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“Nice city square during the summer months”
Review of Tavistock Square

Tavistock Square
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London Bloomsbury Walking Tour
Ranked #447 of 1,615 things to do in London
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Owner description: Square located in Bloomsbury, central London, with easy access to nearby attractions like the British Museum, Covent Garden and Oxford Street for shopping.
Hong Kong, China
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“Nice city square during the summer months”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

This is a nice park to visit during the autumn season but perhaps it is better to see during the warmer months when Travistock's trees are flush green and full of leaves, and when the garden flowers are in bloom.

We recently passed by Travistock and greatly enjoyed spending a bit of time here in the morning relaxing prior to making our way onward to the British Museum.

This small city park, like others in the area, opens at 7.30am and makes a nice place to have a rest to read the paper or enjoy a morning cup of coffee prior to your day of sightseeing.

The statues and monuments within the square also look nicer this time of year when they can be viewed against the darker green colours of surrounding vegetation.

We enjoy stopping by Travistock when visiting this area of the city. The square is usually quieter than larger area parks like Russell Square and Bloomsbury Square.

Visited June 2014
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“Nice Gandhi Statue, pretty park with autumn foliage”
Reviewed 15 February 2014

Tavistock Square is a small but pleasant city park area in Bloomsbury, located around halfway between Euston Station and the much larger Russell Square. It makes a nice place to stop and have a rest your feet and there are a few monuments that you can see here.

Most notably, there is a statue of Gandhi, sculpted by Fredda Brilliant (1968) in the centre of Tavistock Square that nice to see. You can also find the stone memorial to conscientious objectors which was added to the square in 2005.

During our late autumn visit, we were able to see the square with an impressive display of foliage, as bright yellow leaves had covered much of the park. It was a lovely sight and made our quick stop here nice.

In the end, most will likely prefer the nearby Russell Park due to its size and proximity to the British Museum. However, Tavistock is a decent square. It is particularly worth passing by if you want to see the Gandhi Statue.

Visited December 2013
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“Tranquil”
Reviewed 22 September 2013 via mobile

One of Bloombury's parks. Peaceful space to sit and read a book. Starbucks is right across the street if you ever need a cup of joe.

Visited September 2013
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“Peaceful gardens, dedicated to peace”
Reviewed 30 November 2011

This lovely garden square was beautifully bathed in autumn colours when I visited in November. Located near Euston station, the square is very easy to find. The centrepiece is a statue of Mahatma Ghandi and throughout the gardens are other features dedicated to peace. Tavistock Square also gained notoriety as being the site of one of four terrorist attacks in 2005.
For tourists, the square is a peaceful and relaxing park in amongst the chaos of central London. I enjoyed grabbing a coffee from the Starbucks on the east side of the square and meandered through the little park, enjoying its features and taking the weight off on one of the many benches. Plan for a short stop in Tavistock Park in amongst your other travels.

Visited November 2011
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