Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London, England
Record Id: 2883
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Russell Square is a public square of about 2.5 hectares, with lawns, walks and an ornamental fountain.
Brief history of site
Russell Square was originally designed by Humphry Repton in the early 19th century, with lawns, walks and trees. Major changes were made to the square in 1959-1960 by the Borough of Holborn. The site was re-landscaped in 2002, loosely based on the original scheme by Repton, with the addition of a modern fountain.
Address: Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 4JA
Greater London; Camden; Bloomsbury
Historical County: Middlesex
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Russell Square tube station
Opening contact details:
This is a municipal site, open daily from 7.30am to 10pm.
Form of site: public square
Purpose of site: ornamental garden
Context or principal building: recreational
Site first created: 1806
Main period of development: Early 19th century
Site Size (Hectares): 2.5