London Area Guides
St Luke's Area Guide
Our area guide to St Luke's 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 EC1Y, EC1V
Property Types & Architecture
St Luke's is a historic Anglican church building located on Old Street in the London Borough of Islington. Like Old Street and Angel, properties in this area tend to be new build apartments or grade II listed Brutalist apartments in the nearby Barbican Centre.
Shopping & Entertainment
Nearby Upper Street in Angel and Shoreditch are brimming with shops, bars and restaurants including the much loved Spitalfields Market.
Parks & Commons
Not the greenest or leafiest part of London, however green spaces can be found at nearby Shoreditch Park.
Who lives here?
Those wanting to live in this area want to be close to the action with an easy commute into the City.
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Schools in St Luke's & Exam Results
Schools in St Luke's fall under the Islington Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in St Luke's by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within St Luke's
St Luke's 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 St Luke's 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
St Luke's Local Authorities
St Luke's is represented by Islington 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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