For those everyday necessities near the college.
Telephone: 020 7407 9000
Description: Private mini-cab service. You order a cab, set a destination, and know what fixed price you will pay. These are not black cabs and you cannot hail them on the street, they must pick you up at a specified location. Easy to use app.
Address: 289 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8QH
Telephone: 020 7837 0641
Description: Drycleaner run by a lovely older couple on Gray's Inn road. Good prices.
Description: Was used by a member to get to Gatwick airport for £48.
Address: 45 Exmouth Market, EC1R 4QL
Telephone: 0207 278 6524
Description: Great Unisex barber shop (unisex as in they do women as long as they have short hair).
Description: The bright blue cycle hire scheme. Buy a yearly pass for 90 pounds or take individual trips for 2 pounds.
Address: 72 Marchmont St, London WC1N 1AB
Telephone: 020 7837 9555
Description: A local business run by the lovely Sue and her husband. Mention you are a student for a discount.
Address: 13-17 Sicilian Avenue, London WC1A 2QH
Telephone: 020 7405 8111
Description: Hairdresser down in Holbon. Pricey but good quality.
Address: 248 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8JR
Telephone: 020 7837 5168
Description: I needed a tweed jacket relined and checked prices with all the tailors in the neighbourhood. Antoniou is by far the cheapest (in some cases half or a quarter of some of the quotes I got) and they do a very good job.
Address: 30-32 Chalton Street, London, NW1 1JB
Telephone: 020 3 627 3989
Description: Chalton Street Dental is the new NHS practice for Tavistock Dental (Tavistock is now private patients only). The only dentist I have seen at Chalton Street Dental is Dr Nathan Yang, who has been excellent. He is extremely courteous and professional. He provided good advice and a great referral to a specialist for quite a complicated dental issue. Routine check-ups have also been done very well.
Address: Toni&Guy Putney
Telephone: 0208 785 3700
Description: ToniandGuy Putney and Ask for Christophe Zegbib – French stylist and Hair Dresser that would give an unprecedented Hair Cut worth every penny ! Incroyable mais vrai
Description: A great app for helping you get around London. Many prefer it to google maps. You can set your home and work destinations to get directions to them easily at the press of a button.
Address: 41 Lamb's Conduit Street, London WC1N 3NG
Telephone: 020 7405 4030
Description: Great website to find a plethora of curry restaurants to order in from.
Address: 57 Marchmont Street, London WC1N 1AP
Telephone: 020 7837 0021
Description: Student discount, coupon for new customers. Jose comes recommended.
Address: 156 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RN
Telephone: 020 7229 0752
Description: Excellent dentist. Private care so it's not cheap, but he is honest and extremely thorough. I'm a dentist myself and have happily been going to him for years.
Address: 80 Lamb's Conduit Street, London WC1N 3LQ
Telephone: 020 7404 9919
Description: Drycleaning on Lamb's Conduit. Some people like, some complaints about the price/attitude of the owners.
Telephone: 020 8444 2131
Description: £28 to Heathrow.
Address: 41 Goodge Street, London W1T 2PY
Telephone: 020 7636 6705
Description: Pricey but good quality repairs.
Address: 7 Chichester Rents, London WC2A 1EG
Telephone: 020 7242 3011
Address: 42 Lamb's Conduit Street, London WC1N 3LJ
Telephone: 020 7405 7797
Description: Hairdresser and beauty salon nearby on Lamb's Conduit.
Address: EC1R 1UR
Description: Free haircut for students. No-nonsense, no-frills. I haven't paid a single penny for my haircut since I arrived in the UK. Just book in advance.
Address: 3 Gower Place, London WC1E 6BN
Telephone: 020 7679 7186
Address: 47 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8PP
Telephone: 020 7404 4416
Description: Great barber and very close to the College and they give a great student rate!! £11 as of October 2014
Address: 77 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8TS
Telephone: 0207 405 9360
Description: A medical practice has existed on this site and the adjacent house for over 136 years (since 1879). I am sure if you ask they'll still apply leeches!
Description: An app that allows you to hail a black cab with your phone and pay for it with your credit card. Often has promotions where they credit customers' accounts for a few days and you can then get a free ride!
Address: 8-10 Neal's Yard, London WC2H 9DP
Telephone: 020 7497 0776
Description: Best £13 haircut you could ever get.
Telephone: 0845 612 1212
Description: £28 to Heathrow (£32 to terminal 5). £50 to Gatwick. £51 to Stansted.
Address: 64-66 Lambs Conduit Street, London WC1N 3NA
Telephone: 020 3077 0044
Description: Arguably the closest general practice to college. Generally well liked.
