Bloomsbury is well known as a cultural hub and as such has many events and exhibitions running throughout the year, including annual events such as The Bloomsbury Festival and Cocktails in the City.

Bloomsbury is also conveniently located to many well known entertainment venues including The Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Opera House and The West End's theatre district. Please see below for a selection of upcoming events in Bloomsbury and the surrounding areas.



With 2020 marking the 150th anniversary of Charles Dickens’s death, Senate House Library’s ONLINE exhibition takes you on a journey through Victorian London from the 1830s until the turn of the 20th century, exploring the role of Dickens in creating a better childhood for us all.

Faces of a Queen: The Armada Portraits of Elizabeth I


The three surviving versions of the iconic Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I are on public display together in a free exhibition at the Queen’s House in Greenwich (13 February 2020 until 31 August 2020). The exhibition, entitled Faces of a Queen: The Armada Portraits of Elizabeth I, is the first time the paintings have been displayed together in their 430-year history.

Major Collaboration Between The Queen’s House, Greenwich and Woburn Abbey


The Queen’s House in Greenwich, in partnership with Woburn Abbey, has opened Woburn Treasures (13 February 2020 – 17 January 2021), a major collaboration which sees significant works from the private art collection of The Duke and Duchess of Bedford on show in the Queen’s House. The collaboration marks the first time significant collection pieces have been on public display in a national museum since the 1950s.

Woburn Abbey Garden Show 2020


Celebrating the intrinsic relationship between humans and horticulture, Woburn Abbey Garden Show will place on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June 2020 in Woburn Abbey’s beautifully landscaped gardens and promises to be the highlight of the horticulturalists’ calendar.