With over half of its land designated as protected countryside Havering lies on the easterly edge of Greater London and includes the towns of Upminster, Hornchurch and Romford.

Just a 30-minute train ride from central London takes you to great scenery, parkland and nature reserves.

Characterised by low unemployment and crime rates, property here is stable and affordable in comparison to other London boroughs. Average property prices at the time of writing were around £253,000. Around 70 percent of properties in the area are owned outright and average rents are around £600 per month for a one bed flat.

Commercial property in Havering

Famous as the birthplace of sporting legends Frank Bruno and Joe Cole, Havering is the least densely populated borough in London and those seeking commercial property in Havering may find that the extra space in the borough means that prices can be lower than other London boroughs.

Land to buy in Havering is available but a specialist agency will be required to source plots. Warehouses and offices to let in Havering can be found in areas such as Upminster and Hornchurch. Those seeking shops to let in Havering would do well to consider areas such as Romford which have a thriving market and a reliable footfall of retail customers.