Welcome to Bloomsbury.

Our village in the heart of the city

Cared For By Us Since 1669

The Bedford Estates has owned, developed and cared for much of Bloomsbury since 1669. As such, we are deeply committed to the area and its heritage.

The Estate comprises some 200 properties containing over 825,000 square feet of office and educational accommodation, some 100,000 square feet of retail space, over 1,000 hotel bedrooms and more than 550 flats.

It also includes two public garden squares, Russell Square and Bloomsbury Square and several private garden areas. These include Bedford Square, the only intact Georgian garden square in London. 

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Office Space

With its elegant period buildings and attractive public spaces, independent shops and sought after restaurants, it’s easy to see why so many businesses make Bloomsbury their home.

The Bedford Estates offers offices as well as retail and educational properties in this highly sought-after area.

With current occupiers including Bloomsbury Publishing, the Architectural Association and Olivia von Halle and the British Museum as your neighbour, you’ll be in good company.

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Apartments for Rent

The Bedford Estates offers exceptional residential properties within the Bloomsbury area. We take considerable care maintaining the original architecture and features that make our properties so sought after, whilst offering elegant decor with modern fixtures and fittings. 

Our portfolio of flats to rent include a range of apartments in elegant period conversions and traditional mansion blocks.

Many of our flats have garden views and access to private gardens may be available by separate arrangement. We have a small number of superb duplex apartments with their own private gardens.

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Garden Squares

Take a stroll through Bloomsbury and you’ll never be far from a glorious Georgian garden square. There are ten garden squares in all, each nestled among the elegant period properties that line Bloomsbury's leafy streets. Some, like Russell Square, are open to the public, while others, such as Bedford Square, are private spaces.

The Bedford Estates are proud to be custodians of some of these historic green spaces. Our dedicated team of gardeners tend these havens of nature, conserving their heritage and ensuring they give pleasure to visitors throughout the year.

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Congratulations to Olivia and Hugo von Halle on the birth of their daughter, Triptych Alabama Bliss, sister to Hieronymus and Dionysus.
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Camellia japonica, known as common camellia, Japanese camellia, or tsubaki in Japanese, is one of the best known species of Camellia.
Sometimes called the rose of winter, we are so lucky to have some stunning examples to welcome visitors to our office in Montague Street #Bloomsbury
As a long-term landowner, we care deeply about Bloomsbury and are dedicated to protecting the heritage of this historic London quarter. 

While preserving the past is important to us, so is the future. Our modern approach to stewardship aims to bring a sense of vibrancy to the community, while making a positive contribution towards a sustainable environment.

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Morus Nigra – common name Black Mulberry.
We have a beautiful mulberry tree the Gardens of Bloomsbury office.
#Didyouknow - Since Roman times mulberries have been planted in London for their delicious fruit and medicinal virtues?  Lots more information can be found via  @conservationfdn
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#Didyouknow Galanthus translates to the Greek word for “milk,” while nivalis means “snow-like.”
Given the snowy (and also milky) appearance of the plant, that translation makes a lot of sense.
#snowdrops #londongardens #signsofspring #bedfordsquare
West End Project Update - parts of Tottenham Court Road will be restricted to buses and cyclists only - Mon-Sat 8am-7pm from Monday 1st February 2021. @westendproject
Virginia Woolf was born #onthisday in 1882. ⁠
Woolf was a central figure in the Bloomsbury group of writers, artists and intellectuals, hosting, along with her sister Vanessa, Thursday evening gatherings at 46 Gordon Square. The much-admired writer was a major contributor to the development of the novel form in literature - many of her works, notably ‘Night and Day’, ‘Jacob's Room’, ‘Mrs Dalloway’, ‘To the Lighthouse’, and ‘The Waves’, pioneered the use of the interior monologue, or 'stream of consciousness' and transformed ideas about structure, plot and characterisation.⁠
📖 Which work by Woolf do you admire the most?⁠ 
📷 by George Charles Beresford, July 1902 © National Portrait Gallery, London⁠
NPG P221; Virginia Woolf - Portrait - National Portrait Gallery
Olivia von Halle is seeking to recruit an E-Commerce Manager on a 1-year fixed maternity cover contract, beginning March 2021. This is a fast-paced role requiring proven previous experience, confidence and a proactive approach. Find out more via @oliviavonhalle #bloomsbury #opportunities
Orchidya is open online and taking orders via their website or by phone 07972 346 001 or email info@orchidya.com
Deliveries continue throughout London. Keep safe and keep flowering on!
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Many of our apartments have garden views and access to private gardens is available. #bloomsburylife #bloomsbury #londonliving more details via link in our bio.
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