Great Russell Street

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Great Russell Street viewed from its East end, junction with Bloomsbury Street


Great Russell Street is a street in Bloomsbury, central London, England. It is the location of the main entrance of the British Museum to the north. The Congress Centre of the Trades Union Congress is located at number 28. Great Russell Street is also the home of Contemporary Ceramics - the new gallery for the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain, and the Barbadian High Commission to the United Kingdom.

Famous residents

Great Russell Street has had a number of notable residents, especially in the Victorian era, including the following:

  • Charles Dickens (1812–1870), novelist, lived at No 14.
  • W. H. Davies (1871–1940), poet and writer, lived at No 14 (1916–1922).
  • Randolph Caldecott (1846–1886), illustrator, lived at No 46.
  • Thomas Henry Wyatt (1807–1880), architect, lived at No 77.
  • William Hean (1801-1873), furniture maker and upholsterer, lived at No 30.

Adjoining streets

  • Bloomsbury Street
  • Bloomsbury Square
  • Museum Street
  • Southampton Row

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