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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A feast of an event on Store Street. Enjoy a long Friday lunch as this unique street of independent cafes, shops and restaurants, gets the Bloomsbury Festival feel with toe-tapping lunchtime entertainment.

Only a stone's throw from the West End, Store Street is a hidden gem with a very special local flavour. For one afternoon only, Bloomsbury Festival invites you to enjoy dance and music from around the globe, discover unexpected artistic enchantments inside the independent shops along the street, and sample an array of delights as we enjoy a traffic-free afternoon of fun and food. 

Listen to music from Whiskey Moon Face, Nell Greco & Pablo Velasco and the Trans-Siberian Marching Band, throughout the afternoon. Learn some steps and dance along with Swing Patrol (1pm-2pm). Explore the stalls and enjoy a leisurely lunch .

FREE - Just turn up

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Many 2021 Bloomsbury Festival events are available both online and live.
Enjoy live-streamed concerts and theatre, visit 3D galleries, attend virtual tours, take part in interactive talks, and catch up with new creative writing and Bloomsbury Radio festival coverage from anywhere in the world, including your own home.
Details via @bloomsburyfestival
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Ultimate Bottomless Afternoon Tea, a refined Afternoon Tea experience with a twist at @montague_hotel 

You will enjoy 90 minutes of unlimited Lanson Champagne and food on their outdoor terrace overlooking the stunning private Montague Street Gardens.

Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-Free options are available. 

Price: £85 per person

Available: Fridays and Sundays, 1pm - 5pm 

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