Kidbrooke station is in the Royal Borough of Greenwich in southeast London. It dates back to 1895, but the original structure has been replaced with a modern build - today it's a busy commuter station, with trains travelling to London Charing Cross, London Cannon Street and London Victoria.
The name Kidbrooke is Anglo Saxon for 'the brook where the kites were seen' and it's a fitting name for a charming little suburb on the edge of London. Until the 1930s, Kidbrooke was a strong farming community, although there were pockets of Victorian development to the north and west in the wake of rail arriving. More residential development arrived when the Shooters Hill by-pass opened in the 1980s. Despite all the housing and transport development it's a green area, with plenty of playing fields and open spaces. Sutcliffe Park has an attractive lake, and Kidbrooke Green Park is a small nature reserve managed by Greenwich Council.