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London property: West London postcodes where homes on sale for £398,000 and under

West London is often regarded as one of the most expensive places to live in the capital – but not in these postcodes.

Buying property in London on a budget is no mean feat, especially since the average house price in the capital has now exceeded half a million pounds.

Having a budget below £500,000 doesn’t have to mean you’re priced out of home ownership in the capital, though.

Even in West London, which is traditionally considered to be a very expensive place to live, has some properties that are below the London average – or even below £398,000.

Here are the four areas of West London where average property prices are below £398,000, according to estimates by property website Zoopla.

Sudbury Hill – HA1

According to Zoopla’s estimate, the average property value in Sudbury Hill, London Borough of Harrow is £398,000.

Sudbury Hill was historically an ancient link between Harrow on the Hill and Wembley, a route which today forms part of the A4005.

It’s well-connected to Central London by Sudbury Hill Tube station on the Uxbridge branch of the Piccadilly Line, and by trains to London Marylebone from Sudbury Hill Harrow railway station.

If you fancy a break in the Chilterns from Sudbury Hill, it couldn’t be easier – you can get a direct train from Sudbury Hill to Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, in the foothills of the Chiltern Hills.

Park Royal – NW10, W3

Park Royal, spanning the boroughs of Ealing and Brent, is poised to become part of the UK’s largest regeneration scheme.

It is the site of London’s largest business park which, despite its regular and extensive use, is intended for regeneration along with the adjacent area of Old Oak Common.

The area is already a decent place to live, with strong transport links into Central London from various stations, including:

  • Hanger Lane Station (Central line)
  • Park Royal Station (Piccadilly line)
  • Stonebridge Park Station (Bakerloo line and Watford DC Line)
  • Harlesden Station (Bakerloo line and Watford DC Line)

HS2 and the new Elizabeth Line will also run through the area when they are completed, which will certainly put Park Royal on the map.

For those who love to cycle, it’s good news that there is a proposal to build a Barclays Cycle Superhighway from Hyde Park to Park Royal. The plan is currently under review by TfL, but will make a lovely way for residents to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon.

House prices in Park Royal average at £390,000 according to Zoopla’s estimates.

Hounslow – TW3, TW4, TW5, TW6

Hounslow is a large town in West London, perfect for people who want everything on their doorstep.

The history of the town dates back to the 1200s, when it was centred around the Holy Trinity Priory before it developed from a small village to a market town with facilities for travellers to and from London.

Now it’s an economic hub of West London, thanks to the large shopping centre adjoining the high street and numerous restaurants, cafes and small businesses.

There’s a new High Street Quarter under development in Hounslow, which will be located near to the High Street. It is set to include a 27-storey residential tower, along with shops, restaurants and a ten-screen Cineworld cinema.

Hounslow town is the borough of Hounslow’s most diverse town: in 7 of Hounslow’s 8 electoral wards, the BAME proportion is above 70 per cent, and the town also has a large British Asian community.

According to Zoopla’s estimate, house prices in Hounslow average at £392,000.

Whitton – TW2, TW3, TW4, TW7

Located in the sought-after borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, Whitton has an average house price of just £357,000 according to Zoopla’s estimate.

Whitton’s High Street is one of the best-preserved 1930s high streets in London, fitting in with the rest of the area’s 1930s architecture which mainly consists of detached and semi-detached residential properties.

It has a railway station on the line from London Waterloo to Windsor – perfect for commuting into Central London and for picturesque days out.

Whitton also has good road links, being just ten miles from the M25.

Unfortunately, the London Underground does not serve the Twickenham area, but connections can be made at Richmond for the District line, or Hounslow East for the Piccadilly line.

Another big draw for Whitton is that a third of the borough is green and open space – five times more than any other borough in London.

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