London Parks & Gardens Trust

Bloomsbury to Shoreditch and back

Tavistock Square

Tavistock Square

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Turn right into Tavistock Place. If you are returning to Euston Station, use the cycle track on the right-hand side to the far side of Gordon Square, where you turn right for Euston. If you are returning to Russell Square, you may find it more difficult turning left later on if you use the cycle track. Continue through Tavistock Square and two sets of traffic lights.


Part of the Bedford Estate development, Tavistock Square was formed in 1800 but the garden was not laid out until 1825. It now contains a number of memorials - in the centre is a bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi. The memorial to Dame Louisa Aldrich-Blake, one of the first women surgeons, was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, as was the British Medical Association House, on the east side of the Square.