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28 October 2019
We are very pleased to be included in the new book ‘Bloomsbury in 50 Buildings‘ by Lucy McMurdo which traces the development of the area through its significant buildings. Here is the Horse Hospital (just off Russell Square) which is now a grade II listed arts venue. It was built in 1797 by James Burton (who developed large areas of Bloomsbury including Bedford Square, Russell Square, Bloomsbury Square, Tavistock Square as well as Regent Street and the Inner Circle villas at Regent’s Park). You still access the two storey building using the ramps that were necessary for the horses. And you can still see the tethering rings that were used to secure the sick horses during treatment.
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