Get West London's round up of New Year's Eve tube and other transport arrangements - with free TFL services between 11.45pm and 4.30am - is a talking point here at Dexters; we find the impact the newly created Night Tube has had on the West London property rental market quite remarkable, compared to a year ago.
Paddington already enjoys something of a reputation as a transport hub, and for this reason property rental business in the area has always been buoyant. Paddington's mainline link to Heathrow has long been a draw for overseas tenants seeking a convenient London location while they live and work in the capital. This status will also be enhanced by Crossrail's scheduled arrival at Paddington in 2018.
The Night Tube, meanwhile, suits Bayswater's young professional demographic perfectly, as it's zone one location and proximity to central London's bars, restaurants, events and venues are all part of its rental appeal. Now, the 24 hour central line, which stops all the way through Bayswater - from Queensway to Lancaster Gate, Marble Arch and Notting Hill Gate - has not only made the nighttime capital more connected, but also swiftly increased its nocturnal business. The Night Tube is reported to support 2,000 permanent jobs and boost the economy by £360 million, which is good news for everyone.
Driving home for Christmas ? Or jumping on a train? Well do not let limited transport services spoil your festive holiday. Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day are all public holidays in the UK, when transport runs with a reduced service. Passengers should be aware that Christmas Day and New Years Day fall on a Sunday, so Tuesday, December 27 and Monday January 2 become substitute Bank Holidays. But, it is not all bad news, as motorists will be able to benefit from congestion charge free driving over the festive period, and those of you enjoying the New Years Eve fireworks in central London, well your journey back home will be free of charge, courtesy of Transport for London .