London Area Guides
Canning Town Area Guide
Our area guide to Canning Town 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 E16
Canning Town is comprised mainly of council-built tower blocks and terraces. However, the area has benefited from improved transport links with the introduction of the Docklands Light Railway and Jubilee Line.
Property Types & Architecture
An area still dominated by old industrial buildings, fifties, sixties and seventies terraces and council blocks interspersed with new-build flats overlooking the docks, Canning Town has been earmarked as part of a £3.7 billion regeneration programme currently in progress, set to bring 10,000 new homes as well as an improved town centre, community facilities, primary schools and new streets.
Shopping & Entertainment
Home to ExCeL London, the international exhibition and convention centre Canning Town is not currently a destination for shopping and eating out, with only a handful of restaurants in the area. The Westfield centre at Stratford however is only a couple of stops away on the Jubilee Line and offers more than most could need for both shopping and restaurants. Canary Wharf and other redeveloped docklands areas can offer many upmarket restaurants, bars, hotels and shopping centres nestled around really attractive riverside walks and marinas. And for those who not only like to live by the water but also like to play in it visit Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre which offers a whole host of activities.
Parks & Commons
There are a surprising number of green spaces in E16, perfect for relaxing or keeping fit as well as a large number of football pitches for those budding footballers. As well as football pitches Canning Town Recreation Ground also boasts a tennis court, multi-use games court and a children’s play area. Similar facilities can also be found at Keir Hardie Recreation Ground, Lyle Park and Star Park. Also nearby is Newham City Farm which focuses on raising rare breeds and unusual animals, such as llamas and wallabies. And for an enjoyable stroll head to Bow Creek Ecology Park, a small linear park on a peninsula formed by a bend in the River Lea featuring small streams, interlinked ponds and meadows and part of Lee Valley, with its wealth of outdoor and nature activities.
Who lives here?
The relatively modest property prices are a draw for first time buyers who are also keen to spot an up-and-coming area.
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Schools in Canning Town & Exam Results
Schools in Canning Town fall under the Newham Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Canning Town by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Canning Town
Canning Town 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 Canning Town 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
Canning Town Local Authorities
Canning Town 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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