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Bloomsbury captures much of what's wonderful about London. Despite its central location, it's blessed with numerous green squares where one might well stop a while to breathe in the atmosphere of the area. Bloomsbury has an age-old literary tradition. Charles Dickens lived at various addresses here, and his Doughty Street home, with personal effects and even a lock of his hair, welcomes visitors. The Bloomsbury Group of writers and artists, a progressive set including EM Forster and Virginia Woolf, met locally in the early 1900s, and poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath married at St George the Martyr church, Queen Square, in 1956. In Bloomsbury, the British Museum - the world's oldest - is the custodian of two million years of history, exhibiting priceless items such as the Elgin Marbles, the Rosetta Stone and many quite unforgettable Egyptian mummies. Less internationally renowned, but fascinating, is the Foundling Museum, detailing the career of Thomas Coram who provided for orphans in Georgian times. His memory continues in Coram's Fields, a children's playground where adults cannot enter alone. Bloomsbury is also famous for its educational and medical establishments, and it's close to the shops and nightlife of Tottenham Court Road, Euston and Holborn.


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British Museum
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Cartoon Museum
Department of Earth Sciences Geology Collections
Foundling Museum
Grant Museum of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy
Gray's Inn
Museum and Archives, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
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John Gielgud Studio (RADA)
Logan Hall
The Place Theatre
UCL Bloomsbury Theatre


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Park Inn Russell Square (0.05 miles)

Park Inn Russell Square

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The Park Inn London, Russell Square has a prime central London location in close proximity to the West End theatre and shopping districts, the city and attractions such as the ... More

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Thanet Hotel (0.06 miles)

Thanet Hotel

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The Thanet Hotel is a friendly, family run Bed&Breakfast hotel, open between the hours 7:00 and 24:00. Please check-in before midnight . All 16 Bedrooms have a private shower and WC ... More

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Beauchamp Hotel (0.07 miles)

Beauchamp Hotel

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A new addition to the Grange Hotels portfolio, The Beauchamp combines traditional elegance with contemporary style and modern décor, all complemented by a range of business and leisure services and ... More

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Hotel Russell (0.11 miles)

Hotel Russell
When you’re visiting the capital you need to be in a location that’s close to everything and has all the facilities you need at a great four-star price. Hotel Russell in Bloomsbury gives you just ... More | visit website
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Montague on the Gardens (0.11 miles)

Montague on the Gardens
A genteel Georgian townhouse in elegant Bloomsbury, The Montague is a peaceful hideaway in the heart of the city that combines up-to-the-minute sophistication with ample old-world charm and fine British hospitality. Just steps from The ... More | visit website
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Grange White Hall Hotel (0.13 miles)

Grange White Hall Hotel
Uniquely located with superb landscaped gardens overlooking the world-renowned British museum, The White Hall is ideally situated for your visit to London. This new boutique hotel is one of the most stunning, best-appointed small luxury ... More | visit website
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Grange Blooms Town House Hotel (0.14 miles)

Grange Blooms Town House Hotel

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BLOOMS is an impressive, elegant 18th century Town House set in the heart of literary Bloomsbury adjacent to the British Museum.Blooms Town House is your 'home from home', an oasis ... More

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Smart Russell Square (0.17 miles)

Smart Russell Square
Smart Russell Square Hostel is perfectly located in the heart of London to provide a great experience, created with the backpackers and budget traveller in mind. Located just off London’s and Europe’s most popular shopping ... More | visit website
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London Holborn Apartments (0.23 miles)

London Holborn Apartments

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Just a short walk from Covent Garden, Leicester Square and the City, these brand new apartments sit in a quiet street in the heart of trendy Holborn. Each ... More

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Citadines Apartments Covent Garden (0.24 miles)

Citadines Apartments Covent Garden

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This apartment hotel is ideally located in one of London's liveliest and most attractive areas just a short walk from Holborn Underground Station and a few minutes away from Covent ... More

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