Great Russell Street
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Great Russell Street

Great Russell Street viewed from its junction with Bloomsbury Street

Great Russell Street is a street in Bloomsbury, London, best known for being the location of the British Museum.[1] It runs between Tottenham Court Road (part of the A400 route) in the west, and Southampton Row (part of the A4200 route) in the east. It is one-way only (eastbound) between its western origin at Tottenham Court Road and Bloomsbury Street.[2]

The headquarters of the Trades Union Congress is located at Nos. 23-28 (Congress House).[3] The street is also the home of the Contemporary Ceramics Centre,[4] the gallery for the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain;[5] as well as the High Commission of Barbados to the United Kingdom.[6] The Queen Mary Hall and YWCA Central Club, built by Sir Edwin Lutyens between 1928-32, was at No 16-22 (it is now a hotel).[7]

Famous residents

Jarndyce Booksellers, 46 Great Russell Street

Great Russell Street has had a number of notable residents, especially during the Victorian era, including:

See also

Adjoining streets:

Cultural institutions and sites



  1. ^ "British Museum - Getting here". Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "UCL Bloomsbury Project". Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "Contact". TUC. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "Contemporary Ceramics Centre". Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "Homepage - Craft Potters Association". Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ "High Commission of Barbados in London, United Kingdom". Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ Historic England
  8. ^ "Charles Dickens' many addresses in Fitzrovia – Fitzrovia News". Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ Waters, B. (ed.) (1951), The Essential W. H. Davies, London: Jonathan Cape, (Introduction: W. H. Davies, Man and Poet, pp. 9-20)
  10. ^ "Caldecott, Randolph (1846-1886)". English Heritage. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ "Thomas Henry Wyatt : London Remembers, Aiming to capture all memorials in London". Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ Cook, B. F. (23 September 2004). "Haynes, Denys Eyre Lankester (1913-1994)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001 (inactive 23 September 2020). Retrieved 2019.CS1 maint: DOI inactive as of September 2020 (link)
  13. ^ Bieri, James (2005). Percy Bysshe Shelley: A Biography : Exile of Unfulfilled Renown, 1816-1822. University of Delaware Press. p. 57. ISBN 9780874138931. Retrieved 2017.

External links

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Coordinates: 51°31?06?N 0°07?34?W / 51.51833°N 0.12611°W / 51.51833; -0.12611

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