London Area Guides
Haggerston Area Guide
Our area guide to Haggerston 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 E2
Haggerston is an area in the London Borough of Hackney. It is bounded by Hackney Road on the south, Kingsland road on the west, Middleton Road on the north with London Fields and Broadway Market on the east.
Property Types & Architecture
Haggerston like many London suburbs has an eclectic mix of properties from Georgian and early Victorian properties to warehouse conversions and new flats and ex-local council properties. Around Albion Square, a conservation area, the properties dating from the 1840's are built of yellow or grey brick with stucco detailing. Regent’s Canal runs through Haggerston and you can find alternative accommodation in the form of houseboats moored in the area.
Shopping & Entertainment
The main shopping area for the area is Bethnal Green Road. Although Haggerston lacks its own centre, it does have its own Riviera, a collective of independent restaurants, cafés, galleries and social enterprises on the canal and in the surrounding streets where you can sit canal-side and enjoy a coffee. Only a short walk will bring you to one of Haggerston's glossy neighbours including Dalston South, Shoreditch and Hoxton.
Parks & Commons
Nearby London Fields offers a wealth of space with its wildflower meadows, sports facilities, cafe, paddling pool and play areas while Haggerston Park is a pretty open space with a BMX track and ping-pong table and is home to the Hackney City Farm. The canal towpath is also a busy walking and cycling route. York Hall is a well known boxing venue.
Who lives here?
The area attracts young professionals and first time buyers who like to be close to the action in neighbouring suburbs but who want to get more for their money. The arrival of the Overground train service has also meant Haggerston is easily accessible to those working in Canary Wharf and is attractive to families.
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Schools in Haggerston & Exam Results
Schools in Haggerston fall under the Hackney Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Haggerston by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Haggerston
Haggerston 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 Haggerston 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
Haggerston Local Authorities
Haggerston is is represented by Hackney Council, Tower Hamlets 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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