Borough Road

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Borough Road is in Southwark, London SE1. It runs east-west between St George's Circus and Borough High Street.

History and location

The route was created as part of the planning and road improvements associated with the completion of Westminster Bridge in 1750, to provide access to Southwark from the north-west 'West End' without having to travel through the City of London. Southwark Bridge Road crosses Borough Road north-south about halfway along. The railway to Blackfriars station also passes overhead at the junction where there had been Borough Road Station.

The campus of London South Bank University lies to the south between St George's Circus and the junction with Southwark Bridge Road. The main entrance lies on Borough Road and is also LSBU's principle address. The building where this entrance is located is known as the Borough Road Building.

The London School of Musical Theatre is based at 87 Borough Road.

Other adjoining roads include Blackfriars Road, London Road and Newington Causeway.


History of education on Borough Road

Borough Road has been a site of educational activity for over two centuries. Joseph Lancaster's School was established by the Quaker, Joseph Lancaster, on this road in 1798.,, British & Foreign School Society, UK. It was an early and innovative example of a universal free school, based on the monitorial system, that became known as a British School.

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