Torrington Square  

 
 
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0 Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7JL
 
 

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Torrington Square was originally laid out as part of the Bedford Estate development in 1821-25, named after the father-in-law of the 6th Duke of Bedford. The square was purchased in the early 20th century for the new University of London and was largely built over in the 1930s. It is now publicly accessible and partly hard landscaped, although some mature trees remain.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Russell Square Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Goodge Street Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Camden Road Overground Station
 
26 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

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

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Regency House Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £57  21% off
71 Gower Street, WC1E | 2 minutes from Torrington Square
For those who fancy staying in a hotel with a piece of English history, the Regency House Hotel should be first pick. Dating back to the ... More
 
 
 
The Academy Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £58  34% off
21 Gower Street, WC1E | 3 minutes from Torrington Square
Thick carpets, antique furniture, free-standing claw-foot baths and delicate floral fabrics create an atmosphere of intimate country house elegance throughout this 49-room boutique hotel owned by ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £82  25% off
Coram Street, WC1N | 5 minutes from Torrington 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
 
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Torrington Square

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Torrington Square
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Wiener Library
London > Attractions > Museums
29 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 3 minutes from Torrington 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
Russell Square
London > Attractions >
Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from Torrington Square
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 ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Building Centre
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
26 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 5 minutes from Torrington Square
Open to the public as well as construction professionals, The Building Centre houses a permanent exhibition of a 1:1500 scale model of Central London. Current major ... More
 
 
 
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Border Crossings' Origins Festival presents VOU Are We Stronger Than Winston'
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June 2017 - 8pm
Torrington Square, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 6 minutes from Torrington Square
...More
 
 
 
On Soon
Tibor Hajas: Action Works
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th and 26th to 30th Jun 2017 - Various Times
Torrington Square, Pied Bull Yard, Great Russell Street, WC1B | 7 minutes from Torrington Square
Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More
 
 
 
On Soon
Allyson Reynolds: Float
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th Jun and 26th Jun to 1st Jul 2017 - 10am-6pm
Torrington Square, 28 Charlotte Street, W1T | 7 minutes from Torrington Square
Exhibitions & Art, Painting....More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Torrington Square

Near Torrington Square
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bloomsbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
15 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 4 minutes from Torrington Square
Bloomsbury Theatre main auditorium closed until Summer 2016. Bloomsbury Theatre Studio is unaffected and continues to operate as normal. Owned ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Horse Hospital
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from Torrington 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
Curzon Bloomsbury
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
The Brunswick, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 6 minutes from Torrington Square
The arthouse Renoir Cinema underwent a major refurbishment in 2015 by The Curzon Cinema Group. Reopening as the Curzon Bloomsbury, the new name pays homage to ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Torrington Square

The best shops and markets near Torrington Square
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Waterstone's - Gower Street
London > Shopping > Books
82 Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 2 minutes from Torrington Square
Waterstone's, one of the largest high street booksellers in the UK, is a relative newcomer on the block. It first opened in Old Brompton Road, London, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Heal's, Tottenham Court Road
London > Shopping > House and Garden
196 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 4 minutes from Torrington Square
Though it was established in 1800 Heal's is renowned for its beautifully designed furniture, attractive modern decorations and hyper-modern kitchenware. First opened in 1854, their flagship ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gay's the Word
London > Shopping > Books
66 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from Torrington 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
 
 
 
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The Ambrose Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Heal's 196 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 4 minutes from Torrington Square
On the first floor of Heal's Tottenham Court Road store, this British themed brasserie offers casual dining and cocktails. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Store Street Espresso
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
40 Store Street , Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 4 minutes from Torrington Square
With artisan coffee and a great selection of sandwiches and pastries, Store Street Espresso is popular with local students and residents as well as tourists. Their ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Junction Bar & Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, Coram Street - Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from Torrington Square
Modern European Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Education near Torrington Square

Near Torrington 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 | 1 minute from Torrington 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
Slade School of Fine Art
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
UCL University, Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 3 minutes from Torrington Square
Among the best regarded art schools in the world. The Slade is a fairly traditional school with an insistence on certain techniques within each undergraduate course, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Bartlett School of Architecture
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Wates House, 22 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 4 minutes from Torrington Square
The Bartlett School of Architecture, on the corner of Huntley Street and Capper Street, is part of The Bartlett: UCL's global faculty of the built environment. ... More
 
 
 
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Torrington Square gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Dolphin Swimming Club
London > Leisure > Activities
U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 1 minute from Torrington 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
Fitzroy Square Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Fitzroy Square, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 7 minutes from Torrington Square
Fitzroy Square is one of London's finest squares and the only London square designed by Robert Adam. It is named after Charles Fitzroy, 4th Duke of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
All Star Lanes, Bloomsbury
London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 9 minutes from Torrington 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
 
