|From:||St Giles (TQ298815)|
|Distance:||0.9 miles (1.4 km)|
|Met:||A40, B506, A501, A400|
|Now part of:||A400|
|Route outline (key)|
The B522 was a relatively short B-road in central London. It was originally unclassified but judging by its number presumably gained its status in the late 1920s.
The road presumably started on the A40 New Oxford Street and headed north along Bloomsbury Street, although some maps (such as the one on the right) start the road slightly further north on the unclassified Great Russell Street. The road continued north along the eastern edge of Bedford Square, with the British Museum behind the houses on the right.
After crossing the B506 the street name changed to Gower Street. The road passed RADA, University College Hospital and University College itself, although it remained largely residential. Presently the road crossed the A501 Euston Road by Euston Square tube station and continued along what is now North Gower Street. The B522 soon ended on the A400 Hampstead Road.
The majority of the former B522 has been taken over as the southbound route of the A400 through this area. North Gower Street is now unclassified and its northern end has been closed to traffic.