45 minutes

Chocolate and cognac cake

This cake is so moreish and an elegant, indulgent way to finish a great meal. Just add a dollop of whipped cream.

Hot homes: within a 45-minute commute of central London

Soaring house prices are driving savvy commuters to seek fresh out-of-town areas in their quest for more affordable homes to buy or rent. Join our tour of commuter hotspots 45 minutes or less from the capital’s mainline stations, comparing property prices, rents, new transport links, best streets, schools, season ticket costs, local shops, bars and more.