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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.
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Russell Square, London WC1B 5EH, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I was staying in the district and I walked through this park often on the way to somewhere else. It was a pleasant walk and there was a good cafe there. I also saw wildlife - some squirrels haunting the undergrowth around the flower beds.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 7 October 2019 via mobile

Walked through trying to cut our walk short nothing special, busy and full of litter from the birds emptying the bins.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank marie m
Reviewed 3 October 2019 via mobile

If you have children and plan ahead bring them here (with a change of clothes) and let them play in the fountains in the centre. It’s a lovely space for lunch or just taking some time out.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Dr_Waugh
Reviewed 11 September 2019 via mobile

We were walking through on our way to the British museum and it was a sunny day and the park was loaded with people sitting on the grass and enjoying the small amount of sun Pleasant water display in the centre - a pretty spot...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank lkamphuis
Reviewed 3 September 2019 via mobile

A great Sunny September day trip to the capital, picnic lunch in the park followed by a fascinated look around the Foundling Museum.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Martin R
Reviewed 16 August 2019

Russell Square - one of numerous green spaces in London. My first foray over to the Square - there were so many tourists-busload of students & the trash overload...well, stinky, stinky. I left. Tried again a few days later...less people & so, sitting on a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jeanne C
Reviewed 4 August 2019

Russell Square is a large garden square in London. It is pretty close to the University of London's main buildings and the British Museum. To the north is Woburn Place, and to the south-east is Southampton Row. There is Russell Square tube station.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank T0urist7
Reviewed 22 July 2019 via mobile

This large central London square is a great place to sit under the grand Plane trees. There is plenty of grass to sit on as well as benches plus some new flower beds and a very good and fairly priced cafe.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 16 July 2019 via mobile

Great square and one of Londons Icons. Centrally located and home to both the Piccadilly line tube station and the British Museum. For me it was nuce to wander and people watch.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Albywon
Reviewed 15 July 2019

We stayed at the Imperial Hotel in Russell Square. The hotel was mediocre but I love the square. Such a nice place to walk in the heart of busy London. This is somewhere to feel calm, catch your breath amongst all the bustle. So nice...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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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
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6 November 2019|
Response from Colin H | Reviewed this property |
No ide I’m afraid as I don’t live in London!
6 August 2018|
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Response from Paul L | Reviewed this property |
We were there July 22 and it was running fine! And the parents of the cute little girl (maybe 2 yrs) let us take a picture of her going 'round and 'round the fountain on her tiny scooter.
4 May 2018|
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Response from MikeR3908 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it was yesterday.