Category Russell Square

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 […]

Bloomsbury Squares Bird Walk for Big Garden Bird Watch, 29 January, 12-1 pm

Join us as we walk around Russell Square and Tavistock Square, bird spotting. We will meet at the main entrance to Russell Square gardens (near the café) on Monday 29 January, at 12 noon. Lucas Von Chamier (UCL Conservation group) will be guiding the group and letting us know what to look out for. After […]

Open Garden Squares Weekend in the Bloomsbury Squares 17 & 18 June 2017

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. See the Open Garden Squares website to find details of which gardens are open on which days over the weekend and what’s on in each. There is a free […]

From Fields to Fountains -the story of Bloomsbury’s Russell Square

Local historian Ricci de Freitas has produced a splendid companion volume to his earlier book ‘Tales of Brunswick Square -Bloomsbury’s Untold Past‘. It documents the development of the area from open fields where robberies and murders were committed to the spacious streets and splendid garden squares where ‘polished society’ could feel at home. In a […]

Green wall in Southampton Row

Have you noticed the new living wall above Pizza Express in Southampton Row just along from Russell Square or Bloomsbury Square ? What was a dull, even ugly, modern frontage has gained unusual interest (especially if you are on the other side of the road or upstairs on a bus). Maybe other sites in the area might […]

December mulled wine and daffodils in Tavistock Square

Friends of Tavistock Square offered their annual mulled wine and mince pies event in the square in the unseasonal temperature of 15 degrees.   Several weeks of such temperatures have brought out December daffodils in the grass both here and in Russell Square.         If you’ve spotted other unseasonal anomalies, let us […]