Russell Square

 
 
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Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5BE 
 
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The grade II listed Russell Square is a large green space located within the Bloomsbury district with its own cafe, overlooked by the Hotel Russell and the University of London's Senate House. It is one of only three London squares designed by Humphry Repton and is considered by many to be one of the finest in London. Originally designed as the centrepiece of the 5th Duke of Bedford's 1800 development plan for north Bloomsbury - whose statue still stands on the south side of the square - Russell Square has its own cafe, open from 7am to dusk all year round, and is at the heart of the annual Bloomsbury Festival, a festival of talks, music and cultural events held every October.

 

LondonTown.com - Russell Square Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Russell Square Tube Station
 
1 minutes walk
 
Holborn Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Camden Road Overground Station
 
28 minutes walk
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Russell Court NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
Brunswick Square NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Romantic Restaurants

Ciao Bella 86-90 Lamb's Conduit St, Bloomsbury, WC1N 3LZ This authentic Italian restaurant in Bloomsbury is a gem and should be in everyone's address book. Unfailingly lively,...

 
 
Egg Hunts

Hopping Mad! | Chocolate Bunny Hunt The Foundling Museum, WC1N 1AZ 3rd & 4th April 2010 Create and make Easter-themed items at the Foundling Museum on...

 
 
Fun for One

Bloomsbury Bowling Underneath Tavistock Hotel, Tavistock Place, WC1H 9EU This concept bar is an inspired idea: eight lanes of bowling, in a stylish venue, with a classy...

 
 
Dining Out

Ciao Bella 86-90 Lamb's Conduit St, Bloomsbury, WC1N 3LZ This authentic Italian restaurant in Bloomsbury is a gem and should be in everyone's address book. Unfailingly lively,...

 
 
Hot Dates

Love on the Streets London Review Bookshop, WC1A 2JL 10th February 2010 For those who can't wait for the weekend, how about a romantic midweek stroll through the...

 
 
London's Best Events 2014

Plan the perfect year in London with our pick of the capital's best events in 2014. From January through to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So, take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.

 
THE BEST

Hotels near Russell Square

Near Russell Square
Hotel Russell London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £59  24% off
Russell Square, WC1B | Same location as Russell Square
The Hotel Russell is a huge Victorian pile with stately art deco reception rooms and luxurious accommodation. The opulent public areas have recently undergone a £20 ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £63  24% off
Coram Street, WC1N | 2 minutes from Russell Square
This is a smart, modern hotel located in one of the Capital's oldest and most beautiful areas. Bloomsbury is a great place to stay since it's ... More
 
 
 
Mercure London Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £71  40% off
130 134 Southampton Row, WC1B | 3 minutes from Russell Square
Situated close to Russell Square and the British Museum; the Mercure London Bloomsbury is just a stroll away from a number of London's iconic landmarks. Then ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Russell Square

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Russell Square
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Wiener Library
London > Attractions > Museums
29 Russell Square, WC1B | 3 minutes from Russell Square
The Wiener Library is the world's oldest library dedicated to the study of the Holocaust, its causes and legacies. The library also hosts a regular programme ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Coram's Fields
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
93 Guilford Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from Russell Square
Coram's Fields is a special place for children where adults are allowed in only if accompanied by a child. Tucked away in the city centre it ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Foundling Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from Russell Square
The Foundling Museum is one of London's real hidden treasures. Originally established in 1739 as a hospital which looked after abandoned children, the museum now tells ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Events near Russell Square

Near Russell Square
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
War Horse
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 10 minutes from Russell Square
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Stomp
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st August 2010 to 21st December 2014 - Various Times
Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 13 minutes from Russell Square
Stomp stages an aural assault on your senses at the Ambassadors Theatre. There is no plot, no dialogue and nobody speaks a word. Instead a group ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Miss Saigon
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 3rd May 2014 to 25th April 2015
Prince Edward Theatre, 28 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 13 minutes from Russell Square
Miss Saigon makes a welcome return to London's West End in 2014, taking to the stage at the Prince Edward Theatre. The musical by Claude-Michel Schonberg ...More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Entertainment near Russell Square

Near Russell Square
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Horse Hospital
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from Russell Square
As the name suggests, The Horse Hospital wasn't always the modern arts venue it is today. Once home to sick and injured horses - many references ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Renoir Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Brunswick Shopping Centre, Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from Russell Square
Almost invisible in the ridiculous 1960s sci-fi architecture of the Brunswick Centre, the two-screen arthouse Renoir Cinema is a firm favourite with London's film buffs. It ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bloomsbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
15 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 8 minutes from Russell Square
Owned and part-funded by University College London, the Bloomsbury was completed in 1968 on the site of a bomb-damaged church. The years have not been kind ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Russell Square

The best shops and markets near Russell Square
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
School of Life
London > Shopping > Specialists
70 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from Russell Square
The School of Life offers so much more than your average shopping experience. In fact, it doesn't do it justice to label it a mere shop ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gay's the Word
London > Shopping > Books
66 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from Russell Square
A broad selection of gay and lesbian interest books ranging from fiction, through biography, travel and counselling. Magazines and cards are also on offer.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Alara Wholefoods
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
58 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from Russell Square
Alara Wholefoods Health shop on Marchmont Street has been recommended by one of our readers, poet Kim Morrissey, who took the trouble to write in to ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Restaurants near Russell Square

