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“british museum”(86 reviews)
“green space”(16 reviews)
“lovely square”(7 reviews)
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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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice little park with a water feature in the middle along with benches and grass area for picnics etc. Not a very big park but a nice little green space to take a break from the hustle and bustle.

Thank D P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely green space to relax after visiting the British Museum. Was a sunny Sunday, so locals around relaxing, reading etc

Thank Nadine B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think her name was Aine. We had almost finished our drinks a d she told us it was closing time at 10.25 !!!.no pre warning but it was a slow evening so the staff determined the closing time... Not a great advertisement to come...More

Thank Caroline M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Greened up wonderfully; some great plants as well as trees. Places to sit and not too many creepy people about. Good for sitting out on a hot day and getting some sun in winter when leaves off the trees.

Thank bilsdalea
Reviewed 19 August 2018

I daily visit Russell Square when I walk our dog and meet other people enjoying the park. In addition there is a nice coffee shop with Italian food in the garden.

Thank Albert K
Reviewed 12 August 2018

I stopped off at Russell Square as I used it as a cut-through on my journey from Russell Square underground station to the British Museum. It's quite large compared to many of the garden squares in central London. While here you'll probably want to seek...More

Thank Marty B
Reviewed 7 August 2018

great location, close to the west end as well as euston/kings cross. great transport infrastructure and great places to eat with a variety of dishs

Thank saniyyath c
Reviewed 1 August 2018

We walked to this little park (square) which had a fountain one evening to cool off after the hot day. There was a cute little girl about 2 years old circling 'round and 'round the fountain on a tiny little scooter. She was just precious...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 29 July 2018

What a beautiful park which has a large number of huge well established trees which provide ample shade on a sunny day in London. It's attractive with sculpted bushes in beds and a foliage archway, along with a central water fountain display which is surrounded...More

Thank Cathinski
Reviewed 23 July 2018

central place to stay for vists, great hotel restaurants shopping tube - food, tourists starbucks its got it all

Thank David Gerard S
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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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6 August 2018|
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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.
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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