There are no lifts or escalators down to the exit so not an accessible station for disabled people.
The first section shows everyone at Fairlop Waters
The final section shows people on their way into Barkingside Town centre.
I decided to follow the mural and walked the short distance to Fairlop Waters
During WW2 it was known as RAF Fairlop and had Spitfire and Barrage balloon squadrons here. It was thought that after the war it would become a major new international airport for London but that didn't happen and the area was landscaped to become the Fairlop Country Park.
The artificial climbing boulders.
But this is not a church it is a library. The circular design of the library mirrors the roundabout. Opened in 1968 it is part of Modernist civic buildings which include the adjacent leisure centre. Designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd who said that every town need a 'crown', it would appear that this was the crown he had in mind for here.
At the front of the leisure centre is the Town Square used for events and markets. The Square is named Ken Aston Square after a local resident who was a professional football referee famed for inventing the red and yellow card system.
In the centre of the roundabout is an oak tree. This tree was planted in 1951 to celebrate the Festival of Britain. The ancestor tree it commemorates stood on a site close to the boathouse on the sailing lake at Fairlop Waters. This 'King of the Forest' was almost one thousand years old when it was finally blown down in a heavy gale in 1820. Fairlop Fair was held under the tree. The Fair was started by Daniel Day who had a small estate near Fairlop Oak. He visited the tree every year on the first Friday of July to receive his rents and to entertain his friends and employees. By 1725 this private party had grown into a regular Fair. It grew in size over the years until 200,000 people were recorded attending the event with its many side shows and activities. The last Fair of any size was in 1900.
The revival of the Fair was held in July 2013 at Fairlop Waters and attracted 2,500 visitors and will no doubt increase in numbers year on year.
Returning to the station I had a clear view of the tube trains travelling across the bridge on their way into Fairlop station.