Old Kent Road

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Old Kent Road is a road in south London. Although the name appears as simply "Old Kent Road" on maps, it is usually referred to by Londoners as "the Old Kent Road." The Old Kent Road runs from the Bricklayer's Arms Roundabout, where it meets the New Kent Road, Tower Bridge Road, and Great Dover Street, to New Cross. It forms the boundary between Walworth and Peckham to the south and Bermondsey to the north. It is famous as the cheapest property on the London Monopoly Board.

The Old Kent Road forms part of Watling Street, the Roman road which ran from Dover to Holyhead. Chaucer's pilgrims would probably have travelled along Watling Street on their way to Canterbury.

"Old Kent Road" is the title of a song by London-based indie pop group Pipas.

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