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Do you live in a London commuter hotspot?

Train passengers Credit: PA

Do you live in a London commuter hotspot?

New research has been released revealing the ten apparently top locations to live if you need to travel to and from London to work.

The findings from a credit report company based its rankings on journey time, the cost of a season ticket and average house prices.

With travel time into Liverpool Street at 26 minutes and a yearly pass priced at just over £2,200, Cheshunt in Hertfordshire came top.

It's not the only location in the county named a 'hotspot', Waltham Cross and Hatfield also feature within the top five.

At the bottom of the list was Baldock, also in Hertfordshire, where the cost of a season ticket is almost £4,500 and the journey into the capital takes 39 minutes.

The list in full:

  • 1: Cheshunt, Hertfordshire
  • 2: Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire
  • 3: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • 4: Hatfield, Hertfordshire
  • 5: Gravesend, Kent
  • 6: Broxbourne, Hertfordshire
  • 7: Watford Junction, Hertfordshire
  • 8: Basingstoke, Hampshire
  • 9: Overton, Hampshire
  • 10: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
  • 11: Harlow, Essex
  • 12: Didcot Parkway, Oxfordshire
  • 13: Purfleet, Essex
  • 14: Rayleigh, Essex
  • 15: Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
  • 16: Ebbsfleet, Kent
  • 17: Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
  • 18: Staines, Middlesex
  • 19: Maidenhead, Berkshire
  • 20: Hitchin, Hertfordshire
  • 21: Slough, Berkshire
  • 22: Epsom, Surrey
  • 23: Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire
  • 24: Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
  • 25: Baldock, Hertfordshire

Mark Moloney, CEO of TotallyMoney, said:

"With London property and living prices showing no signs of cheapening, the study provides would-be homebuyers with data that can guide decisions on where to buy property, without sacrificing the excellent job opportunities only the Capital can offer."