If you're new to London and haven't yet experienced the joy of tube travel then you'd be forgiven for thinking that you've entered a cattle truck and are off to the slaughter house. Traveling on the London tube is all about keeping yourself to yourself. Don't talk to anyone, don't smile, don't stare and try not to push - although undoubtedly you will be pushed! Just keep your head down, countdown the minutes until you can get off and pray that you don't experience a 'signalling problem' and are stuck in a tunnel for 20 minutes. Take on board our following tips and you'll be whizzing...
If the elevation of London corresponded directly to average rents, the city would look rather like Mount Everest. There would be bumpy ridges leading to the top representing the tube and train lines which run to the centre like bicycle spokes. The top would be Prime Central London, which very broadly speaking are the districts surrounding Hyde Park.
We wanted to show this pattern in cross section, and what better way than to use a tube line. This time we chose the Victoria line (at random). The light line opened in 1968 and travels 21km (13 miles) from...
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Having already looked at rents along the Victoria line in our last article, we've now decided to look at the Jubilee and Northern Line. The Jubilee line originally opened in 1979 before being extended in 1999. It travels 36.2 km (22.5 mi) from Stanmore in north London to Stratford in east London. The Northern line opened in 1890 and travels 58 km...
Our recent articles that looked at rents along the Victoria line and rents along the Jubilee and Northern lines proved really popular so this time we decided to try and determine which tube lines are the most expensive to rent near.
As usual we have looked at average 2 bed rents and determined the averages for properties within 1km of each London Underground station. Our results show that on average the Circle line is the most expensive to live near. Hardly surprising seeing as...
We all know that rents are generally higher in areas that are well connected to the centre of London, but have you ever seen the relationship displayed like this? Using a "polar grid" we have compared average weekly rents for 2-beds with journey time to central London. We have grouped properties together based on their nearest tube station and worked out the average rent around each station. Then we measure how long (in minutes) it takes to get from that station to one of six of the most popular stations in the middle of London (Bank, Bond Street, Oxford Circus, Leicester Square,...
Having already looked at rents along the Jubilee and Northern lines and the Victoria line, we've now decided to look at the Bakerloo and Piccadilly Lines. The Bakerloo line opened in 1906 and travels 23.2 km (14.4 miles) from Harrow and Wealdstone in north London to Elephant and Castle in south London. The Piccadilly line also opened in 1906 and travels 71 km (44 miles) from Uxbridge in west...
Having already looked at rents along the Bakerloo and Piccadilly Lines, Jubilee and Northern lines and the Victoria line, we've now decided to look at the District Line. The District line opened in 1868 and travels 64 km (40 miles) from Ealing Broadway, Richmond and Wimbledon in West and South West London to...