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Russell Square

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Address: Russell Square, London WC1B 5EH, England

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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Nice find in the park

Dropped in for an early morning coffee and Danish. Excellent coffee that contained more that one bean! The breakfasts looked very good and the lunch pasta menu warrants a return... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Reading, UK
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Russell Square is a fairly small park in the middle of central London that provides a little bit of greenery. It has a little cafe that looks very nice and lots of benches to sit down at. It's a lovely place to catch up with friends.

Thank Amyyy0
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went with my husband in 2015 to the piccadilly theatre to see the jersey boys had a fab time saw nelsons coloumn, the museum although it was very very busy saw so much in one weekend id be on there for ever hoping to go back very soon as it was one of the best weekends away id had in... More 

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Reading, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dropped in for an early morning coffee and Danish. Excellent coffee that contained more that one bean! The breakfasts looked very good and the lunch pasta menu warrants a return visit. Friendly and helpful staff. Delightful spot and an outside seat in the summer would be very nice.

Thank Bruce2
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a nice square and you can go through it on your way to the British Museum. February was not the best choice to check this out but it was worth having a look.

Thank OZS969
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

February is possibly the wrong month to visit as the square itself didn't seem like anything special. Wouldn't have even gone in if I hadn't seen the word gelato! The Cafe is rather Italian and serves wonderful gelato and pastries. Would visit again.

Thank bleedblack13
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came through here leaving the British Museum to see a different neighbourhood. The area is nice and the park is quite nice. There were a few vendors around to buy stuff from.

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

About a block from the Russell Square tube station this lovely garden and park is the hub of the Bloomsbury neighborhood. Major attractions are within easy walking distance. The British Museum, with one of the greatest collections in the world, is a five minute walk away. Tavistock Square, two blocks away, is the location of Virginia Woolf's former home. Great... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Very nice square with beautiful landscape.. You can get your cup of coffee or tea and have a refreshing break in this lovely square

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Saint Louis, Mo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

Brunswick is located in Russell Square and filled with outdoor dining venues, shops you may be familiar with and some small boutiques as well. Grab coffee, pastries, sushi, gluten free goodies, cosmetics, shoes and much much more. The marketplace is large with a gorgeous center space for sitting quietly, enjoying conversation, even people watching in peace. Keep an eye open... More 

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Aldeburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 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

Thank 811philipp

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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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