Russell Square

Russell Square is the largest square in London and is situated just behind the British Museum in the heart of Bloomsbury. It was laid out between 1800 and 1806 by Sir Humphry Repton for Francis Russell, the 5th Duke of Bedford, whose imposing statue still stands in the gardens today.

Some of the original Georgian buildings still remain, although many were altered in the late 19th century. Today the square is predominantly home to businesses and Victorian hotels such as the Hotel Russell which dominates it.

Russell Square

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Nearest Tube / Rail Station
Russell Square

Bus Routes
7, 59, 68, 91, 168, 188