Gordon and Woburn Squares

Gordon and Woburn Square gardens, newly-restored by the University of London with help from the Heritage Lottery Fund and others, are the focus for a heritage walk.

The Bloomsbury area surrounding the gardens is an important seat of learning. The University of London Precinct is situated in its heart and there are a number of local schools and learning institutes within the vicinity of the Squares.

Bloomsbury itself has a rich heritage, historically, intellectually, artistically and architecturally. Gordon and Woburn Square gardens are at the heart of this very much loved part of London.

The gardens and the adjacent area are of considerable historical importance, both locally, nationally and internationally, making them a highly valuable resource in terms of education and learning.

The Tour
The tour, which lasts about 90 minutes, takes you through the heart of the University campus, and touches on the complete history of the area, and on the lives of some of those who have made it famous for artistic and intellectual activity.

The walk starts at King’s Cross and heads south through Bloomsbury streets, and passing squares, gardens and significant sites of interest. You can take detours to stroll through some of the squares, or to visit the sites of interest, depending on access on the day. The walk ends near Holborn tube station.

Download the leaflet
Through Gordon and Woburn Squares: a walk through historic Bloomsbury visiting the newly restored Squares   [PDF 338KB, 12 pages].


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