Bow Street was intended to be a quiet, wealthy residential area for the well-to-do, but the arrival of the theatres ushered in a new era of enlightened entertainment alongside a dark criminal underworld.

Join Bow Street Police Museum and The Royal Opera House to discover the relationship between theatre and crime in Covent Garden. From scandalous theatrical characters, to murderous players and corrupt Magistrates, you’ll explore how the heart of London’s theatrical community impacted the way law and order was dispensed on London’s streets.

Tours will be held on the last Sunday of every month, at 10.00am, starting from 29th May.

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