M23 and A23

Hooley to Brighton

The road from London to Brighton, closely linked with motoring and the enjoyment of the open road since the early twentieth century.



It might be the most obviously unfinished motorway in the whole UK, let alone in London. The M23 was supposed to link London with Crawley - but its urban section was a problem that couldn't be solved.


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Imperfectly Odd: Batheaston Bypass

It has viaducts, a tunnel and plenty of controversy, but the amazing Batheaston Bypass doesn’t really work. What went wrong?

South London's lost motorways

Completing the story of London's epic Ringways, we've just published the Southern Radials, five more motorways that never saw the light of day.

To the north east!

Two new additions to our collection of Opening Booklets take us to Darlington and Middlesbrough.

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Old Motorway Photos

A gallery of images sent in by visitors to the site of original photos of motorways — including some impressive views of the M4 and M11 under construction.