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Bow Street

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One of London’s more important streets. Just at the top end on opposite and corner sites are the... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
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Devon, United Kingdom
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Street That Is Home To Some Famous Buildings

Bow Street is a road to the edge of Covent Garden,connecting Long Acre, Russell Street and... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

One of London’s more important streets. Just at the top end on opposite and corner sites are the now disused Bow Street Magistrates’ Court famous for its role in the evolution and dramas of English criminal enforcement, and the grand and skilfully extended complex of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jannerbloke
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Bow Street is a road to the edge of Covent Garden,connecting Long Acre, Russell Street and Wellington Street. In my opinion there is nothing particularly special about Bow Street. It is most notably famous forThe Bow Street Magistrates Court & Bow Street runners (they were...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

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.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank RWandSW
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

Date of experience: July 2017
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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

Date of experience: April 2017
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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

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank new t
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

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank BigHugh51
Reviewed 26 October 2015

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

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Semih A
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

Date of experience: March 2015
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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

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Ibadanboy
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