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Square located in Bloomsbury central London, with easy access to nearby attractions like the British Museum, Covent Garden and Oxford Street for shopping.
Russell Square, London WC1B 5EH, England
+44 20 7974 1693
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All reviews british museum green space lovely square russell hotel lovely park senate house central fountain university college water fountain green oasis tube station sunny day bloomsbury benches trees squirrels stroll
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this by accident whilst trying to kill time near Euston. What a lovely place - nice tea and ice cream, lovely staff, and so nice to be able to sit out in the fresh air.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank A D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed Russell Square as a green reprieve from the city. It's not a huge space, but still quite large. A nice place to be calm, people watch, and enjoy the outdoors!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SaraBourque
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Space to decompress, to read, to people watch. To enjoy the sight and sound of the fountain. A lovely square in Bloomsbury between Tavistock and Bloomsbury squares.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dr_Waugh
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Staying close to Russell Square we decided to stop and have coffee in the cafe in park. Clearly Italian ran (not an issue) we ordered Chicken Soup, coffee and water. The soup would have been excellent but it was cold (it was cold outside and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ruthlandplace
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Russell Square is a garden square in Bloomsbury built in the early 19th century. The garden itself is open to the public and is nicely maintained making it pleasant to go for a walk especially as there's a large cafe situated inside the garden with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank macedonboy
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Russell Square Park is just a few minutes walk from the British Museum - and it is a MUCH-needed place of relative quietude in a very busy area. When you're sight-seeing in London, the constant rush and crowds will freak you out eventually - ESPECIALLY...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank thomasmG7353YY
Reviewed 30 October 2018

One could dissert here for hours about this particular area of London...to no avail. So, I guess the best thing is just tell you, from the care put on the surroundings, local business included, to accomodations on any of the various hotels in the area,...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Carlos B
Reviewed 8 October 2018

A great place to escape the busy city if even for a few minutes to walk thru. Many benches to sit as well as a cafe. A 2 minute walk from the Tube station - and very pretty this time of year (October).

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CDNJennifer2012
Reviewed 2 October 2018

So, the Square itself is lovely, it's clean, it's safe, there are a million bins (perhaps an exaggeration) outside for recycling (including clothes and electronics) and waste. People sit on the grass, the benches, walk dogs, just hang out. It's quiet but not creepy quiet,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kcdenman
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Visited this lovely Square on an Autumn Afternoon, recently moved to the area and work here too. Lovely park which was slightly busy but definitely had loads of space to sit, open to the public would definitely recommend this square for a visit, for a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance
access to many of London's most popular attractions.
It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated
museums, including the must-see British Museum.
Despite an understandable popularity with students,
tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury
retain a quiet, residential feel year round and
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Response from Paul L | Reviewed this property |
We were there July 22 and it was running fine! And the parents of the cute little girl (maybe 2 yrs) let us take a picture of her going 'round and 'round the fountain on her tiny scooter.
3 May 2018|
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Response from MikeR3908 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it was yesterday.
15 November 2017|
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Response from AndiMozza | Reviewed this property |
I use TFL (transport for london) website for my journey planner in London please google it and you can plan your journey hope this help