The name Bloomsbury sounds like music to any intellectual’s ears. This is precisely because over generations Bloomsbury London has been associated with writers and artists.

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It started with the Bloomsbury group whose members included prominent writers like Virginia Woolf and E. M. Forster. This free thinking, opinionated and sexually voiced group ignited a fire throughout London with their intellect and able creative skills.

With such liberal minded personalities, Bloomsbury London developed a character of its own under the influence of such a cultural scenario. Be it a book hunting spree or interest in the British Museum, the place is unavoidable and certainly worth a visit. The London University has its main campus and therefore the scholarly aspect of Bloomsbury still looms here.

The area itself is located very centrally and is flanked by Euston Road, Gray’s Inn Road and Theobald’s Road. It is easily accessible via Tube and once you reach there, Bloomsbury reminds you of the London of the Edwardian and Victorian era. The Georgian houses, Art Deco blocks and the nostalgic surroundings evoke a kind of old world charm in you.

Till the 17th century, Bloomsbury was known as Lomesbury and was nothing but an area enclosing huge fields. It was during the 18th and 19th century when the cultural environment arose with hospitals and universities gaining prominence. This was when Bloomsbury London acquired respect as an artistic and imaginative landmark and simultaneously gained cult status among thinkers.

On your visit to Bloomsbury you can see many churches, popular parks and squares as well as educational institutions. There is enough to keep the young and the old engaged while in Bloomsbury London. The British Library, where the famous Karl Marx was once a reader has been transformed into something spectacular by architect Norman Foster and is a paradise for those who love a good read.

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