Does the name Bloomsbury sound familiar? If you are a Potterhead you will certainly not miss the bond with the publisher who produced the Harry Potter books ; if you are fond of English literature of the 20th century, you cannot but think of Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group; if you are an art lover, you will probably know that the British Museum is here … in short, Bloomsbury is one of the most famous neighborhoods in London and to visit absolutely if culture, history, art and literature fascinate you.

Obviously, being in one of the most central and touristy areas of the city , it is a neighborhood in which it is rather expensive to stay, not to mention how expensive it is to try to live there! However, if your dream is to spend a day in front of the Charles Dickens museum , read a book sitting next to the statue of Virgina Woolf or look for positive inspiration by observing the statue of Gandhi, let’s see together what to know about the Bloomsbury neighborhood, from the position to what to see , up to the average cost of hotels and rentals.

Here are some summary information on Bloomsbury:

  • Zone: 1
  • Borough and council: Camden
  • Location: West End
  • Postcode: WC1
  • Metro: yes – Russell Square, King’s Cross St. Pancras, Euston Square
  • Trains: yes (from Euston, King’s Cross and St. Pancras International)
  • Transport by ship: no
  • Hospitals: Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, Eastman Dental Hospital and Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital
  • Schools: there are numerous schools, even if the area is famous above all for the universities among which the University College London (UCL) and the schools of artistic specialization among which the London Contemporary Dance School and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Bloomsbury: what area is it and how to reach it

Bloomsbury is located in London’s West End : although it is not possible to precisely delineate the borders, it extends more or less into the area bounded by Tottenham Court Road to the west, Euston Road to the north, Grey’s Inn Road to the east and High Holborn to south. It is a stone’s throw (north) from St Pancras and King’s Cross while it borders Holborn to the south. Connected by bus, metro and train, from Bloomsbury it is possible to reach in a few minutes all the main attractions of London, from Piccadilly Circus to Covent Garden, up to the National Gallery.

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