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Tube map shows average house prices across London

You'll need a cool £1m for most homes in the centre while bargain hunters should head east

A new twist on the iconic London Underground map shows the house prices around each station on the capital's transport network.

Estate agent eMoov created the interactive diagram, which allows users to navigate London's 280 Tube stops and see the average property prices in the surrounding area.

As might be expected, the cost shoots up as the lines draw closer to central London, with most zone one properties going for more than £1m.

The cheapest option for those after a London postcode lies around Barking and Upney stations, which sit alongside each other near the end of the District line. With an average price tag of £237,000, homes in the area are only 20 per cent higher than the UK average of £196,999.

An address near West London's swanky High Street Kensington area, however, will see prospective buyers shelling out £2.6 million, 1219 per cent higher than the national average.

A few minutes' travelling can make all the difference, with property prices rising or falling by as much as £1m between one station and the next. For example, Finchley Park has an average price of £1.4m but if you stay on the Tube for just eight minutes more, you can buy in Wembley Park for around £404,000.

"It’s well worth doing your homework when buying in London because, as this research shows, sacrificing a few extra minutes with a longer commute can result in a considerable reduction in the price you will pay for a property," Russell Quirk, the chief executive and founder of eMoov, told Metro. "A property close to a tube stop, on a good line, remains one of the most sought-after pieces of property in the capital."

See the full map here.

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