Bedford Square
Bedford Square
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The area
Neighborhood: Bloomsbury
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.
How to get there
  • Tottenham Court Road • 4 min walk
  • Goodge St • 5 min walk

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Daniel Eric Matthews
London, UK104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
If I'm honest, I don't know a lot of the history of Bedford SQ, except that I believe it was built in the late 18th century. I have enjoyed visiting the area a few times now and I have been to the 'Cocktails in the City' event two years in a row, held in the gardens. It always seems to be a really lovely area of London to visit and it's very central and close to lot's of things. Go and check it out.
Written September 14, 2021
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The Travelling Piggy
London, UK6,253 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
One of my close friends moved here so we all went here to visit. We had a great time walking around and catching up.
Written August 10, 2017
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Red Ensign
Beechworth, Australia109 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Lovely Square lined with a Georgian town houses. Very pretty private garden in the centre of the square.
Written May 15, 2019
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njgr74
Camberley, UK296 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Solo
If you are in the area it's worth walking through this square as it's one of the finest in London. Beautiful buildings and lots of blue plaques too which is a bonus! (Well for geeks like me anyway!) It's just off Tottenham Court Road, as though you were on the way to the British Museum.
Written February 1, 2018
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OZS_ATW
Budapest, Hungary3,529 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Business
I always visit the Bedford Square Gardens while staying in London.
It is a lovely place so close to Oxford Street
Perfect spot to have your lunch.
Written June 16, 2023
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OZS_ATW
Budapest, Hungary3,529 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Bedford Square Gardens is a lovely place just next dood to the British Museum. It is a nice place to have your lunch in here or just relaxing for a few minutes.
Written May 18, 2022
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Epic-Traveller
Rushden, UK4,522 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Built in the mid to late 18th century, Bedford square was originally planned as a sole residential area. It is a perfect example of Georgian architecture in the city, with many beautiful buildings that surround a nice park located in the centre of the square.
Written October 1, 2019
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Charles_and_Susan
Nottingham, UK7,262 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
As well as the square itself and it's houses, Blue plaques, etc. the garden in the centre of the square was open to visit as part of the Open Squares weekend. It's well worth a visit to see the gardens on this annual weekend.
Written June 8, 2019
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OZS_ATW
Budapest, Hungary3,529 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Business
It is like movie scene for a Poirot detective story.
The square is really nice with all the Georgian building!
A must to see on your way to the British Museum, which is next door!
Written March 19, 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,732 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
Bedford Square is a garden square in Bloomsbury that was built in the late 18th century on land owned by the Duke of Bedford, hence the name. The surrounding buildings are all examples of Georgian Architecture and once housed man distinguished British occupants such as Lord Eldon, the longest serving Lord Chancellor. Now the buildings are mostly commercial buildings

As for the gardens itself, it's only accessible to the residents, so if coming to see this place, all you can look at is some nice buildings. I'd recommend going to the nearby Russell Square or Tavistock Square instead for the architecture and you'd get to see the gardens as well.
Written November 3, 2018
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