Banbury is a fantastic choice for London and Oxford commuters. It's just under an hour by train into London Marylebone, or 20 minutes to Oxford. The M40 runs close by, linking you to both cities and beyond to Birmingham.
Alongside the great transport options, Banbury offers a slice of historic charm. The town centre is traffic-free and full of old buildings, independent shops and inviting cafes. There's an impressive market twice a week and the Mill Arts Centre offers live music, comedy, theatre and various classes to join.
There's a good range of schools in Banbury, from St Mary's CofE and William Morris primaries to Blessed George Napier Catholic School and North Oxfordshire Academy. And property-wise, Banbury has everything from large executive, detached homes to period cottages, Victorian terraces and modern new-build properties. There are a number of pretty parks to explore around the town, and you're close to the world-famous Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.