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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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Peaceful, nice space

A larger square than many, but still quite nice, with a cafe and good paths and pretty trees and flowers and you might as well head there now, if you're close, because it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

A larger square than many, but still quite nice, with a cafe and good paths and pretty trees and flowers and you might as well head there now, if you're close, because it is beautiful.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Hotel breakfasts are convenient, but now I've found this wonderful cafe in such a fantastic location, I'll be sure to take breakfast here when I'm staying in this part of London. Two coffees and a couple of breakfast sandwich came to £11 which is good value for Central London. Recommended!

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is a lovely little park. It was sunny when we were there, so it was very attractive. Apparently there is a cafe there but we didn't notice it.

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A typical square of London that fortunately is open to the visitors. Very relaxing and with beautiful surrounding buildings, it offers the opportunity to cool down, away from the city noise. The British Museum is just in the corner.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Russell Square is pleasant, and one of the nicer features is the cafe in the middle with great views. We had breakfast twice in the cafe -- and it was pretty good, although I am not sure how efficient their operation is. But it is reasonable, with a great view.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Russell Square is another of the many small parks in and around London. All have the same attraction, they are small havens in the busy London life and they are a great place to take some time out and relax, from the noise and rush of London. Russell Square is no different - a haven to unwind

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Russell Square is one of London's many beautiful squares but is unusual in having a café. I have always found this café to have very good food & excellent value for central London

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We walked here after visiting the British Museum. There are no statues or fountains, only grass and flowering plants. Well, it is the tail end of winter but there are a few flowers. It is a good spot for testing after the museum.

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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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