Category Gordon Square

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 […]

Books About Town – book benches in Bloomsbury Squares

          All 50 unique BookBench sculptures, designed by local artists and famous names, came to rest in Gordon Square in October before a public auction. With Bloomsbury ‘s strong association with the world of literature, it was an ideal place to display them. Some of the Bloomsbury Squares had hosted benches […]

New statue in Gordon Square – WWII secret agent Noor Inayat Khan

A new memorial in Gordon Square, a bust of  Noor Inayat Khan by Karen Newman, is believed to be the first of an Asian woman in Britain. Princess Anne unveiled the bust on 8 November.  Noor Inayat Khan was born in Moscow, lived as a child in London and France, and in 1942 was living […]