London Area Guides
Abbey Wood Area Guide
Our area guide to Abbey Wood 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 SE2
Abbey Wood offers a good selection of Victorian terraces in among the council properties.
Property Types & Architecture
Small attractive housing dating from Victorian times along with some 1930s properties. Larger properties around Bostall Hill.
Shopping & Entertainment
Very few shopping facilities in the area.
Very little to offer in the way of entertainment, although there is a selection of pubs.
Parks & Commons
The main areas of open space are: Bostall Wood, Bostall Heath, Knee Hill and Lesne Abbey Woods.
Who lives here?
First time buyers in search of a bargain and young families.
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Schools in Abbey Wood & Exam Results
Schools in Abbey Wood fall under the Greenwich Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Abbey Wood by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Abbey Wood
Abbey Wood 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 Abbey Wood 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
Abbey Wood Local Authorities
Abbey Wood is is represented by Bexley Council, Greenwich 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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