The station was opened on 13 September 1926 as part of the Morden extension of the City & South London Railway south from Clapham Common. Built with shops to each side, the modernist design takes the form of a double-height curving screen clad in white Portland stone with a three-part glazed screen in the centre of the façade divided by columns of which the capitals are three-dimensional versions of the Underground roundel. The central panel of the screen contains a large version of the roundel.
The station is a Grade II listed building. The station is close to Merton Bus garage which opened in 1913. The public house across the road is named "The Charles Holden" in honour of the station's architect; it is in Travelcard Zone 3. Ticket hall improvements will start to take place from September 2015, when the ticket office in this station closes. Work will last for up to 12 weeks. The ticket office will not reopen when the work is complete. To pay for travel, you can now: . Use your contactless payment card . Use the smarter ticket machines or . Buy tickets or top up your Oyster card online or at nearby Oyster Ticket Stops.
Connections: London Bus routes 57, 131, 152, 200, 219, 470 and night route N155 serves the station.