Category Tavistock Square

Tavistock Square memorial honouring the victims of the 7/7 bombing

 Recently unveiled, the Tavistock Square Gardens memorial honours the 13 people who died when the number 30 bus exploded in front of the British Medical Association office in the square on 7 July 2005. It also recognises the efforts of the emergency services and the public who helped in the aftermath of the attack. Fifty-two people died […]

Petition to save parks funding

Tavistock Square is looking lovely in the spring sunshine, but keeping it looking lovely is a costly task. (Thanks to Margaret Brett of Friends of Tavistock Square for the photo.) Heritage Lottery Fund bosses are meeting today, Tuesday 23 April, to discuss their plans for the next five years. But just before they head into […]

7/7 memorial to go ahead

The installation of a memorial within Tavistock Square Gardens to commemorate the 13 innocent victims who lost their lives in the terrorist bus bombing at Tavistock Square on 7 July 2005 has received full planning permission. There is currently a small plaque on the railings of the British Medical Association on the east side of the […]

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 […]

Bursting blooms and baby birds

These baby blackbirds were in the nest in the ivy wall of Marchmont Community Garden, but have fledged in the past 48 hours. A second pair of blackbirds is now nesting and frantically feeding their young further along the same ivy wall and a pair of great tits are in the bird box on the […]

Magnolia blooms in Tavistock Square

Strollers though the square were rewarded with this lovely sight of the magnolias waking up after the winter, captured by Margaret Brett.

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 […]