During the 17th century Bow was a home for the slaughter and butchery of cattle for the city market. It is considered to be the stomping ground for true cockneys that were born within earshot of the Bow Bells of Bow Church. The Bow Bells Pub is situated on Mile End Road; it is a longstanding drinking establishment, though rumour has it that a ghost occupies its lavatories. The south of Bow showcases tower blocks and high rise constructions of the post war housing, whilst the north stages the beautiful dwellings of Victoria Park. Tredegar Square is also very desirable due to the many large Victorian townhouse conversions, ticking the box for spacious modern accommodations.