London/Bloomsbury

This article is about 2 districts of central London: Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia.

Russell Square in Bloomsbury

Understand

Bloomsbury is a vibrant historic district made most famous by a group of turn-of-the-century writers that included Virginia Woolf and EM Forster (the Bloomsbury Set), economist John Maynard Keynes and the artist Roger Fry.

It is also the location of the British Museum, the British Library, the campus of University College London and numerous historic homes, parks, and buildings.

Bloomsbury forms the southernmost part of the London Borough of Camden.

Fitzrovia is on the West of Bloomsbury. The border between these 2 districts is located at the line Gower streetBloomsbury street. Allegedly, Fitzrovia was named after the Fitzroy Tavern. BBC's New Broadcasting House is located at the Western End of this district.

Get in

Map of the Bloomsbury district

By tube

Bloomsbury can be easily accessed from several convenient tube stations as follows:

By train

Within walking distance of 3 mainline rail stations: King's Cross, Euston and St. Pancras International.

Get around

Most of the sites are reachable by foot or a single stop on the tube.

See

Bedford Square in Bloomsbury - wonderful Georgian architecture

Landmarks and parks

Museums and exhibitions

Ceiling of the Great Hall, inside the British Museum

Other

BBC Broadcasting House
Outside the BBC's The One Show studio

Do

Buy

  Tottenham Court Road is the centre for electronics retailers in London. If you are visiting the city and need to buy or replace an electronic item, you will not find a better selection nor better prices than here. Explore both sides of the street to the north of Tottenham Court Road station.

With University College London being a dominant presence in Bloomsbury, it is no surprise that there are a lot of bookshops. The area around Marchmont St and The Brunswick Centre (north of Russell Sq) has claims to be the bookshop capital of London.

Bookshops

Other

Eat

Budget

This area is teeming with students so there is a wealth of cheap eating options. Charlotte Street near Goodge Street underground station, parallel to Tottenham Court Road (where the Fitzroy Tavern is found) has a number of nice restaurants, some of them very reasonable. Look for the cheap Korean restaurants under Centre Point at Tottenham Court Road. They are great value and very close to the British Museum.

Mid-range

Splurge

Drink

There are a number of pubs and winebars around the British Library and University College London campus.

Sleep

Bloomsbury is a great choice of district to stay in as there is a large range of hostels, B&Bs, budget hotels and four star hotels in the area.

Budget

Hostels

Hotels

Many of the budget hotels are located on Argyle St in the very northern part of the district, nearest tube station: King's Cross St Pancras.

Mid-range

Splurge

Connect

Go next

Routes through Bloomsbury

North London Mayfair-Marylebone  W  E  Soho Leicester Square
West London Mayfair-Marylebone  W  E  Covent Garden The City
Hammersmith and Fulham Mayfair-Marylebone  W  E  Holborn-Clerkenwell The City
Hammersmith and Fulham Mayfair-Marylebone  W  E  Holborn-Clerkenwell The City
North London Mayfair-Marylebone  W  E  Holborn-Clerkenwell The City
North London Camden ← Bank branch  N  S  Bank branch → Islington The City
North London Camden ← Charing Cross branch  N  S  Charing Cross branch → Soho Leicester Square
Westminster-Mayfair-Marylebone Holborn-Clerkenwell  S  N  Camden North London
Westminster Soho  S  N  Camden North London


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