The public is being asked to choose the name of the road that will run outside London City Hall when it moves to Canning Town.

The building which is being repurposed for the new City Hall is the former Siemens exhibition centre, The Crystal, and the road that runs outside it is currently called Siemens Brothers Way, but that’s been decided to be in need of changing.

Following some workshops locally, a shortlist of three names has been chosen, and now the public is being asked to vote on which to go with.

World’s Gate Way

This name highlights the Royal Docks as London’s gateway.

Kamal Chunchie Way

Kamal Chunchie was a race relations pioneer from Sri Lanka who founded The Coloured Men’s Institute nearby in 1926 for sailors and residents.

People’s Way

This name celebrates ordinary people in the Royal Docks and across London.

Voting closes on the 30th of June – and you can cast your vote here.

The refurbishment of the new City Hall is already underway and is expected to be completed later this year.

Apart from the new location, convenient for the cable car, the area’s other main delight is one of the best bacon butty vans in London, which is just behind the new City Hall.

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15 comments
  1. Victoria says:

    The Silvertown Tunnel will emerge right by the Crystal Building.
    People’s Way will be the best name, but only if they manage to #StopTheTunnel.

    • ianVisits says:

      The tunnel portal will be on the other side of the A1020 flyover, so not really that close to the new City Hall.

  2. Leon says:

    It’s bitterly disappointing they’ve fixed the voting process to prevent ‘Roady McRoadface’ from winning.

  3. Maurice Reed says:

    How about “Pompous Ass Avenue”?

  4. diamond geezer says:

    World’s Gate Way is such an appalling contrivance that I can only assume they’re trying to nudge people to choose one of the other two.

  5. JP says:

    “Choose” is defined by the Concise Oxford dictionary as ‘select out of greater number’ and I’d argue that greater number refers to more than the choice on offer here.
    This smacks of focus groups on steroids and with a bit of luck could sign the death knell for these supposed egalitarian processes which end up being their exact opposite.
    Did anyone mouth the words City Hall, No. 1 _ _ _ Way to hear how they scanned?

    You just can’t beat Dangle Way and why “Way” for that matter anyway?

  6. Melvyn says:

    Kamal Chunchie – Old time Londoners would soon pronounce this as Caramel Crunchie ..!

    • Angel says:

      Notwithstanding any fake social liberal Guardian reading woke concerns over that I think you might have stumbled on the next chocolate bar sensation

  7. Mike says:

    Money Pit Lane.

  8. Nick says:

    Ken Livingstone Way

  9. Ralph says:

    Puns and cynicism aside, the fact that someone from Sri Lanka founded a “Coloured Men’s” Institute in Canning Town in 1926 for sailors and residents is immediately interesting and sounds totally worthy of celebrating. World’s Gate, though it also has a historical angle, is bigging up London in a way that is unnecessary and cliched. People’s Way is bland and dull.

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