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Russell Square

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Address: Russell Square, London WC1B 5EH, England

Square located in Bloomsbury central London, with easy access to nearby...

Square located in Bloomsbury central London, with easy access to nearby attractions like the British Museum, Covent Garden and Oxford Street for shopping.

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Lovely Drink in the Sun

London is blessed with so many lovely spaces and parks, and Russell Square is no different. The cafe in the centre offers a good range of food and drink and a oasis of tranqulity... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were lucky enough to be able to stroll this park for several sunny days in April. The gardens and plantings are historical and accurate and the esplanade will be great for shade this summer. The variety of plantings is wonderful, and primrose, lilacs, heleabores, and many other plants were in full bloom for our mid April visit. It was... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While staying in Bloomsbury, we went every morning for breakfast and coffee. Staff so friendly, they felt like family! Was sad to say good bye! Great pastries and breakfast items along with outdoor patio sitting available

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Newport Isle Of Wight
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Russell Square cafe is an oasis in the heart of London. The lovely food is so reasonably priced when compared to what else is available in the vicinity. This is a venue that is well worth a visit for a snack during the day especially if you want to experience the peace and quiet of a pretty park in... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

London is blessed with so many lovely spaces and parks, and Russell Square is no different. The cafe in the centre offers a good range of food and drink and a oasis of tranqulity away from the crowds.

Thank PrinceofPort66
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Russel Square is relatively small compared to Londons big parks bit there's enough space for people to sit around and enjoy the sun. Due to its location it never gets too noisy. It's clean enough to lay around and read/eat during lunchtime.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Russell Square nice to be back very nice one quite one full of pretty roses and flowers clean square relaxing

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Another of West London's open spaces, immaculately kept and attractive despite the early Spring lack of colour. It'll be as magnificent as always in a few weeks' time and right through the summer and autumn. A lovely area just to walk through or linger, rest and do some serious people watching. The Café Russell is a good sized facility for... More 

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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Russell Square is trimmed and clean but never quite big enough to let you feel like you've abandoned the city altogether. Nonetheless, it makes a welcome respite. However, nestled in the NE corner of the park is the hidden gem of Caffe Russell with its homemade comfort food and baristas, this one time greasy spoon has raised its game without... More 

Thank Craig D
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Really pleased we went in. We live in the eastern suburbs of London and usually find that places in west London are over priced and what is on offer is not to our liking. Cafe Russell is the exact opposite, something for everyone and reasonably priced. The owner even knocked money off the price of the set meal because we... More 

Thank Nick24253
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Lovely petite park in the middle of the city. Great for kids and nearby to some very nice places of interest. The attractive water feature in the centre and the peaceful greenery makes this square an impeccable place to read a book in one of the park bench. Good place to have a sandwich in the summer. Not far from... More 

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Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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