Bloomsbury is a region of the Borough of Camden, located in central London east of Fitzrovia giving it easy access to both the City and London’s West End. Due to its centrality, Bloomsbury is within walking distance of Covent Garden and Oxford Street, both of which are home to a wide range of shops, restaurants and bars that can cater for all your needs.
Join us on a tour around the heart of London’s cultural tapestry – Bloomsbury, a neighbourhood steeped in history, intellect, and the spirit of creativity. Explore with us its tree-lined streets, charming squares, renowned institutions, and vibrant community that make it a perennial favourite among Londoners.
Within walking distance of Covent Garden and Oxford Street
Transport links to Kings Cross and St Pancras
Family friendly area
Cultural area with an abundance of history and art heritage
Bloomsbury was once home to some of the world’s most famous literary figures, including Virginia Woolf and Charles Dickens, the area is blessed with an abundance of history and art heritage.
This popular area also features Bloomsbury Square, Russell Square and Bedford Square, three of the many lovely garden squares in the area. These are some of the most beautiful green areas in London and offer a quiet place to escape, relax and enjoy the sunshine (when it’s out!).
It also attracts students and academics due to the various colleges close by including University College London (UCL), SOAS University of London, University College Hospital (UCH) and the London School of Tropical Medicine and many others.
Great Ormond Street Hospital is located off Queen Square and undertakes some amazing children’s healthcare work and there’s also University College Hospital (UCH), a highly regarded teaching centre and hospital.
Many of the properties in the area include Georgian-terraced houses. The look of these houses combined with the garden squares add to the picture-perfect appearance of Bloomsbury.
There are also some beautiful redbrick mansion flats which are very popular and often have a waiting list of buyers for them.
Bloomsbury also has its fair share of more modern builds too, one of the most noted ones being the Brunswick Centre which is home to both residential flats which overlook the regenerated shopping piazza, with its wide range of retail and restaurant outlets, including a huge Waitrose food hall and a Renoir cinema.
There is no doubt that we will have the place for you amongst our selection of properties to let and buy in Bloomsbury.
Transport and locality
Due to the prime location of Bloomsbury and the addition of the Elizabeth Line on Tottenham Court Road, it’s perfect for residents to commute easily across to neighbouring areas of London, the City to the east and the West End. As a Bloomsbury resident, as well as the Elizabeth Line, you will also have access to numerous transport links, there’s tube stations at Kings Cross and St Pancras International, Russell Square, Tottenham Court Road (Elizabeth Line), Goodge Street and Euston (mainline too). Additionally, there are many bus services throughout the area. Residents hopping on the Elizabeth Line can also travel to Kings Cross and St Pancras, which further connects them to other areas of London, as well as much of the UK and Europe via Eurostar.
Museums and culture
Located in the area of Bloomsbury is most notably the British Museum, regarded as one of the best in the world, perfectly showcasing the rich and varied culture the area has to offer.
Something for everyone
There is a wide range of restaurants and drinking venues dotted around the area, offering a great choice for everyone. The Bloomsbury Hotel on Great Russell Street is the perfect escape for food and drinks with its art deco-inspired Coral Room bar and romantic al fresco dining spot, Dalloway Terrace. Old fashioned pubs worth a visit include the Queens Larder, Museum Tavern, and Rugby Tavern, while popular restaurants like Ciao Bella on Lambs Conduit Street and Tas on Bloomsbury Street, don’t disappoint. Taking care of retail therapy, is the Brunswick Centre with its many shops, while nearby Marchmont Street offers something different and Lambs Conduit Street has become a mecca for independent boutiques, wine bars and restaurants, favourites include; Noble Rot, Middle Eastern-inspired restaurant Honey & Co, cheese fest, La Fromagerie and The Lamb pub, an original Victorian boozer.
Investment and regeneration of the area
Camden Council have invested in more attractive green spaces, such as Alfred Place Gardens creating an inviting pedestrian friendly environment. More recently the area has benefited from the regeneration of Kings Cross to the north, which includes Coal Drops Yard and Granary Square, and to the south-west, regeneration in and around Centre Point including the station at Tottenham Court Road. The Elizabeth Line has meant that more people are looking to live or invest in the area. The Bedford Estate has also invested into the regeneration of the area including Store Street with a focus on independent retailers.
Average rent lower than London average
On average, the rental prices in Bloomsbury compared to Marylebone, Fitzrovia and Soho is the best value out of all of the areas we specialise in. The average rental price in Bloomsbury is £725, which is still below the London average (£850 p/w). Therefore, the area of Bloomsbury is a highly attractive one for all generations with regards to renting.
It’s family friendly
Whether you already have children or you’re looking to start a family, Bloomsbury is the place to be. There are plenty of activities and places to visit in Bloomsbury with children. You may want to visit Coram’s Fields which features a mini-zoo and play park. It’s an excellent place to visit when the sun is out or for a brisk stroll in the winter months. You can also educate your children by taking them to the local museums or one of the local schools. Alternatively, if your children are ready to attend university, then they may decide to stay at home to attend one of the local universities in the area, there are plenty to choose from. No matter the age of your family, we will certainly have a property in Bloomsbury for you.