Russell Square  

 
 
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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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Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £71  33% 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 £59  25% 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
 
 
 
The Montague on the Gardens
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £125  21% off
15 Montague Street, WC1B | 3 minutes from Russell Square
Overlooking the gardens of Montague Garden Square, this sedate hotel has a peaceful feel even though the British Museum is right next door and Covent Garden's ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Russell Square

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Russell Square
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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A Christmas Carol
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Monday 5th December 2016 - 7.45pm
Russell Square, Great Russell Street, WC1B | 5 minutes from Russell Square
Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Laura Turner's adaptation of Charles Dickens' unforgettable festive tale featuring elegant period costume, song, dance and an original score composed by Chapterhouse's ...More
 
 
 
Ongoing
The Waddesdon Bequest: A Rothschild Renaissance
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 1st October 2015 to 31st December 2016 - 10am-5.30pm
Russell Square, Great Russell Street, WC1B | 5 minutes from Russell Square
A gallery housing the medieval and renaissance pieces collected by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild MP....More
 
 
 
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Sunday Assembly 3rd Birthday
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Sunday 11th December 2016 - 11am-12.15pm
Russell Square, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, WC1R | 7 minutes from Russell Square
The Sunday Assembly is a Secular congregation that celebrates life! Come along to sing songs, hear inspiring talks and be part of a radically inclusive community, ...More
 
 
 
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Near Russell Square
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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
 
 
 
Queen Square
London > Entertainment >
Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Russell Square
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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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Shopping near Russell Square

The best shops and markets near Russell Square
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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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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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What are the best dining options near Russell Square London?
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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
Pentagon Training
London > Education > Business Faculties
Russell Square House, 10-12 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 1 minute from Russell Square
... More
 
 
 
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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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Leisure near Russell Square

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.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Queens Larder Restaurant & Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Russell Square
... More
 
 
 
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Marquis Cornwallis
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Marchmont Street, WC1N | 3 minutes from Russell Square
Always a popular choice for local workers and tourists taking in the delights of Bloomsbury, Marquis Cornwallis , located on Marchmont Street, close ... More
 
 
 
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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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Russell Square clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
King's Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Hotel Russell, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | Same location as Russell Square
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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President Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
Russell Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 1 minute from Russell Square
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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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Royal Opera: Les Contes D'Hoffmann
Concerts | Until 3rd December 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Russell Square

Vittorio Grigolo and Leonardo Capalbo share the title role and lead an excellent cast including Thomas Hampson, Sonya Yoncheva, Christine ...More

Great Christmas Pudding Race
Great Christmas Pudding Race
Seasonal | On 3rd December 2016 

Covent Garden Piazza 1 minute walk from Russell Square

You're familiar with the egg and spoon race. Well how about the Christmas Pudding Race? Covent Garden Piazza swells with ...More

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

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Russell Square

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

 
Covent Garden Christmas Lights 2016
Covent Garden Christmas Lights 2016
Seasonal | Until 2nd January 2017 

Covent Garden Piazza 1 minute walk from Russell Square

The Royal Opera Chorus and The Royal Ballet fill Covent Garden's famous Piazza with song and dance before the Sugar ...More

 
The Royal Opera: Il Trovatore
Concerts | Until 9th February 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Russell Square

Verdi's "muddled masterpiece" (Telegraph) begins mid-way through the story of a gypsy, Azucena, who plans to avenge the Luna family's ...More

The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 21st January 2017 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from Russell Square

One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

 
Dolce by Ferrero Rocher
Dolce by Ferrero Rocher
Foodie Events | Until 11th December 2016 

21 Slingsby Place 2 minutes walk from Russell Square

If you're a fan of Ferrero Rocher, you won't want to miss Dolce by Ferrero Rocher, a pop-up dessert destination ...More

 
St Martin's Courtyard Christmas Lights
St Martin's Courtyard Christmas Lights
Seasonal | Until 31st December 2016 

St Martin's Courtyard 2 minutes walk from Russell Square

St Martin's Courtyard, a pedestrianised, pretty shopping district in Covent Garden, reveals its new Christmas Lights on Thursday 17th November ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Russell Square

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

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from Russell Square

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
 
 
 
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