London Area Guides
Eltham Area Guide
Our area guide to Eltham 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 SE9
Eltham is situated on the outskirts of south east London, on the border with Kent.
Property Types & Architecture
Many streets of Victorian family houses. Though the most prestigious area is around Eltham Palace where there are some large detached house.
Shopping & Entertainment
Eltham High Street is the main area for shopping with a wide range of shops and a supermarket.
Generally not known for its nightlife Eltham houses several good public houses.
Parks & Commons
Being on the edge of London mean there are plenty of open space. Oxleas Wood is very pleasant. Avery Hill Park has sports facilities including tennis courts and a bowling green. Eltham Palace is now a National Trust Property and is surrounded by green space and farmland. There are several golf courses including Blackheath Golf Course.
Who lives here?
Mainly a family area.
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Schools in Eltham & Exam Results
Schools in Eltham fall under the Greenwich Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Eltham by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Eltham
Eltham 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 Eltham 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
Eltham Local Authorities
Eltham is represented by Greenwich 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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