A201 road

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A201 road
Farringdon Street, part of the A201, pictured from the Holborn Viaduct in 2012
Route information
Existed: 1863 – present
Major junctions
North end: Kings Cross
South end: Elephant and Castle
Road network

The A201 is an A road in London running from Kings Cross to Elephant and Castle.

The route passes along Kings Cross Road, Farringdon Road, Farringdon Street, New Bridge Street, Blackfriars Bridge, Blackfriars Road, London Road to the Elephant and Castle, and finally New Kent Road where it merges with the A2 road on the Old Kent Road.

Kings Cross Road[edit]

Kings Cross Road runs one-way south-east from Pentonville Road to a junction with Penton Rise where it turns directly south before running south-east again to Calthorpe Street where it meets Farringdon Road. It is home to the Representative of Montserrat in London.[1]

Farringdon Road[edit]

Main article: Farringdon Road

Farringdon Road runs south-east from King's Cross Road, crossing Rosebery Avenue, then turns south crossing Clerkenwell Road before passing Farringdon station.

It finishes on the border between the City of London, the London Borough of Camden and the London Borough of Islington, at the junction of Charterhouse Street and Farringdon Street.

Blackfriars Road[edit]

Main article: Blackfriars Road

Blackfriars Road runs between St George's Circus in Southwark at the southern end and Blackfriars Bridge, over the River Thames, at the northern end, leading to the City of London. Halfway up on the west side is Southwark tube station, on the corner with The Cut. Opposite is Palestra, the new building of the London Development Agency, at No. 197.[2]

The road adjoins Stamford Street and Southwark Street at the northern end.

London Road[edit]

London Road in Southwark connects St George's Circus at its north-western end with the Elephant and Castle junction in the south-east. To the east is the campus of London South Bank University including the Technopark building and the London Road building, in a triangle formed by London Road, Borough Road and Newington Causeway. At the south-eastern end is Elephant & Castle tube station.

The road is one-way for most traffic (flowing southeast), with a buses-only lane heading in the opposite direction.

New Kent Road[edit]

Main article: New Kent Road

New Kent Road was created in 1751 when the Turnpike Trust upgraded a local footpath.[3] The road starts at Elephant and Castle, and runs eastward for a few hundred yards to a junction (called the Bricklayers' Arms) with Great Dover Street and Tower Bridge Road before becoming Old Kent Road (the A2).

Coordinates: 51°30′20″N 0°06′16″W / 51.50556°N 0.10444°W / 51.50556; -0.10444

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