Bow Street Magistrates Court

Covent Garden

As Executive Architect and Lead Designer, our sensitive refurbishment and extension will transform the Grade II Listed Bow Street Magistrates Court and Police Station into a luxury boutique hotel and Police Museum, with a vibrant and dynamic atmosphere.

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Bow Street Magistrates Court was historically the most famous court in England, located in the heart of Covent Garden opposite the Royal Opera House. The police station was 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. The Bow Street Hotel will consist of 100 guest rooms including four in the original police cells, a signature restaurant and bar, fitness suite and the original courtroom will be transformed into the hotel restaurant with an adjacent bar and lounge area.

A Bow Street Police Museum will also be created in and around the original police cells on the ground floor. The existing Magistrates Courthouse building and Police Station will be largely retained and restored with the introduction of a new mansard roof construction. In the courtyard area, two new guest room wings will be created as a modern element to compliment and unify the existing buildings. We are working in collaboration with Neri & Hu Design and Research Office to develop and implement the concept design.

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Client: Bow Street Hotels Ltd | Services: Executive Architect + Lead Designer | Size: 100 guestrooms