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Top commuter areas in London to invest

July 11, 2018

If you’re looking for a property investment in London, why not explore the most popular commuter spots, as these are areas most often sought out by renters. We’ve searched high and low to bring you the top 10 areas which are under 30 minutes commute into Central London that are great property investment hotspots.

Explore them here:

Leyton (Central Line, 23 mins*)

East London is an all-round great area to invest, offering more property for your money. Leyton has long been a popular spot for renters, with access to the Central Line on your doorstep. But the area has also grown over the last couple of years, with more independent shops and proximity to the Olympic Park which has been completely re-developed, offering plenty of shops, eateries and green spaces.

Rental yields in Leyton sit at 4.3% and the average flat price here is £348,981.

A great property investment in Leyton is this two bedroom period cottage.

Camden (Northern Line and Overground, 11 mins*)

Camden is an ever-popular area of London. With a plethora of Victorian terraces and a bustling town centre, this is popular with renters. There’s shops and bars a plenty, as well as the Camden Lock Market and Regent’s Park, all within walking distance which makes this a great place to live. With great Underground connections too, residents can commute quickly and easily around London.

Rental yields in Camden sit at 3.8% and the average flat price here is £877,481.

A great property investment in Camden is this two bedroom top floor flat.

Brixton (Victoria Line, 12 mins*)

Sat in the buzzing and vibrant heart of South London is Brixton. With quick transport connections to Central London, Brixton offers residents a fun and community-led area to live, with plenty of bars and clubs and loads to do to keep you busy. For some peace and quiet, Brockwell Park and Lido are nearby too. This is a popular area for renters and offers good rental yields for landlords looking to invest here.

Rental yields in Brixton sit at 4.3% and the average flat price here is £463,356.

A great property investment in Brixton is this two bedroom period conversion.

Peckham (Overground, rail and bus, 30 mins*)

Similar to Brixton, this South London area has loads of personality. Full of independent businesses and eateries, this is a popular spot for renters, a world away from Central London life. Transport links are a little further away here but commuters can still be in town within half an hour. Property investment here is a great option as property will always be sought-after.

Rental yields in Peckham sit at 4.4% and the average property price here is £532,706.

A great property investment in Peckham is this one bedroom flat.

Acton (Central, District, Piccadilly Lines and Overground, 19 mins*)

Acton sits in a popular spot for commuters both into London and out to Shepherd’s Bush. An area of independent shops and open green spaces, this is a popular spot for families and professional couples looking for a little more peace and quiet. This is a good area to invest as people are always in search of a quieter side of London and Acton offers this.

Rental yields in Acton sit at 3.8% and the average flat price here is £453,007.

A great property investment in Acton is this gorgeous two bedroom flat.

Walthamstow (Victoria Line and Overground, 21 mins*)

This East London area has becoming ever more popular over the last few years, due to property prices offering you more for your money, as well as short commuting times into Central London. With a strong presence of young families, this is a great area to invest in a larger property in order to cater for house shares or families looking to rent in this area.

Rental yields in Walthamstow sit at 4.6% and the average flat price here is £372,947.

A great property investment in Walthamstow is this two bedroom ex-warner house.

Mile End (Central Line, 18 mins*)

Mile End has long been a popular area to rent, being sat between The City, Shoreditch and Canary Wharf for commuters, as well as close to the university and the hospital here. With fast and reliable transport networks and proximity to Victoria Park and Stratford Westfields, this is a great area to invest as people are constantly moving to the area.

Rental yields in Mile End sit at 4.4% and the average property price here is £544,581.

A great property investment in Mile End is this two bedroom apartment.

Stratford (Central, DLR, Jubilee Lines, Overground and rail links, 21 mins*)

Just further out than Mile End, Stratford has a number of new property developments, so there’s plenty of property available. This is a popular location for renters, having fantastic transport links and loads of shops, eateries and green spaces at Westfields and around the Olympic Park. Stratford is a busy and thriving area for those who want to be close to all the amenities they need.

Rental yields in Stratford sit at 4.7% and the average flat price here is £404,636.

A great property investment in Stratford is this three bedroom double bayed Victorian house.

West Kensington (District Line, 21 mins*)

With stunning Victorian terraces and gastro pubs lining the streets of West Kensington, this is a gorgeous area to live, and a great area to invest, with high yields for this side of London. A popular area which is cheaper than its neighbours, West Kensington also offers good transport links into and around London and a relaxed and pleasant area to live, making it an attractive neighbourhood to renters.

Rental yields in West Kensington sit at 3.6% and the average property price here is £794,550. 

A great property investment in West Kensington is this two bedroom flat.

Stockwell (Northern and Victoria Lines, 12 mins*)

Stockwell is a popular area, sat just above Clapham and only 10 minutes from Central London. Location benefits Stockwell with Clapham’s shops, eateries and the Common on your doorstep but a slightly closer location into town. Lined with Victorian terraces, house shares are prevalent here so investing in a slightly larger property is probably a good idea.

Rental yields in Stockwell sit at 3.8% and the average property price here is £513,951.

A great property investment in Stockwell is this two bedroom first floor property.

Explore our website to see more properties in our commuter spots and why not get a free 60 second Instant Valuation to find out the value or rental value of your property. Visit our blog for more guides and information about London hotspots for investment.

* this is the time it takes from this location's local station to Oxford Circus, as a central pinpoint


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