London Area Guides
Stepney Area Guide
Our area guide to Stepney 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 E1
Stepney is a contradiction with its old run down council tower blocks and new modern high tech apartments. A good hunting ground for investors.
Property Types & Architecture
Many council housing estates, but still some attractive period properties along with the regeneration along the river.
Shopping & Entertainment
Rather than shops, this area is more famous for its markets which include: Petticoat Lane, Spitalfields, and Brick Lane. There is a new retail park along Mile End Road.
A variety of restaurants in the area, though the area is better known for its pubs, The Prospect of Whitby and the Dickens Inn being the most famous.
Parks & Commons
The Thames Path runs through the area but otherwise the area is poorly served for open space.
Who lives here?
Mainly young professionals working in the City or Docklands.
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Schools in Stepney & Exam Results
Schools in Stepney fall under the Tower Hamlets Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Stepney by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Stepney
Stepney 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 Stepney 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
Stepney Local Authorities
Stepney is represented by Tower Hamlets 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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