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9-10 June 2018

9-10 June 2018

Russell Square Gardens

Russell Square Gardens
(Photo: Lynne Eva)
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

The Friends of Russell Square present for information and history. Punch and Judy show and children’s activities on both days. Archives and picture exhibitions. Guided tours, depending on the weather. Cafeteria with open-air seating.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

All four sides
Nearest postcode: WC1B 4JA

Buses

59, 68, 91, 168, 188

Station

Russell Square

Cycle hire station

Russell Square Station (Map)

Public toilets

Holborn Library (Map)
Saturday 10:00-17:00

Dogs

Dogs on leads

The Garden

One of only three London squares designed by Humphry Repton. It was originally designed as the centrepiece of the 5th Duke of Bedford’s 1800 development plan for northern Bloomsbury. 

Although the square has undergone various changes since its original conception, many historic features remain. The fine mature trees do not date from the original 1804 planting, but they echo the original pattern of Repton’s lime avenues and have been retained.

The square is listed grade II by English Heritage and lies within the important Bloomsbury Conservation Area.

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

The Friends of Russell Square present for information and history. Punch and Judy show and children’s activities on both days. Archives and picture exhibitions. Guided tours, depending on the weather. Cafeteria with open-air seating.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

All four sides
Nearest postcode: WC1B 4JA

Buses

59, 68, 91, 168, 188

Station

Russell Square

Cycle hire station

Russell Square Station (Map)

Public toilets

Holborn Library (Map)
Saturday 10:00-17:00

Dogs

Dogs on leads

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