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9-10 June 2018

9-10 June 2018

Bedford Square

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

North side of square
Nearest postcode: WC1B 3HH

Buses

10, 24, 29, 73, 134 + 1, 7, 8, 19, 25, 38, 55, 98, 242

Stations

Tottenham Court Road, Goodge Street

Cycle hire station

Bayley Street (Map)

Public toilets

Broadwick Street (Map)
Saturday 10:00-02:00
Sunday 10:00-02:00

Access

Hard surface only at entrance to garden.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

Built between 1775 and 1786, Bedford Square is the best and most complete Georgian square in London. The elegant surrounding buildings, now mainly offices, were once fashionable town houses and have distinctive Coade-stone entrances.

The large oval garden at the centre is surrounded by pre-war iron railings and screened by encircling shrubberies and mature plane trees. Recent improvements to the garden include a newly turfed main lawn, numerous perennial additions to the borders and major pruning works to both the shrubbery and trees.

Areas of interest include a restored summerhouse, a Victorian stumpery and pocket planting of a variety of herbaceous plants.

Head Gardener: Tom Abbott
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

North side of square
Nearest postcode: WC1B 3HH

Buses

10, 24, 29, 73, 134 + 1, 7, 8, 19, 25, 38, 55, 98, 242

Stations

Tottenham Court Road, Goodge Street

Cycle hire station

Bayley Street (Map)

Public toilets

Broadwick Street (Map)
Saturday 10:00-02:00
Sunday 10:00-02:00

Access

Hard surface only at entrance to garden.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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