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Russell Square station, now on London's Piccadully Line, was opened by the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway on 15 December 1906. The building was designed by Leslie Green and is a Grade II listed building.

The square is named after the surname of the Earls and Dukes of Bedford, who developed the family's London landholdings in the 17th and 18th centuries, beginning with Covent Garden (Bedford Street). Russell Square was formed when new streets were laid out by the Duke on the site of the gardens of his former home Bedford House, their London house. Other local street names relating to the Duke of Bedford include Bedford Square, Bedford Place, Bedford Avenue, Bedford Row and Bedford Way; Woburn Square and Woburn Place (from Woburn Abbey); Tavistock Square, Tavistock Place and Tavistock Street (Marquess of Tavistock), and Thornhaugh Street (after a subsidiary title Baron of Thornhaugh). The street lamps around this area carry the Bedford Arms.

The station is situated on Bernard Street, Bloomsbury. It is a small but busy station, used by office workers and tourists staying in Bloomsbury's numerous hotels.

On 7 July 2005, in a co-ordinated bomb attack, an explosion in a train travelling between King's Cross St. Pancras and Russell Square resulted in the deaths of 26 people, making up nearly half of the total fatalities from the series of attacks and also causing damage to the tunnel. It was the last of the three bombs used in the attacks on the underground, although another bomb would later explode on a bus.

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Maggie Groff remembers nursing in 1970s London

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How do you avoid holiday traffic jams?
Traffic jams can set any holiday off to a bad start - so how do you avoid them?

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Burnt Oak blaze sees 500 evacuated amid explosion fears
Firefighters said the blaze is under control and the street has reopened.

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Teenage moped rider, 16, killed in crash with police car after attempted robbery
A teenage boy has died after being hit by a police car while being pursued by officers in Wimbledon.

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Mustafa Ahmed ’sprayed heavily pregnant woman with acid’
Mustafa Ahmed, 19, of Stepney, east London, appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court over an acid attack that left a pregnant woman and her partner in hospital.

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Bride Kathryn Reffold’s wedding tiredness was cancer
In the months leading up to her wedding Kathryn Reffold, 36, of East London, felt fatigued, suffered indigestion and had a pain in her shoulder, but it turned out to be Stage 4 cancer.

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Sienna Miller leaves the Apollo theatre in pyjama trousers
Cladding her slender pins in black floral silken trousers and a black satin finish shirt, the actress opted for comfortable elegance as she left her performance.

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Teenager charged over London acid attacks
A 16-year-old boy arrested over five acid attacks in London on Thursday is charged with 15 offences.

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’Pregnant’ Carey Mulligan on day off from BBC filming
Wearing a loose-fitting black shirt, Carey Mulligan, 32, was seen sauntering along with a shopping bag, clutching a coffee (presumably decaf) in one hand.

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Dermot O’Leary’s and Dee Koppang attend Dunkirk premiere
Dermot O’Leary and Dee Koppang looked fresh as daisies as they attended the Dunkirk world film premiere in London on Thursday.

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Smitten Chloe Madeley leaps into beau James Haskell’s arms
Evidently delighted to be reunited with her man, Chloe, 29, leaped into Haskell’s arms as he made his way through the airport terminal with his luggage.

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Aristocrat facing jail over racist Facebook threat to anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller
An aristocrat who posted a racist threat about anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller on Facebook and branded her a "bloody troublesome first generation immigrant" is facing jail today.

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Horsemeat plot exposed by equine ID chips in beef, court told
Andronicos Sideras, 54, is accused of deliberately mixing up the meats before they were sold.

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Fire hits Camden Lock Market
Fire brigade says 10 engines were sent to the market, which is a popular tourist attraction.

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Romelu Lukaku: Man Utd agree fee with Everton, striker set to have medical
Romelu Lukaku: Man Utd agree fee with Everton, striker set to have medical

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Victoria Hervey and Jamie O’Hara spark romance rumours
Lady Victoria Hervey, 40, and Jamie O’Hara, 30, have sparked romance rumours after they stepped out hand-in-hand during a night on the tiles in London on Friday.

