Brighten up your bank holiday weekend in Bloomsbury

With the final Bank Holiday weekend of the summer on the horizon, make the most of the summer atmosphere by visiting the area’s beautiful garden squares. From Bloomsbury Square to Russell Square, the area provides tranquil respite from busy London life on a summer’s day. Below are our top picks for a day in the green open spaces of Bloomsbury.

• Bloomsbury Square is London’s oldest square, with the backdrop of the impressive Victoria House – once tipped to be London’s City Hall. Circled by elegant Georgian terraces, this historic square is just a stone’s throw from the shops and eateries of Store Street

• Tavistock Square boasts statues of both historic figure Mahatma Ghandi and member of the Bloomsbury Set Virginia Woolf. Admire the cherry tree planted in 1967 in memory of the victims of Hiroshima

• Bloomsbury’s largest garden square, Russell Square, provides a more bustling alternative. Since its restoration in 2002, it is now at the heart of Bloomsbury, boasting a stylish award-winning café popular with visitors and residents alike

Whether it’s dining out, strolling around, or a relaxed picnic you’re after, Bloomsbury’s garden squares provide an idyllic escape this bank holiday weekend. Read more here.