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It was so beautiful and silent that I rested nearly an hour waiting for the British Museum to open, nursing a coffee. A great place to snack or lunch thanks to the snack bar run out of the shack near the entry gate on the...More
Yet another of the many lovely gardens in this part of London, with a café (the former gardeners' hut) and plenty of benches, where visitors can relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. There are well planted flower beds and many mature trees. Well worth...More
While staying London again, one afternoon we paid a visit to the University of London. Afterwards, we took a walk around the surrounding area.
In the process, we came across Gordon Square. It was very pleasant to spend a short time strolling through the square’s...More
Now owned by the University, the Gordon Square gardens were established by the 6th Duke of Bedford who named them after his second wife, Lady Georgina Gordon. The Bloomsbury Group met in the houses around the Square. The gardens seem popular with students and nearby...More
One of the smaller central London squares, it is no doubt quiet most of the time, unfortunately I picked a day when tree surgeons were working. A lovely small café called Ginger Jules. Plenty of seats. Wilder than its twin Tavistock Square. There is a...More
Gordon Square is located in Bloomsbury and belongs to the University of London. The square is open to the public and provides a welcome green space in the city. The gardens have a wide variety of flowers and shrubs and mature Plane Trees. There are...More
This beautiful little square is serene and green and home to several notable sculptures including a bust of the WWII hero Noor Inayat Khan who as a British SOE agent infiltrated occupied France and was captured, tortured and executed by the Nazis at Dachau concentration...More
Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit practically any taste or budget. With major attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House
as well as popular areas such as Covent Garden and Soho all just a short walk away, Holborn is a smart base from which to explore London.