Welcome from The Duke of Bedford

The Bedford Estates’ land holdings in Bloomsbury have been owned by the Russell Family since 1669. From being agricultural fields at that time, successive Dukes of Bedford have played their part in creating the Bloomsbury we see today. Much of the area was developed in the late 18th and early 19th centuries; the splendid and elegant Georgian buildings and garden squares which are so characteristic of Bloomsbury, are the enduring legacy of my ancestors.  We are committed to preserving and enhancing this precious heritage for present and future generations of residents, workers and visitors to enjoy. 

Stewardship

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.

 

 

 

Conservation

In today’s fast-paced world, protecting an area’s historical value becomes even more important.

We work hard to preserve Bloomsbury’s special qualities, so they can be shared with future generations. 

When it comes to the heritage buildings in our care, our conservation work involves the restoration of original features.

We combine this with contemporary design so our properties remain attractive, contemporary, comfortable places to live and work in.

 

 

Sustainability

Our 21st century ambition is to help this beautiful area meet the challenges of an environment under pressure, both now and in the future. This long-term approach means we are always considering the impact of our actions on future generations.  

From ensuring historical buildings are as efficient as possible to introducing the latest sustainable technology, we constantly strive to reduce our energy consumption. 

We also play an active role in the protection and development of Bloomsbury's biodiversity and keep two hives in our Montague Street Gardens where our bees produce delicious award winning honey. 

 

Community

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.  

A strong community spirit combined with a packed calendar of social events gives Bloomsbury a village-like feel that is unique in central London. And it is something we are keen to protect.  

From supporting the Bloomsbury and Bedford Square Festivals to working with local volunteer groups and charities, we are always seeking new ways to bring people together.

Congratulations to Olivia and Hugo von Halle on the birth of their daughter, Triptych Alabama Bliss, sister to Hieronymus and Dionysus.
 
#bloomsburylife #bloomsbury #oliviavonhalle #congratulations #babynews
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.

#bloomsbury #heritage #stewardship #sustainabledevelopment
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
 
#bloomsbury #heritage #londongardens #mulberry #trees
#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. ⁠
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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.⁠
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📖 Which work by Woolf do you admire the most?⁠ 
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📷 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!
 
#orchidya #storestreet #bloomsbury #winterflowers @orchidya_official
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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