Welcome to Russell Square

Russell Square is one of the largest and most attractive garden squares in London. It’s a haven that offers a place to relax right in the heart of the West End. Enjoy the fountain, savour the seasons, read, reflect, or meet friends at the cafe for lunch or coffee. On this site you’ll find more about the Square and the surrounding area, more about its long history, and more about the events happening in and around the square..

You’ll find a very comprehensive and wonderfully illustrated history of the square in a recent book called “From Fields to Fountains: The Story of Bloomsbury’s Russell Square” by Ricci de Freitas (ISBN978-1-871438-68-0) More information at marchmontassociation.org.uk.

We hope, too, that you might become a Friend of Russell Square and keep in touch with us – whether you live or work nearby, or are a vistor from far away. All are welcome!