London Area Guides
Bow Road Area Guide
Our area guide to Bow Road 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 E3
Bow Road is a part of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in East London. This is traditionally a working class area.
Property Types & Architecture
There are some attractive properties in the area including large Victorian houses. Some major developments of flats and council housing estates makes it possible to pick up an ex council house at a reasonable price.
Shopping & Entertainment
Not much in the way of shopping except small local shops for every day goods. A large Tesco by the Bow flyover.
Not known for its nightlife, just a few pubs and nightclubs, however Docklands is within easy reach.
Parks & Commons
Victoria Park is just to the north and within easy reach of all E3. Also Mile End Park with its many sporting facilities.
Who lives here?
First time buyers and City workers.
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Schools in Bow Road & Exam Results
Schools in Bow Road fall under the Tower Hamlets Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Bow Road by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Bow Road
Bow Road 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 2 councils covering the Bow Road 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
Bow Road Local Authorities
Bow Road is is represented by Newham Council, Tower Hamlets Counci. 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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