Wallington station lies in the borough of Sutton in south London, in Zone 5. The station dates back to 1847, and was built in open fields to the south of Wallington town - then based around a bridge over the River Wandle - because of a local land dispute. Nevertheless, the station sparked development in the area, and by the 1860s several housing estates and the Holy Trinity Church had been constructed. Today, the area around the church is known as Wallington Old Town, and you can still see some large Victorian houses along the local residential streets.
In time, the station caused a permanent shift. Today it is at the heart of the local town centre, which has a small but varied range of shops and pubs, and a good local library with a popular cafe. Look out for Guy Portelli's 1999 sculpture English Lavender, a homage to the town's history as a lavender-growing area.