Red Lion Square, London

Statue of Fenner Brockway in Red Lion Square

Statue of Fenner Brockway in Red Lion Square. Photograph by George Jellis

This small square contains memorials to two notable humanists – a statue of  activist and politician Fenner Brockway and a bust of philosopher Bertrand Russell.

The north east corner of the Square features the main entrance to Conway Hall, home of the South Place Ethical Society since 1929.

The Square is also rumoured to have been the resting place of Oliver Cromwell’s severed head.


The square is a small, pleasant garden park open to the public. It is a few minutes walk from Holborn tube and contains an open air cafe.

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