This explains why so many bankers live in St John’s Wood — and why developers are building further down the line, offering affordable homes for young, Docklands bound commuters.
Canons Park in Zone 5 happens to be the least used station on the Jubilee line — a boon for anyone living at nearby Stanmore Place, a new scheme of 798 homes where an industrial estate once stood.
The development is a welcome arrival in the style-starved suburbs of north-west London, offering award-winning landscaped grounds plus a gym and 24-hour concierge.
Royal Crescent, above, the latest phase, has two-bedroom apartments priced from £457,500.
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