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 […]
As a successor to the London Tree Week, the first Urban Tree Festival is taking place 18-May with many different events – see their website for details. The Association of Bloomsbury Squares and Gardens is supporting this initiative. Three walks to showcase the wonderful trees of the Bloomsbury squares are available on Friday, Saturday and […]
Thanks to Margaret Brett for this lovely photo of trees and shrubs in their autumn colour taken from Tavistock Court.
A new voluntary trust has been proposed to look after the squares and gardens in the Bloomsbury area. It would cover not just those maintained by the Council, but by other landowners as well, including the University. This would take in Gordon Square and Torrington Square, for example, as well Russell Square, Bloomsbury Square and […]
Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, author of The London Square: gardens in the midst of town, will be talking about the history and development of these special Bloomsbury squares,one of which is the oldest to bear the name of ‘square’ at UCL School of Pharmacy, Brunswick Sq, on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 from 19:30 to 21:00. Todd is the president […]
VAL MARTIN MEMORIAL WALKS -Dates for July to September 2016 Guided, Historic Walking Tours of our Bloomsbury Neighbourhood, Val Martin Memorial Walks are free of charge and open to the public. No need to RSVP. Just show up! Everyone is welcome. They occur every Saturday and begin at 11:00am on the front steps of The Goodenough Club, […]
Delighted to see a pair of great tits using the nesting box in the Marchmont Community Garden – the committee’s original policy of planting for wildlife and diversity is paying off. But the birds move fast, so getting a good picture is difficult -better to come and see them and the charming garden (which is […]