Northampton Square is a town square in Clerkenwell, north London. It is located between Goswell Road and St John Street, in the EC1 postcode area, and houses City University, London's main campus.
City University in Northampton Square:
In 1891, the Northampton Institute was founded, and its original building opened in the Square in 1896. In 2001, a fire gutted the Grade II listed College Building; it was fully restored, re-opening in July 2006. The Institute evolved to become City University, created by Royal Charter in 1966 and housed in a major new campus, designed by Richard Sheppard Robson and Partners in 1962, and completed in 1976, dominating the north side of Northampton Square. The Ewan McGregor film Incendiary was filmed partly at this location.