Chichester to London: the dream commute?

As the UK slowly eases out of lockdown, the Chichester to London commute looks increasingly appealing for people seeking to escape city life. The city and surrounding areas, like Bognor Regis and West Wittering in West Sussex, are becoming popular locations as more workers choose to move out of London for a change of lifestyle.

Moving from London to Chichester
For many workers, the COVID-19 pandemic has been an eye-opening experience. Being office-based full-time no longer appeals to many individuals, especially those who have enjoyed the freedom brought about by working from home. People who want to continue living the more laid-back lifestyle may consider moving out of urban cities and into calmer, quainter villages like those on offer in and around Chichester.

Although relocating to commuter destinations, such as Chichester and Bognor Regis, creates longer travel times for those working in the capital, buyers and renters will still get to experience artsy culture and history but in a more relaxed environment and at a gentler pace.

How far is Chichester from London?
The distance from Chichester to London is around 70 miles and depending on your choice of route, it will usually take between two and three hours of driving. Many would consider this acceptable if they only had to go to the office once or twice a week.

A more attractive option is travelling by train to London from West Sussex. Chichester to London Victoria is a direct route that takes around 90 minutes, or if you take a short drive out to Havant, you can often get to London Waterloo in under an hour. The best part about train travel is that you can spend your commuting time doing other things, such as catching up on emails, reading or even snoozing.

Living in Chichester
Chichester was voted one of the best places to live in the South East by The Sunday Times in 2020, and its surrounding rural towns and villages are perfect locations for any home buyers or renters in search of more space, beautiful properties and plenty of things to do.

As well as offering affordable living, particularly when compared to London house prices, Chichester has a great community spirit, a flourishing cultural scene, and an increasing number of trendy places to eat, drink and shop. The charismatic city has a fascinating history and coastal walks, with surfing, sailing and paddling all popular pastimes with local residents and visitors.

Move to Chichester
Whatever type of property you’re looking for, the Chichester region of West Sussex is sure to have something to your taste and budget. With a complementary blend of period properties and sympathetically designed new-build developments, there really is something for everyone.

Available property types in the Chichester and Bognor Regis area include everything from one-bedroom flats and two- or three-bedroom terraced houses, to spacious townhouses, semi-detached properties and detached homes.

Whether you want to live in the centre of the bustling city, move to a nearby village or settle in a coastal location, there are multiple reasons why making the move from London to Chichester is the right one. White & Brooks would be delighted to help you find your ideal home in and around Chichester – get in touch today and we can share our list of available properties with you.