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Russell Square tube station

Coordinates: 51°31′23″N 0°07′28″W / 51.52306°N 0.12444°W / 51.52306; -0.12444
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Russell Square London Underground
Station entrance
Russell Square is located in Central London
Russell Square
Russell Square
Location of Russell Square in Central London
Local authorityCamden
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone1
London Underground annual entry and exit
2017Decrease 11.45 million[1]
2018Decrease 11.34 million[2]
2019Increase 12.27 million[3]
2020Decrease 2.74 million[4]
2021Increase 3.66 million[5]
Railway companies
Original companyGreat Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway
Key dates
15 December 1906Station opened
Listed status
Listing gradeII
Entry number1401730[6][7]
Added to list20 July 2011
Other information
External links
WGS8451°31′23″N 0°07′28″W / 51.52306°N 0.12444°W / 51.52306; -0.12444

Russell Square is a London Underground station facing Russell Square on Bernard Street, Bloomsbury, in the London Borough of Camden. The station is on the Piccadilly line, between Holborn and King's Cross St Pancras on tube maps.[8]

Russell Square Station is very close to the British Museum, the University of London's main building, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Russell Square Gardens and the Brunswick Centre.[9]

The station was designed by Leslie Green and is of the modern style.[10][11]

2005 London bombings

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Ambulances at Russell Square following the attack

On 7 July 2005, in a organised bomb attack, an explosion in a train going between King's Cross St. Pancras and Russell Square caused the deaths of 26 people.[12]

A memorial to the victims, similar to the one at King's Cross St Pancras tube station, is located at the station.[13]

In movies

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The station was used as the place for the horror movie Death Line,[14] which had actors like Donald Pleasence, Christopher Lee and Clive Swift in.[15][16]


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  1. "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures (2007–2017)". London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Archived from the original (XLSX) on 31 July 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. "Station Usage Data" (CSV). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2018. Transport for London. 21 August 2019. Archived from the original on 22 May 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  3. "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2019. Transport for London. 23 September 2020. Archived from the original on 9 November 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  4. "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2020. Transport for London. 16 April 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  5. "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2021. Transport for London. 12 July 2022. Retrieved 7 September 2022.
  6. Historic England. "Russell Square Underground Station (1401730)". National Heritage List for England (NHLE). Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  7. "16 London Underground Stations Listed At Grade II". English Heritage. 26 July 2011. Archived from the original on 14 September 2011.
  8. Standard Tube Map (PDF) (Map). Not to scale. Transport for London. May 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 June 2019.
  9. Google Maps – Russell Square Tube Station
  10. "London Underground By Design by Mark Ovenden – review". The Guardian. 3 February 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  11. "Green, Leslie". Archived from the original on 2012. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |archive-date= (help)
  12. July 7 2005 London Bombings Fast Facts
  13. "Bombs 7/7/05 – Piccadilly line – WC1". Londonremembers.com. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  14. The London Underground in Films and Televisions (Real Stations – Portrayals)
  15. Josh Ralske (2009). "Raw Meat". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Archived from the original on 31 July 2009.
  16. Roger Ebert (3 August 1973). "Raw Meat". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on 15 January 2006. Retrieved 23 September 2021.