Gordon Square
Gordon Square
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The area
Neighborhood: Holborn
Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit practically any taste or budget. With major attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House as well as popular areas such as Covent Garden and Soho all just a short walk away, Holborn is a smart base from which to explore London.
How to get there
  • Holborn • 2 min walk
  • Covent Garden • 7 min walk
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Hooray H
London, UK2,257 contributions
Mar 2021
This square really is a hidden gem, small, secluded but bright.It is surrounded by lovely Georgian terraced houses that the University now uses. Lots of the famous Bloomsbury set lived here.
There is a lovely little cafe, serving home made foods.
Written April 6, 2021
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sen1947
Kolkata (Calcutta), India126 contributions
May 2014 • Solo
Gordon Square is in Bloomsbury, not far from the British Museum. It was drizzling when I entered the Gordon Square where in a corner the bust of Noble laureate Rabindranath Tagore is located. It was inaugurated by Prince Charles on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of the poet. On one side of the sculpture is engraved a famous song of the poet in his native language Bengali.
After getting out of the park I started hunting for the houses of Lord Maynard Keynes, Lytton Strachey and Virginia Wolfe. The houses in the area belong to the London University and there are a number of small squares. In the centre of each square is a small park and around it the two storey Victorian houses. In one of these squares I located the houses of the Bloomsbury Group. The economist John Maynard Keynes lived at No 46 Gordon Square and before him the house was occupied by Virginia Woolf. The writer and biographer Lytton Strachey lived at No. 51. These houses have Blue Plaques near the door.
I could not locate the house occupied by Virginia Woolf in later years and a staff of the University informed that it had been pulled down to make way for a modern building.
Written November 9, 2014
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Nidgehammer
Stevenage, UK4,797 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
A perfect place to relax after a long stint in the nearby British Museum, this Square is yet another example of a number of squares in the vicinity.

Built in the early 19th century along with the nearby Tavistock Square, these gardens were originally for residents but of course are now thankfully public spaces and heavily used by local workers for lunch and tourists and locals alike to chill out and sunbathe in summer.
Written March 23, 2019
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OZS_ATW
Budapest, Hungary2,766 contributions
Feb 2019 • Business
Gordon Square is such a lovely place. It is like an upgraded version of Tavistock Square Gardens nearby.
It is very close to the British Museum and Holborn Station.
Written March 19, 2019
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LisandroVoyager
Washington DC, DC772 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
It was so beautiful and silent that I rested nearly an hour waiting for the British Museum to open, nursing a coffee. A great place to snack or lunch thanks to the snack bar run out of the shack near the entry gate on the south side.
Written October 9, 2018
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BigHugh51
Adelaide, Australia3,648 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
While staying London again, one afternoon we paid a visit to the University of London. Afterwards, we took a walk around the surrounding area.
In the process, we came across Gordon Square. It was very pleasant to spend a short time strolling through the square’s small, delightful and well-maintained gardens.
The square itself is surrounded by city streets and some elegant houses and some university buildings which are not quite so elegant.
The square is a relatively quiet place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the busier parts of the city!
Written November 5, 2017
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Colin E
256 contributions
Aug 2017 • Solo
One of the smaller central London squares, it is no doubt quiet most of the time, unfortunately I picked a day when tree surgeons were working. A lovely small café called Ginger Jules. Plenty of seats. Wilder than its twin Tavistock Square. There is a fine statue to the first Asian Nobel winner - Rabindranath Tagore. There is a statue to Noor Inayat Khan, a very brave lady, it is partly hidden away in a corner.
Written August 22, 2017
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futtock21
London, UK11,437 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
Gordon Square is part of the Bedford Estate in London’s Belgravia. It has an extraordinary mix of architecture ranging g from the Georgian terrace on the eastern side to the brutalist concrete forming its northern edge. Much of it belongs to the University of London. The brutalist north is its school of architecture; much of its Georgian eastern side is occupied by Birkbeck’s School of Arts enclosing a very state of the art cinema within buildings once occupied by the likes of John Maynard Keynes and Virginia Woolf. A series of blue plaques mark their former presence. Expansive gardens in the middle of the square are open to the public and include a sculpture of Indian mystic Nagore unveiled by the Prince of Wales.
Written September 22, 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK165,935 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
Gordon Square is a public square and garden in the Bloomsbury area of London. It's well maintained and a nice place for a stroll or just sitting down on the many benches in the garden. There aren't that much flowers in the gardens, but it lovely when in bloom in the summer.

The gardens has two interesting busts. One of Rabindranath Tagore, the Bengali polymath and the other of Noor Inayat Khan, the British Second World War spy renowned for her service in the Special Operations Executive, and executed after being captured by the Germans on her last mission.
Written January 26, 2019
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Brian K
Abbotsford, Canada1,315 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
These beautiful gardens sit in the busy city of London. Located in Holborn it's a quick walk from the Holborn tube station
Written October 1, 2018
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