Russell Square

 
 
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Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5BE
 
 
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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 the University of London's Senate House. It is one of only three London squares designed by Humphry Repton and is considered by many to be one of the finest in London. Originally designed as the centrepiece of the 5th Duke of Bedford's 1800 development plan for north Bloomsbury - whose statue still stands on the south side of the square - Russell Square has its own cafe, open from 7am to dusk all year round, and is at the heart of the annual Bloomsbury Festival, a festival of talks, music and cultural events held every October.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Russell Square Tube Station
 
1 minutes walk
 
Holborn Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Camden Road Overground Station
 
28 minutes walk
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

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

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    Hotel Russell London
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £59  34% off
    Russell Square, WC1B | Same location as Russell 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 £21  22% off
    Coram Street, WC1N | 2 minutes from Russell 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
     
     
     
    Bloomsbury Park Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £50  26% off
    Southampton Row, WC1B | 3 minutes from Russell Square
    The gorgeous Victorian building that houses the Thistle Bloomsbury Park is tall enough to offer great views of London from the top rooms. Located between the ... More
     
     
     
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    Sights and Attractions near Russell Square

    The best museums, galleries, attractions near Russell Square
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    The Wiener Library
    London > Attractions > Museums
    29 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 3 minutes from Russell 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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    Coram's Fields
    London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
    93 Guilford Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from Russell Square
    Coram's Fields is a special place for children where adults are allowed in only if accompanied by a child. Tucked away in the city centre it ... More
     
     
     
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    The Foundling Museum
    London > Attractions > Museums
    40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from Russell Square
    The Foundling Museum is one of London's real hidden treasures. Originally established in 1739 as a hospital which looked after abandoned children, the museum now tells ... More
     
     
     
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    Events near Russell Square

    Near Russell Square
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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 | 10 minutes from Russell 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 3rd January 2016
    King's Cross Railway Station, Euston Road, N1 | 12 minutes from Russell 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
     
     
     
    The 3 Little Pigs
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th August to 6th September 2015
    Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1A | 13 minutes from Russell Square
    The Big Bad Wolf attempts to huff and puff the three little superstar piglets into submission in Stiles and Drewe's musical retelling of the children's story. ...More
     
     
     
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    The Horse Hospital
    London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
    30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from Russell 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 | 3 minutes from Russell 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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    Bloomsbury Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    15 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 8 minutes from Russell 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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    Shopping near Russell Square

    The best shops and markets near Russell Square
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    School of Life
    London > Shopping > Specialists
    70 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from Russell Square
    The School of Life offers so much more than your average shopping experience. In fact, it doesn't do it justice to label it a mere shop ... More
     
     
     
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    Gay's the Word
    London > Shopping > Books
    66 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from Russell 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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    Alara Wholefoods
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    58 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from Russell Square
    Alara Wholefoods Health shop on Marchmont Street has been recommended by one of our readers, poet Kim Morrissey, who took the trouble to write in to ... More
     
     
     
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    Junction Bar & Restaurant
    London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
    Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, Coram Street - Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Russell Square
    Modern European Cuisine... More
     
     
     
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    Antalya Restaurant - Russell Square
    London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
    103-105 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from Russell Square
    Turkish Cuisine... More
     
     
     
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    Crussh
    London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
    U28 The Brunswick, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from Russell Square
    This chain of juice bars squishes together a delightful variety of flavoursome, healthy drinks. They press fresh juice fruit right in front of you, and blend ... More
     
     
     
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    Education near Russell Square

    Near Russell Square
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    School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 3 minutes from Russell 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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    The Method Studio
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 7 minutes from Russell Square
    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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    The Place
    London > Education > Evening Classes
    17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 7 minutes from Russell Square
    London's specialist venue for contemporary dance, The Place plays a role in every aspect of this fast-growing art form. The London Contemporary Dance School offers degrees ... More
     
     
     
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    Russell 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 | 5 minutes from Russell 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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    All Star Lanes, Bloomsbury
    London > Leisure > Activities
    Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 5 minutes from Russell 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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    Ted's Grooming Room & Ottoman Lounge
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    31 Theobalds Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X | 7 minutes from Russell Square
    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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    Pubs near Russell Square

    The best pubs near London Russell Square.
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    Queens Larder Restaurant & Pub
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    1 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Russell Square
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    The Lamb
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    94 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from Russell 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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    Duke (of York)
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    7 Roger Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 7 minutes from Russell Square
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    The Perseverance
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    63 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from Russell Square
    Formerly run by Billy Drew (who has opened The Chippy in Soho), The Perseverance in Lamb's Conduit Street re-opened in April 2007 under new management. It's ... More
     
     
     
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    Scarfes Bar
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    252 High Holborn, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 7 minutes from Russell Square
    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
     
     
     
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    The London Cocktail Club - Shaftesbury Avenue
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    224a Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 8 minutes from Russell Square
    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 Foundling Museum
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from Russell Square
    The Foundling Museum is one of London's real hidden treasures. Originally established in 1739 as a hospital which looked after abandoned children, the museum now tells ... More
     
     
     
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    British Museum
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 5 minutes from Russell 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 Congress Centre
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 8 minutes from Russell Square
    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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    Missionaries and Idols in Polynesia
    Exhibitions | Until 26th September 2015 

    School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) 3 minutes walk from Russell Square

    Missionaries and Idols in Polynesia at the Brunei Gallery within SOAS documents the London Missionary Society from 1792 to 1825, ...More

    Brion Gysin: Unseen Collaborator
    Exhibitions | Until 3rd October 2015 

    October Gallery 4 minutes walk from Russell Square

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    Foundlings At War: Military Bands
    Exhibitions | Until 5th October 2015 

    The Foundling Museum 4 minutes walk from Russell Square

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    Geoffrey Preston: Lines Of Beauty
    Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2015 

    The Foundling Museum 4 minutes walk from Russell Square

    A review of the 400-year-old tradition of decorative plasterwork, from the Rococo splendour of the Foundling Hospital Court Room to ...More

    26 Pairs Of Eyes
    Exhibitions | Until 26th September 2015 

    The Foundling Museum 4 minutes walk from Russell Square

    Twenty-six sestudes, written works that feature exactly 62 words, shown alongside the artefacts from the collection that inspired their creation. ...More

    Language Courses In Spanish, Italian, French, Brazilian-Portuguese And German
    Exhibitions | Until 25th September 2015 

    Conway Hall 7 minutes walk from Russell Square

    Lunchtime and evening courses from beginner to advanced....More

    Michael Flatley's Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games
    Michael Flatley's Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games
    Dance | Until 5th September 2015 

    Dominion Theatre 9 minutes walk from Russell Square

    Irish-American dancer and choreographer Michael Flatley, who has turned Irish dancing into a spine tingling show spectacular, directs this dynamic ...More

     
    Aliens Love Underpants (Over 3s)
    Aliens Love Underpants (Over 3s)
    Theatre | Until 5th September 2015 

    Dominion Theatre 9 minutes walk from Russell Square

    "Aliens love underpants, of every shape and size, but there are no underpants in space, so here's a ...More

     
    Memphis The Musical
    Memphis The Musical
    Theatre | Until 31st October 2015 

    Shaftesbury Theatre 9 minutes walk from Russell Square

    Beverley Knight and Killian Donnelly star in Joe DiPietro and David Bryan's Memphis the Musical set in the underground nightclubs ...More

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

    Wellcome Collection 9 minutes walk from Russell Square

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

     
     
     
     
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