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Dalston Area Guide
Our area guide to Dalston 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 E8
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Property Types & Architecture
Like the rest of London, Dalston has seen significant growth in urbanisation during the 19th Century and is home to a variety of properties to suit everyone's taste, from fine Georgian houses to mid-Victorian terraces and semi-detached villas and former council flats sitting happily alongside modern skyscrapers. There are also lovely conservation areas, around London Fields and in De Beauvoir Town. For those soap fans, Fassett Square was the inspiration for the BBC soap EastEnders.
Shopping & Entertainment
For food lovers, Ridley Road Food Market is a Dalston institution and the popular Broadway Market, off London Fields, has a lively Saturday market with the recent addition of a farmers’ market. Along the Kingsland Road High Street is where to find the areas plethora of shops, cafes and beauty salons and the area is home to some of London’s most successful pop-up home restaurants. For those that love a show, The Hackney Empire in Mare Street is one of London’s most beautiful theatres, putting on drama, comedy, music and a famous Christmas panto and the Rio Cinema is an independent picture-house showing a mix of new releases and old classics.
Parks & Commons
London Fields has an olympic-sized outdoor heated pool open all year round and available for swimming lessons and with facilities including a cafe and a large sunbathing deck you can make a real day of it. Victoria Park as well as Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford are also nearby.
Who lives here?
The area attracts young, arty professionals drawn to the area's buzzing nightlife, vintage shops, quirky cafes and well connected transport links. With two large regeneration projects in the area Dalston is an area that will keep on drawing in the crowds.
Dalston Local Authorities
Dalston 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.
Dalston 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 Dalston 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
Schools in Dalston & Exam Results
Schools in Dalston fall under the Hackney Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Dalston by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Dalston
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