A202 road

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Major junctions
East end: New Cross Gate
  A2 A2 road
A23 A23 road
A203 A203 road
A215 A215 road
A2215 A2215 road
A3 A3 road
A302 A302 road
A3204 A3204 road
A3212 A3212 road
A3213 A3213 road
West end: London Victoria station
Road network
A202 crossing the Thames at Vauxhall Bridge. Two bus lanes a cycle lane and four lanes for general traffic, unusually the Southbound Bus lane is in the middle of the road.

The A202 is a primary A road in London. It runs from New Cross Gate to London Victoria station. The section forming part of the London Inner Ring Road is known as Vauxhall Bridge Road.

Camberwell New Road[edit]

Camberwell New Road is part of the A202. It goes from Camberwell to Kennington Oval. It was a turnpike road authorised by Act of Parliament in 1818,[1] just after the construction in 1816 of the first Vauxhall Bridge, which it leads to, thus providing a second route from Camberwell to central London. Camberwell New Road is the longest Georgian Road in England.[2] London Bus routes 36, 185 and 436 run the whole length of Camberwell New Road.

Queen's Road[edit]

Queen's Road extends eastwards from the end of Peckham High Street at the junctions of Consort Road and Meeting House Lane, to New Cross Road, a distance of approximately 1.5 km. Queen's Road was formerly known as Deptford Lane, and was renamed in honour of Queen Victoria, who often passed through it on her way to the Royal Naval School at New Cross.

The first branded cigarettes manufactured in Britain were made at a factory on Deptford Lane around 1859 by Robert Peacock Gloag. The brand, Sweet Threes, had a yellowish tissue paper filled with ground tobacco. Gloag had been paymaster to the Turkish forces during the Crimean War (1853–1856), where he is purported to have seen locals smoking. Gloags business on Deptford Lane is largely responsible for the popularity of the cigarette in England today. In 1926 Queen's Road saw the first holistic health centre in Britain, known as the Pioneer, later known as The Peckham Experiment. It was purposefully located in the area due to the deprived nature of the area, the low income and poor level of education of the population.


Coordinates: 51°29′N 0°07′W / 51.48°N 0.11°W / 51.48; -0.11