Bloomsbury is located in the borough of Camden and is home to some of the most beautiful parks and gardens in London. The most famous square in London is Russell Square which is close by the Russell Square tube station. The park is bordered by lovely Victorian, Edwardian and Georgian buildings. Other lovely parks in the area include Bloomsbury Square as well as Bedford Square and St George’s Gardens. There are also plenty of academic buildings that attract tourists including the University of London as well as the British Museum. The British Museum’s collection totals at least 8 million objects and is arguably one of the best museums in the world. What makes the museum even better is that admission is free!
Bloomsbury is also very well known for its literature. There are blue plaques around Gordon Square which commemorate Virginia Woolf and other writers/artists who were known as the Bloomsbury Group. Charles Dicken’s house is also in the area and has become quite a popular tourist attraction.
There are also an abundance of pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops in the area. It is just a short walk to Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street which is the busiest shopping street in Europe. One of the best pubs in the area is The Marquis Cornwallis located on Marchmont Street. If you’re looking for a quiet drink or a delicious meal it is definitely worth checking out. Another great pub worth a look is the gothic- style Bloomsbury Tavern. Rumour has it; there is a ghost which calls the pub home. Public transport in the area is also great with many underground stations in the area including Russell Square and Euston Square which has direct entrances to Bloomsbury itself. The area is very well served by buses. Not only is the public transport great but it is also easy to walk across central London to the main tourist attractions.
Pubs/Bars: The Marquis Cornwallis on Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury Tavern on Shaftsbury Avenue.
Restaurants: The Savoy Grill located at the Savoy Hotel, Shochu Lounge on Charlotte Street, The Great Court Restaurant in the British Museum.
Parks/Greens: Russel Square, Bedford Square, St George’s Gardens, Bloomsbury Square.