Bedford Square Gardens

 
 
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Bedford Square Gardens, the private garden in the centre of the Georgian Bedford Square, is a peaceful green spot in Bloomsbury named after the Dukes of Bedford who owned the estate on which it was built in the 1770s. Available to local residents and businesses, it can also be hired for events and functions for a fee.

 

Bedford Square Gardens events

 
Rainforest Pavilion Rainforest Pavilion Rainforest Pavilion The Rainforest Pavilion sets up a striking oasis in the centre of London as part of the 2014 London Festival of Architecture. The imposing five metre high temporary installation by Chilean-German architecture practice GUN Architects, set up in the south-west corner of Bedford Square, invites visitors to sit beneath a canopy of inverted prisms to en10th July 2014Saturday 19th July 2014 Where:
Bedford Square Gardens,   Bedford Square      WC1B 5BL
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Rainforest Pavilion
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Installation | PRICING  Free  
DATES  17th May to 19th July 2014
The Rainforest Pavilion sets up a striking oasis in the centre of London as part of the 2014 London Festival of Architecture. The imposing five metre high temporary installation by Chilean-German architecture practice GUN Architects, set up in the south-west corner of Bedford Square, invites visitors to sit beneath a canopy of inverted prisms to en... More about this event
 
The Chap OlympiadThe Chap OlympiadThe Chap OlympiadNot so much a sporting occasion as a celebration of buffoonery and ineptitude, orchestrated by The Chap magazine for gentlemen (and gentlewomen) of good taste, The Chap Olympiad is a spiffing non-sporting event. Bedford Square Gardens, centred on one of the best preserved set pieces of Georgian architecture in London, is a fitting backdrop for such12th July 2014Saturday 12th July 2014 Where:
Bedford Square Gardens,   Bedford Square      WC1B 5BL
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The Chap Olympiad
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Sports
DATES  Saturday 12th July 2014
Not so much a sporting occasion as a celebration of buffoonery and ineptitude, orchestrated by The Chap magazine for gentlemen (and gentlewomen) of good taste, The Chap Olympiad is a spiffing non-sporting event. Bedford Square Gardens, centred on one of the best preserved set pieces of Georgian architecture in London, is a fitting backdrop for such... More about this event
 
 

LondonTown.com - Bedford Square Gardens Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Russell Square Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Holborn Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Euston Railway Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Bloomsbury Square Car Park
 
3 minutes walk
 
Holborn NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring Bedford Square Gardens on LondonTown.com

 
July in London 2012

The Chap Olympiad Bedford Square Gardens, WC1B 5BL 14th July 2012 - 15th July 2012 Not so much a sporting occasion as a celebration of buffoonery and sporting...

 
 
July 2008

The Chap Olympics Bedford Square Gardens, WC1B 3DP 12th July 2008 Not so much a sporting occasion as a celebration of buffoonery and sporting ineptitude, orchestrated by The...

 
 
London Calendar 2014

With an exciting calendar of events, London 2014 is shaping up to be another special year. Find out the best of what's happening throughout the capital this year with our thorough guide to 2014's finest entertainment.

 
THE BEST

Hotels near Bedford Square Gardens

Near Bedford Square Gardens
The Buckingham London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £69  42% off
39-40 Bedford Place, WC1B | 1 minute from Bedford Square Gardens
A beautiful townhouse property located in London's peaceful Bloomsbury area, The Buckingham provides an intimate and comfortable setting with its luxury studios and suites. With all ... More
 
 
 
The Beauchamp Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  36% off
24-27 Bedford Place, WC1B | 1 minute from Bedford Square Gardens
Found in London's peaceful Bloomsbury area and overlooking private gardens, The Beauchamp combines business and leisure services to offer the ultimate London hotel experience. With modern ... More
 
 
 
The Portland Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £69  33% off
31-32 Bedford Place, WC1B | 1 minute from Bedford Square Gardens
Another hotel in the Bloomsbury townhouse collection, The Portland is adjacent to the British Museum and just minutes away from everything Covent Garden, Theatre land and ... More
 
