Trying to get from Greenwich town centre to the peninsula during the rush-hour? Those who can help it will avoid the A102 as it crawls through the congested Blackwall tunnel.

But disaster awaits for drivers on the A2203 which feeds into and takes traffic from the A102 – it’s one of the most hellish commutes in Britain – and getting worse

Cars travel on that route at 3.9mph, a brisk walking pace, down from 4.4mph last year according to figures from the Department for Transport, making it the third slowest rush-hour A-road in the country.

Meanwhile the digital superhighway might be the life blood of Tech City but the route south of the Old Street roundabout – the A1202 between Shoreditch and Whitechapel, in Tower Hamlets, is the seventh most hellish commute.

Could be worse. Top is the A407 westbound in Brent was just 2.8 mph at morning rush-hour times in June.

• Also online: Blackwall tunnel to close southbound during August nights

The second slowest stretch of road is the northbound portion of the A400 in Westminster where morning speeds only reach 3.8 mph on average.

Unsurprisingly, Central London roads dominate the slowest stretches of road in England. The City of London has the slowest A roads on average followed by Camden and Islington.

The fastest A road in the country during morning commute is the A289 westbound in Kent where cars tick along at a very brisk 62.9 mph at the busiest time of the day.

A roads across England are getting slower according to the Department of Transport with the average rush hour speed of 24.4 mph in June 2014 falling slightly to 23.8 mph in June 2015.

TOP 10 MORNING COMMUTES FROM HELL

Road // Local Authority // June 2014 // June 2015 // % Change

1) A407 Westbound // Barnet // 4.2 mph // 2.8 mph // -33.3%

2) A400 Northbound // Westminster // 4.4 mph // 3.8 mph // -13.6%

• 3) A2203 Northbound // Greenwich // 4.4 mph // 3.9 mph // -11.4%

4) A3220 Northbound // Wandsworth // 4.8 mph // 4.2 mph // -12.5%

5) A5201 Westbound // Islington // 5.6 mph // 4.4 mph // -21.4%

6) A10 Southbound // City of London // 5.2 mph // 4.5 mph // -13.5%

• 7) A1202 Southbound // Tower Hamlets // 5.8 mph // 4.6 mph // -20.7%

8) A306 Eastbound // Hammersmith and Fulham // 6.5 mph // 4.6 mph // -29.2%

9) A40 Westbound // Camden // 4.9 mph // 4.7 mph // -4.1%

10) A306 Northbound // Richmond upon Thames // 6.3 mph // 4.7 mph // -25.4%