Do you use the District line to get to work in somewhere like Earl’s Court, Victoria, Westminster, Blackfriars, Cannon Street or Monument? If you’d like to simplify your commute to work by just taking the one train, then you’ve probably been wondering where to live in London on the District line. If this sounds like you, then read on, because like the other articles in our series of posts about ‘where to live in London’ on a particular tube line, we have 5 residential areas of London for you, that have stations on the District line. The District line is marked as the green line on the tube map. The line serves 60 stations and has 5 different branch lines at the western end of the line.
The postcode of E3 which contains Bow, is located in the heart of the East End of London and is a short distance away from the financial City of London, but also Canary Wharf and the Docklands. Both are an easy bus journey or a slightly longer walk away. To the north of the area is the beautiful Victoria Park and the bustling Roman Road with it’s busy market. The District line has a station at Bow Road. For more information about Bow, please read our Bow Area Guide.
Synonymous with that famous tennis tournament, Wimbledon attracts visitors all year round, but particularly during the summer months. The area is smart and has much to offer in terms of pubs, restaurants and entertainment. It has a high street full of shops and almost feels like a separate town to the rest of London. For more information about Wimbledon, please read our Wimbledon Area Guide.
Chiswick is located in West London – it is a popular leafy suburb and parts of it even feel quite village-like. You can find local bakers, fishmongers, grocers and butchers at Turnham Green Terrace, whilst Chiswick High Road is where you’d head if you were looking for restaurants and wine bars.
Chiswick has good transport links, lovely quality accommodation but isn’t particularly affordable for many people arriving into London. District line trains go from Chiswick Park. To find out more about Chiswick, please read our Chiswick Area Guide.
Ealing is a leafy town which is located in West London on the outskirts of London. In terms of facilities it has everything. The same goes for transport, as it has the benefit of being near Heathrow but being able to quickly travel into Central London within half an hour. Ealing Common is where the District line trains run. To find out more about Ealing, please read our Ealing Area Guide.
Putney is a beautiful area of London which is situated on the river. It’s popular with sporty types who are into their rugby and rowing alike. Putney has a great selection of riverside pubs and bars which are packed out during the summer months. The District line has a station at East Putney. To find out more about Putney, please visit our Putney Area Guide.
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