The station was designed by architect Stanley Heaps and opened as Burnt Oak (Watling) on 27 October 1924, two months after the extension of the Hampstead & Highgate Line from Hendon Central to Edgware had opened. The station was originally provided with a temporary structure before the final ticket office building was constructed in 1925. The suffix was dropped from the name about 1950.
The station is on the Edgware branch of the Northern line, between Edgware and Colindale stations, and in Travelcard Zone 4. There is one island platform so be aware which direction you are facing for the trains.
Connections: London Buses routes 114, 204, 251, 302 and 305 and night route N5 serve the station.