City Road or The City Road is a road that runs through inner north and central London. The northwestern extremity of the road is at Angel where it forms a continuation of Pentonville Road. Pentonville Road itself is the modern name for London’s first bypass, the New Road from Paddington to Islington, which was constructed in 1756. The City Road was built in 1761 as a continuation of that route to the City of London.
These roads form a major entry point into the City of London, which was extended in 1846 through the City itself (as Princes Street and King William Street) to connect with London Bridge.