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Great parks in Camden

Great parks in Camden  /  Bloomsbury Square  /  Brunswick Square Gardens  /  Camden Square  /  Cantelowes Gardens and Skatepark  /  Hampstead Cemetery  /  Kilburn Grange  /  Hampstead Heath and Kenwood  /  Lincoln's Inn Fields  /  Maygrove peace park  /  Primrose Hill, Regent's Park and London Zoo  /  Queen Square  /  Red Lion Square  /  Russell Square  /  St George's Gardens  /  St Martin's Gardens  /  St Pancras' Gardens  /  Swiss Cottage Open Space  /  Talacre Gardens  /  Tavistock Square

Russell Square 

This large square is in the heart of Bloomsbury, close to the British Museum and its sister park Bloomsbury Square. It was designed and built in 1806 by Humphrey Repton for the 5th Duke of Bedford, whose statue still stands in the gardens today.

Picnic in Russell Square

The Heritage Lottery Fund contributed funds to support the restoration and refurbishment of the gardens which includeded removing some of the cosmetic alterations made in the 1960s and installing a new central plaza and water feature.

Russell Square holds a Green Flag award (2010) and also received a Gold award in London in Bloom (2010).

Russell Square cafe

 There is a cafe which is open all year round and the expansive lawns and vibrant floral displays make it a popular lunchtime spot.

It has an active friends group and a number of events are held here over the year.

History of Russell Square

Find out more about the history of Russell Square


Find out the contact details and opening hours of Russell Square

Page last updated Sep 17, 2014 12:06 PM

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