Russell Square

If you’re after an inspiring space to work from, our brand new office in Bloomsbury’s Russell Square could be just what you’re looking for.

The stately Russell Square is overlooked by stunning period buildings, and its placid gardens are a lovely place for a lunchtime stroll.

Our office space is perfectly located between three tube stations – it’s a four minute walk from Russell Square Station, a six minute walk from Holborn Station and a twelve minute walk from Tottenham Court Road Station.

It’s in a beautiful period-style conversion with a lift, an onsite meeting room and brand new carpets throughout. With a manned reception and video intercom entry system, we’ve got security taken care of.

Things to do near Russell Square

Russell Square is right in the heart of Bloomsbury, one of London’s most beautiful and historic areas. There’s plenty to see and do nearby, so you’ll never be at a lunchtime loose end.

For a culture fix, head to one of the nearby museums or galleries. The British Museum, whose collection features eight million objects spanning the whole of human history, is just a few minutes’ walk away on Great Russell Street. The Museum of Comedy, located on Bloomsbury Way, is an immersive museum featuring iconic props and artefacts from London’s rich comedic history. October Gallery on Old Gloucester Street exhibits innovative, contemporary art from all over the world.

You don’t have to go far from Russell Square to discover a great selection of restaurants representing cuisines from all over the world. Try Bibimbab Cafe on Museum Street for traditional Korean delicacies; Abeno, also on Museum Street, for Japanese Kansai-style savoury pancakes; or Antalya on Southampton Row for vibrant Turkish fare.

The buzzing Brunswick Centre is a stone’s throw away and is home to an eclectic mix of shops, cafés, restaurants and an art house cinema. If it’s fashion you’re after, a few more minutes’ walk will take you to lively Oxford Street.

The history of Russell Square

Russell Square began its life around 1800, when the fifth Duke of Bedford signed a building agreement to develop the square. The Duke laid out streets on the site of the gardens of his former home, Bedford House, and the initial development was complete by 1817.

The square originally contained large terraced houses which became home to mainly upper-middle-class families. Some of these houses survive today, particularly on the southern and western sides of the square. The houses to the west are now occupied by the University of London.

A blue plaque on one of the houses in the north-west corner commemorates the fact that T.S. Eliot worked there as a poetry editor for Faber & Faber. Portrait artist Thomas Lawrence also had a studio on the square.

The grandiose Hotel Russell dominates the eastern side of the square. Built in 1898, it’s a magnificent example of Victorian architecture. Much of it was designed by architects who were connected to the construction of the Titanic, and the hotel’s restaurant is almost identical to the one on board the ill-fated ship.

Russell Square was re-landscaped in 2002 in a style based on its original early 19th-century design. The cafe in the square was also redeveloped, and an ornamental fountain installed.

If you’d like to know more about our brand new Russell Square office space, get in touch with us today.

Each area of London has its unique history that’s waiting to be discovered and it’s always something we look out for when choosing an office location. We currently have a number of managed offices in Soho that are ready for you and your business.

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