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Holland Park Roundabout

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Holland Park Roundabout
Location Map ( geo)
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Shepherd's Bush
Highway Authority
Transport for London
Junction Type
Roads Joined
A402, A3220
Junctions related to the A402
Junctions related to the A3220

Holland Park Roundabout (also known locally as 'the southern roundabout') is a roundabout near Shepherds Bush. It is one of only two junctions on the West Cross Route plan to have been built.


Originally just a minor crossroads on Holland Park Avenue, with Holland Road heading south to Earls Court, these roads were classified as A40 and B407 respectively in 1922. In the late 1930s, the creation of the A205 across South London by a mix of new build and renumbered B Roads had reached this junction, replacing the B407. The A205 was rerouted to end at Chiswick Roundabout, and the A3220 created, in the 1950s. The construction of the Westway and the West Cross Route link into Shepherds Bush during the late 1960s (opening July 1970) meant the creation of the current roundabout.

The roundabout was built to be grade-separated, with a north-south M41 mainline. The route south from here was mired in controversy and, despite being proposed as a lower-spec all-purpose road in the mid-80s, was never built. In 1998, the M41 was despecialised and became a northern extension of the A3220, a couple of years before Transport for London took over management of the road from the Highways Agency.


Route To Notes


Oxford, Wembley, Ealing, Central London (A40), White City


Westminster, Earls Court, Olympia


Hammersmith, Shepherd's Bush, White City


Notting Hill Gate


Oxford, Wembley, Ealing, Central London (A40(M)) now A3220


Hammersmith, Shepherd's Bush, White City now A402


Notting Hill Gate now A402


Westminster, Earls Court, Olympia now A3220


Earls Court now A3220


Westminster, Earls Court, Chelsea, Clapham Junction

Holland Park Roundabout
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Ringway plans - West Cross Route (southern section) - Coppermine - 3976.JPGOld Map London - 1967 - Coppermine - 393.jpg
Other nearby junctions
Shepherds Bush
Junctions on 'Ringway 1'
North Cross Route   North Acton • Willesden • Hampstead • Camden • Dalston • Hackney Wick
East Cross Route    Hackney Wick • Old Ford • Bow • Devas St • Abbott Rd • South Bromley • Blackwall Tunnels • Blackwall Lane • Woolwich Road • Sun in the Sands • Kidbrooke
South Cross Route   Kidbrooke • St Johns • Peckham Rye • Denmark Hill • Loughborough Junction • Clapham High St • Battersea • Putney
West Cross Route    Battersea • Chelsea • Kensington • Holland Park • Westway • Willesden

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