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Square located in Bloomsbury central London, with easy access to nearby attractions like the British Museum, Covent Garden and Oxford Street for shopping.
Russell Square, London WC1B 5EH, England
+44 20 7974 1693
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Reviewed today

in central London, great place of calm and where you can relax, and just take soem nice time out, gteat cafe there as well

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank mark F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was pleasantly surprised by the amount of restaurants, cafes and shops here. A bit of an unexpected place in central London. Brutalist style architecture - apartment above the retail outlets. You can easily spend 2 - 3 hours wandering around and the quality of high...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank CheekyLondon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always great polite and friendly staff food is always fresh and even when discounted at 9.30 pm always crowded with tourists and foodies.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dina b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely area for a walk. Surrounded by good restaurants, tube station, hotels. Best in nice weather. Good place for a break.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank fmj2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This square used to be a forgotten little .gem.The Council received a lotto grant and had spend that money,So the square became a figment of a designer'd imagination a type of Sherlock Holmes design that has no basis in reality. Gone are :- The large...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank johngmorris
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice green space oasis in Bloomsbury. Very close to British museum. A very good little cabin cafe frequented by taxi drivers in the corner of the square.

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank ian_dempster
Reviewed March 19, 2019

Russel Square is just a short walk from Holborn Station. It is a nice square with trees and spacious green area. Lovely!

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed February 25, 2019 via mobile

Delightful part of London history. A place fir cabbies to get warm and have some good Inexpensive food. Sadly, very few still exist. The public can buy food but the shelter is for cabbies only.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JillConnecticut
Reviewed February 23, 2019

A nice spot to sit and people watch during a stay in London. Busy, but clean and tidy - no dog fowling.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KarenM4663
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Was able to take morning jogs around Russell Square and the neighborhood. Very safe. Not much traffic. Saw a fox (animal) walking around at night.

Date of experience: December 2018
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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
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August 6, 2018|
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Response from Paul L | Reviewed this property |
We were there July 22 and it was running fine! And the parents of the cute little girl (maybe 2 yrs) let us take a picture of her going 'round and 'round the fountain on her tiny scooter.
May 3, 2018|
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Response from MikeR3908 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it was yesterday.
November 14, 2017|
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Response from AndiMozza | Reviewed this property |
I use TFL (transport for london) website for my journey planner in London please google it and you can plan your journey hope this help