London is starting to warm-up and what better way to step into mid-spring than surging onto the capital’s streets enjoying this vibrant city by foot.
With its numerous gardens, leafy streets, beautiful Georgian architecture, colourful history and endless hidden gems, Bloomsbury is the perfect place for some urban ambling.
If you’d prefer not to join one of the many local organised tours, why not design your own blue plaque discovery walk? Over the years Bloomsbury has been home to several famous cultural and historical figures, and you can see the leading places that inspired them.
Here are some of our suggestions for your personalised tour:
- Virginia Woolf, the famous writer once lived in the building that now houses the School of Art on 46 Gordon Square
- The Bloomsbury Group, this collective of renowned intellectuals and artists who lived and worked in Bloomsbury in the first half of the 20th century resided around 51 Gordon Square
- Playwright and comic George Bernard Shaw once lived on 29 Fitzroy Square
- Charles Darwin resided at Gower Street, now home to University College London, educating the next generation of intellectuals
- In 1972, legendary Jamaican reggae singer Bob Marley lived at 34 Ridgmount Gardens
- Charles Dickens’ house on 48 Doughty Street, is now turned into the popular Charles Dickens Museum
And if you’d prefer someone else to organise the tour, Store Street’s NLA host monthly tours of different areas in London. To find out which parts of our capital they will explore next, visit here
For more information on Bloomsbury’s period buildings, contact Store Street’s Hurford Salvi Carr