Newington Causeway

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View of Metro Central Heights, designed by Ernő Goldfinger, at the southern end of Newington Causeway
Entrance to the Elephant and Castle tube station at the junction of Newington Causeway with the Elephant and Castle roundabout

Newington Causeway is a road in Southwark, London, between the Elephant and Castle and Borough High Street. The Elephant and Castle tube station is at the southern end. It follows the route of the old Roman road Stane Street.[1]

In 1912, an outpatients' department of the South London Hospital for Women and Children was opened in Newington Causeway, using money raised by Harriet Shaw Weaver, publisher of The Freewoman, and other feminists.[2]

Metro Central Heights (originally known as Alexander Fleming House) -- an early 1960s series of multi-storey blocks designed by Ernő Goldfinger as office buildings subsequently converted into flats -- stands at the southern end of the road. The Ministry of Sound, a famous nightclub, is in Gaunt Street just off Newington Causeway. This is also where the Inner London Sessions House, a Crown Court, and the Newington Court Business Centre are located.

The Institute of Optometry, formerly the London Refraction Hospital, is at 56–62 Newington Causeway.[3] The Salvation Army UK and Republic of Ireland headquarters occupy a large building at 101 Newington Causeway.[4]

The road forms part of the A3.

Major adjoining roads and streets[edit]

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  1. ^ Ida Darlington, ed. (2015) [1955]. "Borough High Street, Blackman Street and Newington Causeway". Survey of London. Volume 25, St George's Fields (The Parishes of St. George the Martyr Southwark and St. Mary Newington). London County Council. Retrieved 29 November 2015 – via British History Online. 
  2. ^ Elston, M. A., Colley, Eleanor Davies (1874–1934), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004.
  3. ^ The Institute of Optometry, All In London.
  4. ^ How can I contact The Salvation Army? Salvation Army.

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Coordinates: 51°29′52″N 0°05′54″W / 51.4979°N 0.0984°W / 51.4979; -0.0984