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Bedford Square

Bedford Square
(Photo: Colin Wing)

The Garden

Built between 1775 and 1786, Bedford Square is London's finest and most complete Georgian square, setting the style for garden squares in London through the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Many of the elegant surrounding buildings, with their distinctive Coade-stone entrances, were once fashionable townhouses and are now home to offices. Pre-war iron railings enclose the large oval garden at the centre while shrubberies and mature London plane trees provide screening and shade. The garden comprises a large central lawn surrounded by herbaceous perennials and shrub borders. A restored summerhouse provides shelter.

Head Gardener: Tom Abbott

Further information on London Gardens Trust Inventory

Visitor Information

Open
Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00
Activities
Saturday 11 June: Pop- up exhibition of mixed media drawings by Nick Andrew of Bloomsbury's Square and Gardens linktr.ee/nickandrew and bloomsburysquares.com .
Garden Tours by Head Gardener Tom Abbott.
Handout sheets for plant identification.
Picnics allowed.
Entrance
North side of square
Nearest postcode: WC1B 3HH
Buses
24, 29, 73, 390
Stations
Tottenham Court Road, Goodge Street
Cycle hire station
Bayley Street (Map)
Public toilets
Leicester Square (Map)
Open Saturday Open Sunday
Access
Hard surface area at garden entrances, otherwise shingle paths
Dogs
Working assistance dogs only

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