ENJOY THE GREAT OUTDOORS IN BLOOMSBURY

With temperatures set to rise again this weekend, there’s never been a better time to take in the tranquillity of the great outdoors, even in central London. With a total of 10 squares, you are never far from a glorious Georgian garden in Bloomsbury. Check out our top picks and uncover the area’s green spaces:

• Within walking distance to the British Museum, Russell Square is Bloomsbury’s largest garden square. Stay cool by the fountain, or meet your friends at the award-winning café for a refreshment and a bite to eat

• Bloomsbury Square, London’s oldest square, is surrounded by historic Georgian terraces and the grand façade of Victoria House, which was once shortlisted to become London’s City Hall. If you are looking for something healthy to eat, there’s a small recently opened salad shop – you can’t miss it, it looks like an iconic old red phone box. Store Street is also around the corner with a range of eateries and coffee shops

• Tavistock Square is home to statues of two revolutionary, historical figures – Mahatma Gandhi and a bust of Bloomsbury writer and former resident, Virginia Woolf. In 1967, a cherry tree was planted in memory of the victims of Hiroshima and its pink-shaded blossoms continue to burst forth, making it the perfect spot to enjoy a summer picnic

For more information on Bloomsbury’s garden and squares, visit here