- Red Lion Square
Red Lion Square is a small square on the boundary of
Bloomsbury, and Holborn Londonwith a fine garden. The square was laid out in 1698 taking its name from the Red Lion Inn. According to some sources the body of Oliver Cromwelland two other regicides was placed in a pit on the site of the Square. The centre-piece of the garden today is a statue of Fenner Brockway, which was installed in 1986. There is also a memorial to Bertrand Russell. Conway Hallopens on to the Square. On 15th June 1974 a meeting by the National Frontin Conway Hall resulted in a protest by anti-fascist groups. The following disorder and police action left one student - Kevin Gatelyfrom the University of Warwick- dead.
The square today is home to the
Royal College of Anaesthetistsand the College of Emergency Medicine. Lamb's Conduit Streetis nearby and the nearest underground station is Holborn.
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