Russell Square

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Address:
Russell Square, Bloomsbury

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Russell Square is the largest residential square in London, and sits close to the British Museum in Bloomsbury.

It was laid out by Humphrey Repton in 1800, and given the family name of the Duke of Bedford. James Burton designed many of the original houses around the edge, but those on the north and south have been heavily amended, and the ones on the east were demolished altogether to make way for the Russell Hotel.

Sir Samuel Romilly – 21 Russell Square
“Here lived Samuel Romilly, law reformer. Born 1757. Died 1818.”
T. S. Eliot – 24 Russell Square
“Poet and publisher, worked here for Faber & Faber.”
 
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If you enjoy this then try: Bedford Square (you can walk it in 6 mins); Belgrave Square (catch the tube from Russell Square to Hyde Park Corner); Berkeley Square (walk it in 24 mins or catch a train from Russell Square to Green Park); Grosvenor Square (walk it in 28 mins or catch a train from Russell Square to Bond Street) and St. James’s Square (walk it in 22 mins or catch a train from Russell Square to Piccadilly Circus).

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