London Area Guides
Vauxhall Area Guide
Our area guide to Vauxhall 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 SW8, SE11
Property Types & Architecture
Virtually every style of property can be found in the busy Vauxhall area, from luxury river front apartments to modestly-priced ex-local authority flats, and even some regency terraces, so the area offers something to suit all budgets. The great number of period conversion flats in the area are always in demand for both lettings and sales, and are often snapped-up after just a few days on the market.
Shopping & Entertainment
Vauxhall's busy hub is mainly known for its nightclubs and bars but with a short walk one can find some uniquely local oddities: for example Vauxhall Grove is a charming haven featuring a community centre and a renowned vegetarian cafe overlooking stunning communal gardens. For everyday considerations there are two large supermarkets that are open until late.
Parks & Commons
Vauxhall Park offers numerous facilities for children, but there are several communal gardens including Spring gardens, which features Vauxhall City Farm.
Who lives here?
Vauxhall is a vibrant mix of cultures and is home to people of widely varying backgrounds and incomes. There are many young professionals and lower income families, although notable residents famously include many actors and Members of Parliament
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Guide to Vauxhall transport links
Borough (Zone 1)
Kennington (Zone 2)
Oval (Zone 2)
Vauxhall (Zone 1, Zone 2)
Schools in Vauxhall & Exam Results
Schools in Vauxhall fall under the Lambeth Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Vauxhall by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Vauxhall
Vauxhall 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 Vauxhall 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
Vauxhall Local Authorities
Vauxhall is represented by Lambeth 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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