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The Foundling Museum tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, an orphanage for abandoned children founded in the eighteenth century which continues today as the children's charity Coram.
The Foundling Museum tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, an orphanage for abandoned children founded in the eighteenth century which continues today as the children's charity Coram. The Collection includes significant paintings, sculpture, prints, furniture and manuscripts. Sizeable art donations by British artists and the involvement of Handel as a patron made this child care organization an early center of art and music. The Gerald Coke Handel Collection relates to the life and work of the composer and includes manuscripts, printed books and music, ephemera, coins, medals and art works from the 18th - 20th century.
Russell Square is the largest square in London, established in 1806 by the 5th Duke of Bedford whose statue can still be found here
Coram's Fields is a unique seven acre park for children, with a playground, pet corner, nursery and duck pond
The Russell Hotel on the eastern side of Russell Square is a gothic building with a magnificent ballroom which was designed by the same people who created interiors for the ill-fated Titanic
The Charles Dickens Museum on Doughty Street in London is at the former home of the renowned novelist, holding an important collection of material relating to the him
Bloomsbury Square is the oldest garden square in London, established by Lord Southampton in 1665 and opened to the public in the 1950s
The Buildings of High Holborn are a range of Tudor half-timbered buildings across a magnificent marble courtyard building which stands on the site of the former Staple Inn
The official book depository of the United Kingdom, the British Library holds a copy of every book ever printed here, and a wide variety of periodicals
The British Museum is, undoubtedly, one of the best museums in the world and a definite highlight of any trip to London
The Cartoon Museum displays an extensive collection of British cartoon and comic art from the 18th century to the present day