NEED TO KNOW | AREA INSIGHT

Commuting to the City: Getting from Uxbridge station to Liverpool Street takes an hour on the Metropolitan line. Commuting to Canary Wharf also takes an hour on the Metropolitan line, changing at Finchley Road for the Jubilee line.

Education: While there isn’t a wide selection of good secondary schools in the Uxbridge area, the St. Helen’s independent school scores highly and the Bishop Ramsey Church of England state school doesn’t do badly either.