Bow Street is a thoroughfare in
Covent Garden, Westminster, London. It features as one of the streets on the standard London Monopoly board.
The area around Bow Street was developed by
Francis Russell, 4th Earl of Bedfordin the 1630s. Oliver Cromwellmoved to Bow Street in 1645. Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxfordwas born there in 1661. No. 4 served as a magistrates' court from 1739 and the Bow Street Runnerswere founded there by Henry Fieldingin the 1740s. When the Metropolitan Police Servicewas established in 1829, a station house was sited at numbers 25 and 27. The former Bow Street Magistrates' Courtand police station was completed in 1881 and closed in 2006. The building is to be converted into a boutique hotel.
Bow Street Magistrates' Court
Bow Street RunnersBow Street is also the site of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.
* [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=46112 Bow Street] at the "
Survey of London" online.
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