London Area Guides
City of London Area Guide
Our area guide to City of London 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 EC1A, EC2M, EC2N, EC2R, EC2V, EC2Y, EC3A, EC3M, EC3R, EC3V, EC4A, EC4M, EC4N, EC4R, EC4V, EC4Y, EC1, EC2, EC4
Property Types & Architecture
City of London, one of two areas of London which hold City status is often referred to as just the 'City' and associated with being the location of London's Financial Hub. The residential population is likely to reside in the apartment blocks built to house those that want or need to be close to work with the main residential area in the City being in the Barbican Centre.
Shopping & Entertainment
A great selection of shops, restaurants and bars are dotted around the City catering to those that live and work in the area. As more residential areas spring up the opening hours of these various outlets has lengthened, no longer just catering for the lunch-time and after-work drinks trade.
Parks & Commons
More of an area famed for its skyscrapers than its vast parks. However little pockets of greenery can be found dotted around, for example in the centre of the Barbican Estate. Excellent transport links also mean you are never far away from a park or common.
Who lives here?
Much of the residential population live in the City to be close to work.
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Schools in City of London & Exam Results
Schools in City of London fall under the City of London Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in City of London by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within City of London
City of London 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 City of London area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
|City of London||£671||£783||£895||£1,007||£1,231||£1,455||£1,679||£2,014|
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
City of London Local Authorities
City of London is represented by City of London 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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