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 £66  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 £52  37% 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
 
 
 
Hotel Russell London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £76  36% off
Russell Square, WC1B | 4 minutes from Torrington 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
 
 
 
 
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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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Sand in My Eyes: Sudanese Moments
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 15th January to 15th March 2016 - Various Times
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, WC1H | 1 minute from Torrington Square
...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ends Today
Egypt: Faith after the Pharaohs
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 29th October 2015 to 7th February 2016
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | 6 minutes from Torrington Square
The world's oldest surviving Bible and the earliest complete copy of the New Testament are among 200 objects that make up Egypt: faith after the pharaohs, ...More
 
 
 
Today Only
Shadow Puppets Animation (Over 7s)
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Sunday 7th February 2016 at 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | 6 minutes from Torrington Square
The ancient tradition of shadow-puppetry in Java, explained and demonstrated....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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
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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
 
 
 
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Heal's
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. The Heal's trademark has become synonymous ... More
 
 
 
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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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Meals at Heal's
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
196 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 4 minutes from Torrington Square
Oliver Peyton clearly picked up his ideas about naming businesses from somebody in the hairdressing trade. 'Meal's at Heals' now joins his 'In the Park' as ... 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
 
 
 
Bloomsbury Lanes
London > Leisure >
Basement of Tavistock Hotel, Tavistock Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 2 minutes from Torrington Square
This concept bar is an inspired idea: eight lanes of bowling, in a stylish venue, with a classy diner and a sophisticated jukebox, all eccentrically located ... More
 
 
 
Livingwell
London > Leisure > Fitness
32 Woburn Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 3 minutes from Torrington Square
Fitness Club ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Torrington Square

The best pubs near London Torrington Square.
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
King & Queen
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Foley Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 10 minutes from Torrington Square
... More
 
 
 
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Torrington Square clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
MyBar
London > Nightlife > Bars
11 Bayley Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 3 minutes from Torrington Square
Bar ... More
 
 
 
King's Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Hotel Russell, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from Torrington Square
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Shochu Lounge
London > Nightlife > Bars
37 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 7 minutes from Torrington Square
Shochu Lounge's mixture of of rustic wood and shiny twenty-first century fittings is very Japanese, as is the low, moody lighting, and the cocktails, which are ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 

Alternate names and popular misspellings for Torrington Square

Torrington Square, Torington Square
 
 

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L'Etoile
Concerts | Until 24th February 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Torrington Square

French director Mariame Clement gets her Royal Opera House debut with L'Etoile this February. ...More

Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Torrington Square

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
Sunday Cocktail Club
Concerts | On 7th February 2016 

The Roadhouse 1 minute walk from Torrington Square

Cocktail offers and pop and indie music from DJs all night....More

Night Shift
Night Shift
Exhibitions | Until 10th April 2016 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Torrington Square

Opening on the first weekend of what was meant to be the first weekend of the night tube - before ...More

 
Bread Of Heaven
Concerts | On 7th February 2016 

St Paul's Covent Garden 2 minutes walk from Torrington Square

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 4th June 2016 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Torrington Square

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Hand to God
Theatre | Until 11th June 2016 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from Torrington Square

Taking into account its favour with the critics and several Tony nominations, irreverent puppet comedy ...More

Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 29th May 2016 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from Torrington Square

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 3rd July 2016 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Torrington Square

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 11th September 2016 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from Torrington Square

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
 
 
 
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