London Area Guides
Tower Hill Area Guide
Our area guide to Tower Hill 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, EC3N
Archaeological evidence dates settlements in Tower Hill back to the Bronze age, as well as Roman times. It was also the place for many public executions, including that of Sir Thomas More in the 16th Century. It now rests on the eastern edge of London's financial district - between the Thames to the south, and the trendy east-end to the north.
Property Types & Architecture
The property found here will vary between the old and the new, reflecting the variation from historical heritage to modern-day financial links. Expect to find either conversions of old buildings, or new apartment complexes.
Shopping & Entertainment
Restaurants and bars in the direct area will predominantly cater for City types during the day, and may be closed at the weekend. However, only a short walk to the north will take you into the East-end of Aldgate for many art galleries and bars, and Spitalfields for the famous markets.
Parks & Commons
The Thames lies to the south of Tower Hill, and around the Tower Bridge area there are a few small greens looking over the river.
Who lives here?
Property in this area is sought after predominantly by young professionals.
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Schools in Tower Hill & Exam Results
Schools in Tower Hill fall under the City of London Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Tower Hill by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Tower Hill
Tower Hill 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 Tower Hill area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
|City of London||£671||£783||£895||£1,007||£1,231||£1,455||£1,679||£2,014|
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
Tower Hill Local Authorities
Tower Hill is is represented by City of London 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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