Bow is a district in East London, England, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Spanning west-east from Mile End.

The area was formerly known as Stratford, and "Bow" is an abbreviation of the medieval name Stratford-at-Bow, in which "Bow" refers to the bowed bridge built here in the early 12th century. Bow is adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and a section of the district is part of the park.


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