Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia
Guide To the Area

Bloomsbury and its neighboring area of FItzrovia are two areas of London which have retained much of it's charming 18th century ambiance.

This is one of my favorite areas of London and I visit all the time. It's a mixture of modern and old together with so much to do locally.

The area is known for it's Literary and academic history most notably the Bloomsbury group of writers, intellectuals and artists which met in this area at the beginning of the 1900's. Their members included Virginia Woolf and E. M. Forster.

The area is is also the home of one of the worlds greatest museums, The British Museum. However there are many other museums and places of interest to visit in this area of London, as well as many places to eat, drink and have a great day out.

Things To Do

Museums in the area

British Museum (Russell Street) - One of the worlds greatest museums. Not to be missed when visiting London.

Cartoon Museum (Little Russell Street)

Pollocks Toy Museum (Scala Street)

Grant Museum of Zoology (University Street)

Petrie museum of Egyptology (Malet Place)

Wellcome Collection (Euston Road) – exploring the impact of medicine on our lives

Anaesthesia Heritage Museum (Portland Place) - The story of anaesthesia

Other Places of Interest in Bloomsbury

St Georges Church - Built in the 1720s, and is one of the finest churches built by the architect Nicholas Hawksmoor. Address : Bloomsbury Way, WC1A 2HR

The Building Centre Gallery - Architectural and design exhibitions
Address: 26 Store Street, WC1E 7BT

The October Gallery - Contemporary art from around the world.
Address: 24 Old Gloucester Street, WC1N 3AL

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art - Probably the world’s most famous drama school, their productions are open to the public throughout the year.
Address: Malet Street, Somers Town, WC1E 7JN.

Museum of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

Address: 55 Great Ormond Street, WC1N 3HZ


Dominion Theatre 
(268-269 Tottenham Court Road)

We Will Rock You - Now In It's 11th year.
Discount Tickets Available.

Odeon Cinema
(Tottenham Court Road)

Places To Eat

Bibimbab Cafe ( 37 Museum Street ) - Korean dishes, snacks and beverages.

Tas Restaurant ( 22 Bloomsbury Street) - Turkish Restaurant.

Tea and Tattle Cafe ( 41 Great Russell Street) - Traditional tea room with an Oriental twist.

Forum Cafe (62 Great Russell Street) - snacks, sandwiches, jacket potatoes.

PizzaExpress ( 30 Coptic Street) - Pizza and Pasta restaurant.

Bloomsbury Diner (16 Bloomsbury Street) - Traditional English dishes, sandwiches & snacks.

There many more places to eat from simple snack food to sit down restaurants.

Shopping In The Area

There are two main shopping streets in this area which are Tottenham Court Road, which is known for it's cut price electrical stores and the famous Oxford Street.

The following are a selection of the smaller shops which can be found in the back streets.

British Museum Shop (Great Russell Street) - Books, gifts, souvenirs and replica sculptures and jewellery.

Fancy That Of London (48 Great Russell Street) - A wide range of gifts and souvenirs.

Jarndyce Antiquarian Booksellers (46 Great Russell Street) - Secondhand Bookshop

Coincraft (44-45 Great Russell Street) - antique coins and medals and bank notes.


Radisson Blu Edwardian, Kenilworth Hotel 
97 Great Russell Street.

Thoroughly English hotel.

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The Bloombury Hotel 
16-22 Great Russell Street

An elegant Georgian townhouse hotel set in the heart of this literary area.

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Grange White Hall 
2-5 Montague St, Russell Square

Elegant boutique hotel.

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The Montague on the Gardens 
15 Montague Street

A Georgian style, traditional townhouse. Opposite the British Museum.

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The Kingsley by Thistle 
Bloomsbury Way

Stunningly recent refurbishment.

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The Beauchamp 
24-27 Bedford Place

The latest addition to the boutique hotels in the area.

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Tube Stations

Euston Square (Euston Rd)
Metropolitan, Circle and Hammersmith and City Lines

Warren Street Station (Jnc Tottenham Court Rd and Euston Road) 
Northern and Victoria lines

Goodge Street Station ( 75 Tottenham Court Rd)
Northern Line

Tottenham Court Road Station (jnc. with Oxford Street)
Central Line and Northern Line

Great Portland Street Station (Jnc. with Euston Rd)
Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line

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