|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Oxford Circus (TQ288811)|
|Via:||Regent Street, Great Portland Street, Albany Street and Park Street|
|Distance:||1.8 miles (2.9 km)|
|Met:||A40, A4201, B506, A501, B508, A502, A400|
|Now part of:||A4201, A5204, B506|
|Route outline (key)|
The B505 was an urban B-road in central London.
It started on the A40 Oxford Street at Oxford Circus and headed north a couple of blocks to reach the B506 Cavendish Place, where it zigzagged one block east along Mortimer Street. It then continued north along Great Portland Street to cross the A501 Marylebone Road by Great Portland Street tube station.
The road then continued close to Regent's Park along Albany Street before bearing to the right over the canal and ending on the A400 Camden High Street.
The road has since been replaced by the A4201. Originally the A-road took over the whole of the B505 but it was later rerouted onto the parallel Portland Place instead of Great Portland Street. That road returned to Class II status, although it became the B506 rather than the B505 again. Mortimer Street is now part of the A5204.