Palmers Green station was built in a small hamlet on the branch line from London's Wood Green to Enfield in what was in 1881 vast countryside, but by the turn of the century, several estates had sprung up and shopping arcades lined much of the nearby Green Lanes. Development was halted by the outbreak of WW1, but today the north London suburb sits in Travelcard Zone 4 and serves commuters in and out of the capital with regular trains to Moorgate and London King's Cross.
The station itself is a pillar of the community with the car park hosting a farmers' market each Sunday, and the Waiting Rooms cafe featuring live blues music on a Friday evening. The town itself is a large commercial retail hub with the Palmers Green Shopping Centre housing many restaurants, clothing shops and cafes. Former famous Palmers Green residents include poet and novelist Stevie Smith and The Clash lead singer Joe Strummer.