Sun in the Sands
|Sun in the Sands|
|Location Map ( geo)|
|Sun in the Sands roundabout during the 2008 London Marathon|
|Transport for London|
|A2, A102, A207|
|Junctions related to the A102|
|Junctions related to the A207|
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.
|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)|
- How How London's Road Junctions Got Their Names - The Londonist (28.08.2014)