London can be unforgiving when it comes to living expenses, so we’ve researched the 20 cheapest places for you to live in London.

Acton – In West London located in the borough of Ealing. Only 24 minutes to Leicester Square on the tube.

Anerly – This is in South East London, bordering Croydon. It’s 21 minutes to London Bridge from here.

Beckton – An East London location, 42 minutes from central.

Catford – South East London, and is 21 minutes to Leicester Square. It’s named after the black cats of the area, associated with witchcraft but other than that a pretty good place to stay.

Charlton – South East London in the Royal Borough of Greenwhich. It’s 27 minutes to Charing Cross.

Colliers Wood – Quite far south London, half an hour to Leicester Square on the Northern Line.

Deptford – Apparently the “Shoreditch of East London” on the south bank of the Thames. 30 minutes to Leicester Square.

Enfield – In North London and an unfortunate 40 minutes from Leicester Square but not devastating.

Forest Hill – 46 minutes on the overground then two tubes. There’s a pretty fascinating museum with an impressive collection of taxidermy animals there though.

Holloway Road – One of the main shopping streets in North London and only 11 minutes on the tube! Nice one.

Leyton – East London and 36 minutes on the Overground followed by two tubes to Leicester Square.

New Eltham – South East London, 26 minutes from Charing Cross.

Nunhead – 23 minutes to Leicester Square

Perivale – 32 minutes on the tube changing once, located in Ealing – West London

Plaistow – East London in the borough of Newham and 30 minutes to Leicester Square

Shepherds Bush – An area that’s absolutely not short of character. West London, 20 minutes from Leicester Square.

Southgate – 31 minutes on the Picadilly Line to Leicester Square from North London.

Sydenham – A South Easy London suburb in the borough of Lewisham. It’s almost an up and coming area at the moment. 23 minutes to Charing Cross.

Tottenham – In North London in the Borough of Haringey. 20 minutes on the tube to Leicester Square changing at Finsbury Park.

Wood Green – Very much North London in the borough of Haringey. Green lane is great for a kebab. It’s 21 minutes on the Picadilly Line to Leicester Square too.

We hope perhaps one of these areas suits your needs. That being said, I think any of us would be pleased to find a place in London under £1000 a month for a box never mind the location. If you know a good, affordable location, tweet us at @wommagazineuk!