London Area Guides
Stoke Newington Area Guide
Our area guide to Stoke Newington 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 N16, E8, E5
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Property Types & Architecture
The area is mainly made up of Victorian terraces, many of which have been converted in flats. There are also several blocks of purpose build flats offering housing association accommodation.
The area south of Stoke Newington Church Street around Defoe Road and Oldfield Road is a quiet residential area.
Shopping & Entertainment
Stoke Newington High Street and Stoke Newington Church Street are the main shopping areas and though not extensive house some interesting and unusual shops including second hand books and organic food.
The area has a variety of restaurants, bars, cafes and wine bars.
Parks & Commons
Clissold Park is the main open space and offers a variety of activities including boating and tennis. The reservoirs to the north of Clissold Park are now being used for recreational purposes.
Who lives here?
The area is a racially mixed area that includes: Afro-Caribbean, Turkish and Jewish. The area is also very popular with the professional middle classes including those in advertising and publishing and also teachers.
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Schools in Stoke Newington & Exam Results
Schools in Stoke Newington fall under the Hackney Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Stoke Newington by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Stoke Newington
Stoke Newington 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 Stoke Newington 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
Stoke Newington Local Authorities
Stoke Newington is represented by Hackney 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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