Devons Road station lies in Bromley by Bow. In 1606 a palace was built for James I facing the line of St Leonard's Street by John Thorpe. This was principally used as a hunting lodge but was a grand residence of 24 rooms, including a State room, built along the lines of Hardwick Hall and Montacute House. Some of the stonework was quarried from the remains of the (now disused) priory. It remained in Royal use and was refurbished in the reigns of Charles II and James II and stables were added. During the 18th century the frontage of the building was renewed and the palace was converted into two merchant houses. It went through a variety of uses, including a boarding school and a colour works. The house was demolished at the end of the 19th century by the London School Board for construction of a new board school. Many of the original fittings remained in place and were said to be in fine condition. The house was sold piecemeal for £250 with the State room, panelling and an oak doorway going to the Victoria and Albert Museum. In 1868, the Poplar and Stepney Sick Asylum was opened on a site next to the present day Bromley-by-Bow tube station. It was renamed St Andrew's Hospital in 1921. It closed in 2006.
The station is located on the DLR's Stratford branch, between Langdon Park and Bow Church stations and is in Travelcard Zone 2. The station was opened on the 31st August 1987, one of the earliest DLR stations. Although it is an open air station there are waiting rooms on both platforms to shield the weary traveller from inclement elements. The station, oddly enough, is named after nearby Devons Road.
Connections: London Buses routes 323 and D8 serve the station.