This was the part of London where I was staying, making it the most convenient for me to visit. MUST SEE list includes:
- British Museum
- Sherlock Holmes Museum
- Madame Tussaud's
- Wallace Collection
The hotel, built in 1900, dominates the entire eastern side of Russell square. It was built in Victorian style. The building is terracotta coloured with cherubs, collonades and a classy lobby and bar.
Bloomsbury was long time considered as the academic heart of London and home of poets, writers and scholars. In the area, you'll find the University of London and the British Museum. At the heart of Bloomsbury you can have a nice little walk in Russel Square, the largest of London's Georgian squares.
Built in the 1820s by Thomas Cubitt.....
W B Yeats lived in this street for 25 years...
...the shops are not old worldy. There is a greasy spoon cafe (named after Charles Dickens) and a curry house