Matilda Bow Bridge

Essential facts about Bow

It’s named after tumbling queens and distinctive arches ‘Bow’ is an abbreviation of the medieval name Stratford-atte-Bow (Stratforde is from the Old English meaning paved way to a ford, a stone causeway through the marshes). The ‘Bow’ part is from the distinctive three-arched bridge over the River Lea whose construction was ordered in 1110 by…