London Area Guides
Aldgate Area Guide
Our area guide to Aldgate gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include E1
Aldgate was the eastern most gateway through London Wall leading from the City of London to Whitechapel and the East End.
Property Types & Architecture
An area on the fringe of the City linking the financial districts to London's East End with great transport links, developers have quickly identified Aldgate as a great opportunity to invest. Multi-purpose architecturally-designed developments are springing up combining, offices, commercial space and luxury apartments.
Shopping & Entertainment
Aldgate and its neighbours including Shoredich offer a wealth of shopping and culinary delights. Aldgate High Street houses well known eateries and pubs. Head to nearby Brick Lane for eclectic vintage shops and cuisines from around the world. Nearby Leadenhall Market with its cobbled walkways and glass victorian roof is a great place to while away the time indulging in some retail therapy or grabbing a drink or bite to eat.
Parks & Commons
Not an area famed for its extensive Parks, however nearby Shoreditch Park packs a punch with its range of sports pitches, rock climbing and adventure playground.
Who lives here?
Being within walking distance to the City's financial hub and its well-connected transport links with 2 underground stations being served by 4 tube lines, it's not difficult to see why Aldgate is a draw to City professionals looking for an easy commute. Once the Crossrail is completed residents will also have direct access to 3 airports from nearby Whitechapel and Liverpool St Stations.
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Schools in Aldgate & Exam Results
Schools in Aldgate fall under the Tower Hamlets Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Aldgate by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Aldgate
Aldgate Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 1 councils covering the Aldgate area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Aldgate Local Authorities
Aldgate is represented by Tower Hamlets Council which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
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