NoMad London, Bow Street Magistrates' Court

Covent Garden

EPR was appointed as architect and lead designer to transform the notorious Grade II listed Bow Street Magistrates’ Court and Police Station into a luxurious lifestyle hotel and police museum as the first European offering for successful American lifestyle brand NoMad.

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Located opposite the Royal Opera House in the heart of Covent Garden, the iconic 19th century building is hailed as being one of the most famous courts in England throughout history. The police station was once home to the Bow Street Runners and both the courthouse and holding cells housed many famous defendants, such as the Kray Twins and Oscar Wilde.

NoMad London will extend, retain, restore and celebrate the existing buildings to provide 91 elegantly understated guest bedrooms, a new restaurant and three bars. The Magistrates’ Courtroom will be reimagined as a space for private events and gatherings, whilst a museum featuring rotating exhibitions honouring the history of the Metropolitan Police Force will be created in and around the original police cells on the ground floor.

Client: Bow Street Hotels Ltd | Services: Architecture | Size: 91 guest rooms | Collaborators: Roman & Williams