London Area Guides
Docklands Area Guide
Our area guide to Docklands 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 E16, E1W
Property Types & Architecture
Formally part of the port of London and at one time the world's largest port. The contrast between new and historic buildings give Docklands a real quirky feel. With contemporary cutting edge architecture in new high rise developments and old dock buildings as well as a smattering of surviving Victorian terraced houses and former council properties there is something for everyone here.
Shopping & Entertainment
There are plenty of things to do and see around this cosmopolitan area of London including many upmarket restaurants, bars, hotels and shopping centres nestled around the numerous riverside walks and marinas, as well as cinemas and theatres. For those with an inerest in history the Museum of London Docklands and the Cutty Sark are close by and for those who not only like to live by the water but also like to play in it: Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre offers a whole host of activities.
Parks & Commons
Docklands is not renowned for its green spaces, but there are several parks with play areas for children and plenty of green spaces a short distance away. For that ''let's get out of the city'' feeling without the long drive, take the DLR to Mudchute Park, run by a charitable organisation. With over 32 acres of countryside and city farm there are many animals and a large range of activities for all ages. Greenwich Park, one of the 8 Royal Parks in London, boasts 180 acres of space filled with activities to suit everyone and nearby Victoria Park, one of London oldest and most historical parks, is visited by millions of visitors each year to enjoy the sports, play and relaxation offered. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in nearby Stratford is also a great place to let off steam.
Who lives here?
The Dockland's neighbourhood spans several areas including Shad Thames, Wapping and Limehouse. Since its regeneration in the last twenty years, the wealth from businesses, better transport links, and more shops have made the area ever more popular and accessible as a place to live. The area offers convenient and contemporary urban living for a mixture of wealthy business people to City contractors and employees, as well as families looking to buy or rent in this cosmopolitan area .
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Guide to Docklands transport links
The Docklands Light Railway runs (DLR) trains run from Bank and Tower Gate to all areas in south-east London including Canary Wharf, and Docklands.
The Circle Line and District tube lines go to Tower Hill.
- Canning Town (Zone 3)
- Custom House (Zone 3)
- King George V (Zone 3)
- London City Airport (Zone 3)
- Pontoon Dock (Zone 3)
- Prince Regent (Zone 3)
- Royal Albert (Zone 3)
- Royal Victoria (Zone 3)
- Star Lane (Zone 3)
- West Silvertown (Zone 3)
Canning Town (Zone 3)
Docklands (DLR)Jubilee Line
Schools in Docklands & Exam Results
Schools in Docklands fall under the Newham Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Docklands by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Docklands
Docklands 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 Docklands 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
Local Area Website Links:
Below is a collection of links of local interest.
Docklands Local Authorities
Docklands is represented by Newham 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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