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Top 10 cheapest Zone 4 areas for home-hunters

Buyers are being pushed further from the capital's centre in the search for affordable homes. There are still pockets of good value to be found in Zone 4, where journey times to central London can take as little as 15 minutes.

New homes: 10 Park Drive

There are studio flats at 10 Park Drive and one-bed apartments at New Providence Wharf, close to Canary Wharf, from £382,250.

Beat the Tube strike: commute by river bus

As London faces Tube strike chaos again, the city's most scenic commuting option is busily adding extra morning and evening rush-hour services. During July's Underground walkout, Thames Clipper river buses saw a 72 per cent jump in passenger numbers.

Record numbers of Londoners are already choosing to commute by boat along the capital's 'forgotten highway' from homes alongside the central section of the Thames. Three services an hour whisk commuters from Woolwich, in travel Zone 4, to Canary Wharf within 30 minutes, while London Bridge City Pier is a 40-minute commute by river run.

Beat the next Tube strike and join our tour of hot homes with easy river commutes, from Wandsworth to Woolwich.

Canary Wharf: Crossrail homes hotspot

Canary Wharf, once crash pad central for bankers, is changing. Thousands of new high-rise homes are set to offer family-size flats, sky-high crèches and aerial playgrounds near new schools and parks.

Diary of an estate agent: Canary Wharf

I’m feeling like a superhero after a new client flying to Shanghai that day and with only a few hours to spare, swoops in and buys the first penthouse I show him.