Category Gordon Square

Bluebells in Bloomsbury

Warm sunshine has brought out the bluebells, spreading a blue carpet here in Queen Square.   Gordon Square also has bluebells, with a signboard in one corner explaining the difference between native English ones (with flowers on one side of the stem only), Spanish ones (with a fuller, more upright flower head) and hybrids between […]

Bird watch in Bloomsbury’s squares

The recent walk carried out during RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch was successful in spotting a good variety of birds in the squares visited: Gordon Square, Woburn Square and Russell Square. To quote the walk leader (who runs weekly walks in Bloomsbury) it was an exceptionally good walk for this area.  The following birds were recorded […]

Bird Walk for RSPB Big Garden Bird watch in the Bloomsbury Squares

Join us as we walk around Gordon Square, Woburn Square and Russell Square, Friday 25 January 2019, 12-1pm. Meet at noon at the main entrance to Gordon Square gardens (near the café). The walk is part of RSPB Big Garden Bird watch 27-29 January 2019 and is in addition to UCL Conservation Society regular Friday bird […]

Whose face on the new £50 note?

Contenders for gracing the redesigned £50 note are lining up, but one gaining support has a strong Bloomsbury connection: Noor Inayat Khan, whose memorial sculpture is to be found in Gordon Square. Moscow-born Noor lived as a child in London and France, and in 1942 was living again with her family in Taviton Street, just […]

Open Garden Squares Weekend in the Bloomsbury Squares 9 and 10 June 2018

Over 200 gardens in London are taking part this year.  In Bloomsbury many of the squares and hidden gardens will be open or have special activities, including Bedford Square, Brunswick Square, Gordon Square, Russell Square, St George’s Gardens and Mecklenburgh Square. See the Open Garden Squares website to find details of which gardens are open […]

Welcome signs of spring

In a rare burst of sunshine, the first little daffodils in Gordon Square raised the spirits of  passers-by and made sitting outside the Garden Kiosk cafe for a coffee a pleasure, even if a brief one before the rain returned.

Whole Earth – photographic exhibition in Gordon Square

The UCL Sustainability Team and the UCL Institute of Sustainable Resources are hosting a large environment-themed photography exhibition in Gordon Square from 21 September to 16 October. The project is called WHOLE EARTH. The exhibition is being put together by the Hard Rain Project in collaboration with the NUS and EAUC, and will also be simultaneously […]