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City Road is a road in central London, usually referred to by Londoners as "the City Road". A road is a strip of land, smoothed or otherwise prepared to allow easier travel, connecting two or more destinations. ... The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster which contains Big Ben A red double-decker bus crosses Piccadilly Circus. ... A Londoner is someone who inhabits or originates from London. ...


At its western extremity it starts at the Angel, Islington, as the continuation of Pentonville Road and continues roughly south-east till it passes Moorfields Eye Hospital, when it bears closer to south, and has a junction with Old Street at a large roundabout. After Old Street it continues south, continuing past Bunhill Fields and the Honourable Artillery Company, then in quick succession turns into Finsbury Square, Finsbury Pavement, then Moorgate, the latter beginning at the border with the City of London. The Angel was originally an inn near a toll gate on the Great North Road (at what is now the corner of Islington High Street and Pentonville Road), but now refers to this part of Islington in London. ... Pentonville Road is road in central London that runs west to east from Kings Cross to City Road. ... Moorfields Eye Hospital is a National Health Service eye hospital in central London. ... Old Street is a road in central London that runs west to east from Clerkenwell to Shoreditch. ... A roundabout, rotary, or gyratory circus is a type of road junction (or traffic calming device) at which traffic streams circularly around a central island after first yielding to the circulating traffic. ... Bunhill Fields Cemetery is in the City of London, England. ... The Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) is the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior. ... Finsbury Pavement is a street connecting Moorgate with City Road in the London Borough of Islington. ... Moorgate was one of the gates of the old City of London, a name given to a road that runs through where it was, and the ward that it runs through. ... This article is about a small section of central London. ...


The part of the road north of Old Street is on the London Inner Ring Road and as such forms part of the boundary of the London Congestion Charge zone. The ringroad continues east along Old Street. Most of the road is in the London Borough of Islington although the stretch from Wharf Road down to the Old Street roundabout is the border between Islington and Hackney so the two sides are in different boroughs. The London Inner Ring Road is the name commonly given to a collection of major roads that encircle the centremost part of London, United Kingdom. ... The white-on-red C marks all entrances to the Congestion Charge zone. ... Islington is a borough of London to the north of the City of London, west of Hackney, east of Camden, and south of Haringey. ... The London Borough of Hackney is a London borough in the northeast of inner London, formed in 1965 out of the former metropolitan boroughs of Hackney, Shoreditch and Stoke Newington. ...


Nearby London Underground stations are Angel, Old Street and Moorgate. The disused City Road tube station was on City Road itself. Slight modifications to the famous London Underground roundel indicate the name of each station on platform and some outdoor signs. ... Angel tube station Angel tube station is a London Underground station in The Angel, Islington. ... Old Street station entrance and (inset) its shopping arcade Old Street station is a London Underground and railway station just north of the City, lying on the border between Islington and Hackney. ... Moorgate station is a tube and mainline station in the City of London, located on Moorgate, the street of the same name, north of London Wall. ... The station remains, seen from the east City Road Tube station on the London Underground is a disused tube station. ...


London Bus routes serving the length of City Road include 43,205,214,394 A Routemaster bus This article is a general one on buses in London. ...


The road is mentioned in the nursery rhyme Pop Goes The Weasel. A nursery rhyme is a traditional song or poem taught to young children, originally in the nursery. ... This article is about the nursery rhyme. ...

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City Road station is now very inconspicuous from both the surface and underground - the only suggestion that a station ever existed is the lift shaft, with a brick surround and some hints of the former building, now forming a ventilation shaft on City Road itself.
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