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. 


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.





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.




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. 



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.

It’s beginning to look a bit like Christmas in Bloomsbury thank you @orchidya.london for the stunning wreath
Beige food is officially in Vogue! As are @cafe_deco_bloomsbury 
..... And don’t forget that they also peddle #brownfood 
#storestreet #bloomsbury #beigefood @tobiasanna
Another steel @curvecycling ‘Kevin’ carrying the flag for do-it-all bikes. Commute, trail, loading and roading ready, no drama.

Complete with the low-maintenance SRAM AXS group-set, this being in the ‘Mullet’ configuration with an MTB rear mech + 52t cassette but with drop-bar levers. #readyforlife
#storestreet #bloomsbury #cycling #repost @cloud9cycles
#didyouknow that the custom of afternoon tea was started by Anna Maria Duchess of Bedford in 1842?
📷 @dallowayterrace #bloomsbury
Autumn colours in Montague Street #bloomsbury. Photograph by our Head Gardener Tom - there is no end to his talent!
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

#storestreet #bloomsbury #festival
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
Check into #TheAcademyLondon and experience #Bloomsbury at its best - historical, beautiful and teeming with bookish charm, for a luxurious London break like no other.⁠
Head over to @theacademyhotel for exclusive offers!⁠. 📷 @theloveassembly 
#bloomsbury #gowerstreet #citybreak
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 

#AfternoonTeaWeek #afternoontea #bloomsbury
Kasia’s Chilled Beetroot & Sour Cream Soup is on the menu at @cafe_deco_bloomsbury all this week 💅💅💅 @kasiabobak #storestreet #bloomsbury
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