The Area

The Store Street Bloomsbury area with its pretty garden squares sits in central London just north of Holborn. It became fashionable in the 17th and 18th century with “the Bloomsbury set” a collection of bohemian writers, artists and intellectuals including E. M. Forster and Virginia Woolf.

Today’s Bloomsbury is still a cultural centre, and is the location for a number of London’s leading universities, as well as the famous British Museum.

Bloomsbury Attractions

As well as the British Museum and British Library, Bloomsbury offers a wonderful selection of specialist museums including the Cartoon Museum and the Foundling Museum.

There are also a number of independent contemporary art galleries including  the October Gallery and the Store Street Gallery,  which are not to be missed.

The Bloomsbury area has a number of leafy garden squares including Russell Square, Bloomsbury Square, Bedford Square and Tavistock Square.

Coram’s Field is a unique playground and park for children and young people living in or visiting the heart of London.

Getting Here

The nearest tube station is Goodge Street (Northern Line). Tottenham Court Road (Northern and Central Line), Russell Square (Piccadilly Line) and Euston Square (Circle, District and Metropolitan Line) are all within walking distance. Buses run from south to north on Tottenham Court Road (nearest stop Percy Street) and north to south on Gower Street (nearest stop Chenies Street).

The nearest Santander Cycle Hire docking stations are on Alfred Place and Bayley Street, Bloomsbury.

Store Street is one-way with access from Tottenham Court Road. There is limited metered on street parking Monday to Saturday, 8.30am to 6.00pm, no charge on Sunday. There are a number of NCP and Council car parks in the area. Store Street is within the Congestion Charge zone.