1 Watford 20.9 380,936 47 80.5
2 Slough 21.9 357,562 28 68.7
3 Grays 22.9 301,884 35 75.3
4 Harlow 31.1 293,027 24 88.6
5 Woking 31.2 472,815 30 79.8
6 High Wycombe 32.3 405,535 25 49.2
7 Basildon 32.6 250,842 27 67.8
8 Stevenage 32.7 280,103 28 90.4
9 Luton 34.1 241,948 44 84.2
10 Gillingham 36.6 249,893 28 86.6

It’s perhaps no surprise that Watford makes the top spot, it already includes links to the Overground and Metropolitan Line so access into the capital is very straightforward.

While property prices are towards the higher end of this list, they aren’t the highest despite it being the closest town to London.

Stevenage is a respectable 8th thanks to its relatively low property prices and fast download speeds for those working from home.

It’s also connected through Thameslink to London, so a commute is very straightforward even without the underground extending right up into mid-Herts.

Luton, while 34.1 miles away from central London, also makes the list potentially thanks to its cheaper property prices, the number of cafes and download speeds – so while it might be a bit too north for those needing to be in the office every day it could work for those who just occasionally need to be in the capital.