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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

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Visitor Information

Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00
Picnics allowed.
North side of square
Nearest postcode: WC1B 3HH
Map of nearby bus stops
Tottenham Court Road, Goodge Street
Cycle hire station
Bayley Street (Map)
Public toilets
Leicester Square (Map)
Open Saturday Open Sunday
Hard surface area at garden entrances, otherwise shingle paths.
Working assistance dogs only

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