Esoteric London

No. 719: Crown Court, WC2

Posted in Crime and Punishment, Theatrical London by esotericlondon on November 29, 2012

Bow Street Police Station, Crown Court, London, WC2. Photo © Roger Dean 2011

In 1861 blue lamps were placed outside police stations. Queen Victoria, however, found the one outside Bow Street Station too distressing whenever she visited the Opera House opposite, reminding her as it did of the blue room in which Albert died. Bow Street was therefore remarkable in that it did not have a blue lamp but a white one. R.D.