Elephant and Castle (South London)
|Elephant & Castle|
|Location Map ( geo)|
|South London Press building and underground station on the roundabout in 1981|
|Transport for London|
|Series of signalised interchanges|
|A3, A201, A302|
The Elephant and Castle is a road junction in South London. For a long time, it was a large roundabout, however, in the mid 2010s it was converted into a series of signalised crossroads around the edge of the majority of the circulatory carriageway.
The junction was named after a coaching inn which was positioned in the middle of the road, with six roads converging around it. A series of subways were built in the 1940s.
By the 1960s, the large roundabout had been built. A large area was cleared to build this, including the coaching inn and the Trocadero Cinema.
|Ring Road (W) (A4, A40), West End, Portsmouth, (A23, A24), Clapham Jct, Vauxhall, Camberwell Green|
|Ring Road (E), (A2 (A20) A13), Peckham, Lewisham, Tower Bridge, Bermondsey|
|The City, London Bridge||Congestion Charge applies|
|Buses only||Congestion Charge applies. One way towards the junction for all traffic, buses only away from it.|
|Westminster, Waterloo, Blackfriars||Congestion Charge applies|