Sunday, April 5, 2020

Russell Square

London is full of wonderful green spaces and huge parks.  The last time I was there, I stayed at a hotel across the street from Russell Square, a beautiful park that was well used by city dwellers and the occasional tourist like me.

It even had a little cafe where you could enjoy the view while having lunch or a treat.  I didn't stop there but I thought it was a very inviting venue.

In the center of the park was little fountain and as you can see, people took advantage of the relaxing atmosphere to sit for a while.

Around the center of the park and scattered all through it were benches that were dedicated to a variety of individuals.  This one is dedicated to Robin Jackson, 1935 - 2011.  Below his name it says "Never tired of London".  That could certainly describe me too!

Pathways through the park led it all directions so it was easy to crisscross to get to your destination.  

Green Park, Hyde Park and Hampstead Heath were always my favorite parks in London but now I've added Russell Square to the list.  It's a perfect spot of peace and quiet right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the busy city.


William Kendall said...

What a lovely area.

Catalyst said...

That's where I lit on my first day in London, many years ago. We spent our first night at the Russell Hotel.