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Russell Square

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Address: Russell Square, London, England
Description: Square located in Bloomsbury central London, with easy access to nearby...
Square located in Bloomsbury central London, with easy access to nearby attractions like the British Museum, Covent Garden and Oxford Street for shopping.
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Feeding the wildlife at Russell Square

We had a walk through Russell Square daily as our daughter has found the grey squirrels there, and insisted that we feel them! Lots of people walking there dogs there, a quiet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
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Corfu, Greece
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Corfu, Greece
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had a walk through Russell Square daily as our daughter has found the grey squirrels there, and insisted that we feel them! Lots of people walking there dogs there, a quiet, clean little square in the hub of a busy city!

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Passed through Russell Square on our way to Euston St. Stopped and had lunch at the cafe in the park, a quaint little area.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The park is to your left as you turn out of Russell Square underground. Walk diagonally across if you are heading to the British Museum. The park was laid out in the early 1800's when terraced mansions for the upper classes were laid out on all sides. Coming from the underground you enter the park at the north end. There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Went here a few years ago and it was a wonderful park. People walking there dogs and even a man feeding a squirrel. There's a cafe there aswell but I forgotten the name of it it was a nice and clean cafe

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This is a lovely large square, one of the biggest in town. I have occasionally walked through it when in the Bloomsbury/British museum area. I had the misfortune to have to walk through it late one night on my way to a hotel and it became horribly apparent that this is a 'gay male' 'cruising' area after dark, with all... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

My sister and I visited this cafe today, we ordered mushroom pizza between us, a muffin , a Danish and 2 coffees , we ate 2 or 3 bites of the pizza, it was difficult to cut , it had a baked hard crust and it was very greasy, the muffin and Danish were stale and the muffin had no... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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186 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Pleasant staff, nice surroundings, very good steak meal -cooked just how i wanted it. Would recomend.

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Gilberdyke
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

One of London’s many squares, this one is home to the Royal Mathematical Society, parts of the University of London, and the imposing Hotel Russell. It’s also close to the British Museum. Officially, it’s a square, but actually it’s more like a large garden surrounded by buildings with it’s own fountain and café. This makes it a great place for... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This is a lovely place to visit whilst in the area. There are many hotels close by so instead of sitting inside, go and sit in this little 'park'.

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Halmstad, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We stayed here for a lunch and to enjoy the very warm weather in late October. It is a very nice place to sit and watch the park life, the autumn colors, and get an ok piece of food/drink (I wouldn't recommend the salads, they're not very inspiring). Great place in good weather.

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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 throughout the week.
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