Tavistock Square

Category: Parks and Open spaces

Tavistock Square is a square in Bloomsbury, London. It was developed in the 1820s by the architect Thomas Cubitt. The centre-piece of the gardens is a statue of Mahatma Gandhi, which was installed in 1968. There is also a memorial to conscientious objectors (unveiled in 1995) and a cherry tree planted in 1967 in memory of the victims of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima.

The square is part of an estate owned by the Dukes of Bedford, and takes its name from the courtesy title given to the eldest sons of the Dukes of Bedford, Marquess of Tavistock.


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