Walk in the footsteps of literary greats and sit in peaceful garden squares while central London bustles all around you
Imagine living in a neighbourhood where great minds have congregated for centuries. Virginia Woolf, Charles Darwin and John Maynard Keynes have all called Bloomsbury home and so could you. Let your journey begin every day in the capital’s home of arts, culture and medicine.
Whether you’re heading to UCL, SOAS or the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, the walk to class will take you through some of the most stunning Georgian garden squares in London. See the Rosetta Stone in your lunch break as you visit the British Museum between lectures. For an added boost of inspiration lose yourself in one of the many brilliant bookshops tucked away in the terraces.
Life in Bloomsbury isn’t all about the books though. The shops of Oxford Street, cafés and bars of Soho, theatres of the West End and markets of Covent Garden are all an easy walk away. Two tube stations and a dozen bus routes pass through the area making venturing off to explore other corners of London a breeze. If you’ve got a taste for adventure Kings Cross and St Pancras rail stations are close by. Where do you want to go? Head north to Edinburgh? Or cross the channel and spend a weekend in Paris?
Closer to home the Brunswick Centre provides top fashion, a supermarket, an independent cinema and plenty of options for grabbing a quick bite. Or take a long lunch and sit on Sicilian Avenue watching the world go by. Spend the evening sipping on cocktails at Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes as you knock down pins or sing your heart out to karaoke in a bowling alley with a retro vibe.