A walk in Russell world

34 Bury Place, WC1

There is a garden square, a hotel, and a tube station. There are also a dozen other buildings and places by the name of ‘Russell’ in Bloomsbury. The fact that Bertrand Russell lived in this neighborhood is not pure coincidence. The square was named after the Earls and Dukes of Bedford, also known as Russells. Our mutual friend was related to them.

Bury Place is just off the drag of Bloomsbury Way, and south of touristy Great Russel Street. Given the hectic surrounding streets, Bury is surprisingly quiet on a Saturday afternoon. As if people want to keep it peaceful for its illustrious past resident.

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