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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It is not just the elegant Georgian buildings, pretty garden squares and world-class cultural institutions that make Bloomsbury so magical, it is also the people that call Bloomsbury their home. #bloomsburylife #bloomsbury #londonliving #author
Al Fresco Dining in the Heart of the City - @dallowayterrace is reopening on the 12th April with a new seasonal menu of culinary classics and playful cocktails.
 
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The past year has brought to the fore the many benefits open spaces bring to communities’ sense of connection, wellbeing and health.

With the roadmap to reopening in place, we shine a light on a number of public realm improvements in Bloomsbury providing greater access to green spaces and improving the areas biodiversity.

Much of the road space on Alfred Place is currently being transformed into a park to create an oasis of calm. Complete with places for children to play, lawns to relax on and a meandering pathway to enjoy, the space will include a variety of different plants which are biodiverse to attract birds, bees and butterflies.

Stepping stones will create cut throughs and all the mature trees will be retained. Access to businesses on the western side will be maintained and new cycle stands installed.

In addition to Alfred Place, new pocket parks are being added to Tottenham Court Road. This involves closing three junctions to all traffic except cyclists, creating new places for people to pause and rest.

These new spaces will be green and biodiverse transforming hard space into protected spaces which feel welcoming and sheltered.

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Walk through Bloomsbury and look up. Count the rooftops above you and you'll be surprised how many prestigious buildings across the city are blooming rooftop gardens and home to bee hives.

@britishmuseum @unioflondon have hives on their roofs. @lecordonbleulondon has a colony and pollinator garden on its roof which not only feeds the bees but also provides the herbs for the kitchen.

Back down to earth, working with @montague_hotel we keep our hives in the stunning surrounds of Montague Street Gardens which produce award winning honey

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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
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