- Bedford Square
Built between 1775 and 1783 as an upper middle class residential area, the sqare has had many distinguished residents, including Lord Eldon, one of Britain's longest serving and most celebrated Lord Chancellors, who lived in the largest house in the square for many years. The square takes its name from the main title of the Russell family, the Dukes of Bedford, who were the main landlords in Bloomsbury.
Bedford Square is one of the best preserved set pieces of Georgian architecture in London, but most of the houses have now been converted into offices. Numbers 1-10, 11, 12–27, 28–38 and 40–54 are grade I listed buildings. The central garden remains private. Bedford College, the first place for female higher education in Britain, was formerly located in (and named after) Bedford Square.
- Nos. 1 and 2: Cameron Mackintosh (Overseas) Limited
- No. 3: Winston House (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's European Study Center)
- Nos. 4, 5 and 6: New York University's London Academic Facility.
- No. 7: Birkbeck, University of London
- No. 11: Royal Holloway, University of London
- No. 14:  Redhouse Lane
- No. 16: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
- No. 19: Morse Plc
- No. 25: InferMed Ltd
- No. 29: London office of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
- No. 30: Sotheby's Institute of Art
- No. 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38 and 39: Architectural Association School of Architecture.
- No. 47: Yale University Press, London.
- No. 9: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
- Nos. 49, 50 and 51: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
- No. 6: Lord Eldon — Lord Chancellor
- No. 10: Charles Gilpin - MP
- No. 11: Henry Cavendish — scientist
- No. 13: Harry Ricardo — engine designer — born here
- No. 22: Johnston Forbes-Robertson — actor
- No. 30: Jonathan Cape - renowned 20th Century publishing company.
- No. 35: Thomas Hodgkin — physician, reformer and philanthropist
- No. 35: Thomas Wakley — founder of The Lancet
- No. 41: William Butterfield — architect
- No. 41: Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins — novelist
- No. 44: Margot Asquith — wife of the Prime Minister H. H. Asquith -- and before that, Ottoline Morrell
- No. 48: Elizabeth Jesser Reid — anti-slavery activist and founder of Bedford College for Women
- No. 49: Francis Walker — entomologist; before that Ram Mohan Roy — Indian scholar and reformer
- No. 50: Karthik Parthiban — Famous Indian scholar
- No. 52: Was used as the contestants' house in the 2010 series of The Apprentice
Other squares on the Bedford Estate in Bloomsbury included:
- Bloomsbury Square
- Gordon Square
- Russell Square
- Tavistock Square
- Torrington Square
- Woburn Square
- List of eponymous roads in London
- Steen Eiler Rasmussen: "London, the Unique City".
A number of houses have blue plaques recording famous residents:
Bloomsbury Buildings Squares and parks Roads History
- Plaquemap.com London blue plaque scheme — For exact location of these plaques within the square.
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