London Area Guides
West End Area Guide
Our area guide to West End 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 SW1Y, W1B, W1C, W1D, W1F, W1G, W1H, W1J, W1K, W1S, W1T, W1U, W1W, WC1A, WC1B, WC1E, WC1H, WC1R, WC1V, WC1X, WC2A, WC2B, WC2E, WC2H, WC2N, WC2R, W1, SW1, WC1, WC2
Property Types & Architecture
The heart of the West End is not an area bountiful with residential property due to the large proportion of tourist attractions. The area spans many central London Districts where due to its location property tends to be apartments of all shapes and sizes.
Shopping & Entertainment
The West End of London is an area of Central London containing many of the City's major tourist attractions, including the popular West End theatres.
Parks & Commons
More glitter than greenery in the heart of the West End, however London's large and famous parks (Green Park, Hyde Park, St James Park etc) lie within the environs.
Who lives here?
Property doesn’t always come large and it most certainly doesn’t come cheap but for those wanting a piece of the action, the West End is a great place to be.
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Schools in West End & Exam Results
Schools in West End fall under the Westminster Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in West End by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within West End
West End 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 West End 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
West End Local Authorities
West End 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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