Area guides: Commuter Hotspots

Commuter hotspots A-Z

The Zone 5 hotspot with something for everyone

South-east London's pretty Chislehurst is just 12 miles from the centre and its charm and rural feel come from surrounding commons, which are protected land. Families love the village atmosphere, commuters like the convenient escape from the city, and there are high-end independent shops, too...

This beautiful town is a haven for culture vultures

The East Sussex town of Lewes is famous for the best bonfire party in the country, but it's the one hour commute to London and mix of medieval, Georgian and Victorian houses and cottages that attract plenty of homebuyers to the area.

The leafy town only 13 miles from central London

Served by four train stations, with 30-minute services to Victoria and London Bridge, the south-London town of Purley offers a range of properties - with family homes the star attraction - and the regeneration of nearby Croydon that's set to be a game changer.

The Crossrail hotspot where prices are set to soar

Crossrail is on track to bring even more change to the Berkshire town of Reading, that sits 40 miles west of central London. Faster journey times will be a big benefit for residents from December 2019 and property prices look set to soar...