A200 road

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Coordinates: 51°30′22″N 0°05′18″W / 51.5060°N 0.0882°W / 51.5060; -0.0882

A200 road shield

A200 road
Major junctions
West end: London Bridge
  A101 A101 road
A100 A100 road
A3 A3 road
A2205 A2205 road
A2207 A2207 road
A2208 A2208 road
A2209 A2209 road
A206 A206 road
East end: Greenwich
Road network
The western end of the A200 can be seen on the left of this photo, running between the river and the railway line
Former South Eastern Railway offices on Tooley St

The A200 is an A road in London running from London Bridge to Greenwich.[1] It runs east from the A3 road along Duke Street Hill, then Tooley Street and Jamaica Road, following the River Thames until the junction with Rotherhithe Tunnel when it turns south down Lower Road. It follows the Thames again in Deptford, after passing Surrey Quays and becoming Evelyn Street. At the junction with Deptford Church Street it turns due east along Creek Road, over Deptford Creek to finish by the Cutty Sark at Greenwich Church Street, part of the A206 road.

Tooley Street[edit]

Main article: Tooley Street

The name derives from St Olave's Street, after the Church of St Olave.[2] For much of its history the street has been lined with warehouses, and in 1861 Scovell's warehouse caught fire, resulting in the largest peacetime fire in the Port of London.[3]

Jamaica Road[edit]

Tooley Street becomes Jamaica Road at Shad Thames. A little over halfway down (from the Tower Bridge end) lies Bermondsey tube station, which is served by the Jubilee line. A thoroughfare of shops follows, and the road continues on until Culling Circus roundabout, where it turns roughly 90 degrees south towards Deptford and becomes Lower Road. Alternatively at the roundabout, you can turn left into Brunel Road or leave by the Rotherhithe Tunnel. Southwark Park lies at the south-eastern end.

Lower Road[edit]

Lower Road runs for roughly 1 mile (1.6 km), past Surrey Quays shopping centre until it reaches Deptford, where it becomes Evelyn Street. Southwark Park runs the length of Lower Road, to the west.

Evelyn Street[edit]

Named after diarist John Evelyn, the street runs from the Plough Way junction south to the junction with Deptford Church Street. There is both a McDonalds and a KFC along this stretch.

Creek Road[edit]

Creek Road continues over Deptford Creek until it joins the A206 at the Cutty Sark.

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