is an upmarket residential area of London
. Although administratively, it is largely part of the borough of Camden
(with only a small part lying within the City of Westminster), it is generally regarded as a Central London district.
This is a vibrant historic district made most famous by a group of turn-of-the-century writers that included Virgina 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, The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and numerous historic homes, parks, and buildings. Bloomsbury forms the southernmost part of the London Borough of Camden.
HOW TO GET IN
Bloomsbury can be easily accessed from several convenient tube stations as follows:
- Euston Square (Circle, Metropolitan and District lines)
- Goodge Street (Northern line)
- Holborn (Central line)
- Russell Square (Piccadilly line)
- Tottenham Court Road (Central and Northern lines)
- Warren Street (Victoria and Northern lines)
Within walking distance of King’s Cross, Euston and St Pancras mainline rail stations.
Tottenham Court Road is the centre for electronics retailers in London. If you are visting 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.