London Underground Tube Map Reveals Most Expensive House Prices By Station

02/02/2016 18:36 | Updated 30 March 2016

Ever wanted to be confronted with the crushing reality of just how much travelling to work costs IN ADDITION to the property prices of areas you skirt through but can only dream of living in?

Well look no further. The good folk at eMoov have created every commuter/ Londoner depressed by the city's spiralling housing costs nightmare with their 'property price tube map'.

That's a map of the capital's transport network showing just how much buying an average-priced property at each stop will set you back.

So wave farewell to those dreams of owning your very own 'Château de Chalk Farm'. Or indeed anywhere that isn't a 'Harry Potter-style' cupboard under the stairs room for £500 a month.

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Click here to view a zoomable version of the map

The headline figure is that an 8-minute longer journey on the Metropolitan Line would save buyers £1 million. That's if you fancy relocating from Finchley Road to Wembley Park a stop further.

The map also shows that with an average house price of £1.2m, no Tube station in Zone 1 offers a property for less than £500,000. But there are five stops where the average house price hasn’t yet hit the £700,000 mark.

At £536,000, Aldgate East offers the ‘cheapest’ property prices in Zone 1, joined by Lambeth North (£660k), Borough (£665k), Waterloo (£670k) and Vauxhall (£690k). So get your moving goggles on, before those pesky oligarchs move in, folks.

  • 1889
    Transport for London
    Early Tube maps were simply geographical versions with the lines overlaid. This shows the District Railway and the Metropolitan Lines and the Circle Line which joined the two in 1884.
  • 1908
    London Transport Museum
    An early example of 'UndergrounD' logo.
  • 1921
    London Transport Museum
    This map shows interchanges as white dots and discarded all detail other than the lines.
  • 1933
    London Transport Museum
    1933 saw the first example of Harry Beck's schematic maps, created in an attempt to make them more readable. The move marked a turning point in their design.
  • 1937
    London Transport Museum
    This pre-war version shows areas of interest such as galleries and cathedrals.
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    The words 'London' and 'Transport' added to the logo.
  • 1943
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    Evidence of Beck attempting to limit the use of diagonal lines in his designs.
  • 1948
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  • 1951
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    This version was adjusted so that Richmond was placed next to the Thames unlike previous maps.
  • 1958
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    The bends of the River Thames become more pronounced, reflecting the format of the lines.
  • 1963
    London Transport Museum
    The Underground's Publicity Officer, Harold F Hutchinson, took over design duties for this version but it's cluttered look did not go down well.
  • 1964
    London Transport Museum
    Paul E. Garbutt's design allowed for bends in the lines to create space for station names.
  • 1970
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    The more familiar 'Underground' logo appears with evenly sized characters.
  • 1974
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    The Victoria line all the way to Brixton appears.
  • 1977
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    One of the last pre-Jubilee Line era maps.
  • 1986
    London Transport Museum
    The original Charing Cross station is renamed Embankment.
  • 1987
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  • 1990
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    Jubilee line extensions added
  • 1994
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  • 1998
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    Zonal areas introduced on the maps.
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  • 2010
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  • 2012
    the 150th anniversary edition.
  • 2016
    What we're familiar with today.
  • The vision for 2019

Perhaps unsurprisingly, East London accounts for the majority of Zone 3’s cheapest tube stops. The zone has an average house price of £595,000, with East Ham coming out on top as the most affordable at £274,000.

Keep scrolling for some close ups of those North, South, East, West and Central London property prices to help you cry yourself to sleep at night.

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  • North East
  • East
  • South East
  • South
  • South West
  • West
  • North West

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