|Location Map ( geo)
|Mansell Street (TQ338811)
|Bethnal Green Road (TQ338824)
|0.9 miles (1.4 km)
|A1210, A1202, A13, A11, B135, A1209
|Route outline (key)
The B134 is a short B-road in the East End of London. The road was originally unclassified but gained its present number in the mid-1920s.
The road starts on the London Inner Ring Road (here the A1210, which is one-way northbound) and heads east along Alie Street, which is itself one-way eastbound. The A1202 Leman Street is soon crossed at traffic lights and the road then becomes two-way just before the next set of traffic lights, on the A13 Commercial Road. That road is crossed at right-angles and the B134 now heads north along the narrow, one-way White Church Lane to meet the A11 Whitechapel High Street.
The A11 is crossed at an uncontrolled staggered crossroads and we move into Osborne Street, which is still one-way northbound. The road name changes to Brick Lane one block north and we pass under an arch demonstrating that this is the Bangladeshi district - the nature of the shops we pass also emphasises this. We continue north and pass under the Old Truman Brewery as the buildings become more warehouse-like. After the junction with Quaker Street the road is used for the Brick Lane Market which takes place on Sundays when the road is closed. For the rest of the week traffic may continue north over a weak bridge carrying the line out of Liverpool Street station then under the East London Line. We continue on a few more blocks and the road ends at traffic lights on the A1209 Bethnal Green Road.