Bloomsbury Guide

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Bloomsbury is in the borough of Camden, click the links to see other regions.
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.

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What's On in the area

Nov
21
Thu
Troy: Myth and Reality

Location: The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London
Dec
13
Fri
A Yuletide Celebration with the Nest Collective
The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London

Dec
5
Thu
London Contemporary Dance School: Collaborations 2019
The Place, 17 Duke's Road, London
Dec
6
Fri
Tanqueray Townhouse: The Ultimate Experience for Gin Lovers
Bloomsbury House, 2-3 Bloomsbury Square, London

Oct
3
Thu
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience
Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury, 9-13 Bloomsbury Street
Oct
15
Tue
Spanish Elementary A1.2 course in Holborn
Lingua Diversa Group, Conway Hall 25 Red Lion Square, London

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Our local trusted reviews...

[Restaurant]
Bar + Block
6/10
[Shopping & Retail]
Good & Proper Tea
8/10
[Nightlife]
The Queens Head
7/10
[Nightlife]
The Parcel Yard
8/10

Experiences in the area...


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  • African restaurants

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  • Find the best Pizzas in London



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Adeline Place [2 shops]
Bayley Street [1 shop]
Bedford Avenue [2 shops]
Bedford Square [1 shop]
Bedford Way [5 shops]
Bernard Street [10 shops]
Bidborough Street [2 shops]
Bloomsbury [1 shop]
Bloomsbury Square [6 shops]
Bloomsbury Street [12 shops]
Bloomsbury Way [5 shops]
Boswell Street [8 shops]
Brunswick Centre [35 shops]
Brunswick Square [1 shop]
Burton Street [1 shop]
Bury Place [9 shops]
Capper Street [1 shop]
Charlotte Street [1 shop]
Chenies Street [1 shop]
Colnnade [1 shop]
Coram Street [10 shops]
Cosmo Place [1 shop]
Dukes Road [2 shops]
Endsleigh Gardens [1 shop]
Gordon Square [2 shops]
Gordon Street [1 shop]
Gower Street [4 shops]
Great Ormond Street [7 shops]
Great Percy Street [1 shop]
Great Russell Street [53 shops]
Grenville Street [1 shop]
Guilford Street [5 shops]
Hanway Street [2 shops]
Hastings Street [10 shops]
Hunter Street [1 shop]
Huntley Street [1 shop]
Judd Street [30 shops]
Lambs Conduit Street [57 shops]
Leigh Street [9 shops]
Little Russell Street [2 shops]
Malet Street [12 shops]
Marchmont Street [62 shops]
Museum Street [11 shops]
Northington St [1 shop]
Old Gloucester St [1 shop]
Old Gloucester Street [2 shops]
Queen Square [2 shops]
Rugby Street [3 shops]
Russell Square [18 shops]
Southampton Row [60 shops]
Store Street [24 shops]
Tavistock Place [17 shops]
Tavistock Square [2 shops]
Thanet Street [1 shop]
Theobald's Road [1 shop]
Thornhaugh Street [1 shop]
Tonbridge Street [1 shop]
Torrington Place [5 shops]
Tottenham Court Road [114 shops]
University Street [2 shops]
Upper Woburn Place [1 shop]
Woburn Place [14 shops]
Woburn Walk [12 shops]



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