Guide to commuting to the capital from the commuter belt 
Living outside of the capital and commuting in allows you to enjoy great value accommodation and peace and quiet while still earning a London salary. This is a great option for those who want to be within easy reach of countryside, and for those who enjoy being part of a community, the pretty market towns to the west of the city offer the perfect balance. Keep reading to find out more. 
One of the most exclusive towns in the commuter belt, Windsor boasts a rich history, great schools and fantastic shops, pubs and restaurants. Surrounded by stunning countryside, and home to one of the Queen’s favourite castles, this pretty market town makes a great base for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the capital. As it’s located just an hour from the city by car, and only 30 minutes from Paddington 
by train, Windsor is an easy commute for those working in and around London. If your office is to the west of the city, your commute will be even shorter. 
Situated on the north bank of the Thames, just across the water from Windsor, Slough has long been a popular destination for people who want to work in London but live somewhere a little quieter. Slough is home to a great choice of shops as well as bars and restaurants and is within easy reach of both the beautiful Colne Valley Regional Park and the Chilterns. Like Windsor, Slough is just an hour from the city centre of the capital by car. However, if you’re going by rail, your journey can be as quick as 18 minutes, with regular fast trains departing for London Paddington throughout the day. 
Just over an hour from the centre of London by car, Maidenhead is a pretty market town less than 30 miles from the centre of the capital. With a history stretching back hundreds of years, Maidenhead is packed full of fascinating sites and attractions. If you want to leave the car at home, you can take the train from Maidenhead to the centre of London in just 25 minutes. This makes it an easy commute for those 
working in and around Paddington and the centre of the city. 
Reading is just a stone’s throw from the Chilterns and within easy reach of the North Wessex Downs. Having two areas of outstanding natural beauty on the doorstep makes Reading a great base for those who want a balance between town and country. If you live in Reading and work in London, the train offers the fastest and most convenient route. The quickest services take just 24 minutes to travel from Reading 
to London Paddington, allowing you to get from your home to your office in well under an hour. 
Find out more about life in these Berkshire towns, and start searching for a home of 
your own by exploring our site or getting in touch with a member of our team. 
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