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Russell Square

Address: Russell Square, London, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
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Ranked #227 of 921 Attractions in London
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Square located in Bloomsbury central London, with easy access to nearby attractions like the...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
59 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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184 reviews 184 reviews
172 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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436 reviews 436 reviews
261 attraction reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
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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306 reviews 306 reviews
173 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

One has to say on a beautiful autumn day, it was a sight to behold. Peaceful and ethereal by its nature, yet not isolated. Have yourself a great day here.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

A good place to have lunch after visiting the British Museum, if you hate mass catering. Plenty of food shops on High Holborn / Oxford Street even a Greggs if you must.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

This review is specifically directed at the cafe' in Russel Square Garden. One of the best full English breakfast's I've ever enjoyed, nothing flash but the simple details were carried out to perfection! 2 plump herby sausages, generous un-fatty bacon,de-skinned roasted tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms, fried egg with well cooked white but retaining the warm runny yoke, 2 slices of warm... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Easy access to the British Museum. Lovely Cafe/Restaurant in the park. Good selection on the menu, we enjoyed panini's and tuna salad. Good value for money.

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