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SE1. It runs east-west between
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and
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.


History and location

The route was created as part of the planning and road improvements associated with the completion of
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in 1750, to provide access to Southwark from the north-west ' West End' without having to travel through the
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.
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crosses Borough Road north-south about halfway along. The railway to
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also passes overhead at the junction where there had been
Borough Road Station Borough Road was a mainline railway station in Southwark, south London, located on Borough Road, close to the location Borough tube station, Borough Underground station. It was on the London, Chatham and Dover Railway (LCDR) and was first opened ...
. The campus of
London South Bank University London South Bank University (LSBU) is a public university A public university or public college is a university or college that is in state ownership or receives significant Government spending, public funds through a national or subnational ...
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 main address. The building where this entrance is located is known as the Borough Road Building, at 103 Borough Road. The
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is based at 83 Borough Road. The
Borough Road Gallery The Borough Road Gallery is an art gallery at London South Bank University on Borough Road in south London, England. The gallery celebrates the artist David Bomberg who taught at the Borough Polytechnic, now London South Bank University. The ga ...
, featuring paintings by David Bomberg and the Borough Group, opened in 2012 in the main Borough Road Building of London South Bank University. Other adjoining roads include Blackfriars Road, London Road, Southwark, London Road and Newington Causeway. Position:


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. It was an early and innovative example of a universal free school, based on the monitorial system, that became known as a British and Foreign School Society, British School. An associated teacher training institute, Borough Road College, was established soon afterwards in 1804, also in Borough Road. In 1889, the College moved to Isleworth, west
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. Much later, in 1975, Borough Road College merged with Maria Grey Training College to form the West London Institute of Higher Education. This then became the Osterley Campus of Brunel University from 1995 to 2006.
London South Bank University London South Bank University (LSBU) is a public university A public university or public college is a university or college that is in state ownership or receives significant Government spending, public funds through a national or subnational ...
was established on Borough Road as the Borough Polytechnic Institute in 1892, soon after Borough Road College had moved.Borough Polytecnic
AIM25, UK. The associated National School of Bakery was founded two years later in 1894 and is now the oldest bakery school in the world. The Institute expanded and became the Polytechnic of the South Bank (1970), South Bank Polytechnic (1987), attaining university status as South Bank University in 1992, before adopting its current name in 2003. A bust of Joseph Lancaster, given by the Victorian philanthropist John Passmore Edwards, remains at the University. More recently, the London School of Musical Theatre was founded by Glenn Lee.


Churches

The following were listed as being on Borough Road in the ''Dickens's Dictionary of London'' (1888 edition): * Baptist Church (1674) * Congregational church, Congregational Church (1866)


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London South Bank University campus map


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in ''Dickens's Dictionary of London'', 1888 edition
1898–99 and 2000 maps
from the London School of Economics {{coord, 51.49906, N, 0.10118, W, region:GB_source:enwiki-osgb36(TQ319795), display=title Streets in the London Borough of Southwark History of the London Borough of Southwark London South Bank University History of education in England Education in the London Borough of Southwark