Monday, 14 March 2016

18 Woburn Square

The number sign on this door is so pretty that it caught my eye. It’s in Woburn Square in Bloomsbury, London. Named after the Duke of Bedford’s family seat – Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire – the houses in the square were built between 1829 and 1847 and are now mostly occupied by University College London. Number 18 houses the Social Science Research Unit. There’s still a small garden in the centre of the square. To my delight, I discovered that Camden Council have run a project documenting the doors of Bloomsbury, including those in Woburn Square – worth a look for some fabulous Georgian gems. 

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