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The Beatles take London
The Beatles take London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th January 1928 Born today: Vidal Sassoon, London, hair stylist/CEO (Vidal Sasson)

17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)

17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)

17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London

17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.go to related location

Bow Street Magistrates Court



Bow Street Magistrates Court

Bow Street magistrates was here, where the Krays were charged.

Location: Bow Street, Covent Garden, London

Description: Although the magistrates system started a lot earlier, the Bow Street magistrates opened in 1881, and has seen many famous names pass through its doors, including Oscar Wilde, Dr Crippen, and the Kray Twins.

It was at the court's former premises - across the road from its current site in London's Covent Garden - that the fledgling magistrates system took shape from 1739 under Sir Thomas De Veil. In 1750, the Bow Street Runners, who paved the way for the modern police force, were formed there.

The court was closed in July 2006 and is to be redeveloped as a luxury hotel.

Tagged in this Tour: The Krays in London

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Bow Street Magistrates Court

Bow Street magistrates was here, where the Krays were charged.


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Its a little known fact that naughty boy Casanova, who lived in Soho, was bound over here to keep the peace. (Frank H. Lawson)
Posted by Frank H. Lawson on 2011-08-31
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