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With its endless professional opportunities, exciting nightlife, international schools and incredible tourist attractions, London has always been a popular destination for people moving to the UK for work. But… it isn’t cheap! 
With the introduction of the Elizabeth Line we have seen an influx of opportunities and newly built properties in towns on the outskirts of London. This has resulted in a lot of these locations being named in the 2024 list of “Best Places to Live in the UK”. 
Here is some helpful information about some of the most popular London commuter towns of 2024, and why people are flocking to these locations. 


The Berkshire town is fast becoming one of the most popular locations to live in, in the South East of England. 
Located on the southwestern bank of the River Thames, Maidenhead gives you the best of both worlds; a scenic, waterside location that is also less than 30 minutes from Paddington on the train. Maidenhead is full of popular pubs, restaurants, fitness centres, shops and just down the road from Windsor Castle. 
It's also great for families, with lots of highly rated schools and is very close to other popular locations such as: Taplow, Marlow and Henley-on-Thames. 
Average Rent Per Month: £2,600 
Popular Attractions: Braywick Nature Centre, York Road Football Stadium, Boulters Lock, Ray Mill Island 


Reading is a university town in Berkshire, also around 30mins from London, thanks to the Elizabeth Line train service. 
Known for its annual summer festival, Oracle shopping centre and exciting nightlife, which includes venues for live music as well as comedy. 
Reading has become even more popular since the Elizabeth Line service. But, It’s also great if you are going in the other direction with links to Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff and Manchester. 
Reading has a wide range of property options whether you want to live close to the busy town centre or if you prefer more of a quiet, suburban life. 
Average Rent Per Month: £1,600 
Popular Attractions: Oracle Shopping Centre, Reading Town Centre, Reading Football Stadium, The Hexagon Theatre.  

St Albans 

Less than a one-hour drive or a short train journey from London St. Pancras has always kept St Albans high on the list of best places to live in the UK. 
Transport isn’t the only reason to moe here: St Albans is well known for its historical buildings, beautiful scenery, local landmarks, shops and restaurants. 
St Albans is also popular due to its reputation for excellent schools, low crime rate and friendly community. 
As for night life, St Albans boasts the oldest pub in the UK and the most pubs per person anywhere else in the country, so you definitely won't go thirsty! 
Average Monthly Rent: £2,400 
Popular Attractions: St Albans Cathedral, Verulamium Park, St Albans Market 


Another stop along the Elizabeth Line belongs to Twyford. Known for it’s great transport links to London and Oxford, Twyford has quickly become one of the top places to live in 2024. 
It is very popular with London commuters who also like to enjoy some fresh air and are attracted by the countryside and a town that feels like a throwback. 
Despite it’s unassuming and scenic appeal, it still has a great selection of schools for families as well as pubs and restaurants to visit. If you feel like a night out or a shopping day, it is just down the road from Reading town centre. 
Average Monthly Rent: £2,200 
Popular Attractions: Stanlake Wine Estate, Loddon Nature Reserve  
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