Bloomsbury

Your All In London guide to Bloomsbury

Located in Central London, Bloomsbury is recognised mainly as a residential area, although there are plenty of academic buildings that attract visitors namely the University of London headquarters and the British Museum including what used to be the British Library.

Situated in the London Borough of Camden, Bloomsbury was rural until the 1660s but slowly formed into a village known as Bloomsbury Square. This area was developed over time and the famous Bloomsbury Market opened in 1730.

Bloomsbury’s association with literature began when Virginia Woolf moved to the area with her husband. Along with their friends they became known as the Bloomsbury Group, and the blue plaques around Gordon Square commemorate their time here. Dicken’s House is also located in Bloomsbury, as well as the British Museum, London’s top attraction. The British Museum is loved by tourist and locals alike and is arguably one of the world’s greatest museums, despite being the subject of much controversy for “borrowing” items from other countries. Bloomsbury is mostly taken up by offices, hotels and departments belonging to the University of London, although there are numerous squares offering greenery and relaxation.

Bloomsbury is absolutely central and is, therefore, a popular base for both visitors and residents who require easy access to London's sights.

Going out in Bloomsbury

What's On in Bloomsbury


Online Screening and Discussion: Leaving Ukraine
Online Event

Starts: 24/06/2024
Ends: 24/06/2024

Handel's Will: Life & Legacy
Foundling Museum

Starts: 20/10/2023
Ends: 30/06/2024

The London Festival of Architecture
Various locations across London

Starts: 01/06/2024
Ends: 30/06/2024

The Fugitives live at Conway Hall
Conway Hall

Starts: 10/07/2024
Ends: 10/07/2024

Creative Dance for Children Ages 3-5 and Grown-ups
17 Duke's Road

Starts: 08/06/2024
Ends: 08/06/2024

Creative Dance for Children Ages 3-5 and Grown-ups
17 Duke's Road

Starts: 15/06/2024
Ends: 15/06/2024

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