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Interesting in a historical sense but not in the modern one

A historical street in a busy part of London, there is always some of form of construction going on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
RWandSW
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Greater London, United Kingdom
A fascinating London street!

While visiting the Covent Garden area, we took another stroll along Bow Street. We had been... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
BigHugh51
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A historical street in a busy part of London, there is always some of form of construction going on which does spoil the walk; busy with works in the morning and after work, and on weekends otherwise it can be quiet.

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

While visiting the Covent Garden area, we took another stroll along Bow Street. We had been fascinated by this London street during a previous visit and enjoyed the opportunity to take another look. As we are modern history buffs, it was great to be able...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is a street in Covent Garden, connecting Long Acre, Russel Street and Wellington Street. There is a plaque on the street showing some notable former residents. The street is steeped in history and buildings here reflect architecture from the 1800's. Notable buildings here are...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2016

people living their lives, not very clean or decorated, but normal people going around their own business

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Reviewed 8 December 2015

We had arrived by tube at Covent Garden Underground Station with the intention of visiting Covent Garden Market and then taking a general stroll around the area. During our walk around the area, we happened upon Bow Street. We were familiar with the street’s name...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2015

We walked along this street, actually nothing special but architecture makes you feel you are in england.

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Reviewed 23 April 2015

Other reviewers have mentioned Henry Fielding's 'Bow Street Runners' and the founding of the Metropolitan Police in this area. The Bow Street Magistrates Court and Police Station building, completed in 1881, finally closed in 2006. This is an imposing building directly opposite the Royal Opera...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2014

Bow Street is in the heart of Covent Garden. A central passageway as you make your way through this lovely and bustling part of London, it is rich in history and quite pleasant & fun. Touristy - yes. This is the street that gave one...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Bow Street is a historically interesting street found just off Covent Garden. This is where the Bow Street Runners, London's first proper police force got their start back in1749. The Metropolitan Police force was later founded on Bow Street as well, back in the 1829....More

Thank BradJill
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Having read about Bow Street Runners and the formation of the London Metropolitan Police, this was a must for me. Nowadays there are theatres dotted along this area of Covent Garden. Great place to soak up the history

1  Thank PhoebeNJ
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