London Area Guides
Archway Area Guide
Our area guide to Archway 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 N19
Archway is situated between Holloway and Highgate.
Property Types & Architecture
Much of the housing in the area is Victorian with some quite imposing houses around Highgate Hill. Though the area is a little shabby in places there are still some beautiful four storey town houses in St John's Villas and St John's Grove.
Shopping & Entertainment
Shopping along the Holloway Road and around Archway underground station is quite eclectic, but can cater for basic needs.
Many pubs in this area, and only a stones through from the restaurants and bars of Islington's Upper Street.
Parks & Commons
Waterlow Park on the edge of N19 is attractive. However the area has a number of surrounding open spaces which include: Hampstead Heath, Parliament Hill and Highgate Woods.
Who lives here?
There is a very mixed area which includes professional couples, families and people from a number of different ethnic backgrounds.
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Schools in Archway & Exam Results
Schools in Archway fall under the Islington Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Archway by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Archway
Archway 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 Archway 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
Archway Local Authorities
Archway is represented by Islington 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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