Robin Hood (Bow Lane)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Coordinate 51.512346, -0.093892
Adm. div. Middlesex, now Greater London
Vicinity In now lost Robin Hood Court, at present intersection of Queen Victoria Street, Cannon Street and Bow lane
Type Public house
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct
First Record 1728
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Robin Hood (Bow Lane).
The site of Robin Hood Court, where the Robin Hood must have been situated, is today a busy intersection. Queen Victoria Street, Cannon Street and Bow Lane cross one another here / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-05-28. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-07.

The well-informed Henry Harben noted that the long lost Robin Hood Court in Bow Lane was '[n]amed after the sign'.[1] Pubs, being communal hubs and having conspicuous signs, must often have lent their names to the streets in which they were situated. So far IRHB has no direct evidence for the existence of a Robin Hood pub in Robin Hood Court, but its existence is tentatively accepted on the strength of Harben's suggestion.




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