London Area Guides
Canonbury Area Guide
Our area guide to Canonbury 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 N1
Home to some of the borough's best properties and possibly one of the most sought after locations in Islington. Its combination of proximity to both the City and West End, and its own lively nightlife, makes it a sought after place to live.
Property Types & Architecture
Canonbury boasts large Georgian properties many now converted into apartments.
Shopping & Entertainment
The main shopping area is centred around Upper Street and Islington High Street. There is a large supermarket on the Liverpool Road. The area is famous for its antique shops in Camden Passage.
Upper Street has a huge variety of bars, restaurants and pubs. It is also home to the Kings Head, Almeida and Tower Theatre. Islington Green also has a Screen on The Green Cinema.
Who lives here?
Middle class high income families.
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Schools in Canonbury & Exam Results
Schools in Canonbury fall under the Islington Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Canonbury by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Canonbury
Canonbury 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 Canonbury 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
Canonbury Local Authorities
Canonbury is is represented by Hackney Council, Islington 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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