London Area Guides
Victoria Area Guide
Our area guide to Victoria 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 SW1E
Property Types & Architecture
This central area mainly offers high-end sharer properties, usually in private blocks. Given the Westminster postcode and excellent transport links prices are naturally high, although ex-local authority apartments, in generally well-maintained blocks can be grabbed for bargain prices. There are a number of luxury new build developments in the area, although they come with an equally luxurious price tag.
Shopping & Entertainment
The high street and Victoria Station feature numerous shops, theatres and restaurants so even those with the lowest of boredom thresholds should be satisfied. The expansion of two major supermarkets also makes the area far more practical for food shopping than the rest of the West End.
Parks & Commons
As well as various squares and small parks Victoria is centred between Hyde Park, Green Park and St James' Park.
Who lives here?
The area suits high-income young professionals, although few properties are large enough to be practical for families. There are more young couples than sharers, as most properties are one bedroom flats.
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Guide to Victoria transport links
Victoria (Zone 1)
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Schools in Victoria & Exam Results
Schools in Victoria fall under the Westminster Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Victoria by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Victoria
Victoria 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 Victoria 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
Victoria Local Authorities
Victoria is represented by Westminster 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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