Address: 10 Lamb’s Conduit Street, WC1N 3NR
Telephone: 0300 123 1212
Description: This is the non-emergency phone number or you can also call 101. The emergency number in the UK is 999 for police, fire or ambulance. You can call 999 from your room phone but I really hope you never have to!
Address: 177 Arlington Road London NW1 7EY
Description: Jeju Hair salon is a korean hair salon managed by a small team of korean hair stylists. It is situated very near to Camden tube station, right beside Odeon Cinema in Camden. It is a good place for a student haircut since there is a 15% off for students and a 20% off for first-timers. I really enjoyed getting my hair cut there and I paid about 32 pounds for my first try by the stylist director. She is friendly and nice. Would strongly recommend other Goodenoughers to try this hair salon and take the time to explore Camden town too. Furthermore, the loyalty card allows you to get your 10th haircut free :))
Address: 66 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DP
Telephone: 020 7713 6030
Description: Good for getting cabs to airports.
Address: King's Cross Suite 3.7, 344-354 Gray's Inn Road London WC1X 8BP
Telephone: 020 3553 3227
Description: This is a private GP practice. In August 2016 it was £55 for a 15 min consultation. Don't know why you wouldn't go to an NHS GP?
Address: WC2B 5QD and EC1A 9JX
Description: Free haircut for guys. No-nonsense, no-frills. I haven't paid a single penny for my haircut since I arrived in the UK. Just book in advance.
Description: Free haircuts, shaves and good quality. Takes about an hour.
Address: 152 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5PN
Telephone: 020 7935 3811
Address: 4 Procter St, London WC1V 6NX
Telephone: 020 7405 7436
Description: Very good quality but a bit pricey. I would recommend them for more intricate repairs. They also have a good selection of leather care products (for example they were able to find matching pink gold color to fix scratches on my shoes). Probably also worth mentioning that another shoe repair suggested this place when they couldn't fix my bag themselves.
Description: Official NHS website to find dentists near you.
Address: 3 Angel Gate, 326 City Road, London EC1V 2PT
Telephone: 020 7278 2800
Description: Recommended as good and reasonably priced.
Address: • Mount Pleasant, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R 4SQ
Address: • 17/21 Euston Road, NW1 2RY
Description: Opposite Kings Cross Mainline Station. Open 9.00am to 6pm Mon - Sat
Address: • 33 Marchmont Street, WC1N 1AP
Description: It's a post office - you do post officey stuff. Has a currency counter. Beware the opening times on the website seem to show 7am to 11pm. The shop that it is in is open at this time. I don't think the post office counter is.
Address: 14 Bedford Street, London WC2E 9HE
Telephone: 020 7379 6999
Description: Hairdresser near Leicester square.
Address: 38A Brunswick Centre, London WC1N 1AE
Telephone: 020 7833-1300
Description: Hairdressing salon in the Brunswick centre. Slightly pricey but offers promotions for returning customers that are good.
Address: 9 Windmill Street, London W1T 2JF
Telephone: 020 7636 8688
Description: Sharps is a modern take on a traditional English barber shop. The store is split between a cafe at the front which serves amazing coffees and beers (which come free with the haircut) and the barbershop which is built into the back. It has a great reputation locally for providing up market haircuts and the full barber services. So if you want anything above average this is the place to go. Its a great experience and a really nice atmosphere and is well worth a visits even just for a drink.
Address: 54 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0BB
Telephone: 020 7379 0420
Telephone: 020 7433 1000
Description: Member was charged £30 one way to Heathrow terminal 4 with 3 suitcases and 2 people.
Address: 16 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RU
Telephone: 020 7837 5638
Description: Good clinic on Tavistock place close to GC. Dr. Steer comes recommended.
Address: 73 Leather Lane, London EC1N 7TJ
Telephone: 020 7831 9883
Description: Decent shoe repairs. Have a loyalty program.
Address: 12 Lamb's Conduit Passage, London WC1R 4RH
Telephone: 020 7430 1850
Description: Darius is excellent.
Description: The TFL's version of google maps.
Description: The famous car service app that is growing in popularity worldwide. Drivers are not always as knowledgable as black cab drivers that have to take the Knowledge and can get lost or take longer to get you to destination than cab drivers. Technically is cheaper than black cabs but beware of surcharge pricing.
Address: 38 Mount Pleasant, London WC1X 0AN
Telephone: 020 7837 9888
Address: 175 Gray's Inn Rd, London WC1X 8UE
Description: Best men's haircut I've had in London, and also the closest to GC. Vic charges 15 pounds (cash only) and his conversations is much more intelligent / interesting than your average barber too.
Description: A website to find hairdressers.
Address: 41-45 Shorts Gardens, London WC2H 9AP
Telephone: 020 7497 2393
Description: Amazing location, very very good stylists! I see Jesus for color and MJ for cuts. They are lovely.