The Telegraph has named Swindon among the top '100 commutable towns outside Greater London'.

People choose to live outside London for various reasons, mainly soaring living costs and rent. But due to still working in the city, they need a good 'commuter town' to settle in instead.

"Yearning to leave London but don’t know where to start? Or do you love visiting London – but wouldn’t dream of living there?" The Telegraph said.

"These are the best 100 commutable towns outside Greater London, less than a 90-minute train journey from the capital."

Working with Savills, the estate agent, they assessed each location against 10 criteria: House price, primary schools, secondary schools, season ticket cost, daily ticket cost, travel time, getting a seat, green space, leisure time and proximity to the beach.

View the top 100 here.

These are the top 10 commuter towns:

  1. Slough
  2. Chatham
  3. Basildon
  4. Chelmsford
  5. St Albans
  6. Brentwood
  7. Gravesend
  8. Luton
  9. Chalkwell
  10. Shenfield

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Swindon came in at 47.

According to Trainline, it takes around 1 hour and 1 minute to travel from Swindon to London by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 47 minutes.

You'll usually find 141 trains per day running along the 71-mile (115 km) route between these two destinations.

Tickets for this journey start from £19 when you book in advance.

In terms of transportation, Swindon has good road and rail links to other major cities in the UK. It's also located near several major highways, including the M4 motorway, which provides easy access to London, Bristol, and other cities in the South West.