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You will only see this message once.The M40 has also had a mixed effect on the villages within five miles of Banbury. ClareI thoroughly agree with Rachel and Clare. We moved from London very many years ago and never looked back. Banbury to London is very efficient, fast trains just under an hour to Marlyebone. Not sure about the cheese shop Clare, I think you might have the wrong station, but they are in the middle of an upgrade and they’re doing quite a lot of work to it!Banbury is a bit of a “country cousin” compared to the likes of Oxford and Henley, but it has a certain charm and the villages are just beautiful and I would certainly recommended them! Are there good footpaths and which areas would be best to look at? If you go for a larger village with 2000+ people, I’d say you are more likely to meet like-minded people in amongst the mix, especially as they can support clubs, events and activities from which you can pick and choose – most villages now have websites where you can see the level of action going on – I think the amount of action is the best indicator, rather than how much participation you think you will want. If you don't already have an account, click the button below to create one.Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner. Rome2rio is a door-to-door travel information and booking engine, helping you get to and from any location in the world. Plus each village is easy to reach, and you can always go to activities elsewhere if you like !The other thing about a slightly larger village will be that there are more likely to a blend of commuters and those that work locally, or even from home – that all adds to the community atmosphere.Re seats on train, definite yes both ways, only v occasionally has my husband had a problem on the return on school holidays with ‘families’ (how dare they?!) An annual season ticket will set you back £5,028. Rome2rio displays up to date schedules, route maps, journey times and estimated fares from relevant transport operators, ensuring you can make an informed decision about which option will suit you best. Sutton Courtenay. Go contactless with digital tickets on your phone. What you then do with that is up to you of course but to us, we’ve struck our prefect medium of friendliness without any pressure to be BFFs with anyone in particular – for example, 2 weeks ago I had my 40th and 48 villagers came ! I realise living in the country can sometimes mean less places to walk sometimes !! Trains from Banbury go to Marylebone and take about an hour. Find out how you can save with aCopyright © 2020 Trainline plc or its affiliated companies. Viewing 11 posts - 1 through 11 (of 11 total) Commute from Oxfordshire: stations and journey times into London Marylebone. Most are ‘blow-ins’ and have moved from somewhere else, and so they all remember what it felt like to move to a new place and fall over themselves to be welcoming – everyone likes a new friend ! South Northamptonshire is a hidden gem really pretty, Banbury to Chipping Norton very pretty Oxfordshire so more expensive and there is Warwickshire also very pretty, slightly north of banbury. I am going to commute for some time from East Oxford (Cowley Road area, close to St Clemens bus stop) to University College London. Can anyone confirm how busy it is on the 0658 train. Have a look at Cropredy. In terms of clothes shopping, you have most of the major brands and there are several independents on Parsons street. Tim TD from twitter has replied “Banbury town centre has some great communities too! I’m told commuting is terrific and your in to the lovely station at a marylebone in a flash. Some people also commute form Milton Keynes (30 min drive and 30 min train journey)as its a fast train into Euston.