 
 
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Alternative Parks and Gardens nearest Bedford Square Gardens

Nearest to Bedford Square Gardens
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 7 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
In the shadow of both Centrepoint and St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, hidden from most tourists and residents alike, lies this beautiful West End garden. Originally a car ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lincoln's Inn Fields
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Holborn, Holborn, London WC2A | 8 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
The largest public square in London, Lincoln's Inn Fields has a rich and varied history. In 1683 it was the site of the public beheading of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
John Lewis Roof Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
278-306 Oxford Street, W1A | 9 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
Celebrating its 150th anniversary, John Lewis has created a Roof Garden on its flagship Oxford Street store for the summer of 2014, open from Saturday 3rd ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Bedford Square Gardens

Bedford Square Gardens gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
All Star Lanes, Bloomsbury
London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
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 | 5 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sense Spa at Rosewood London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
252 High Holborn, WC1V | 6 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
Launched in November 2013, the Sense Spa at Rosewood London is a sanctuary within central London. With Rosewood being an award-winning signature spa brand, visitors can ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Bedford Square Gardens

Near Bedford Square Gardens
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 | 6 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
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
Urinetown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th September 2014 to 24th January 2015
Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London W1D | 13 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
After a hugely successful run at the St James Theatre at the beginning of 2014 Urinetown moves to the Apollo Theatre on 29th September 2014 making ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Scottsboro Boys
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th October 2014 to 21st February 2015
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, South Bank, London WC2H | 13 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
It's 1931, nine young black men aged between 12 and 19 are travelling on a train through Scottsboro, looking for a new life. Following a sold ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Bedford Square Gardens

Near Bedford Square Gardens
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Shaftesbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
A large and appealingly shabby Edwardian theatre which has produced almost a century of successful popular theatre and musicals. The most notorious of these was probably ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Horse Hospital
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
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
Dominion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
268 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 5 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
Huge, but now slightly shabby, theatre which plays host to big, rocking musicals. The Dominion has a huge stage and hundreds of seats - on a ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Bedford Square Gardens

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Bedford Square Gardens
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
British Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
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 Cartoon Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35 Little Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 3 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
Combining art with humour, this addition to London's museum-cum-gallery scene is refreshingly vibrant. From political cartoons of Thatcher, Brown, Bush and Blair to rare originals on ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Wiener Library
London > Attractions > Museums
29 Russell Square, WC1B | 4 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
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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Shopping near Bedford Square Gardens

The best shops and markets near Bedford Square Gardens
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Review Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
14 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from Bedford Square Gardens
Opened in May 2003, with Alan Bennett cutting the ribbon, the London Review Bookshop is a welcome addition to the city's dwindling ranks of independent bookshops. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Classic Camera- The Leica Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
2 Pied Bull Yard, off Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from Bedford Square Gardens
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gekoski
London > Shopping > Books
Pied Bull Yard, 15 Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
Based in Bloomsbury, beside the British Museum, it's not surprising R. A. Gekoski Booksellers has a particular interest in the Bloomsbury Group. Established in 1982, it's ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Bedford Square Gardens

What are the best dining options near Bedford Square Gardens London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Blue Door Bistro
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
Montague Hotel, 15 Montague Street, , Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 1 minute from Bedford Square Gardens
The Blue Door Bistro is an informal eatery located within Bloomsbury's Montague Hotel. Light and relaxed at lunch, cosy and candlelit by night. They serve simple ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Review Cake Shop
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
14-16 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from Bedford Square Gardens
A place to meet, talk, read and enjoy the tea, coffee and cakes. The cake shop is managed by Terry Glover, who comes to the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Level Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
The DoubleTree by Hilton, 92 Southampton Row, WC1B | 1 minute from Bedford Square Gardens
Conveniently situated in the Russell Square Park Inn Hotel, Waterfalls Restaurant serves fresh dishes complemented with gourmet wines in a modern, fresh atmosphere with direct street ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Bedford Square Gardens

