|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Chiswell Street (TQ326819)|
|To:||New North Road (TQ326835)|
|Via:||Bunhill Row, Bath Street, Shepherdess Walk, Eagle Wharf Road|
|Distance:||1.1 miles (1.8 km)|
|Meets:||B100, A5201, B502, A501, A1200|
|Route outline (key)|
The B144 is a "back-street" route from the Barbican area of the City of London to Hoxton, largely paralleling the start of the A501 (which it crosses) and the A1200. The road was originally unclassified but gained its present number before 1950.
The road starts on the B100 Chiswell Street right on the border of the City of London and heads north along the one-way Bunhill Row. The A5201 Old Street is crossed at traffic lights an we continue north along Bath Street, soon reaching another set of lights on the A501 City Road, which is crossed at a staggered crossroads.
The B144 continues north onto Shepherdess Walk, which is now two-way. The road, which has always been residential, soon becomes lined with more manageable houses rather than taller apartment blocks. It's not long before the road bears round to the right into Eagle Wharf Road. Originally the B144 continued ahead across the Regents Canal and along Packington Street to reach the A104 Essex Road. However, the canal bridge is now closed to traffic and the B144 follows Eagle Wharf Road, which seems surprisingly industrial, parallel to the canal. It becomes one-way again one block before its terminus, at a T-junction on the A1200 New North Road.