London Fields is a small district in northeast London, within Zone 2. The station dates back to 1872, and in some ways it has done well to make it to the present day - it suffered closure during World War I, a dramatic service reduction in the early 1980s and total suspension following a fire in 1985. Things steadily improved following a reopening in 1988, and today London Fields runs a quarter-hourly service to London Liverpool Street, plus half-hourly trains to Enfield Town and Cheshunt via Seven Sisters. It's a busy commuter stop, with Liverpool Street services whisking locals to the City in under 10 minutes.
The area of London Fields is named after the large open space just west of the station. Home to a full-size cricket pitch, a heated lido, a BMX track, tennis courts and table tennis tables, it's a great space for outdoor activities in the heart of residential Hackney.