London Area Guides
Wapping East Area Guide
Our area guide to Wapping East 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 E1W
Birthplace of London's warehouse conversion trend now all grown up and home to many luxurious apartments.
Property Types & Architecture
Mainly warehouse conversions with a sprinkling of Victorian terraces.
Shopping & Entertainment
Famous for its markets which include: Petticoat Lane, Spitalfields and Brick Lane. There are also some specialist shops but no major shopping centres.
The area around Brick Lane is famous for its Indian restaurants, but probably better know for its pubs which include the Dickens Inn and The Prospect of Whitby. There is a cinema in Mile End Road.
Parks & Commons
The main attractive area is along the Thames Path.
Who lives here?
E1 has historically been a very cosmopolitan area, but in recent years has given away to young city professionals.
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Schools in Wapping East & Exam Results
Schools in Wapping East fall under the Tower Hamlets Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Wapping East by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Wapping East
Wapping East 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 Wapping East 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
Wapping East Local Authorities
Wapping East 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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