Croydon Ring Road:
Photo tour: east side

The oldest part of the Ring Road is the eastern side, opened in the very late 1950s. It was thought to be a rather daring piece of urban road design at the time, with a swooping underpass below George Street. In fact the ground had been excavated to a lower level over a wider area, allowing the underpass and a large underground car park for the then-new Fairfield Halls.

Today the tall buildings flanking Wellesley Road are one of the more memorable views of Croydon, but that doesn't make it a nice place to be.