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

 
Goodge Street Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Russell Square 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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    The Academy Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £62  24% off
    21 Gower Street, WC1E | 3 minutes from Torrington Square
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    Hotel Russell London
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £59  21% 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
     
     
     
    Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £63  42% 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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    The Wiener Library
    London > Attractions > Museums
    29 Russell Square, 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
     
     
     
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    Russell Square
    London > Attractions >
    Bloomsbury, 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
     
     
     
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    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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    War Horse
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 13th February 2016
    New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 12 minutes from Torrington 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
     
     
     
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    The Railway Children
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th December 2014 to 6th September 2015
    King's Cross Railway Station, Euston Road, N1 | 13 minutes from Torrington Square
    Mike Kenny's Olivier Award-winning adaptation of The Railway Children, staged at Waterloo three years ago, is now arriving at King's Cross Theatre. E Nesbitt's classic tale ...More
     
     
     
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    Stomp
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st August 2010 to 21st December 2015 - Various Times
    Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 13 minutes from Torrington 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
     
     
     
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    Bloomsbury Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    15 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 4 minutes from Torrington 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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    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, 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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    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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    School of Life
    London > Shopping > Specialists
    70 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from Torrington Square
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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
     
     
     
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    Store Street Espresso
    London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
    40 Store Street , 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
     
     
     
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    Junction Bar & Restaurant
    London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
    Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, Coram Street - Bloomsbury, WC1N | 5 minutes from Torrington Square
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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    The Bartlett School of Architecture
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    Wates House, 22 Gordon Street, 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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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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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    Queens Larder Restaurant & Pub
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    1 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 6 minutes from Torrington Square
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    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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    King & Queen
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    1 Foley Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 10 minutes from Torrington Square
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    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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    Drakes Tabanco
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    3 Windmill Street, 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
     
     
     
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    Simmons Fitzrovia
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    28 Maple Street, 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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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    The Rathbone Hotel
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    30 Rathbone Street, 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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    Thinking Chinese Exhibition
    Exhibitions | Until 12th May 2015 

    University College London 3 minutes walk from Torrington Square

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    Strange Creatures: The Art Of Unknown Animals
    Exhibitions | Until 27th June 2015 

    Grant Museum of Zoology 3 minutes walk from Torrington Square

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    Draw It Like Stubbs
    Exhibitions | On 21st April 2015 

    Grant Museum of Zoology 3 minutes walk from Torrington Square

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    Tai Chi 42-Step Competition Routine (RADA Studios)
    Sporting Events | Until 28th July 2015 

    The Drill Hall 4 minutes walk from Torrington Square

    Starting in London on Tuesday 21st April, 2015 Class: Tai Chi 42-Step Competition form. Where: RADA Studios, 16 Chenies Street, ...More

    Between the lines: Irvine Welsh And Jesse Armstrong
    Exhibitions | On 21st April 2015 

    Bloomsbury Theatre 4 minutes walk from Torrington Square

    Irvine Welsh will be joined by Jesse Armstrong to discuss the art of comedy writing, sharing their ideas and experiences ...More

    Peruse-China Design Pop-Up Bookshop And Book Binding Exhibition
    Exhibitions | Until 25th April 2015 

    The Building Centre 5 minutes walk from Torrington Square

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    Peruse China Design
    Exhibitions | Until 25th April 2015 

    The Building Centre 5 minutes walk from Torrington Square

    Two weeks pop-up bookshop event features over 100 limited edition....More

    Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime
    Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime
    Exhibitions | Until 21st June 2015 

    Wellcome Collection 5 minutes walk from Torrington Square

    The Wellcome Collection's big spring exhibition is Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime, which looks at the history, science and art ...More

     
    The Institute of Sexology
    The Institute of Sexology
    Exhibitions | Until 20th September 2015 

    Wellcome Collection 5 minutes walk from Torrington Square

    From 20th November 2014, the Wellcome Collection's new Gallery 2 opens with 'The Institute of Sexology', a candid exploration of ...More

     
    Bonaparte And The British: Prints And Propaganda In The Age Of Napoleon
    Exhibitions | Until 16th August 2015 

    British Museum 6 minutes walk from Torrington Square

    This exhibition will focus on the printed propaganda that either reviled or glorified Napoleon Bonaparte, on both sides of the ...More

     
     
     
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