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Sun in the Sands

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Sun in the Sands
Location Map ( geo)
London Marathon at Shooters Hill - men - Geograph - 761534.jpg
Sun in the Sands roundabout during the 2008 London Marathon
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Highway Authority
Transport for London
Junction Type
Roundabout Interchange
Roads Joined
A2, A102, A207
Junctions related to the A102
Junctions related to the A207
The junction as a T-junction in 1969
The grade separated junction in 1970

The Sun in the Sands roundabout is a roundabout found in London. Built in the late 1960's for the A2 and the A102(M), it was to be a part of the London Ringway system. As that didn't happen, it became a isolated part of the motorway network. With the coming of TfL in 2000, the road north of the junction lost its motorway status, and therefore become the plain A102.

In 1981, the roundabout was used as part of the London Marathon. As more competitors entered the race, the junction was included in the green route of the Marathon. This is the route that the elite runners use so it is one of most viewed interchanges seen in the race, since it is quite early on the route. On race day it is closed until the last runner passes by.

The junction is named after the nearby pub.


Route To Notes


Dover, Channel Tunnel, Bexleyheath, Eltham


Central London, Peckham, Greenwich, Blackheath


Blackwall Tunnel, Docklands, Woolwich Ferry (A206)


Welling, Woolwich, Shooters Hill


Blackwall Tunnel, Woolwich


Dover, Bexleyheath, Peckham (A2), Swanley (A20)

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Sun in the Sands
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London Marathon at Shooters Hill - men - Geograph - 761534.jpgSun in the Sands (A2, A207, A102).PNGSun in the Sands 1970.PNGEast London 1975 - Coppermine - 18893.jpgLondon Marathon at Shooters Hill - wheelchairs - Geograph - 761541.jpg
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Borough • Bricklayers Arms • Canal Bridge • New Cross Gate • New Cross • Sun in the Sands • Kidbrooke • Falconwood • Danson • Black Prince • Dartford Heath • Darenth • Bean • Ebbsfleet • Pepperhill • Tollgate • Marling Cross • Thong • Cobham • Park Pale • Will Adams Roundabout • Bowater Roundabout • Key Street Junction • Brenley Corner • Boughton • Dunkirk • Harbledown • Wincheap • New Dover Road • Barham • Lydden Hill Junction • Whitfield Roundabout • Honeywood • Guston Roundabout • Eastern Docks Roundabout
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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