Ladywell station is in the southeast London borough of Lewisham, in Travelcard Zone 3. The Grade II listed station dates back to 1857, and its arrival changed the area dramatically, with residential development cropping up all around the site for the next few decades. Today, Church Grove and Railway Terrace remain popular and pleasant streets to live on, and are well served by their local station - it offers regular trains to London Cannon Street, London Charing Cross and London Waterloo East.
The suburb is named after the Lady Well, a water source thought to have been dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It was used until the 1850s, and located near what is now the station approach. Back in the 21st century, Ladywell is a thriving little area, and has some of southeast London's nicest green spaces in the shape of the Ladywell Fields and Hilly Fields. The High Street is equally popular, with independent shops, delis and a bakery.