View of Grand Drive (B279) from Raynes Park station
The B279 is a short urban B-road in south London.
It starts at a set of traffic lights near Raynes Park station, where the A238 has to TOTSO to cross the railway line. After passing the station it heads south along Grand Drive, crossing the A298 one block south. It continues into Morden Park, where it meets three unclassified roads at a roundabout.
About half a mile further on it crosses the A24 at a set of traffic lights. This is the original 1922 northern end of the B279; what has gone before had gained its number by the 1950s. The road then goes along Sutton Common Road to another set of traffic lights on the A217. Sutton Common Road continues beyond the junction, having gained a complicated weight limit, to cross a railway line by Sutton Common station. Soon afterwards the B2230 Angel Hill is met.
The junction between the B279 and B2230 is not straightforward as the B2230 is in cutting at this point. A pedestrian footbridge crosses the road to reach the church visible on the other side. B279 traffic, however, turns right to descend what could be classed as a sliproad to reach a set of traffic lights where the B2230 can only be accessed southbound. Northbound traffic should have turned left onto a different sliproad, although there are no signs to explain this. There were plans to extend the B279 via All Saints' Road, Gassiot Way and through what is currently Carshalton College on to the A237 roughly at its current junction with Butter Hill.