Covent Garden index
Existed from at least 1787. This looks like it is Bow street Police station by 1842, and maybe a lot
earlier. This was apparently built in 1831-32 according to
history online, where they remained until 1880, when it moved to its present
building by the magistrates court. Incidentally, in 1830, the Brown Bear is
described as opposite the Police station, but this is clearly an earlier police
office, if describing it as such before the building of the current police
A note to add to this, I have found an excellent picture of the
Brown Bear, dated 1825, showing Hazard as the licensee. The picture is
described as opposite the police station, but the picture is annotated as 'now
the police station.
A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and
Hotels in Covent Garden - St Pauls, London.
You may also wish to take a look at the St Clements Danes
Residents at this address.
1787/John Foreman, victualler, Brown Bear, Bow Street, Covent garden/../../Sun
Fire Insurance - access to archives
1805/George Hazard, Brown Bear, Bow Street, Covent garden/../../Holdens
[In 1832, there is a George Hazard at 3 London wall, which is a coffee rooms
in 1842, maybe earlier ]
Chaffey, Brown Bear, Bow street, Covent garden/../../Licensed Victuallers Association
December 1827/John Chaffey 33 and 34 Bow Street Covent Garden victualler
and spirit dealer/../../Sun Fire Insurance records held at the LMA
1829/Charles Attwood, Brown Bear, 33 & 34 Bow Street//../../Pigots