Tuesday 23 April 2013

Bloomsbury Square Gardens, central London

One of London's more picturesque garden squares, Bloomsbury Square is home to some beautiful and well preserved four-storey Georgian terraces. Although the entire eastern side of the square is occupied by the slightly-Orwellian Victoria House - a handsome, but forbidding, neo-classical office building dating from the early twentieth century. On a summer lunchtime, the square's inviting lawns fill with office workers and students. On the north side, is a bronze statue of an eighteenth century whig politician who oddly has his back to most of the square. 8/10