London Parks & Gardens Trust

Bloomsbury to Shoreditch and back

Woburn Square

Woburn Square

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If you are returning to Russell Square, take the first left after the second traffic lights (Bedford Way) into Woburn Square, a private road. At the back of Woburn Square, take the path through the university buildings back to Russell Square.


Woburn Square is a rectangular enclosure laid out by the Duke of Bedford around1830 and overlooked by 19c terraces begun in 1829. By 1928 London University had acquired part of the site and encroachment of the garden has taken place at various times since.