Bloomsbury Guide

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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

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Hokusai Beyond The Great Wave

Location: The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London
Jun
25
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Cookbook Confidential for London Food Week
The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road, London

Jun
12
Mon
Festival of Spanish Theatre - London
John Lyon´s Theatre, 1-10 Keeley Street, Covent Garden
Jun
25
Sun
Picturing Hetty Feather: Curator Tour
The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London

Jun
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Travelling Words
The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London
Jun
25
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Relieve and Release Tension
The Urdang, The Old Finsbury Town Hall, Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, 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

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Shopping Streets

Adeline Place [2 shops]
Bayley Street [1 shop]
Bedford Avenue [1 shop]
Bedford Square [1 shop]
Bedford Way [5 shops]
Bernard Street [9 shops]
Bidborough Street [2 shops]
Bloomsbury [1 shop]
Bloomsbury Square [5 shops]
Bloomsbury Street [10 shops]
Bloomsbury Way [5 shops]
Boswell Street [7 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 [8 shops]
Cosmo Place [1 shop]
Dukes Road [2 shops]
Galen Place [1 shop]
Gordon Square [2 shops]
Gordon Street [1 shop]
Gower Street [4 shops]
Great Ormond Street [6 shops]
Great Percy Street [1 shop]
Great Russell Street [51 shops]
Grenville Street [1 shop]
Guilford Street [5 shops]
Hanway Street [2 shops]
Hastings Street [9 shops]
Hunter Street [1 shop]
Huntley Street [1 shop]
Judd Street [26 shops]
Lambs Conduit Street [51 shops]
Leigh Street [9 shops]
Little Russell Street [2 shops]
Malet Street [12 shops]
Marchmont Street [47 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 [15 shops]
Southampton Row [53 shops]
Store Street [22 shops]
Tavistock Place [16 shops]
Tavistock Square [2 shops]
Thanet Street [1 shop]
Theobald's Road [1 shop]
Tonbridge Street [1 shop]
Torrington Place [5 shops]
Tottenham Court Road [102 shops]
University Street [2 shops]
Woburn Place [12 shops]
Woburn Walk [11 shops]



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