Great Russell Street is a street in Bloomsbury, London, best known for being the location of the British Museum. 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.
The headquarters of the Trades Union Congress is located at Nos. 23–28 (Congress House). The street is also the home of the Contemporary Ceramics Centre, the gallery for the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain; as well as the High Commission of Barbados to the United Kingdom. The Queen Mary Hall and YWCA Central Club, built by Sir Edwin Lutyens between 1928 and 1932, was at No 16-22 (it is now a hotel).
Great Russell Street has had a number of notable residents, especially during the Victorian era, including:
- W. H. Davies (1871–1940), poet and writer, lived at No. 14 (1916–22).
- Randolph Caldecott (1846–1886), illustrator, lived at No. 46.
- Thomas Henry Wyatt (1807–1880), architect, lived at No. 77.
- D. E. L. Haynes (1913–1994), classical scholar and British Museum curator, lived at No. 89.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822), poet, lodged at No. 119 (February–March, 1818).
Cultural institutions and sites
- The British Museum
- Faber and Faber, distinguished publisher (e.g., T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land)
- The park and garden in Bloomsbury Square
- Statue of parliamentarian Charles James Fox
- British Study Centres School of English
- "British Museum – Getting here". britishmuseum.org. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
- "UCL Bloomsbury Project". ucl.ac.uk. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
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- "Contemporary Ceramics Centre". cpaceramics.com. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
- "Homepage – Craft Potters Association". craftpotters.com. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
- "High Commission of Barbados in London, United Kingdom". embassypages.com. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
- Historic England
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- "Thomas Henry Wyatt : London Remembers, Aiming to capture all memorials in London". londonremembers.com. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
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