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Russell Square

Russell Square, London, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
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Ranked #305 of 1,137 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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New York, NY
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

When I moved to London, I had impression this stop was mostly for the Uni students and not really much for familiy outings but recently found that the area had the art exhibitions in the street and happened to be walking around the area where Rita Ora was attending. I found all the Books About Town in the area, too.... More

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Centurion, South Africa
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213 reviews 213 reviews
91 attraction reviews
335 helpful votes 335 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Russell Square is the perfect park to enjoy piece and tranquility and escape from the hustle and bustle of London. The park is beautiful and popular among locals and tourists. It is also popular for students at the University College of London which is opposite the park. (My husband was a student at the University College of London in 1992... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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357 reviews 357 reviews
172 attraction reviews
264 helpful votes 264 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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