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Bow Street museum guided tour and walk

May 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bow Street Police Museum

A private guided visit to The Bow Street Police Museum and a walking tour through the historic streets of Covent Garden to uncover the stories of crime and theatre.

We will meet at The Bow Street Police Museum, 28 Bow Street, London, WC2E 7AW at 5pm. The party will be split into two.  One party will embark on the walk, which will take an hour and then a private guided museum tour, which will also take an hour.  The other party will have the tour first and then the walk.  The events should be concluded shortly after 7pm.

The Bow Street Police Museum tells the story of the early Bow Street Patrols and Runners, London’s first official law enforcement service, and the Metropolitan Police officers who followed. Located on the site of the 1881 Bow Street Magistrates’ Court and Police Station, the Museum is filled with rich stories of investigations, arrests and justice being served. From the earliest watchmen who tackled crime with nothing more than a lantern and a staff, to the modern Magistrates presiding over cases of international renown.  Our one-hour private tour of the Museum will be led by an experienced member of the Museum team.

As to the walking tour, in the 17th century, Bow Street was a quiet, residential area for the well-to-do. However, the arrival of the theatres ushered in a new era of bustling crowds, pickpockets, highwaymen, murderers, gin palaces and unbridled decadence, leading to the necessity of London’s first police force – the Bow Street Runners. The tour is through the historic streets of Covent Garden to uncover stories of crime and theatre.

The combined price for both events is £30 per head.

In order to finalise their arrangements, the Museum has requested final numbers and payment in advance of the event.  Therefore, bookings will close on 16 May.  Please also note that numbers for each event are limited.  First come, first served.  So, if you wish to attend, please book early.

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May 24
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Bow Street Museum
28 Bow St
London, WC2E 7AW
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