Mapped: How much Londoners shell out for a shorter commute

 
Rebecca Smith
How much would you pay to trim minutes off your journey?
How much would you pay to trim minutes off your journey? (Source: TotallyMoney.com)

Many of us go into Zombie-mode first thing and would be keen to get some extra shut eye, but how much do people spend for the pleasure of a shorter commute?

Londoners will pay on average an extra £6.60 a week in rent for every minute shaved off their travel time according to some analysis by TotallyMoney.com. It has put together a Tube map showing the average rent around each station within 0.5km, along with the travel time to the most desirable location on the line.

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The map shows the average commuter will have to cough up quite a bit to cut down their journey time. But there are a few picks among the stations.

Commuters can get from Mile End in east London to Oxford Circus in just 16 minutes on the Central line, and will pay an average weekly rent of £215 to do so. But those in Zac Goldsmith's former constituency of Richmond can expect to pay an average weekly rent of £331, though it'll take them 29 minutes to reach South Kensington.

How much would you pay for a shorter commute?
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It's also compiled the cheapest places to live that are between five and 40 minutes away from central London and the most expensive station on their respective lines.

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Cheapest stations on each line:


Underground Line

Station

Weekly Rent

Central

Fairlop

£129

District

Dagenham East

£119

Victoria

Tottenham Hale

£205

Piccadilly

Eastcote

£188

Jubilee

Kingsbury

£260

Hammersmith & City

Upton Park

£176

Circle

Shepherd’s Bush Market

£326

Metropolitan

Eastcote

£188

Northern

Edgware

£214

Bakerloo

Stonebridge Park

£233

And the most expensive to rent property near...

Underground Line

Station

Weekly Rent

Central

Oxford Circus

£594

District

South Kensington

£542

Victoria

Green Park

£613

Piccadilly

Sloane Square

£534

Jubilee

Green Park

£613

Hammersmith & City

Great Portland Street

£516

Circle

South Kensington

£542

Metropolitan

Baker Street

£490

Northern

Goodge Street

£515

Bakerloo

Oxford Circus

£594

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