London Area Guides
Leytonstone Area Guide
Our area guide to Leytonstone 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 E11
Leytonstone is situated in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, in East London.
Property Types & Architecture
A Victorian railway suburb, built to house the working classes within an easy commute to London. Leytonstone is slightly more expensive than nearby Leyton, with the most desirable properties nearest Wanstead. Traffic can be a problem with the new M11 link. House prices have risen in recent years, piggy backing the rise in nearby Hackney.
Shopping & Entertainment
Leytonstone High Road offers reasonable facilities, Church Path near Leytonstone station is quite trendy with bookshops and cafes.
There are a number of pubs, but not much else. The famous Alfred Hitchcock Hotel in Whipps Cross Road is well known and named after the film director who came from Leytonstone.
Parks & Commons
Lovely wide open spaces, with Epping Forest to the north and a large boating lake, Hollow Ponds. Wanstead Park offers a public golf course and a fishing lake. There is a sports centre and a couple of tennis clubs.
Who lives here?
Families and first time buyers, those seeking more for their money than they can get in nearby Hackney.
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Schools in Leytonstone & Exam Results
Schools in Leytonstone fall under the Waltham Forest Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Leytonstone by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Leytonstone
Leytonstone 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 Leytonstone 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
Leytonstone Local Authorities
Leytonstone is is represented by Redbridge 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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