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