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Favourite London Roads?

Favourite London Roads?

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TorqueWench

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51 posts

41 months

Friday 20th April 2012
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I have a few favorite roads. Usually around 5am in the summer when theres no one on the road biggrin

North Circular from Kew to Tottenham.
Shooters Hill
Embankment
Watermead Way, past the reservoirs.

JimexPL

1,361 posts

109 months

Friday 20th April 2012
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Strand underpass onto Kingsway. I might have driven at a reasonable pace through there on a few occasions.

Bermondsey Street and Weston Street tunnels. Make use of them before they are destroyed by Netwrok Rail.

Park Lane. 40 mph speed limit.



garyfrogeye

397 posts

101 months

Friday 20th April 2012
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Park Lane has two speed limits 40mph northbound but 30 mph southbound.

Jd27

50 posts

43 months

Friday 20th April 2012
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London Wall between Moorgate and Museum of London roundabout...Barbican tunnel (Beech street)

TorqueWench

Original Poster:

51 posts

41 months

Friday 20th April 2012
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Albert & Royal Docks Road smile

Solitude

1,518 posts

72 months

Wednesday 25th April 2012
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Kings cross up to the Angel

HotRod32

62 posts

42 months

Saturday 5th May 2012
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Something about the Uxbridge Road... Any part of it Shepherds Bush to Uxbridge or Uxbridge to Shepherds Bush either way not fussed...

Not even sure why exactly... Paid a huge part in my early motoring years in the early 70's...

hygt2

379 posts

76 months

Saturday 5th May 2012
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Abridge -> Chipping Ongar -> Finchingfield

lazystudent

1,629 posts

58 months

Tuesday 8th May 2012
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Jd27 said:
London Wall between Moorgate and Museum of London roundabout...Barbican tunnel (Beech street)
Used to work on Chiswell St just where it becomes Beech St. I can concur smile

AOK

1,526 posts

63 months

Sunday 13th May 2012
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The bit of the A2 that goes through Blackheath - feels a million miles away from a city.

West and South Carriage drive in Hyde park! - so amazing that they still let cars through here. Really nice in the late afternoon when there's not too much traffic.

Wapping High Street - cobbled streets, lovely old quays and converted factories etc, nice atmosphere, not much traffic.

Kings Road is a nice high street to drive down. Its hardly ever stand still, its single lane with barely any traffic lights. Always some sexy eye candy too (of both human and automotive variety!).

There's something very old-skool about rothehithe tunnel. don't know why i like it, but i do. Gotta be concentrating through there though.

Lastly.. not strictly in London but very much like rotherhithe... there is a small single-lane 'side tunnel' on the heathrow approach road (when you go under the runway).. think it used to be used exclusively for taxi's? Either way.. super super narrow, and super satisfying in an X5 or similar I assure you!

TorqueWench

Original Poster:

51 posts

41 months

Thursday 7th June 2012
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Had a lovely drive into London via the M2/A2 from Kent last week. Great scenery.

NitinDaDon

4 posts

39 months

Wednesday 13th June 2012
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the A5109 - Totteridge. Beautiful bendy roads, It doesn't feel like driving through North London.

liller

493 posts

66 months

Tuesday 24th July 2012
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HotRod32 said:
Something about the Uxbridge Road... Any part of it Shepherds Bush to Uxbridge or Uxbridge to Shepherds Bush either way not fussed...

Not even sure why exactly... Paid a huge part in my early motoring years in the early 70's...
The uxbridge road is a great place to ponder the question: How many fried chicken shops does one area need?

Gooly

582 posts

45 months

Thursday 23rd August 2012
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NitinDaDon said:
the A5109 - Totteridge. Beautiful bendy roads, It doesn't feel like driving through North London.
+1, great road, especially when it's clear.

Galley Lane and surrounding NSL roads near high barnet are great for a quick hoon as well.

garyfrogeye

397 posts

101 months

Thursday 23rd August 2012
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+2 on Totteridge Lane. I remember some very early am drives down there in my Truimph Vitesse taking a Girlfriend home before her parents woke up. Used to drop her at the top of her road so as not to wake them up with the engine noise. Making me smile now just thinking about her.

crispyshark

882 posts

42 months

Sunday 2nd September 2012
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hygt2 said:
Abridge -> Chipping Ongar -> Finchingfield
This.

Try and drive it whenever I have a free Saturday.

In addition the dual carriage way that runs from woolwich to belvedere an on to Erith. A 'friend' of mine had his old S2000 up to 145mph on that stretch..... Lovely fast sweeping left hooker!

BLUETHUNDER

7,821 posts

157 months

Wednesday 5th September 2012
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crispyshark said:
This.

Try and drive it whenever I have a free Saturday.

In addition the dual carriage way that runs from woolwich to belvedere an on to Erith. A 'friend' of mine had his old S2000 up to 145mph on that stretch..... Lovely fast sweeping left hooker!
Used to use that road when I lived in Erith. Many a time I used to take the old Chimaera to big speeds on my way home at 4 o,clock in th morning.

crispyshark

882 posts

42 months

Wednesday 5th September 2012
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BLUETHUNDER said:
crispyshark said:
This.

Try and drive it whenever I have a free Saturday.

In addition the dual carriage way that runs from woolwich to belvedere an on to Erith. A 'friend' of mine had his old S2000 up to 145mph on that stretch..... Lovely fast sweeping left hooker!
Used to use that road when I lived in Erith. Many a time I used to take the old Chimaera to big speeds on my way home at 4 o,clock in th morning.
glad there is a fellow PHer that appreciates that bit of tarmac! smile

Geekman

1,443 posts

43 months

Wednesday 5th September 2012
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crispyshark said:
This.

Try and drive it whenever I have a free Saturday.

In addition the dual carriage way that runs from woolwich to belvedere an on to Erith. A 'friend' of mine had his old S2000 up to 145mph on that stretch..... Lovely fast sweeping left hooker!
I thought I was the only person on here who loved that road! Never seen any police on it and you can go very, very quick when it's empty. 9/10 people you pull up next to at the lights near the prison want to race as well biggrin

crispyshark

882 posts

42 months

Thursday 6th September 2012
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Geekman said:
crispyshark said:
This.

Try and drive it whenever I have a free Saturday.

In addition the dual carriage way that runs from woolwich to belvedere an on to Erith. A 'friend' of mine had his old S2000 up to 145mph on that stretch..... Lovely fast sweeping left hooker!
I thought I was the only person on here who loved that road! Never seen any police on it and you can go very, very quick when it's empty. 9/10 people you pull up next to at the lights near the prison want to race as well biggrin
Excellent, now there are 3 of us! It can bite back though as there are some interesting camber changes and bumps that can catch you off guard if you don't know the road!

Never seen too many decent cars on it though....and the suped up PUG boys won't play against the Boxster S off the lights!frown