London Area Guides
East Ham Area Guide
Our area guide to East Ham 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 E6, E7
East Ham is a predominantly working class area consisting mainly of Victorian terraces.
Property Types & Architecture
East Ham's properties are mainly terraced Victorian and Edwardian often in attractive tree-lined avenues.
Shopping & Entertainment
With the 2012 Olympics held in the borough, East Ham's Leisure Centre with swimming pool and climbing wall amongst other amenities is a great place to keep those inspired by the world's sporting stars entertained.
Parks & Commons
East Ham is primarily rural in nature, known for its many parks and green spaces including East Ham Nature Reserve, a sanctuary within this bustling suburb and home to many animals including birds, insects and lizards. Central Park with its tennis courts, play area, and basketball hoop, Brampton Park with its multi-use games area, paddling pool, table tennis and trim trail, and Barking Road Recreation Ground with five-a-side football pitch, multi-use games area, trim trail and play area all offer great spaces in which to play sport, exercise and relax.
Who lives here?
This bustling area attracts those that like the vast array of open green spaces and affordable properties. The Underground Stations of East Ham and Upton Park are both on the District and Hammersmith & City lines. (Zone 3).
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Schools in East Ham & Exam Results
Schools in East Ham fall under the Newham Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in East Ham by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within East Ham
East Ham 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 East Ham 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
East Ham Local Authorities
East Ham 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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