TOP 4 London bottlenecks to avoid!

These are the worst of the worst spots to avoid by car, taxi or bus. If you go on these roads expect to stay on the for quite some time. Check them out here…

TOP SPOT TO ALWAYS AVOID

Blackwall tunnel
Blackwall tunnel – Creative Commons

One of the few ways to get south of the river in east London. The Blackwall tunnel is the worst place to go through especially during peak hours. Expect long long tailbacks and waits of over an hour and a half…

RUNNER UP

Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square – Creative Commons

Lots and lots of buses on single lane roads. A recipe for throwing away a few hours of your life. The buses also include tourist guides which means that they are in no rush to get a move on and the people on board want to take 2 or 3 pictures of every single thing they pass. Quite possibly even you!

BRONZE MEDAL WINNER

EUSTON ROAD UNDERPASS
EUSTON ROAD UNDERPASS – Creative Commons

The ugly side of traffic. The open and wide A40 just seems to stop and London begins, the problem is that the vehicles don’t really have anywhere to go. So they just sit there…

Euston Road brings in a cocktail of different types of drivers from aggressive taxi drivers working off St. Pancras and Euston stations, to lots of different types of vans and lorries, to confused and lost motorists trying to get to the stations or London. All in all the lack of space and difficulty getting about means that if you go there…you will stay there for a while.

JUST OUTSIDE THE MEDALS…

The Strand
The Strand – Creative Commons

Single roads, lots of buses, lots of taxis…not a good combination. The Strand is a typical example of what is wrong with London’s roads, a real lack of space. Unlike the top 3, the Strand is not any different or more important than any of the other main roads within London. Yet, the small space means that it is particularily worse off.

Avoid the above at all costs! For help on how to avoid these places and other traffic hotspots click here

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