The Bow Street Magistrates Court

There has been a Magistrates Court in London's Bow Street since 1740, dispensing justice to an extraordinary range of characters from Casanova to the Krays. But the court is closing to be turned into a boutique hotel.

On the day of its final sitting, Rory MacLean is given unique access behind the scenes as staff prepare to leave and almost three centuries of tradition comes to an end.

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20070114

There has been a Magistrates Court in London's Bow Street since 1740, dispensing justice to an extraordinary range of characters from Casanova to the Krays. But the court is closing to be turned into a boutique hotel.

On the day of its final sitting, Rory MacLean is given unique access behind the scenes as staff prepare to leave and almost three centuries of tradition comes to an end.

20070114

There has been a Magistrates Court in London's Bow Street since 1740, dispensing justice to an extraordinary range of characters from Casanova to the Krays. But the court is closing to be turned into a boutique hotel.

On the day of its final sitting, Rory MacLean is given unique access behind the scenes as staff prepare to leave and almost three centuries of tradition comes to an end.