Bloomsbury Area Guide

Variety is the spice of life, and that’s the exciting thing about living in Bloomsbury – there is always something new to experience.

Fashionable Bloomsbury is timeless in many ways, with its rich cultural history and its impeccably maintained Georgian garden squares that are lovingly cared for by the Bedford Estate, providing its residents and visitors with green spaces to relax in.  The area is one that is best explored on foot, as tucked away you will find hidden gems, those independent stores with unique personalities all of their own.  If you are looking to live somewhere well connected, then Bloomsbury is one of the best, with several underground stations giving you easy access across and out of London and further afield.

Home to the British Museum, the world’s first nation public museum, through its 8 million objects it allows you to discover fascinating details of different cultures from around the world.  Some of the collection highlights include chess pieces thought to have been made in Scandinavia around AD 1150–1200 and were found on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland.  Another artefact to note is the Lycurgus Cup, which changes colour when it is held up to a light; it is said to have been made in Rome in the AD 300s.  No matter how many times you visit, you’ll always find that something new catches your eye.

More than just a bookshop, the London Review Bookshop is the ideal location to not only browse the more than 20,000 titles, but also attend one of their many events, or simply grab a coffee and a slice of cake with a friend.  When you live in Bloomsbury there really is only one place to shop, and that’s The People’s Supermarket where you can buy fresh produce. It’s also a vibrant community hub that will enable you to get to know and be involved with the community, and help you settle into your new home quicker.

Situated on Lamb’s Conduit Street is Noble Rot Restaurant & Wine Bar where you can grab a glass from some of the world’s leading wine makers, as well as a fine ‘Franglaise’ à la carte menu.  On the same street is the Grade II listed pub, The Lamb – Charles Dickens is believed to have frequented here.  They have an extensive range of cask and craft beers and guest ales alongside a changing seasonal and traditional menu, including their famous Sunday roast.

Variety is the spice of life, and that’s the exciting thing about living in Bloomsbury – there is always something new to experience.

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