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New Bloomsbury Trust planned to look after local squares and gardens

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 […]

Bloomsbury -London’s ‘quartier des carrés’

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 […]

Walking the squares in summer

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, […]

Great tits nesting in Marchmont Garden

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 […]

Leaving the Bloomsbury squares unlocked at night

Camden are conducting a trial of leaving the gardens unlocked at night from 30 May to 26 June. If you have any comments that you want to be taken into account before the pilot starts, please share these by email to groundsmaintenance@camden.gov.uk. Any incidents of anti-social behaviour during the pilot period should be reported to the police on […]

Bloomsbury Squares Tree walk

Celebrating London Tree Week, the Association of Bloomsbury Squares and Gardens is offering a free guided tree walk, led by Richard Wright, on Saturday 28 May at 11 am. Come and see some of the area’s splendid and unusual trees. View the New Zealand border in the beautiful Mecklenburgh Square garden, normally closed to the public. […]

Spring walks in the Bloomsbury squares

VAL MARTIN MEMORIAL WALKS -Dates for April to June 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, […]