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A107
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From:Whitechapel (TQ349819)
To:Manor House (TQ326879)
Length:5.1 miles (8.2 km)
Meets: A11, A1209, A1208, A106, A1207, A104, A102, A104, A10, A503
Former Number(s):B109, B110, B106
Highway Authorities

Hackney • Tower Hamlets

Traditional Counties

Essex • Middlesex

Route outline (key)
A107 Whitechapel - Manor House

Route

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.

Clapton Common

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.

Lez Watson writes:
Although usually referred to as the road from Whitechapel to Seven Sisters Road, this route could technically be described in the opposite direction. The A107 travels clockwise through Zone 1 from the A503, which itself is out of zone having crossed the A1 at the Holloway Road, to cross the A10 at Amhurst Park. It crosses the A104 near Hackney Downs and is joined by the A102 at Homerton High Street. The A107 then runs through Hackney, past the junction with the A106 in Mare Street, and through Bethnal Green to the A11 at Mile End Gate.




A107
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