Bloomsbury exudes high culture without pretenses. Known for its array of specialized institutions, Bloomsbury remains mild-mannered despite its cultural bragging rights. We’ll brag for it—the neighborhood gave its name to an influential group of English intellectuals, including Virginia Woolf. Garden squares and Victorian era hotels contribute to the streetscape’s nonchalant beauty, while dairy markets and butchers still populate Bloomsbury’s street corners, lending it a distinctly village feel in the midst of central London.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Hub of Academic and Medical Institutions
Historically, Bloomsbury is associated with the arts, education and medicine so the area sets a sophisticated and modern atmosphere. The Bloomsbury theatre, a very respected theatre within the eyes of Londoners; is located within the area."
The British Museum
Cafe and Pub Culture
This is as central as you can get, as far as London goes. Great public transport connections everywhere, whether you're looking to get to the the London Eye, O2 Arena, Oxford Street or Piccadilly Circus - you literally are in the middle of everything."
The Brunswick Centre
Bloomsbury Square, Russell Square Gardens and Queen Square are few minutes walk away for a bit of greenery which will give you a pleasant surprise among buildings. Those are our hidden treasures!"
Pristine Garden Squares
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Rebecca Duke has been working as a photographer for the last decade, after attending Central St Martin’s in London. Her work focuses on people, interiors and travel and has been published in The Sunday Times, Elle Decor and Conde Nast Traveller. Rebecca travels frequently for her work but loved working in her hometown of London for this project. London’s friendliness about this work took this ‘true Londoner’ by surprise.
After living his first twenty something years in the great land of Michigan, Tec Petaja traveled throughout central Asia, lived in Indiana and Hawaii, and finally found a home in Nashville, Tennessee where he currently resides with his wife.