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Old Bloomsbury

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BigHugh51 wrote a review Nov 2017
Adelaide, Australia3,642 contributions1,156 helpful votes
While staying in London again, one day we took a reasonably long stroll through this neighbourhood after having visited the University of London. There are a number of academic institutions located in the area as well as the British Museum. The area is home to many narrow laneways in which you will find many small shops, cafes and other businesses. However, unless you have a great interest in academia or the British museum, there really is not much of great significance located here for the average tourist!
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Date of experience: July 2017
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Alan Y wrote a review Oct 2017
21 contributions15 helpful votes
Really good quality food and an a fair selection of ales inside is a bit dated but clean bar staff very helpfull as was the manager, enjoyed our night out if your looking for quality and reasonable price food it's very good
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Date of experience: October 2017
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shane😁😁 wrote a review Aug 2017
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom11,719 contributions1,914 helpful votes
As previous reviews have correctly pointed out,there is not necessarily an awful lot of interest occurring in Old Bloomsbury.I was here today for approximately 10 hours and wandered the streets.The British Museum looks wonderful as too the various parks dotted around the vicinity but every corner i turned,there seemed to be a crane/building works in eye shot.....i guess it is onwards and upwards.....some pretty little back streets offering decent independent shopping and good restaurants/public houses....i really wished i could have spotted where Kenneth Williams lived.....as he went to my school in Luton during world war 2! visited 24th August 2017.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Amin A wrote a review Mar 2016
Cairo, Egypt1,988 contributions365 helpful votes
At first glance you'll be wondering what's to see here however it's the history of course! If you're not a history buff then you may enjoy the old buildings here as well as the tight streets reminiscent of old London. Lovely area for a casual stroll.
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Date of experience: March 2016
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WMIM wrote a review Jun 2015
Horsham, United Kingdom3,232 contributions1,074 helpful votes
In medieval times Bloomsbury used to be called Lomesbury or Lomsbury and the manor and village is thought to have been roughly on the site of the present Bloomsbury Square. The Royal Mews was once here. Nowadays the area generally known as Bloomsbury is bounded by Euston Road to the north, Holborn to the south, Tottenham Court Road to the west and Gray's Inn road to the east. It is most well-known as the home of the University of London and the British Museum, which was built on the site of Montague House. Another large house here was Bedford House, formerly Southampton House. These three names live on in the names of streets and/or squares. There is a lot of smart, town house style architecture here and if you wander around you may come across the odd 'blue plaque' to famous people who used to live here. I visit the British Museum regularly so often walk through this area.
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Date of experience: December 2014
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