30 Jan

Wickford: A quick commute to the capital

Wickford: A quick commute to the capital

London is a thriving hub of excitement and opportunity. It’s no wonder that it is not only one of the world's top city tourist destinations, but that many flock to England’s capital each year for a more permanent move.

However, life on these famous streets can be very expensive and this fact often sees many relocate outside of the city and commute in for work from slightly further out.

For those looking to find a place which is a little bit more affordable than central London, property for sale in Wickford could be a very attractive option.

Located in the Basildon district of Essex, the town is a mere 30 miles away from Charing Cross, which is not very far by today’s commuter standards.

The best way for workers to get into London is through using the town’s railway station, which connects to Liverpool Street on the Southend Victoria Line. All in all, the trip should take around 40 minutes and trains to the capital run on a frequent basis, allowing commuters a little flexibility if they miss their usual train.

As for the town itself, Wickford has plenty within it to keep new residents occupied, including a small high street that contains a number of retail options.

In terms of food shopping, the area is also served by a number of national supermarket chains, meaning you wont have to go into London on the weekends to get the essentials in.

As well as this, Wickford has a number of facilities available that are good for those looking to fill up a bit of down time with a new hobby or some exercise. Both the swimming pool and community centre are great places for kids and adults alike to keep busy!

The town also has a nice little library to cater to those with a thirst for literature, and an open air market where you can hunt down a bargain on the weekends.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801688547-ADNFCR

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