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Russell Square, London

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  • The square was the focal point of the development of the Bedford estate in the 18th century, with the statue of the 5th Lord Bedford not facing into the square, but out into the estate he created. Man...  more »
  • This is a lovely cafe. The service was quick. The place was well decorated and clean throughout (even the toilets, which is always a good sign). We had a baton sandwich each along with tea and a lovel...  more »
  • I've eaten here many times and I hope that this fine establishment doesn’t change. Friendly staff, tasty food which surely must be home-made and reasonable sized portions and reasonable prices. Spotle...  more »
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  • Russell Square is a wonderful garden in the heart of London. Lot's of Plane trees, grass lawns on which to sit and a water feature in the middle. Most enjoyably, there is a fine Italian cafe serving a selection of fine food, soft drinks (I don't know if the serve alcohol) and marvelous coffee. Lot's of seating outside so you can enjoy any season's sunshine.
  • I loved this place so much! I used to spend so much time there when I lived nearby and miss it very much! I recommend getting some food (I usually did subway or nando's (I'm American, sue me) and eating it in the park. I loved sitting on the bench and reading a good novel or doing my homework sat under a tree. When the fountains are on it is great and as spring and summer approached, ice cream trucks started coming! Great place for kids, dog friendly, no cycling unfortunately. If you get a chance, check out the walk under the greenery. There's a community notebook!
  • A clean and green haven, surrounded by the madding crowd. I found a few moments peace here.
  • Nice little park with a fountain in the middle. Plenty of benches, so it's perfect to kill some time or have a quick lunch during your lunch break
  • Spend many happy hours in this park. Love it. However it is difficult to find a bench to sit during buzy times. Well worth a visit very cosmopolitan.

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