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Abbey Place, WC1H · Adeline Place, WC1B · Alfred Place, WC1E · Argyle Square, WC1H · Argyle Street, WC1H · Argyle Walk, WC1H · Barbon Close, WC1N · Barter Street, WC1A · Bayley Street, WC1B · Bcm Embankment, WC1N · Bedford Avenue, WC1B · Bedford Place, WC1B · Bedford Square, WC1B · Bedford Way, WC1H · Bernard Street, WC1N · Bloomsbury Place, WC1A · Bloomsbury Place, WC1B · Bloomsbury Square, WC1A · Bloomsbury Street, WC1B · Bloomsbury Way, WC1A · Boswell Street, WC1N · Bristol House, WC1B · Brunswick Centre, WC1N · Brunswick Shopping Centre, WC1N · Brunswick Square, WC1N · Burton Street, WC1H · Bury Place, WC1A · Capper Street, WC1E · Cartwright Gardens, WC1H · Catton Street, WC1R · Centa Housebirkenhead Street, WC1H · Chenies Street, WC1E · Clare Court, WC1H · Cockpit Yard, WC1N · Colonnade, WC1N · Coram Street, WC1H · Coram Street, WC1N · Cosmo Place, WC1N · Cromer Street, WC1H · Doughty Mews, WC1N · Doughty Street, WC1N · Dyott Street, WC1A · Emerald Street, WC1N · Endsleigh Place, WC1H · Endsleigh Street, WC1H · Fisher Street, WC1R · Flaxman Terrace, WC1H · Foundling Court, WC1N · Galen Place, WC1A · Gilbert Place, WC1A · Gloucester Road, WC1N · Goodge Street, W1T · Gordon Mansions, WC1E · Gordon Square, WC1H · Gordon Street, WC1H · Gower Place, WC1E · Gower Street, WC1E · Grafton Way, WC1E · Great James Street, WC1N · Great Ormond Street, WC1N · Great Russell Street, WC1B · Grenville Street, WC1N · Guilford Street, WC1N · Hamilton House, WC1H · Handel Street, WC1N · Harrison Street, WC1H · Hastings Street, WC1H · Heathcote Street, WC1N · Henrietta Mews, WC1N · Herbrand Street, WC1N · Hunter Street, WC1N · Huntley Street, WC1E · Jenner House, WC1N · John Street, WC1N · Johns Mews, WC1N · Judd Street, WC1H · Kenton Street, WC1N · Keppel Street, WC1E · Kings Mews, WC1N · Kingsgate Street, WC1R · Kirk Street, WC1N · Lambs Conduit Passage, WC1R · Lambs Conduit Street, WC1N · Lamp Office Court, WC1N · Leigh Street, WC1H · Lion Court, WC1V · Little Guildford Street · Little Russel Street, WC1A · Little Russell Street, WC1A · Long Yard, WC1N · Mabledon Place, WC1H · Malet Street, WC1E · Marchmont Street, WC1N · Mecklenburgh Place, WC1N · Mecklenburgh Square, WC1N · Medway Court, WC1H · Midhope Street, WC1H · Millman Street, WC1N · Montague Street, WC1B · Neals Yard, WC1N · New North Street, WC1N · North Crescent, WC1E · North Cresent, WC1E · North Mews, WC1N · Northington Street, WC1N · Oblique Museum Mansions, WC1B · Odonnell Court, WC1N · Old Glocester Street, WC1N · Old Gloucester Street, WC1N · Old Glouster Street, WC1N · Orange Street, WC1R · Orde Hall Street, WC1N · Peabody Buildings, WC1N · Percy Street, W1T · Pied Bull Court, WC1A · Pied Bull Yard, WC1A · Procter Street, WC1V · Proctor Street, WC1V · Queen Square, WC1N · Richbell Place, WC1N · Ridgmount Gardens, WC1E · Ridgmount Street, WC1E · Roger Street, WC1N · Rugby Chambers, WC1N · Rugby Street, WC1N · Russell Court, WC1H · Russell Square House, WC1B · Russell Square, WC1B · Russell Square, WC1B · Russell Square, WC1H · Sandwich House, WC1H · Sandwich Street, WC1H · Seaford Street, WC1H · Shaftesbury Avenue, WC1H · Shops Brunswick Centre, WC1N · Sicilian Avenue, WC1A · Sidmouth Street, WC1H · Sinclair House, WC1H · Soho Square, WC1A · Southampton Place, WC1A · Southampton Row, WC1B · Speedy Place, WC1H · Store Street, WC1E · Streatham Street, WC1A · Tavistock House North, WC1H · Tavistock House South, WC1H · Tavistock House, WC1H · Tavistock Place, WC1H · Tavistock Square, WC1H · Thanet Street, WC1H · Theobalds Road, WC1X · Third Floor, WC1E · Thornhaugh Street, WC1H · Tiger House, WC1H · Tonbridge Street, WC1H · Torrington Place, WC1E · University Street, WC1E · Upper Woborn Place, WC1H · Upper Woburn Place, WC1H · Victoria House, WC1A · Wakefield Street, WC1N · Westking Place, WC1H · Whidborne Street, WC1H · Witley Court, WC1N · Woburn Place, WC1H · Woburn Square, WC1H ·


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