A Quick Overview of Anerley
Anerley Railway Station is located on Anerley Station Road in Zone 4. The station has boarding ramps, Wifi, help points and ticket halls. The station serves the area of Anerley in south east London in the Borough of Bromley.
It is the former location of the Crystal Palace exhibition hall which was built to house the Great Exhibition of 1851. Notable residents of Anerly include the author Walter de la Mare and Thomas Crapper, promoter of the modern day flush toilet.
- There is an apocryphal story that the name is the result of locals misunderstanding the land-owner’s thick Scottish accent.
- He supposedly instructed the rail company that this was to be the ‘only’ one allowed on his land. The locals translated ‘only’ into ‘Anerley’.
- The locals translated ‘only’ into ‘Anerley’.