Situated in the heart of London and developed by the Russell Family in the 17th and 18th centuries, Bloomsbury is a fashionable residential and commercial area of London. It is famed for its elegant period buildings, array of garden squares, literary connections (exemplified by the Bloomsbury Group) and numerous cultural, educational and healthcare facilities. These include The British Museum, The British Library, University of London and its many colleges (University College London, Birkbeck, the School of Oriental and African Studies, The Slade School of Art, and many others), the Architectural Association (the UK’s oldest school of architecture), the London School of Economics and Great Ormond Street Hospital to name but a few.
For those living and working in Bedford Estates’ properties in Bloomsbury today, in addition to the glorious public garden squares, the area offers an abundance of attractions, restaurants and bars. Furthermore, Bloomsbury is located on the doorstep of some of London’s iconic districts from entertainment hubs, Covent Garden to Soho to Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road giving easy access to London’s most famous and best known shops.