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Russell Square

Russell Square, London WC1B 5EH, England
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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.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good55%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice park” (19 reviews)
“green space” (13 reviews)
Russell Square, London WC1B 5EH, England
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Reviewed yesterday

One of the largest of central London’s squares, strangely there are not many seats. Slightly spoilt by the noise coming from A4200. Pleasant café. Worth visiting to see the Lime Tree Cloister. The statue of the Duke of Bedford is fenced off.

Thank Colin E
Reviewed yesterday

the square is in the centre of london ....with a quiet and calm park in it. it's very close to the British Museum and to the homonym tube station. in the park you can relax, sitting down to have a pause if you are a...More

Thank albe972
Reviewed 5 days ago

Russell Square close to the British Museum and SOAS is my favourite public square in London. Nice to come here during lunch break, sit on the grass , have a coffee or drink and read a book....

Thank schmidtmg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Title says it all- a relaxing garden in Central London. Take a walk round and relax, take time to sit down and watch the world go by. Lovely scenry all very well kept and seconds away from the hustle and bussle of the busy streets.

Thank Paulos_C_23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The square is simply amazing renovated and modern but security staff couldnt be more rude towards visitors , we just asked couple of directions and he looked like we were bothering him for a simple question, not nice.

Thank GianPaz78
Reviewed 1 week ago

This square combines a lot of traffic (cars, busses, pedestrians and an underground station) with a not that small park in the middle and with a restaurant.

Thank Gunnar G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sat here after failing to get in to the British museum as the queue was still long. Very peaceful park plenty of places to sit & a lovely relaxing atmosphere. There is a cafe here too.

Thank ljbunny
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting the British Museum, went to the park and enjoyed a drink and ice cream to cool off on a hot day. The park has a nice fountain and most everyone there was enjoying the wonderful park to just relax. It seems that the...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Nice square with tress, a small cafe and squirrels. Pleasant place to picnics or chill out on warm day or grab a coffee in on a cold one. Located close to bloomsbury and the British museum this is a quiet peaceful square in a handy...More

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I came for a chill out after being at the gym, while popular, the square gardens were peaceful and quiet. No noisy oiks with music blasting. Space in the sun or shade to warm down and relax.

Thank Dr_Waugh
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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24 May 2016|
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Response from calypsoEastSussex | Reviewed this property |
If you walk to high Holborn, you can get the 38 bus to Victoria. Alternatively,get the Piccadilly line on the tube towards Heathrow, changing at either south Kensington or Gloucester Road and catch the Eastbound district... More
4 March 2015|
Response from Chris B | Reviewed this property |
It was when I went 2 years ago check there website hope you enjoy your stay