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Russell Square

Russell Square, London, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
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Ranked #295 of 1,107 Attractions in London
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Square located in Bloomsbury central London, with easy access to nearby attractions like the British Museum, Covent Garden and Oxford Street for... more » Owner description: Square located in Bloomsbury central London, with easy access to nearby attractions like the British Museum, Covent Garden and Oxford Street for shopping. « less
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I really like this place. It is opposite my work. Great for lunch break or pick nick with friend or just relax in nice sunny day. I have tried running there but is too busy.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I am a local and have been coming here occasionally for years, despite the very bad service, which is quite strange for an Italian owned establishment which usually bases it all on hospitality and service. The food, coffee and cakes are OK, nothing special, but the "service" is appalling and really "takes the cake". After today i would not be... More

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

A lovely little park in the centre of London, used by the locals for jogging dog walking and for chilling in the garden cafe

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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337 reviews 337 reviews
165 attraction reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

It is a nice area for walk around, appreciate some nice plants (including some naturally growing plants canters). A number of benches offer you the option to relax, know other people, and if you are in the mood enjoy a cup of tea in the cafe that is in one of the corners and that have a nice outdoor seating... More

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Bristol, Virginia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Right across the street for Hotel Russell. It made a wonderful setting for our stay here in London. Beautiful and peaceful.

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Prince Rupert, BC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Well kept and beautiful! We walked through this square several times during our stay at the President Hotel. Very peaceful...

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Nairobi, Kenya
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I can't stress enough how much I love this park. Packed in amongst the hustle of bustle of central London, Russell Square is a little haven of peace where you can sit out on the grass, by the cafe, by the fountains or under the trees or, if you're feeling energetic, you can go for a jog around the perimeter.... More

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Llandudno Junction, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This a very pleasant park to sit and watch the wildlife and enjoy a break from the hustle and bustle of London and opens from 07.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. daily. The fountain is a refreshing sight on a hot day and it changes height as well as being illuminated when it starts to get dark. The restaurant in one... More

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A real Oasis in a busy city, everything seems quieter and slower. The Cafe is superb, really worth a visit and non London priced food - how refreshing! Super staff too. There was a stall selling bits and bobs, and some lovely people too. It was like taking a great big sigh and relaxing.

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New York City, New York
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Russell Square is a typical small London park. It is attractive and clean. I'm sure it's a nice place for the locals, or for tourist to take a rest when leaving the British Museum. We did not view it as a tourist attraction. Certainly not worth a special trip to visit.

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