Category Bloomsbury Square

New bust of Humphry Repton

A new bust of Humphry Repton was unveiled in October – not in the famous London Square he created, Bloomsbury’s own Russell Square, but on the corner of Humphry Repton Lane and Elvin Gardens, just moments away from world-famous Olympic Way in Wembley. The bust was created by professional sculptor Hannah Northam. It was donated by […]

Chelsea Fringe: Sketching in the Bloomsbury Squares

The Chelsea Fringe festival is 11 years old, now worldwide, and will have events in Bloomsbury this year! Community gardeners, artists, activists and anyone with an interest in gardens, plants and outdoor space have a chance to get involved and do something fun and positive. Nick Andrew, an artist of the outdoors, will be sketching in […]

Repton’s Bloomsbury Squares

FRIENDS OF BRUNSWICK SQUARE are celebrating the bicentenary year of Humphry Repton, landscape gardener, during the Bloomsbury Festival by presenting an illustrated talk by Susan Jellis, author of ‘Repton’s London Squares’ in the new book Repton in London, published by the London Parks and Gardens Trust. Wednesday 17 October at 7.30 pm, UCL School of […]

Humphry Repton bicentenary year

The celebrated garden designer of Russell Square and Bloomsbury Square, Humphry Repton, died 200 years ago this year. He was in many ways the successor of Capability Brown and there special events celebrating  his work across the country. Two are taking place on our doorstep in Bloomsbury: Repton in Context – a  lecture series at […]

Green wall in Southampton Row

Have you noticed the new living wall above Pizza Express in Southampton Row just along from Russell Square or Bloomsbury Square ? What was a dull, even ugly, modern frontage has gained unusual interest (especially if you are on the other side of the road or upstairs on a bus). Maybe other sites in the area might […]

Bloomsbury Square’s new Cycle Vault

Have you heard about the new secure cycle storage facility just opened in Bloomsbury Square? Midtown’s Cycle Vault in the carpark has lockers, showers and 100 cycle racks. You can cycle to work, shower and change and leave your stuff safely. You can even hire a towel so you don’t have to leave it damp […]

Rethinking parks – ‘Bloomsbury Squared’

The London Borough of Camden is embarking on a one year programme to explore new ways of managing and operating nine of the Bloomsbury Squares.  The Bloomsbury Squares play a fundamental role in defining the character and identity of this popular district of London. They are a valued and iconic collection of public spaces, and make […]

Bloomsbury & Holborn summer festival Bloomsbury Square 11th and 12th July 2014

It’s time for the Bloomsbury & Holborn summer festival again. Come along to Bloomsbury Square on 11th and 12th July 2014. Check it out at Bloomsbury & Holborn Festival Friday 11th July – 11am to 6pm – Business in the Community Day Featuring the Big al-fresco lunch – 11am till late Artisan caterers from Bloomsbury Farmers Market […]

Bloomsbury squares in the top 50

In a recently published book, the historian Melanie Backe Hansen picks the 50 streets that best  illustrate the story of  homes across England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. From Roman roads to leafy lanes and all types in between, these 50 have been chosen as the most historically important in the country as examples of our domestic history. And […]

Healing Histories Project in Bloomsbury Square

The Healing Histories Project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Board is interpreting the rich history of one of the most famous residents of Bloomsbury Square, the physician and collector, Sir Hans Sloane. The project is being coordinated by the London Borough of Camden with the support of The Bedford Estate and The Friends of Bloomsbury […]