London Area Guides
Farringdon Area Guide
Our area guide to Farringdon 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 EC1M, EC1N
Traditionally the area has been dominated by industrial buildings but is now becoming a popular hub for City living combined with a diverse nightlife. This area is also home to the famous jewellery district of Hatton Garden.
Property Types & Architecture
Farringdon, locally known as the area around the station, is dominated by office buildings. Some of the densely populated buildings house modern apartments for those looking to be in the heart of the City. The area around Exmouth market continues to be popular.
Shopping & Entertainment
Quite a number of shopping areas in the immediate vicinity: Exmouth Market and Leather Lane which hosts a market everyday and if bling is more your thing, then head to the nearby jewellery shops in Hatton Garden. There is a lively pub and club scene in the area attracting an increasingly young crowd.
Parks & Commons
Very little in the way of open spaces, but there are a number of local gyms in the area to let off steam.
Who lives here?
Likely to be those looking for a city pied-à-terre to lay their head after a long day in the office, as well wanting to take advantage of the area's increasingly popular night-life nearby.
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Schools in Farringdon & Exam Results
Schools in Farringdon fall under the Islington Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Farringdon by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Farringdon
Farringdon 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 Farringdon 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
Farringdon Local Authorities
Farringdon is is represented by Camden Council, Islington 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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