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This centrally located neighborhood boasts many of London's top attractions such as the British Museum, shopping on Oxford Street, the bright lights of Theatreland, Soho, Holborn and Covent Garden.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 February 2006

My daughter (age 11 at the time) and I stayed in the Bloomsbury area in April, 2005, and fell in love with the neighborhood. It had everything that we could have asked for - fun (and free!) things to do, restaurants of all kinds and...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2004

My friend and I took a walk through Bloomsbury on a pleasant day in early April and were a bit disappointed by this neighborhood. Our route took us from the fantastic Biritsh Library to the superlative British Museum. Some of the areas were very attractive,...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

I love, love, love this part of London!! Great pubs, restaurants and museums and all within 15 minutes walk of the west end and Covent Garden. Lucky enough to spend a great number of weekends here throughout the year and love that you can be...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

In some ways it is a strange area of London. Developed by the Dukes of Bedford around a series of garden squares which today provide green spaces in which to relax, each having its own character, the area is a mixture of original 18th century...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Bloomsbury is primarily a well to go residential area surrounded by museums and printing press management. Architecturally it's traditional london brick townhouses for the upper class and it's quaint and classic to explore and walk through. It's a pleasant peaceful area that's nice to stroll...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

Bloomsbury is a place well-known as chic and literary, and also quite liberal and open-minded in its day. Nowadays it looks a bit old-fashioned, but still very stylish - anyway, it's very close to the academic heart of London, the British Museum and the University...More

1  Thank binapiraeus
Reviewed 1 June 2017

British Museum (been to American pop; should see Hokasai); University of London; Senate House; large academic bookstore once Dillon's now Foyle's or Waterstones; YMCA; nude bisexual novelists and artists around the 1910s and 20s; Virginia Woolf; Vorticits; Brunswick Square shopping centre; Brutalist architecture a la...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Bloomsbury is a residential area noted for its garden squares, literary connections, and numerous cultural, educational and healthcare institutions. The British Museum, University of London's central bodies and departments, and several of its colleges and The institute of Education are located here. Numerous health-care institutions...More

1  Thank nellielim
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Thie mixed-residential area, private high-celing and 2-bed leaseholds can be intoxictaing to be here The upgrade of the Brunswick Square is most welcome as well as the usual haunts of Russell Square and the odd narrow street with hidden gems, but the council has let...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2016

This is a great location to spend time in while in London. The British Museum is central to it and this influences the style and type of shops around it. It's very popular and famous and will be well-recognised from films and TV.

2  Thank 890RichardF
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Bloomsbury is a happening area of the city of London. There are shops, restaurants and many of the city's greatest attractions. The traffic, therefore, is a challenge to deal with. Know what to expect...if you can cope with the traffic, Bloomsbury is the place to...More

2  Thank AAHolt
Reviewed 21 January 2016

It doesn't matter if you visit in the winter or summer as this square always has tourists and locals. The favourite pastime seems to be feeding of the squirrels who are only to happy to come up to you if you have any nuts for...More

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Anne9998
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Yes, it's within walking distance of Covent Garden and Tottenham Court Road. Lots to do in the area and lots of historic parts of London nearby. Very central location!
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