Bow Interchange

Bow Interchange is a busy grade-separated road junction in London, England, on the East Cross Route (part of the A12 road) between Bow, Stratford, and Bromley-by-Bow and is located on the boundary of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and the London Borough of Newham. It is a triple-level junction where the East Cross Route (the A12), Bow Road (the A11 road), and Stratford High Street (the A118 road) meet. The River Lea runs underneath the junction.

Bow Interchange
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View of the Bow Interchange in 2005
Bow, Stratford and Bromley-by-Bow, England
Coordinates51°31′47″N 0°00′51″W / 51.52969°N 0.01412°W / 51.52969; -0.01412Coordinates: 51°31′47″N 0°00′51″W / 51.52969°N 0.01412°W / 51.52969; -0.01412
Roads at
TypeRoundabout interchange

The East Cross Route is a major road in East London which runs north to the North Circular Road and south to the Blackwall Tunnel.


Cycle Superhighway 2 CS2 runs from Stratford to Aldgate via the roundabout east to west. Following the deaths of two cyclists at the roundabout in late 2013 and pressure from the London Cycling Campaign,[1][2] Transport for London began introducing measures to improve safety for cyclists and other road users at the junction.[3]

Public transportEdit

The nearest stations are Bow Church DLR station and Bromley-by-Bow tube station.


  1. ^ "Cyclist dies in Bow Roundabout lorry collision". BBC News. 13 November 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  2. ^ Urquhart, Conal (17 November 2013). "Five cyclists dead in two weeks: is there a way to make London's roads safer?". Guardian. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Bow roundabout". Transport for London. Archived from the original on 28 March 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2014.

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