Bedford Square: London’s best preserved set pieces of Georgian architecture

Discover Bedford Square, a lovely garden square in the heart of the Bloomsbury district of the Borough of Camden in London.  It is considered one of the best preserved set pieces of Georgian architecture in London and many of the surrounded houses are grade I listed buildings.  It was built between 1775 and 1783 as an upper middle class residential area and its name comes from the main title of the Russell family, the Dukes of Bedford, who owned much of the land in what is now Bloomsbury. Continue reading Bedford Square: London’s best preserved set pieces of Georgian architecture

Bloomsbury Tavistock Square: home to Gandhi statue and cherry tree

Discover Tavistock Square a public square located in the heart of Bloomsbury within the London Borough of Camden.  A statue of Mahatma Gandhi, sculpted by Fredda Brilliant and installed in 1968 is the gardens centre-piece.  Tavistock Square was originally developed on the estate owned by the Dukes of Bedford in the 1820s.  It is also home to a fabulous cherry tree planted in 1967 in memory of Hiroshima victims. Continue reading Bloomsbury Tavistock Square: home to Gandhi statue and cherry tree