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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

Bedford Square

Visitor Information
Open

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

Activities

TBC

Picnics allowed.

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 area at garden entrances, otherwise shingle paths

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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. Other historic Bloomsbury squares and gardens, normally open to the public, are hosting OGSW activities – see https://bloomsburysquares.wordpress.com/ for details.

Head Gardener: Tom Abbott
Visitor Information
Open

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

Activities

TBC

Picnics allowed.

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 area at garden entrances, otherwise shingle paths

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

Nearby gardens with similar opening times
Montague Street Gardens WC1B 5BL
0.4 km / 0.2 miles
Saturday: 10:30–16:30
Sunday: 10:30–16:30
Private space with a glorious garden overlooked by many period properties.

The Phoenix Garden WC2H 8DE
0.5 km / 0.3 miles
Saturday: 10:00–18:00
Sunday: 10:00–18:00
Award-winning independent charity garden built and planted by the local community in 1984 on the site of a car park. Attractive for people and urban wildlife (including the West End's only frogs).

British Medical Association Council Garden WC1H 9JP
0.8 km / 0.5 miles
Saturday: 10:00–17:00
A hidden central London gem on the site of Charles Dickens' house, designed by architect Sir Edwin Lutyens and planted extensively with medicinal herbs.

Fitzroy Square W1T 6EF
0.8 km / 0.5 miles
Sunday: 10:00–18:30
Fitzroy Square is one of London's finest squares and the only London square designed by Robert Adam in the late 18th century. It features a newly installed organic children's play area. Refreshments available in the garden.

Collingham Gardens Nursery WC1N 1PH
0.9 km / 0.6 miles
Saturday: 10:00–16:30
Sunday: 10:30–16:30
Hidden, semi-wild garden of a pre-school nursery run by local parents. Described by visitors as a "magical oasis" in London. Historically the first graveyard in the UK set outside church land.