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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Playground For Non Humans by @aaschool as part of @londonfestivalofarchitecture Bedford Square 11th to 18th June (closed 13th June).
#LFA21 #Bloomsbury #bedfordsquare 📷 @hollyfarrierphotography
There are few artists in the World as universally loved as Sir Quentin Blake. To say his name is to conjure instant recognition of his distinctive style and to recall a moment from your own childhood. If an image can say a 1000 words, then a drawing by Blake can tell an entire story!

Thanks to an incredible gift from Blake, The Foundling Museum is displaying 24 large-scale drawings for you to enjoy.

The works form two emotive series, Children and Dogs, and Children, Birds & Dogs, the latter made especially for the museum, which convey the internal emotional landscape of childhood.

Details via @foundlingmuseum 

#museumweek #ChildrensEyesMW #bloomsbury
Discover the murder that shook the Middle Ages in this dramatic exhibition about the life, death and legacy of Thomas Becket. Open now at British Museum booking via @britishmuseum 
 
#museumweek #bloomsbury #britishmuseum
Cocktails In The City ‘The London Summer Series’

Back for a series of summer parties – with three weekends, three themes, live entertainment, London’s top bars and more cocktails than ever before!

Join the cocktail festival in Bedford Square Gardens, running over three weekends throughout the summer, alongside the capital’s finest bars and drinking experiences, to celebrate the exciting return of hospitality.

Details via @cocktailsinthec 

Supported by The Bedford Estates
@caffetropea has been serving Bloomsbury for over 40 years. Based in the stunning surrounds of Russell Square this family run business represents all that is wonderful and welcoming about our community #bloomsbury #familybusiness #independent #coffee #food #russellsquare
@orchidya_official #flowers #storestreet #bloomsbury
@britishmuseum #bloomsbury #museums #culture #reopening
Today, Monday 10th May, marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week. This year, the theme for the week is ‘Nature’.

Across the country, people will be celebrating the mental health benefits of being around nature in their local community in a range of digital and creative ways. 

After a year of lockdowns and restricted movement, Londoners prize open spaces and the restorative power of trees, plants and fresh air.

The health and well-being of all who live, work and study here in Bloomsbury is a priority for The Bedford Estates, never more so in the post-pandemic world.

Bloomsbury offers extensive green spaces that provide a calm, relaxing place just a short distance from the noise and bustle of neighbouring areas.

Combining quiet, tree-lined streets and wonderful garden squares with a commitment from The Bedford Estates to sustainability and bio-diversity, it is an area where everyone can feel at home – a village in the centre of London. 

#community #health #mentalhealthawarenessweek #mentalhealthawareness #connectwithnature
The rain is a very welcome refresh for our gardens and pollinators #bloomsbury #londongardens #biodiversity
Bedford Square #bloomsbury #georgianarchitecture #georgianrenovation
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