Gordon Square

The West End

The centre of literary Bloomsbury was Gordon Sq, where some of the buildings are marked with blue plaques.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby The West End attractions

1. Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

0.09 MILES

With some 80,000 artefacts, this is one of the most impressive collections of Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology in the world. The old-fashioned displays…

2. Tavistock Square


Tavistock Sq, the 'square of peace', contains a statue of Mahatma Gandhi, a memorial to wartime conscientious objectors and a cherry tree recalling the…

3. Grant Museum of Zoology

0.16 MILES

This fascinating and little-known museum contains 68,000 specimens from the animal kingdom, including many that are extinct or critically endangered…

4. Wellcome Collection

0.19 MILES

Focusing on the interface of art, science and medicine, this clever and resourceful museum is fascinating. The museum's heart is Sir Henry Wellcome's…

5. St Pancras Church

0.21 MILES

This striking Greek Revival church has a tower designed to imitate the Temple of the Winds in Athens, a portico with six Ionic columns and a wing…

6. Brunei Gallery

0.23 MILES

Part of the University of London's School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), this gallery features permanent displays and exhibitions of art from…

7. Wiener Library

0.26 MILES

The Wiener Library was established by German Alfred Wiener in 1933 to document the rise of anti-Semitism in his home country, from which he had fled in…

8. Russell Square

0.27 MILES

At the heart of Bloomsbury and originally laid out in 1800 by Humphrey Repton, Russell Sq was dark and bushy until a striking facelift early in the new…