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The long and the short of it: London's best and worst commutes

London enjoys some of the shortest commutes in the UK. Photo: Press Association.

Londoners have some of the shortest commutes in the UK in terms of distance, a new study by Royal Mail has revealed.

Thamesmead residents have the longest commute in the capital, travelling an average of 9.5 miles each way - the equivalent of travelling a quarter of the way around London.

Clerkenwell residents enjoy the shorter commute in the whole of the UK - travelling on average 3.9 miles each way.

The train is the most popular method of transport for Londoner commuters - with Beckenham residents most likely to hop on the train (36.7%) whilst Hackney commuters in E8 are the most likely to cycle (17.2%).

Hackney residents are most likely to commute. Credit: Press Association.

The ten longest commutes in London are:

1. Thamesmead, SE28

  • 9.5 miles, or 15.4 kilometres

2. Abbey Wood, SE2

  • 8.8 miles or 14.2 kilometres

3. East Ham, E6

  • 8.2 miles or 13.2 kilometres

4. Woolwich, SE18

  • 8.2 miles or 13.2 kilometres

5. Manor Park, SE12

  • 8 miles, or 13 kilometres

6. Wimbledon SW20

  • 7.9 miles, or 12.8 kilometres

7. Eltham SE9

  • 7.9 miles or 12.8 kilometres

8. Woodford, SE9

  • 7.8 miles or 12.5 kilometres

9. Forest Gate, E7

  • 7.7 miles or 12.4 kilometres

10. Winchmore Hill, N21

  • 7.6 miles
  • 12.4 kilometres
London commuters don't travel a longer distance than the rest of the UK - it just takes them a lot longer. Credit: Press Association.

The ten shortest commutes in London are:

1. Clerkenwell, EC1R

  • 3.9 miles or 6.3 kilometres

2. Old Street, EC1V

  • 4 miles or 6.5 kilometres

3. Belgravia,SW1W

  • 4.1 miles or 6.7 kilometres

4. Marylebone, W1U

  • 4.3 miles or 7 kilometres

5. Russell Square, WC1N

  • 4.5 miles or 7.3 kilometres

6. Wapping, E1W

  • 4.6 miles, or 7.5 kilometres

7. Camden, NW1

  • 4.6 miles or 7.5 kilometres

8. Knightsbridge, SW1X

  • 4.6 miles or 7.5 kilometres

9. Kings Cross, WC1X

  • 4.6 miles or 7.5 kilometres

10. Islington N1

  • 4.7 miles or 7.6 kilometres