Streatham Common station in south London is in Zone 3, and boasts tremendous transport links to London Victoria, London Bridge, East Croydon, Shepherds Bush and Milton Keynes. Needless to say it's a busy station, receiving some 12,000 passengers most days. Built in 1862, the station was known as Greyhound Lane until 1870 - it was renovated in 1903 and the current structure is a charming example of Edwardian architecture, with gabled roofs, clay tiles and broad canopies.
The station is situated half a mile from Streatham town. Since the 1950s the town has boasted one of longest and busiest high streets in south London - it was here that Britain's first supermarket opened in 1951. Streatham is set to undergo substantial redevelopment with funds provided by the Mayor of London's Outer London Fund, and early signs of the town's future can be seen in the refurbished Streatham Library and the Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre.