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Russell Square

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Address: Russell Square, London WC1B 5EH, England
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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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Lovely Walk

A lovely space to walk or sit. A beautiful London Square. Features a water spray (not always switched on) in the centre. There is a new pagoda style walkway. Also features a cafe

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Aldeburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely space to walk or sit. A beautiful London Square. Features a water spray (not always switched on) in the centre. There is a new pagoda style walkway. Also features a cafe

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a quirky, cosmopolitan and attractive part of London which lots of boutique Hotels, Restaurants and eateries. So much to do in this part of London, it's chic & trendy. I was in London for a seminar/conference; in the morning i had coffee at Costa, during lunch i stroll around, sat on the bench, read and chill. So much... More 

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Thank Stone S
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The cafe in Russell Square is absolutely fabulous, the food out of this world so much value for money and the staff WA more than helpful, had breakfast and a mid afternoon snack and lovely to sit looking out onto the park

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having lived near to the Square for over 25 years,have seen it :- loose all its interesting corners, loose all its wild birds, loose all its lovely rose beds, loose all the dense hedges that surrounded the square keeping out the toxic air from the never ending polluting traffic,, loose the concrete planters that people from all over the wold... More 

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Thank johngmorris
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A peaceful square with a central fountain and in one corner a cafe for inside or outside eating from breakfast onwards. Delicioous home made soup for lunch.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Russell Square is a great part of London with an extensive choice of hotels and restaurants in the area. The Square itself is nice for a relaxing sit down with the squirrels :)

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Located just around the corner from the British Museum, Russell Square offers you a chance to sit down and take a break. There are extensive grassy areas as well as a central plaza with year-round cafe.

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Not like the big parks but a beautiful green space, big enough to make it a little haven of green with a nice fountain in the centre. Great place to wander, read a book or sit in the sun (when there is some :-)

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Russell Square is only a stones throw from the British museum. This makes it a perfect place if you are looking for somewhere green and peaceful to reflect or have a picnic either before or after your visit. I wouldn't make a special journey to visit Russell Square however it is a lovely place with plenty of trees, benches and... More 

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Stayed at a hotel directly across from this square and gardens and can only say 1 thing...fantastic place well that 2 things.. the hole area surrounding the gardens is totally different from what you expect from London as it's very laid back and the gardens itself is a great find,watch out for the squirrels as they are running around all... More 

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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.
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