|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Borough Station (TQ324797)|
|To:||Tower Bridge Road (TQ333793)|
|Distance:||0.6 miles (1 km)|
|Meets:||A2, A2205, A100|
|Route outline (key)|
The A2198 is a short link road in the north of the London Borough of Southwark. It was originally the western end of the B202.
Borough - Bermondsey
The A2198 runs along the entire length of Long Lane which is only about half a mile long (perhaps long for Southwark).
We soon arrive at the junction with the A2205 where Long Lane finishes and we go straight on into Abbey Street and the A2198 ends its short journey at the junction with the A100 (Tower Bridge Road) and the B202 (the continuation of Abbey Street). The short section of Abbey Street that we used was originally the nave of Bermondsey Abbey of which little still exists above ground. A set of very large hinges embedded in a house in Grange Walk was used for the South gate of the Abbey. Most of the site of Bermondsey Abbey is now used by the New Caledonian antique market that was located near Caledonian Road in Islington and moved after the Second World War to its present site. The market starts trading at 2am and it is all over by 8am.
Original Author(s): A211 Driver