Hanger Lane gyratory

large, complex roundabout system at the junction of Western Avenue (A40), the North Circular (A406)

The Hanger Lane gyratory is a multi-lane gyratory that is the shape of a rectangle. The Western Avenue (A40) goes under the gyratory. The A40 meets with the North Circular (A406) and the Ealing Road towards Wembley. It is in the north of the borough of Ealing in west London.

The northern side of the junction

The junction covers about 30,000 square metres (320,000 sq ft). At rush hour, it carries nearly 10,000 vehicles per hour.[1] The Central line passes under the gyratory. Hanger Lane tube station takes up some of the middle of the gyratory. The rest of the middle has some services buildings and a nature reserve. The nature reserve is a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation.[2]


The junction became a gyratory in the 1980s. In December 2007, it was named Britain's scariest junction.[3] The High Speed 2 railway could have caused the gyratory to be remodelled.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Edwards, Tom (1 October 2012). "Ealing battles to get HS2 to go underground". BBC News. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  2. "Ealing Council Unitary Development Plan". Archived from the original on 2006-04-05. Retrieved 2021-12-10.
  3. "London road junction 'scariest'". BBC News. 2007-12-12. Retrieved 2007-12-12.