Near Bedford Square Gardens
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 3 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 5 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
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
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 6 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Leisure near Bedford Square Gardens

Bedford Square Gardens gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
All Star Lanes, Bloomsbury
London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
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 | 5 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sense Spa at Rosewood London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
252 High Holborn, WC1V | 6 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
Launched in November 2013, the Sense Spa at Rosewood London is a sanctuary within central London. With Rosewood being an award-winning signature spa brand, visitors can ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Bedford Square Gardens

The best pubs near London Bedford Square Gardens.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Queens Larder Restaurant & Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Princess Louise
London > Nightlife > Pubs
208 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 4 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
The flagship London pub of Yorkshire's oldest brewery, Samuel Smith, the Princess Louise has been carefully restored to her original Victorian layout complete with snugs, removed ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, WC2B | 6 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Great Queen Street, just two minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station. A great place to ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Bedford Square Gardens

Bedford Square Gardens clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The American Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, WC2R | 4 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Beaufort Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, WC2R | 4 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
The second of two bars in The Savoy, the Beaufort Bar is a glamorous affair. The bar continues the hotel's Art Deco theme with plush black ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Scarfes Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
252 High Holborn, Holborn, WC1V | 5 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Meeting venue hire near Bedford Square Gardens

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Bedford Square Gardens.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
British Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
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 | 4 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Imagination Gallery
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Crescent, 25 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 6 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
... More
 
 
 
 

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Rainforest Pavilion
Rainforest Pavilion
Exhibitions | Until 19th July 2014 

Bedford Square Gardens

The Rainforest Pavilion sets up a striking oasis in the centre of London as part of the 2014 London Festival ...More

 
Happy Are The Happy: Yasmina Reza With Sarah Ardizzone: Talk
Exhibitions | On 10th July 2014 

London Review Bookshop 1 minute walk from Bedford Square Gardens

The playwright and novelist converses with her English translator....More

The Admonitions Scroll: A Masterpiece Of Chinese Painting: Talk
Exhibitions | On 10th July 2014 

British Museum 2 minutes walk from Bedford Square Gardens

A staff member discusses the painting....More

Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2014 

British Museum 2 minutes walk from Bedford Square Gardens

Scientific analysis of mummies by the British Museum using procedures such as X-ray and CT scanning has revealed a wealth ...More

 
Germany divided - Baselitz and his generation
Germany divided - Baselitz and his generation
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2014 

British Museum 2 minutes walk from Bedford Square Gardens

Featuring over 90 works by some of the leading names in contemporary art, this exhibition of post-1945 prints and drawings ...More

 
Urban Chic: Fashionable Dress In The Edo Period: Lecture
Exhibitions | On 10th July 2014 

British Museum 2 minutes walk from Bedford Square Gardens

Learn how the kimono developed into an expressive means of personal display....More

Never Again! World War I in Cartoon and Comic Art
Never Again! World War I in Cartoon and Comic Art
Exhibitions | Until 19th October 2014 

The Cartoon Museum 3 minutes walk from Bedford Square Gardens

This exhibition of cartoons, caricatures and sequential art at the Cartoon Museum depicts and reflects on the 1914-1918 Great War ...More

 
German Jews and the First World War
Exhibitions | Until 2nd October 2014 

The Wiener Library 4 minutes walk from Bedford Square Gardens

This exhibition at The Wiener Library examines the experience of Germany-Jewry during and after the First World War, by taking ...More

The Pajama Game
The Pajama Game
Theatre | Until 13th September 2014 

Shaftesbury Theatre 4 minutes walk from Bedford Square Gardens

Chichester Festival Theatre has a happy knack of bringing first class musical revivals to the West End - ...More

 
Thursday at Guanabara
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 10th July 2014 

Guanabara 6 minutes walk from Bedford Square Gardens

Resident DJs play dance and Latin with live percussion from Basil....More

 
 
 
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