London Area Guides
Homerton Area Guide
Our area guide to Homerton 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 E9
Cheaper than nearby Islington, fairly well developed and converted.
Property Types & Architecture
Much of the area around Homerton High Street is made up of council housing, very little of architectural merit. The oldest surviving residential building in Hackney is Sutton House on Homerton High Street. It was built in 1535 and is owned and run by the National Trust.
Shopping & Entertainment
Basic shopping needs can be met along Homerton High Street, there is a nearby Tesco supermarket along Morning Lane. Of course, Westfield Stratford City offers a wide range of retail outlets relatively close by, for those residents looking for a West End feel to their shopping.
Though there are restaurants, take aways and pubs locally there is very little of note, however there is Chats Palace which is a popular community and entertainment centre.
Parks & Commons
Hackney Marshes is in the east of E9 and Victoria Park dominates the east of London. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, post 2012 Olympics, has left a sporting and leisure legacy to the area.
Who lives here?
Young professionals, families, commuters. A large local employer is the Homerton Hospital and staff often chose to live in the area.
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Schools in Homerton & Exam Results
Schools in Homerton fall under the Hackney Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Homerton by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Homerton
Homerton 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 Homerton 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
Homerton Local Authorities
Homerton 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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