London Area Guides
Leyton Area Guide
Our area guide to Leyton 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 E10, E11
Leyton was a railway suburbs, built to house the working classes within as easy commute to London.
Property Types & Architecture
Most of Leyton is made up of Victorian terraces interspersed with council estates.
Shopping & Entertainment
Basic shopping can be found at the High Road Leyton and Lea Bridge Road. There are also some DIY superstores.
Not much in the way of nightlife though plenty of pubs.
Parks & Commons
This area can boast of an ice rink and a riding school. Eastway sports centre offers a wide variety of sports facilities. Hackney Marsh is to the west and Epping Forest to the east.
Who lives here?
Local families, first time buyers, those looking for better value for money than Hackney.
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Guide to Leyton transport links
Leyton (Zone 3)
Leytonstone (Zone 3, Zone 4)
Snaresbrook (Zone 4)
Wanstead (Zone 4)
Whitechapel (Zone 2)
District LineHammersmith & City LineLondon Overground
Schools in Leyton & Exam Results
Schools in Leyton fall under the Waltham Forest Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Leyton by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Leyton
Leyton 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 Leyton 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
Leyton Local Authorities
Leyton is is represented by Newham Council, Waltham Forest 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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