London Parks & Gardens Trust
Bloomsbury to Shoreditch and back
If you are starting from Euston Station, turn immediately right on leaving the platform and cross the station concourse towards the wheelchair exit. Pass through a small yard and turn left into Melton Street. Cross Euston Road (traffic lights) into Gordon Street. Pass the gardens of Gordon Square on the left. At the end of the gardens (Byng Place), turn left and immediately right into Woburn Square. At the back of the square, take the path through the university buildings to the start point in Russell Square.
Gordon Square was formed in 1800 but neither the houses built (largely by Thomas Cubitt) nor the garden made until the 1820s. After WW2 the gardens were restored and remained private gardens for residents and key-holders. Today the gardens are open to the public on weekdays.