|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Manor House (TQ326879)|
|Distance:||5.1 miles (8.2 km)|
|Meets:||A11, A1209, A1208, A106, A1207, A104, A102, A104, A10, A503|
|Former Number(s):||B109, B110, B106|
|Route outline (key)|
The A107 is an urban A-road in east London.
Whitechapel - Manor House
The road starts at a traffic signalled junction on the A11 Whitechapel Road, London E1, a little to the east of the Royal London Hospital. It is single carriageway, and is known here as Cambridge Heath Road.
It is a typical London distributor road - a mix of residential, retail and commercial premises with occasional parks alongside. We head north, passing Bethnal Green Gardens and Bethnal Green Tube Station, passing turnings left for the A1208 and A1209 on the way. Up and to the left of us is a railway line, sometimes hidden by buildings, other times by trees. We then cross the Regent's Canal before passing the west end of the A106, Victoria Park Road, which is here one way westbound. We now diverge from the railway, and pass the eastbound end of the A106, Well Street.
After passing Hackney Town Hall, the road goes under a railway bridge and turns left into Amhurst Street, then right at a complex junction where it cannons off the A104 Pembury Road into Dalston Lane, a wide tree-lined corridor taking us back into the centre of Hackney. As may be expected by the route, this is a detour taken by the fact that Mare Street, the original line of the A107, is now closed to through traffic; we have taken over the B109 and B110 to bypass it.
We TOTSO left at traffic lights where we meet the A102 and continue north to meet the A104 again. There is a short multiplex to the next roundabout, with the A107 dominant, where the A104 Lea Bridge Road turns right towards Walthamstow and the A107 continues northwards as Upper Clapton road. Now we gradually bear round to the west to cross the A10 Stamford Hill Road at a busy junction. This marks the original northern end of the A107 but the road now continues ahead along the ex-B106. The final leg runs along Amhurst Park to the A503 Seven Sisters Road where the A107 now terminates.