Bloomsbury, London

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London Borough of Camden, in central London, between Euston Road and Holborn. + 44 207 3471000
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    Bloomsbury

    by Kap2 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is a place to wander around, the cerebal part of London... lots of squares and the less square....

    In the heart of London, it is centre of the intellectual past and present, highlights

    include

    Russell Square
    Tavistock Square
    Bloomsbury Theatre
    RADA
    Senate House
    Russell Hotel
    Woburn Walk

    Address: North of West End

    Directions: Russell Square tube

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    Whoose afraid of Virginia Woolf ?

    by sourbugger Updated May 4, 2007

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    Not me for a start, get 'yer coat girl, you've pulled.

    The 'Bloomsbury set' or the 'Bloomsberries' were very much a intellectual clique that existed from roughly the start of the 20th century until the second world war. They lived, partied and worked (occasionaly) in the area of London known as Bloomsbury. This area comprised the area roughly between Tottenham Court Road, Euston Road, Southampton Row and New Oxford Street. It was owned by the Bedford Estates, and thus by the Duke of Bedford. There is therefore something of a coherence about the architecture in this area.

    With the poximity of both the British Museum and Imperial University, the various writers artists, economists of the social network have spawned a forest of Blue Plaques in the area. The group itself were somewhat distrusted in their time. This was partly because most took an anti-war stance and partly because their sexual morals were somwhat different to the norm. The bohemian lifestle means thet can perhaps been seen as 'proto-hippies' where homosexuality, open marriages, bi-sexuality and other sexual liasons were common.

    It's an area to gently stroll around and discover, especially after a visit to the British Museum.

    Directions: Russell Square tube

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    Regent's Park and Bloomsbury

    by aliante1981 Written Sep 19, 2004

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    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
    - Bloomsbury
    - Sherlock Holmes Museum
    - Madame Tussaud's
    - Planetarium
    - Wallace Collection

    Directions: Russell Square tube

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    BLOOMSBURY

    by Helga67 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    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.

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