London Area Guides
Beckton Area Guide
Our area guide to Beckton 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 E6, E16
Beckton has now largely been rebuilt with modern housing, shopping facilities and leisure activities. It also benefits for the extension of the Docklands Light Railway.
Property Types & Architecture
Beckton Gasworks which closed in 1969 once dominated this area of East London. The area now mainly hosts housing and several out-of-town shopping centres. Small areas of Victorian housing have survived. However most of Beckton's properties were built post 1980's. The area is part of a big plan to regenerate this area of London with new homes and community facilities.
Shopping & Entertainment
Gallion's Reach with its own DLR station is a shopping centre with over 40 major stores and restaurants. It is here where most chain eateries can be found. Head to nearby Canary Wharf if you want to treat yourself.
Parks & Commons
The area is home to Beckton District Park, a public park with areas of natural woodland, a lake, children's playground,a basketball court and football pitches.
New Beckton Park is a neighbouring small park. It has a grassed area with sports pitches, tennis courts and play area with sand.
Who lives here?
Young professionals attracted by the relatively affordable rates and who like an easy commute into Canary Wharf via excellent DLR links.
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Schools in Beckton & Exam Results
Schools in Beckton fall under the Newham Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Beckton by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Beckton
Beckton 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 Beckton 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
Beckton Local Authorities
Beckton is represented by Newham 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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