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Bow, London

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This article is about the bow as a place in London. For other uses of the word bow, go to bow (disambiguation)

Bow
OS Grid Reference:Template:Gbmappingsmall
Administration
Borough:Tower Hamlets
County:Greater London
Region:Greater London
Nation:England
Other
Ceremonial County:Greater London
Traditional County:Middlesex
Post Office and Telephone
Post town:LONDON
Postcode:E3
Dialling Code:020

Bow is a place in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It has a postal code of E3 and is 4.6 miles (7.4 km) east north-east of Charing Cross.

Victoria Park, the so-called 'lungs of the East End', is located in here. Bow is often mistaken as the home of the Bow Bells, which actually reside at St Mary-le-Bow Church, Cheapside, in the City of London. During World War 2 the first German V1 rocket to fall on London fell here close to the railway bridge over Grove Road. The Match Girl's strike at the Bryant and May match factory in the 1880's, which was part of the overall suffragette movement, occurred here.


Nearest tube stations are:

See also


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