 
 
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Pubs near Torrington Square

The best pubs near London Torrington Square.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Marquis Cornwallis
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Marchmont Street, WC1N | 5 minutes from Torrington Square
Always a popular choice for local workers and tourists taking in the delights of Bloomsbury, Marquis Cornwallis , located on Marchmont Street, close ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Queens Larder Restaurant & Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 6 minutes from Torrington Square
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lamb
London > Nightlife > Pubs
94 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 9 minutes from Torrington 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
 
 
 
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Torrington Square clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Drakes Tabanco
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 7 minutes from Torrington Square
Drakes Tabanco opens on 7th October 2013. Serving fine and rare sherry wines straight from barrel, alongside a Spanish and British food menu, Drakes Tabanco is ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Vagabond Wines Charlotte Street
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
25 Charlotte Street, W1T | 7 minutes from Torrington Square
The second Vagabond store, following on from the original wine bar in Fulham, can be found in ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Simmons Fitzrovia
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Maple Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 7 minutes from Torrington Square
The folks that brought you Simmons King's Cross and Simmons Camden have now made their way to Fitzrovia with whimsical watering hole Simmons Fitzrovia. Serving ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Torrington Square

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Torrington Square.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Friends House
London > Business > Venue Hire
173-177 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 5 minutes from Torrington Square
The historic headquarters of Quakers in Britain, Friends House in Euston has 23 function rooms including a large Meeting Hall which seats up to 1,100 guests. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
British Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 6 minutes from Torrington 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 Rathbone Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
30 Rathbone Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 7 minutes from Torrington Square
Centrally located in Fitzrovia, it's a short walk from The Rathbone to Oxford Street, Soho and London's theatre district. With high speed wireless broadband available in ... More
 
 
 

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UCL Festival of Culture: Homeland(s)- Real and Imagined (interactive installation)
Exhibitions | Until 10th August 2017 

Waterstone's - Gower Street 2 minutes walk from Torrington Square

The Homeland(s): real and imagined is a work-in-progress interactive sound and visual installation offering a unique experience of physical, emotional ...More

The Beach Bar at The Montague
The Beach Bar at The Montague
Seasonal | Until 24th September 2017 

Afternoon Tea at The Montague 4 minutes walk from Torrington Square

Enjoy a Bahamian beach setting, complete with real sand underfoot and a beach-hut style thatched roof, at The Beach Bar ...More

 
Electricity: The Spark of Life
Electricity: The Spark of Life
Exhibitions | Until 2nd July 2017 

Wellcome Collection 5 minutes walk from Torrington Square

Don't be shocked... the Wellcome Collection's new spring 2017 exhibition, Electricity, may be full of surprises but it's also an ...More

 
A Museum of Modern Nature
A Museum of Modern Nature
Exhibitions | Until 10th September 2017 

Wellcome Collection 5 minutes walk from Torrington Square

The second part of a year-long exploration by the Wellcome Collection into how humans relate to other animals and the ...More

 
Border Crossings' Origins Festival presents VOU Are We Stronger Than Winston'
Dance | Until 25th June 2017 

The Place 6 minutes walk from Torrington Square

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Japanese Woodblock Printing
Exhibitions | Until 16th July 2017 

British Museum 6 minutes walk from Torrington Square

A display revealing the processes behind the ancient Japanese art form, prominent in the country during the Edo period, and ...More

Places Of The Mind: British Watercolour Landscapes 1850-1950
Exhibitions | Until 27th August 2017 

British Museum 6 minutes walk from Torrington Square

Watercolour landscapes from both the Victorian era and modern times by James McNeil Whistler, Edward Burne-Jones, John Singer Sargent, Muirhead ...More

Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave
Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave
Exhibitions | Until 13th August 2017 

British Museum 6 minutes walk from Torrington Square

Without Japanese printmaker Katsushika Hokusai, "Impressionism might never have happened", so says Jason Farago, writing for the BBC. It's a ...More

 
Desire, Love, Identity: Exploring LGBTQ Histories
Exhibitions | Until 15th October 2017 

British Museum 6 minutes walk from Torrington Square

Coins, prints and small sculptures highlighting the history of LGBTQ culture in a display marking the 50th anniversary of the ...More

Where The Thunderbird Lives: Cultural Resilience On The Northwest Coast Of North America
Exhibitions | Until 27th August 2017 

British Museum 6 minutes walk from Torrington Square

Traditional objects from Northwest Coast Peoples spanning thousands of years, including ceremonial masks and rattles, woven robes and baskets, contemporary ...More

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