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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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Abbey Place, WC1H · Adeline Place, WC1B · Alfred Mews, WC1E · Alfred Place, WC1E · Argyle Square, WC1H · Argyle Street, WC1H · Argyle Walk, WC1H · Bainbridge Street, WC1A · Bainbridge Street, WC1B · Barbon Close, WC1N · Barter Street, WC1A · Bayley Street, WC1B · Bcm Embankment, WC1N · Bedford Avenue, WC1B · Bedford Place, WC1B · Bedford Square, WC1B · Bedford Way, WC1B · Bedford Way, WC1H · Bernard Street, WC1N · Bloomsbury Place, WC1A · Bloomsbury Place, WC1B · Bloomsbury Square, WC1A · Bloomsbury Square, WC1B · Bloomsbury Street, WC1A · Bloomsbury Street, WC1B · Bloomsbury Way, WC1A · Boswell Street, WC1N · Boswell Street, WC1X · Bristol House, WC1B · British Museum, WC1B · Brunswick Centre, WC1N · Brunswick Shopping Centre, WC1N · Brunswick Square, WC1N · Burton Street, WC1H · Bury Place, WC1A · Byng Place, WC1E · Capper Street, WC1E · Cartwright Gardens, WC1H · Catton Street, WC1R · Centa Housebirkenhead Street, WC1H · Chenies Mews, WC1E · Chenies Street, WC1E · Clare Court, WC1H · Coach Road, NW1 · Cockpit Yard, WC1N · Colonnade, WC1N · Compton Place, WC1H · Coram Street, WC1H · Coram Street, WC1N · Cosmo Place, WC1B · Cosmo Place, WC1N · Cromer Street, WC1H · Darwin Walk, WC1E · Dombey Street, WC1N · Doughty Mews, WC1N · Doughty Street, WC1N · Dyott Street, WC1A · Emerald Street, WC1N · Endsleigh Place, WC1H · Endsleigh Street, WC1H · Fisher Street, WC1R · Flaxman Terrace, NW1 · 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 Court, WC1E · Gower Place, WC1E · Gower Street, WC1E · Grafton Way, WC1E · Great Court, WC1B · Great James Street, WC1N · Great Ormond Street, WC1N · Great Russell Street, W1T · Great Russell Street, WC1A · Great Russell Street, WC1B · Grenville Street, WC1N · Guilford Street, WC1B · 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 · Lamb’s Mews, N1 · 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 Place, WC1E · Malet Street, WC1E · Marchmont Street, WC1N · Mecklenburgh Place, WC1N · Mecklenburgh Square, WC1N · Mecklenburgh Street, WC1X · Medway Court, WC1H · Midhope Street, WC1H · Millman Place, WC1N · Millman Street, WC1N · Montague Place, WC1E · Montague Street, WC1B · Mortimer Market, W1T · Morwell Street, WC1B · Neals Yard, WC1N · New North Street, WC1N · North Cloisters, WC1E · 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 · Ormond Close, WC1N · Peabody Buildings, WC1N · Percy Street, W1T · Pied Bull Court, WC1A · Pied Bull Yard, WC1A · Powis Place, WC1N · Procter Street, WC1V · Proctor Street, WC1V · Queen Annes Square, SE1 · Queen Square, WC1N · Queen’s Yard, W1T · Regent Square, WC1H · Regent 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 · Sidmouth Street, WC1X · Sinclair House, WC1H · Soho Square, WC1A · South Cloisters, WC1H · Southampton Place, WC1A · Southampton Row, WC1B · Speedy Place, WC1H · Store Street, WC1E · Streatham Street, WC1A · Tankerton Street, WC1H · Tavistock House North, WC1H · Tavistock House South, WC1H · Tavistock House, WC1H · Tavistock Place, WC1H · Tavistock Place, WC1N · Tavistock Square, WC1H · Thanet Street, WC1H · Theobald’s Road, WC1R · Theobalds Road, WC1X · Third Floor, WC1E · Thornhaugh Street, WC1B · Thornhaugh Street, WC1H · Tiger House, WC1H · Tonbridge Street, WC1H · Torrington Place, WC1E · Torrington Square, WC1H · University Street, WC1E · Upper Woborn Place, WC1H · Upper Woburn Place, NW1 · Upper Woburn Place, WC1H · Victoria House, WC1A · Wakefield St, WC1N · Wakefield Street, WC1H · Wakefield Street, WC1N · Westking Place, WC1H · Whidborne Street, WC1H · Witley Court, WC1N · Woburn Place, WC1B · Woburn Place, WC1H · Woburn Square, WC1H · Woolf Mews, WC1H · Yorkshire Grey 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