Tavistock Square, including the old Tavistock House, started to be built in 1803, but only the west side of the original square remains

Famous residents of the square have included Charles Dickens and Virginia Woolf, who with her husband started the Hogarth Press here.

In the middle of the square (which is actually a Peace Garden) stands a statue of Mahatma Gandhi.

Born in 1869, Gandhi was a strong peace campaigner and advocate of non-violent methods to resolve conflict.

He spent time in London in the 1890’s.

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