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Virtual tour showing a view of Tavistock Square in London. Taken during the summer months, the picture shows the Mahatma Gandhi statue located in the center of the square and surrounding flower beds.

Tavistock Square - FURTHER INFORMATION

Tavistock Square - London visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Tavistock Square' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Greater London.

Tavistock Square lies just north of Russell Square and east of Gordon Square in Central London. It is close to Euston Station, the British Library and University College London. Just a little to the south is the British Museum, one of the top tourist attractions in London. It is surrounded by numerous popular hotels including the Imperial Tavistock London Hotel and Imperial Hotel on Russell Square.

Within the middle of Tavistock Square is a statue to Mahatma Gandhi, perched on a plinth surrounded by flower beds, installed in 1968. Also in the square is a memorial to conscientious objectors, busts of Virginia Woolf and Dame Louisa Aldrich-Blake as well as a cherry tree planted in 1967 in memory of the victims of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima.

On the 7 July 2005, an Islamic suicide bomber blew up a bus next to Tavistock Square beside the BMA building killing 13 people.

The square was once part of the estate of the Dukes of Bedford. It was laid out in the 1820s by Thomas Cubitt and named after the Marquess of Tavistock, the honourary title given to the eldest sons of the Duke of Bedford.

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

Bus: Tavistock Square (59, 68, 91, 168, N91)
Tube: Euston Station (Northern, Victoria Lines), Russell Square (Picaddilly Line)



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