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

 
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 such2015-07-11T00:00:00+01002015-07-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Bedford Square Gardens,   Bedford Square      WC1B 5BL
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event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Sports
DATES  Saturday 11th July 2015
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
 
Eurostar
 
15 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

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    The Buckingham London
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £60  36% 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 £69  28% 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 £60  27% 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

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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    John Lewis Roof Garden
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    300 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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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    The Hospital Club
    London > Leisure > Arts Centres
    24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
    Before it was a hip private members' club designed specifically for the creative industries - complete with bar and dining rooms, cinema, TV and recording studios ... 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 | 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
     
     
     
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    The Winter's Tale
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th October 2015 to 16th January 2016
    Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 13 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
    Two years in the making, actor and director Kenneth Branagh presents a five-play, year-long season at the Garrick Theatre in 2015. Launching the season, this reimagined ...More
     
     
     
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    English National Opera: The Queen of Spades
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 6th June to 2nd July 2015 - 7pm-9.45pm
    London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 13 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
    Edward Gardner conducts his final production as music director of the ENO, bowing out with Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades before taking up the music directorship ...More
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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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    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
     
     
     
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    Victoria House
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    Bloomsbury Square, WC1B | 2 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
    This Grade II listed building, a stunning neoclassical landmark constructed in the 1920s, was extensively remodelled in 2003 to provide 300,000 square feet of prime office, ... More
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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
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    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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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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
    The Hospital Club
    London > Leisure > Arts Centres
    24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
    Before it was a hip private members' club designed specifically for the creative industries - complete with bar and dining rooms, cinema, TV and recording studios ... More
     
     
     
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    Queens Larder Restaurant & Pub
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    1 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
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    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
     
     
     
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    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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    The London Cocktail Club - Shaftesbury Avenue
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    224a Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 4 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
    The London Cocktail Club is a members bar but - luckily for us - it's not a very exclusive one; it's free ... More
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    Sir John Soane's Museum
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from Bedford Square Gardens
    An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage. Lurking ... More
     
     
     
     

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    The Prince And The Pir: Dervishes And Mysticism In Iran And India
    Exhibitions | Until 8th July 2015 

    British Museum 2 minutes walk from Bedford Square Gardens

    The display presents works on paper and objects exploring depictions and attributes of Sufi dervishes from the 16th to the ...More

    Wukun Wanambi: Larrakitj
    Exhibitions | Until 25th May 2015 

    British Museum 2 minutes walk from Bedford Square Gardens

    The installation by Aboriginal Australian artist Wukun Wanambi addresses a series of important ideas about ancestral power, the significance of ...More

    Introduction To The Classical World: Study Day With The Open University
    Exhibitions | On 18th April 2015 

    British Museum 2 minutes walk from Bedford Square Gardens

    A study day....More

    Defining Beauty: The Body In Ancient Greek Art
    Exhibitions | Until 22nd June 2015 

    British Museum 2 minutes walk from Bedford Square Gardens

    Taking place in the Sainsbury's Exhibition Gallery, the British Museum's big spring blockbuster is Defining Beauty: The Body In Ancient ...More

    Ancient Lives, New Discoveries
    Exhibitions | Until 12th July 2015 

    British Museum 2 minutes walk from Bedford Square Gardens

    An installation of eight people who were mummified in ancient Egypt and Sudan, including a priest's daughter, a temple doorkeeper ...More

    An Introduction To Islamic Glass: Talk
    Exhibitions | On 18th April 2015 

    British Museum 2 minutes walk from Bedford Square Gardens

    With independent speaker Carolyn Perry....More

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

    British Museum 2 minutes walk from Bedford Square Gardens

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

    Connecting Continents: Indian Ocean Trade And Exchange
    Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2015 

    British Museum 2 minutes walk from Bedford Square Gardens

    A selection of objects, artworks and artefacts which are connected to the history of trade in the Indian Ocean....More

    Chinese Adventures (Over 5s)
    Kids Events | On 18th April 2015 

    British Museum 2 minutes walk from Bedford Square Gardens

    Take part in a range of digital activities inspired by China....More

    The Tweed Run Awards Ceremony
    Leisure | On 18th April 2015 

    The Bloomsbury Ballroom 2 minutes walk from Bedford Square Gardens

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