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Sought-after central location – upmarket amenities and stunning garden squares

"A rich vein of restaurants and cafes...I love walking down Charlotte Street without a reservation and dropping in to any place that takes my fancy..."

James Blackler

"The restaurants along Charlotte Street are a great place to sit in the sunshine, watching the world go by..."

Alex Fleet

"With all the shops and restaurants, sometimes you forget that there are some beautiful residential properties around Charlotte Street."

Charles Cutting

What is your favourite place?

Where do Bloomsbury locals go?

Scandinavian Kitchen

Traditional Scandinavian food for breakfast and lunch. The lunch menu of open sandwiches and salads is fantastic, as you can choose from quite a few options and mix and match depending on what you fancy that day.

Crazy Bear Fitzrovia

A really cool bar with a great atmosphere for stylish cocktails. It's certainly one to impress friends or a date! They also do Japanese food in the restaurant.


They do amazing salads that fill you up, while still feeling nice and healthy. And their cold-pressed juices are superb...


A hidden gem gym at the top of the Plaza Shopping Centre. It's been the setting for a few famous ITV film shoots and has an excellent double gym class session on a Sunday morning!

Crown & Sceptre

The perfect pub for a post-work drink in central London along Great Titchfield Street. It also serves food and Sunday lunch.


An exceptional cycling gym, where you can achieve so much in an hour and you feel like you are in a club as the music is awesome!


An Antipodean cafe moments from Oxford Circus serving delicious coffee and a weekly changing menu of tasty food.

My Old Dutch

The best place for pancakes on Shrove Tuesday - or any day of the year for that matter!

Holborn Grind

The coolest coffee shop and cocktail bar in town! It's just a stones throw from Holborn Underground Station and serves proper coffee.

Bobo Social

Quirky small plates, an amazing concept and an atmosphere to match. Go with friends and try a new experimental food experience...

DoubleTree by Hilton

Great for family or group dinners. Looks very classy and the food is delicious. Voucher deals are always available. If you think you can't afford the Hilton, think again!

The Masons Arms

Traditional inside and out, this flower adorned local pub is in a great spot for Regent's Park.

The Zetter Townhouse

Amazing cocktails - especially the Twinkles recommended by the waiter - impressive service, great atmosphere and a quirky, eccentric interior.


This rustic Italian restaurant and wine bar has a cosy atmosphere. It's a great place for a family get together or an intimate date.

Fraq's Lobster Shack

Amazing lobster rolls and an even better location in a buzzing area just off Charlotte Street.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Euston, Fitzrovia, Holborn, Soho, Covent Garden, West End, King's Cross, Marylebone, Regent's Park and Mayfair

What do you love about Bloomsbury?

Why do you find Bloomsbury a great place to live?


"I am so happy to call Bloomsbury my home after watching it transform over the past few years from dull and in need of some TLC to buzzing and homely. The diversity of people that live in the area really adds to the nice atmosphere. I appreciate how i can be right in the centre of one of the most exciting cities in the world, yet turn off a main road in to a quiet and well tended to street, for example Lambs Conduit Street, whi... more

February 2015

Rong Rong

"Bloomsbury is self-contained, accessible from different parts of central London. Wide range of restaurants available."

February 2015


"An eclectic mix of history, literary associations, and bohemian edge - but all within walking distance of great shops, cafes, museums and theatres. Fantastic transport links make thus the very best London 'village'."

January 2015


"Bloomsbury has it all! The proximity to central London and yet has a close-knit community feel at the same time. All of Londons' best eateries at your doorstep, as well as shopping centres, museums and of course the transport links to take your all over London in no time."

January 2015


"Great transport links. Nice good size park around for running. Great access to shops, gyms, restaurants. Safe, clean."

January 2015


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"Mirrored in the Ministry of Truth in George Orwell's 'Nineteen Eighty-Four', Senate House in Russell Square was the home of the Ministry of Information and only survived bombing in the Second World War because Hitler planned to use it as his British headquarters if he won."

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Child-friendly activities near Bloomsbury

Girls Club

All Souls Clubhouse
A girls only club where we make creative arts and craft, bake, play games and learn about Jesus through Bible stories and other Christian real-life stories. Website

Under Five Drop-In

Coram's Fields Children's Centre
Corams's Fields is in the heart of London and is close to the British Museum, Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Foundling Museum and the Charles Dickens Museum and is within reach of many more of central London's attractions. The Under 5s universal drop in runs free of charge every weekday, alongside many other scheduled activites for under 5s. The programme can be found on the Coram's Fields website. Website

Club Kicks

All Souls Clubhouse
A sporty session that enables parents and carers to help their toddlers to experience a variety of games and exercises that promote active play and fundamental movement skills. Activities include learning shapes and colours, running about and simple football exercises. Website

Family Art Sessions

October Gallery
The Family Programme at October Gallery has run successful family art sessions that use international art, multi-sensory activities and storytelling. Our FREE sessions run from 10am-11.30am on Saturday once a month and are suitable for Under 5s and older siblings. Website

One intuition

O2 workshop
At One inTuition, we believe everyone should have access to extra support during their academic career. By encouraging students to share tuition in small groups, we are able to keep our prices low and accessible. During sessions, students receive quality one-on-one support but can also learn alongside their peers. We specialize in Mathematics, English and Science (including Psychology) at GCSE and A-Level, as well as degree level Psychology. Website

Pregnancy Yoga

Portland Hospital Physiotherapy Department
Yoga practices focus not only on physical health during pregnancy but also the cultivation of peace in mind. Yoga increase your own awareness of your body, mind and emotion. Through regular practice you develop a sense of confidence and positivity about pregnancy and in your innate abilities to give birth £25/class £125/ 6 classes Website

YMCA Club with creche

Enjoy your own workout, have a dip in the pool or take five and relax in peace with a coffee while your little one is in safe hands. Our qualified play workers offer stimulating and varied play, in a warm and friendly environment. Website
  1. About Bloomsbury

    Bloomsbury is an area of central London between Euston Road and Holborn, developed by the Russell family in the 17th and 18th centuries into a fashionable residential area. It is notable for its array of garden squares, literary connections (exemplified by the Bloomsbury Group), and numerous hospitals and academic institutions. While Bloomsbury was not the first area of London to have acquired a formal square, Bloomsbury Square, laid out in 1660 by Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton as Southampton Square, was the first square to be named as such. Bloomsbury is home to the British Museum, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and the British Medical Association. It is also home to the University of London's Senate House Library, its central departments (including the School of Advanced Study), and several of its colleges (University College London, Birkbeck, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, School of Pharmacy, School of Oriental and African Studies and the Royal Veterinary College).

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