A nice green space in the midst of the traffic. I like it better than nearby Bloomsbury Square because there are more trees, although the traffic is noisier. Lots of people sit on the grass and benches to eat lunch on a sunny day. Grabbing a takeaway lunch and eating here on the cheap is a nice solution to escaping the overpriced restaurants for tourists in the area. A short walk from the...more
I recently found myself with a few hours to kill near Euston in the baking heat and I noticed Russell Square surrounded by lush trees. Heading into the park area you will find lots of grassy areas, a beautiful fountain in the middle and a café on one side. There are park benches dotted around but, on a warm sunny day, they are hard to come by. I opted for sitting on my cardigan on the grass to...more
A beautiful little park to get away from all the hustle and bustle of our wonderful, but crowded, city! A great spot to while away a few sunny hours with friends, champagne and a picnic like we did yesterday! It was actually sunny so we figured what's the point on saving the champagne for longer. Sun in London is as good a reason as any, isn't it?
A sunny day, early September 2012:
This park was within walking distance of our hotel (The Bloomsbury Hotel). It is a quiet park to relax, read a book and eat a take-away lunch. It is located by the University College London and is in close proximity to the British Museum. On the corner of the park is a red box where we (as a tourists) were able to take a proverbial picture of the iconic...more
Great little park to hang out in on a sunny day! It's nice, grassy, and not too crowded. My classmates and I had a little picnic in Russell Square and although alcohol is not allowed, we got away with it and didn't get our heads cut off by any authority. There was also a guy all by his lonesome obviously smoking something illegal and he didn't seem to get in trouble either.
There are a ton...more