in opening a new bank account in London and give you a letter from the college confirming that you are enrolled as a student at Eynsford College.
The college cannot recommend any particular UK bank.
The following banks have branches close to Eynsford College:
100 Fenchurch St, London EC3M 5JD
Telephone: (03457) 345345
240 Whitechapel Rd,Whitechapel, London E1 1BJ
Telephone: (03457) 345345
34 London Wall, London EC2M 5QX
3-5 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1DU
Tel: 0345 3000 000
Fax: 01245 704705
75 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1DU
60 Fenchurch St, London EC3M 4BA
Telephone:08457 404 404
Black Lion House, 45 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1DU
Tel: 08457 888 444
Christ Church Spitalfields
Commercial St, London E1 6LY.
Roman Catholic Church of the
30 Prescot St, London E1 8BB
East London Mosque
82-92 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1JQ
Bevis Marks Synagogue
4 Heneage Ln, London EC3A 5DQ
The Honourable Society Of The
Temple, London EC4Y 7HL
Kagyu Samye Dzong London
Tibetan Buddhist Meditation
15 Spa Rd, London SE16 3SA