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P&GUK Blog: Queen Square, Bloomsbury: one of London's oldest squares

Queen Square in Bloomsbury is a little oasis hidden away close to the very heart of London. Now largely surrounded by hospitals, and often full of hospital patients and visitors, you can also spot a few surviving early 18thc houses on part of one side, amidst the institutions, hotels and outposts of  medical  empires.

The square itself is now not much more than a small public park with inscribed benches , statues and other  memorials. But it has not always been like that. Indeed when it was built Queen Square was  a prestigious residential address and remained so for well over a hundred years.

Read on to find out more about the history of one of London's oldest squares:  its foundation, slow decline and  new role as a place of calm and quiet for Londoners today, as well as being virtually synonymous with The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Queen Square blog