Bedford Square in London

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This wonderful square was built between 1775 and 1783 as an upper middle class residential area takes its name from the the Dukes of Bedford, who were the main landlords in Bloomsbury. Distinguished residents have included Lord Eldon, one of Britain's longest serving and most celebrated Lord Chancellors. This is one of the best preserved set pieces of Georgian architecture in London and the majority of the buildings are grade I listed. The gardens are private and always remain locked.
Address: WC1
Directions: tube: Russell Square