Monthly Archives: June 2012

Brunswick Square statue rejected

The statue of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founder of Bangladesh, which had been proposed for Brunswick Square Gardens, was rejected by 7 to 1 at the Camden Development Control committee on Thursday 28 June. Friends of Brunswick Square, the statutory consultee the Garden History Society, London Parks and Gardens Trust, the Bloomsbury Conservation Area Advisory […]

The London Square: Gardens in the Midst of Town

This recently published book (Yale University Press, 2012) by Todd Longstaffe-Gowan on a unique feature of London, its ‘green enclaves’ or garden squares, covers the history, evolution and social implications of these open spaces in the midst of town. The book covers their ups and downs over the centuries. There are fascinating pictures, plans and maps […]

Bloomsbury Summer Fete

The Bloomsbury Summer Fete will take place in Bedford Square on Friday 13th July from 12 noon to 9.30pm. The event is organised by The Bloomsbury Association and Midtown Business Club.

Open Garden Squares Weekend 9 and 10 June 2012

Many of the garden squares in Bloomsbury are arranging special activities for Open Garden Squares Weekend on 9-10 June 2012. To find out more about which gardens are participating, and what is on, visit