London suburbs: Places to live in travel zones 5 and 6

Published Aug 30, 2019 – 3 mins read

Those seeking a peaceful place to live in the London suburbs can consider many of the locations within travel zones 5 and 6.

Many have a sense of being slightly separate from London, having their own bustling centres whilst generally having a greater sense of space and often access to wider green spaces.

Twickenham, TW1

Twickenham is a popular suburb in south-west London, known to be the home of Rugby Union.

The suburban area has three mainline stations; Twickenham (Zone 5), Strawberry Hill (Zone 5) and St Margarets (Zone 4).

The fastest trains into London Waterloo run take 25 minutes stopping at Clapham Junction and Vauxhall for changes onto other mainline services or the underground.

The main Twickenham postcode runs along the River Thames and covers the St Margarets area and parts of the Strawberry Hill area.

The second Twickenham postcode is TW2 which covers Twickenham Green, parts of Strawberry Hill, Fulwell and Whitton.

Families are attracted to Twickenham for the large family homes and the abundance of good schools in the vicinity, both state and independently run.

Property in the area is varied, ranging from detached Victorian and Edwardian properties, to smaller Victorian cottages, Twenties and Thirties semi-detached homes and purpose built apartments.

Harrow, HA1

The London suburb and town of Harrow is located in north west London, within the London Borough of Harrow.

The conservation area, Harrow-on-the-hill is a particularly desirable places to live.

Harrow-on-the-Hill is situated on top of a hill, as it name would suggest, some 400 feet above sea level.

The historic area is filled with charming shops, public houses and tea rooms along with many pretty period homes.

The Mount Park Estate Conservation area within Harrow-on-the-Hill is an exclusive gated road, properties here are particularly sought after, a mixture of Edwardian and Victorian homes with some more modern houses and apartments too.

Harrow is well known for its schools, especially Harrow School for boys.

There are many other excellent schools in the area, both state run and independently run including John Lyon, Roxeth Mead School and Orley Farm School.

The area is catered to by several train stations; Harrow-on-the-Hill along with North Harrow and West Harrow are on the Metropolitan line.

Harrow-on-the-Hill also offers a mainline service which offers 15-minute trains to Marylebone. Harrow & Wealdstone is on the Bakerloo line and the London Overground.

Hornchurch, RM11

Hornchurch is a London suburb in the east, within the London Borough of Havering, only a short distance from Romford, Essex.

The suburban area has become increasingly popular with families and young professionals, offering an easy commute into London, larger homes than those located more centrally and access to green spaces.

Properties around Emerson Park are particularly sought after, here you can find large detached properties set behind electric gates.

Residents of Emerson Park benefit from the mainline station which offers fast services into Liverpool Street via Romford and Fenchurch Street via Upminster.

Underground stations within reach of homes in Hornchurch include Elm Park, Hornchurch and Upminster which are all located on the district line.

Teddington, TW11

Teddington is an extremely popular London suburb, particularly with families who move to the area for the parks, schools and riverside location.

Property in Teddington is largely period with the most desirable properties being located close to the river. Broom Water and Broom Water West are sought after roads, here you can find large Edwardian and Victorian homes.

Residents of Teddington can reach central London relatively quickly with the fastest train service taking around 40 minutes to reach London Waterloo.

Teddington has a busy centre with many independent shops and places to eat, there is also good access to green spaces with Bushy Park, Hampton Court Park, Ham Common and Richmond Park all within the vicinity.

Loughton, IG10

Technically located outside of the Greater London border but included here due to it’s tube station, Loughton in Essex is a desirable place to live.

Loughton is popular with many north Londoners who want to move further out of the city but not be too far from their place of work and the many  London attractions.

Families are also drawn to the area for the good schools and access to green space such as Epping Forest.

Loughton sits on the edge of Epping Forest and together with Chigwell and Buckhurst Hill makes up the ‘Golden Triangle’ of desirable places to live in Essex.

Property in Loughton consists of period cottages along with larger Victorian and Edwardian homes along with more modern properties.

Alderton Hill is a particularly sought after location with many large detached homes.

Loughton tube station is located on the Central line which offers an excellent service into central London; residents can reach Liverpool Street in under half an hour.

Property in the London suburbs

If you’re looking for a suburban place to live in London there is likely a location within travel zones 5 or 6 that will suit your lifestyle and property preferences.

Our professional property finders can help you establish the best possible place to live and assist with your search to find the ideal home.

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