Area guides: London Zone 3

London A-Z

The east London spot awash with history and culture

With fast trains to Oxford Circus, and trains to Liverpool Street taking just 17 minutes, it's no wonder that the well-connected east London town of Walthamstow is such a hit with the local community. Young professionals and families are now heading to the area in search of better value.

The south-west London district that's a favourite with commuters

There's a rural feel about the riverside village of Barnes, with its narrow lanes lined with pastel cottages and fine Georgian houses with river views. Only a 15-minute train journey from central London - it's easy to see why this south-west London district is a favourite with the capital's commuters...