Category Russell Square

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 […]

Is closing Russell Square to the public in June really a good idea?

The proposed Evening Standard Festival of Culture over 10 days in June 2019 is causing a great deal of concern locally, not only in the local garden Friends groups. The organisers, currently applying for an alcohol licence,  are planning for 5,000 people at any one time mainly in the evening.  Over ten days that could […]

Repton’s Bloomsbury Squares

FRIENDS OF BRUNSWICK SQUARE are celebrating the bicentenary year of Humphry Repton, landscape gardener, during the Bloomsbury Festival by presenting an illustrated talk by Susan Jellis, author of ‘Repton’s London Squares’ in the new book Repton in London, published by the London Parks and Gardens Trust. Wednesday 17 October at 7.30 pm, UCL School of […]

TV stardom for Bloomsbury Squares

One of the smaller Bloomsbury squares had a starring role in the last episode of the recent BBC drama Bodyguard –Woburn Square. Spoiler alert: a man in a suicide vest was being negotiated with by armed police as he stood in the middle of the square – which isn’t square at all but long and […]

Humphry Repton bicentenary year

The celebrated garden designer of Russell Square and Bloomsbury Square, Humphry Repton, died 200 years ago this year. He was in many ways the successor of Capability Brown and there special events celebrating  his work across the country. Two are taking place on our doorstep in Bloomsbury: Repton in Context – a  lecture series at […]

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 […]