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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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Lovely park

Nice park with plenty of seats if you want a bit of time away from the hussle & bussle of London,lovely fountain & I loved the squirrels

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
debra p
Durham, United Kingdom
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Dartford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In contrast to most parks in London, this one is very small with very little going for it, apart from plenty of places to sit, and very friendly birds and squirrels that will get very close if you are eating. There is a statue here, but it faces outwards, so you need to walk around the outside of the park... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

These gardens have a lively, friendly feel. Perhaps it is because of the children playing in the floor level fountain in the middle of the square, or the antics of dogs bemused by squirrels, or the people sitting relaxed on the grass or sitting on the terrace of the lovely cafe. It is a great route to take when heading... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not a huge park but it is a lovely and relaxing one. An oasis of green in the middle of a city. There is also a cafe on site which sells a large selection of food and drink at reasonable prices. Seating inside and out and the staff are very friendly and helpful. A lovely park

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice park with plenty of seats if you want a bit of time away from the hussle & bussle of London,lovely fountain & I loved the squirrels

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Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favourite spots in London and a great place to sit and have a coffee and pastry while watching the world pass by in this beautiful spot. Not entirely peaceful as the traffic noise is close by but sitting under the trees and enjoying the view makes up for it. Great choice of food and cakes...always received a... More 

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Close to Holborn tube & the British Museum. Surrounded by interesting buildings and plenty of places to eat & drink or buy a takeaway and sit in the park. Plenty of seats and a Lovely oasis of green in the area. The Hotel Russell and University of London buildings overlooks the park and there is nice fountain area and a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wandered through here while the Just for laughs London festival was on. Good to see so many out enjoying the sun. Plenty of seats, sun, shade and refreshments.

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Congleton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Just enjoyed double egg on toast at the Caffe Russell in Russell Square Good good, price (£4) and peaceful setting Prompt and polite service , great way to prepare for a day in London on your way down from Euston

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

We walked through the park every day to go in the centre of London and it's such a lovely haven in the centre of such a large city. There is also a café/bar in there and you see lots of family and friends who have picked up food, sitting down together eating. You are also allowed to have a BBQ... More 

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Russell square is a lovely relaxing urban garden in the midst of Bloomsbury, London, very close to the British Musuem and the University of London. It has a really lovely peaceful atmosphere and is the perfect place to sit and enjoy the surrounding architecture, watch people, read a book or go for a stroll or jog. There are many cafes... 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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