A guided walk by Stan Harris
The Russell family were one of the great families who, through luck and good judgment ended up with some not very profitable fields with a few farms and pastures, yielding modest rents until.... as a result of an enormous fire and a fateful marriage, they inherited one of London's best bits of real estate. We begin in eponymous Russell Square and wander through Tavistock, Gordon and Woburn Squares. We will talk about some famous residents and see some world famous institutions, many housed in some of London's finest buildings. Eventually we pass through the squre where it all began and end at a place of execution. And the thread that runs throughout, the intriguing story over 500 years of the Russell family.