Astronomical London house prices and poor schools mean 22 per cent of professionals are planning to move out of the capital in the next year and commute to work, according to a new survey by thrombosis charity Lifeblood.

The survey states that Cambridge is one of the prime destinations in the “outer London commuter belt” for working Londoners. Cambridge is already home to hundreds of London workers who make the 62-mile trip twice a day – but with property prices 25 per cent above their 2008 peak in the capital, and now rising at a rate of about 18 per cent a year, is a fresh influx of professionals earning London wages set to inflate Cambridge’s own exorbitant housing market?

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