Handel Street is located about three minutes’ walk north of Russell Square Tube station in the borough of Camden. It runs from east to west and is approximately 150 meters long. Handel Street is split down the middle by Hunter Street, which runs alongside the Brunswick centre. Handel Street was named after a governor of close by Foundling Hospital George Frideric Handel.
The architecture on Handel Street comprises mostly Edwardian red brick mansion blocks and Georgian townhouses. The street offers a mix of blocks which are used for residential property and also commercial businesses.
One famous building on Handel Street is Yeomanry House, which is the home of the University of London Officer Training Corps (ULOTC). This is also the home of the Armed Forces Career Office, where you can go to explore what a career in the armed forces could offer you.
Opposite the Armed forces career office you will find the entrance to Waitrose and the Brunswick Centre. Not only can you do your weekly shopping at Waitrose, but the Brunswick Centre offers a vast selection of restaurants, shops and even a small independent cinema that not only shows the latest releases but old classic films on a regular basis.
At the opposite end of Handel Street you will find St Georges Gardens. St Georges Gardens is a famous garden and burial site that dates back over 300 years. The gardens are the home to the tomb of Anna Gibson who was the granddaughter of Oliver Cromwell. The gardens have a rather creepy history as the first case of body snatching was reported here. With the gardens becoming run down, they were revived and re-opened in 2001. Ever since hundreds of workers and residents nearby use the gardens all year round.
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