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3 June 2011

Relax in the sun at Gordon Square Garden

Your author spent a day recently amongst the buildings of the University of London around Bloomsbury, and one of the most atmospheric spots was Gordon Square Garden, surrounded by tall trees with a sunny open area in the middle, occupied by a range of relaxed people.

During the first part of the 20th Century, the garden was a focal point for the Bloomsbury Group, with the Stephen siblings (including Virginia Stephen, later Woolf) living at number 46 from 1904 to 1907 and held regular open Thursday 'at homes' for literary figures and intellectuals.

The square now largely houses university buildings, and was restored in 2006 with the help of the University and a grant from the National Lottery.

For more information, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Square

1 comment:

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