What are the best dining options near Russell Square London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Junction Bar & Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, Coram Street - Bloomsbury, WC1N | 2 minutes from Russell Square
Modern European Cuisine... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Antalya Restaurant - Russell Square
London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
103-105 Southampton Row, WC1B | 2 minutes from Russell Square
Turkish Cuisine... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Crussh
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
U28 The Brunswick, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from Russell Square
This chain of juice bars squishes together a delightful variety of flavoursome, healthy drinks. They press fresh juice fruit right in front of you, and blend ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Education near Russell Square

Near Russell Square
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 3 minutes from Russell Square
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is among the best schools for the studies of foreign cultures and languages in the world. In fact, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 7 minutes from Russell Square
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Place
London > Education > Evening Classes
17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 7 minutes from Russell Square
London's specialist venue for contemporary dance, The Place plays a role in every aspect of this fast-growing art form. The London Contemporary Dance School offers degrees ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Leisure near Russell Square

Russell Square gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dolphin Swimming Club
London > Leisure > Activities
U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 5 minutes from Russell Square
Swimming lessons for children and aquaphobic adults. This is one of the more popular swimming schools in London, and one of the most long-running, with over ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
All Star Lanes, Bloomsbury
London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 5 minutes from Russell Square
This fun bowling alley and restaurant is a great place for a gang of you to spend a memorable night out trying to out-do each other. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ted's Grooming Room & Ottoman Lounge
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
31 Theobalds Road, WC1X | 7 minutes from Russell Square
Inspired by the skills and techniques of the Ottoman Empire's barbers, Ted's Grooming Room provides a sanctuary for men seeking the perfect shave. With ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Pubs near Russell Square

The best pubs near London Russell Square.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Queens Larder Restaurant & Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Russell Square
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lamb
London > Nightlife > Pubs
94 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from Russell Square
On the peaceful, pedestrianised Lamb's Conduit Street, hidden behind an 18th century facade, is The Lamb, a beautifully preserved Grade II listed Victorian pub. The pub ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Duke (of York)
London > Nightlife > Pubs
7 Roger Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 7 minutes from Russell Square
... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Nightlife near Russell Square

Russell Square clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Perseverance
London > Nightlife > Bars
63 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from Russell Square
Formerly run by Billy Drew (who has opened The Chippy in Soho), The Perseverance in Lamb's Conduit Street re-opened in April 2007 under new management. It's ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Scarfes Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
252 High Holborn, Holborn, WC1V | 7 minutes from Russell Square
Named after the cartoonist Gerald Scarfe (whose characterful illustrations will adorn the bar's walls), Scarfes Bar is a shining beacon in the otherwise lacking High Holborn ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The American Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, WC2R | 9 minutes from Russell Square
During The Savoy's £220million refit the American Bar was barely touched, ensuring it stayed true to its traditional, sleek design that is synonymous with the iconic ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Meeting venue hire near Russell Square

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Russell Square.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Foundling Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from Russell Square
The Foundling Museum is one of London's real hidden treasures. Originally established in 1739 as a hospital which looked after abandoned children, the museum now tells ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
British Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 5 minutes from Russell Square
If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world are ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 8 minutes from Russell Square
Based at Congress House, the headquarters of the Trades Union Congress, the Congress Centre offers several meeting and conference rooms for hire within an architecturally-renowned Grade ... More
 
 
 
 

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Serendipity Revealed
Exhibitions | Until 20th December 2014 

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) 3 minutes walk from Russell Square

Contemporary Sri Lankan art courtesy of numerous artists....More

African Contemporary Art Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 25th October 2014 

October Gallery 4 minutes walk from Russell Square

A new solo exhibition from Owusu-Ankomah. Working in a new palette of colours, the large-scale paintings reflect the artist's fascination ...More

Foundlings At War: Talk
Exhibitions | On 21st October 2014 

The Foundling Museum 4 minutes walk from Russell Square

Focused talk with curator Stephanie Chapman....More

Dawn Chorus
Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2015 

The Foundling Museum 4 minutes walk from Russell Square

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Superman Was A Foundling
Exhibitions | Until 30th April 2015 

The Foundling Museum 4 minutes walk from Russell Square

Award-winning writer Lemn Sissay MBE presents a visual exploration of the character who has come to play an important role ...More

Germany: Memories of a Nation
Germany: Memories of a Nation
Exhibitions | Until 25th January 2015 

British Museum 5 minutes walk from Russell Square

A 1953 Volkswagen Beetle and a porcelain rhino are just some of the many objects from a 600 year period ...More

 
Presence And Absence Of Aboriginal Australia In The British Museum: Talk
Exhibitions | On 21st October 2014 

British Museum 5 minutes walk from Russell Square

Gallery talk by Rachael Murphy....More

Witches and Wicked Bodies
Witches and Wicked Bodies
Exhibitions | Until 11th January 2015 

British Museum 5 minutes walk from Russell Square

Co-curated by artist and writer Deanna Petherbridge, Witches and Wicked Bodies at the British Museum explores the changing depictions in ...More

 
Ming: 50 Years That Changed China
Ming: 50 Years That Changed China
Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2015 

British Museum 5 minutes walk from Russell Square

Through spectacular objects from 15th century China, Ming: 50 Years That Changed China, the blockbuster autumn exhibition at the British ...More

 
Gekiga: Alternative Manga from Japan
Exhibitions | Until 29th November 2014 

The Cartoon Museum 7 minutes walk from Russell Square

Gekiga: Alternative Manga from Japan at the Cartoon Museum will display images by the likes of Masahiko Matsumoto, Yoshihiro Tatsumi ...More

 
 
 
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