Online estate agent, has released its latest research charting the average house price across each of the 280 tube stops on the London Underground network. The research highlights where on the London Underground offers the best value where house price is concerned, as well as the largest gap in average house price between two stops.


Across the tube network even one stop can make a big difference in property price. Although not the largest gap in price on the tube network, the most notable is certainly Wembley Park to Finchley Road. The average house price in Finchley Road exceeds £1.4 million, but taking the tube just eight minutes down the line to Wembley Park, can save UK buyers £1 million on their property price.

On the Northern Line moving one stop from Hampstead (£1.4m) in Zone 2 to Golders Green in Zone 3, where the average house price is £962,000, can save you nearly half a million on the price of your property.

Further south, moving one stop and one zone from Turnham Green out to Acton Town will also save you £400,000 on the price of a London property. The average house in Turnham Green, Zone 2, will cost you just shy of a million. However four minutes down the District or Piccadilly line and the average house price in Acton Town only just tops £500,000.

As far as the two stations serving the Barbican are concerned, Moorgate has the higher property average price at £929,000, while the area around Barbican station comes in at £815,000 – although how this differential might apply to the location of flats within the complex is a little more obscure!  Taken to the extreme it suggests that one could save £114,000 by buying on the west of the estate over properties at the east end.  Somehow we don’t think so!  But it is interesting to note, perhaps, that Barbican prices remain comfortably below the Zone 1 average of a little over £1,250,000.  But with Zone 1 including such property area hotspots as the various Kensington stations and Piccadilly Circus where local average prices exceed £2 million, then this is hardly surprising.

A blown-up version of the tube map prices in the general area around the Barbican

A blown-up version of the tube map prices in the general area around the Barbican

But for those looking to really maximise their property potential on the London Underground, the most affordable property prices across the whole network are found in Zones 4 and 5. In fact the cheapest all lie within a nine minute tube journey of each other in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. Barking, Dagenham East and Becontree all offer an average house price ranging from £237,000 – £240,000.

With an average house price of £1.2m, no tube stop in Zone 1 offers a property for less than £500,000. However there are five tube stops where the average house price hasn’t yet hit the £700,000 mark. At £536,000, Aldgate East offers the ‘cheapest’ property prices across Zone 1.  Aldgate East is joined by Lambeth North (£660k), Borough (£665k), Waterloo (£670k) and Vauxhall (£690k).

Of course as you head further out of inner London the prices start to drop and, with an average house price of £796k, Zone 2 is 37% cheaper than Zone 1. Where property prices are concerned, the re-shuffling of the zonal boundaries has seen some new additions to Zone 2’s more affordable property market. West Ham (£313k), Canning Town (£324k) and Stratford (£340k) to the east, join originals Bromley-by-Bow (£330k) and North Acton (£385k) as the most affordable spots in Zone 2.

East London also accounted for the majority of Zone 3’s cheapest tube stops. Zone 3 has an average house price of £595,000 and East Ham is the most affordable of the lot at £274,000. Nearby Upton Park (£283k), Plaistow (£285k) and Leyton (£364k) also offer an affordable option, with Park Royal (£371k) the cheapest stop in Zone 2 to the west of the capital.

Founder and CEO of, Russell Quirk, commented:

“The tube map is a fascinating way of breaking down the London landscape, especially where property price is concerned.

Despite the constant threat of strike action, a property close to a tube stop, on a good line, remains one of the most sought after pieces of property in the capital. Close proximity to a tube stop will always act as an additional selling point for sellers and in most cases, is justification for a higher asking price.

It’s well worth doing your homework when buying in London, because as this research shows, sacrificing a few extra minutes with a longer commute can result in a considerable reduction in the price you will pay for a property.”

Tube Station


Av House Price


Wembley Park


 £            404,228

£ 1,038,841

Finchley Road


 £        1,443,069

Golders Green


 £            962,230

£     480,839



 £        1,443,069

Acton Town


 £            568,305

 £     424,108

Turnham Green


 £            992,413


Cheapest in Zone 1

Av House Price

Aldgate East


Lambeth North








Average in Zone 1


Cheapest in Zone 2

Av House Price

West Ham


Canning Town






North Acton


Average in Zone 2


Cheapest in Zone 3

Av House Price

East Ham


Upton Park






Park Royal


Average in Zone 3


Cheapest Overall


Av House Price




Dagenham East