London Area Guides
Clapton Area Guide
Our area guide to Clapton 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 E5, E8
A popular residential area with a village atmosphere, and historical buildings.
Property Types & Architecture
Once a rural retreat for the capital’s wealthy merchants, Clapton with its village atmosphere is home to many fine Georgian and Victorian terraces many of which have been converted into apartments. Sutton House, now owned by the National Trust and open to the public, is a rare surviving example of a 16th-century merchant’s house.
Shopping & Entertainment
A plethora of independent bars, pubs, cafes, boutiques and restaurants along the Chatsworth Road and Lower Clapton Road as well as the thriving Sunday Market cater to the trendy residents of Clapton who have been quick to spot the area's resurgence into the next cool thing! The former United Reformed Church in Lower Clapton Road now runs as a Performing Arts Centre and Sutton House, the National Trust property is well worth a visit. King’s Hall Leisure Centre offers the area's council-owned swimming pool.
Parks & Commons
Down by the River Lea there are lovely walks as well as at Springfield and Millfield Parks. Springfield has a bowling green, cricket pitch, tennis courts, a children’s playground, a pond and a café, while Millfields Park offers cricket and football pitches, trim trail, tennis and basketball courts and a children's play area. Walthamstow and Hackney Marshes and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford are also nearby offering plenty of outdoor activity in and around Clapton .
Who lives here?
Clapton's village feel attracts families from nearby pricier areas who are looking to upsize to a property with a garden. Although Clapton is not on a tube line, there are regular 12-minute trains from Clapton Station to Liverpool Street and therefore is an attractive area for those who like to be close to the City without being in the City.
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Schools in Clapton & Exam Results
Schools in Clapton fall under the Hackney Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Clapton by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Clapton
Clapton 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 Clapton 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
Clapton Local Authorities
Clapton is represented by Hackney 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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