London Area Guides
Shoreditch Area Guide
Our area guide to Shoreditch 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 E2, E1, EC2A
Property Types & Architecture
Shoreditch, which incorporates Shoreditch High Street, Great Eastern Street and the Eastern-most point of Old Street was once a run-down area attracting throngs of poor artists but is now an area where property prices are high. Residential properties tend to be loft conversions and warehouse flats.
Shopping & Entertainment
This trendy inner city area has a plethora of independent quirky shops selling upcycled furniture and customised vintage togs and many unique artisan coffee shops and restaurants. Spitalfields Market is a wonderful place to spend a Sunday afternoon browsing the many unique stalls and munching on an eclectic mix of cuisines.
Parks & Commons
Not an area famed for its extensive parks, however Shoreditch Park packs a punch with its range of sports pitches, rock climbing and adventure playground.
Who lives here?
With a strong international community, residents often work in the nearby City, which is practically within walking distance. The area also attracts artists, musicians, designers and filmmakers who like to adsorb the bohemian vibe in Shoreditch.
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Schools in Shoreditch & Exam Results
Schools in Shoreditch fall under the Tower Hamlets Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Shoreditch by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Shoreditch
Shoreditch 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 Shoreditch 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
Shoreditch Local Authorities
Shoreditch is is represented by Hackney Council, Tower Hamlets 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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