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Brunswick Square Gardens, London

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Brunswick Square is a public garden in Bloomsbury, in the London Borough of Camden. It is overlooked by the School of Pharmacy and the Foundling Museum to the north and the Brunswick Centre to the west. South of it lies International Hall (a hall of residence of the University of London), and on its west side are the two separate but related children's charities, Coram Family and Coram's Fields.
What is now Brunswick Square was originally fields that were part of the grounds of the Foundling Hospital. It was planned to be leased for housebuilding, along with Mecklenburgh Square, to raise funds for the hospital in 1790. Brunswick Square, named after Caroline of Brunswick, was finished first, being built by James Burton in 1795–1802; none of the houses remain.
Leafy squares characterise the Bloomsbury district of London. Mecklenburgh Square is a matching square to the east. Russell Square is the nearest tube station to the south-west.
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  • What a lovely green space in the middle of a very built up area behind the Brunswick shopping centre at one side and Great Ormond Street Hospital at the other. The square is surrounded by old town hou...  more »
  • Break when shopping at Waitrose in the New Brunswick is not too wide, and it's convenient. I'm close to Russell Square underground station.
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