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Bow Lane

Bow Lane Conservation Area [No. 13] 

An area on a human scale with a historic pattern of lanes and courts and two Wren churches. Roughly square in shape, it lies south of Cheapside.

The Bow Lane Conservation Area Character Summary and Management Strategy SPD (2MB) was adopted 18 September 2012.

This document analyses the significance of the conservation area and sets out relevant policies for its preservation and enhancement.

Use the 'Conservation' tab on the City of London interactive map to view the conservation area boundary.

 History and character summary

  • A richly historic area that retains a dense street pattern of lanes, alleys and courts at its core
  • Contains St Mary-le-Bow and St Mary Aldermary, two highly significant grade I listed churches designed by Sir Christopher Wren
  • A human, intimate scale that contrasts with the large 19th, 20th and 21st century environments at its perimeter
18 April 2012
Last Modified:
29 May 2019