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 neighbourhood 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 neighbourhood
Hub of Academic and Medical Institutions
The British Museum
Cafe and Pub Culture
The Brunswick Centre
Pristine Garden Squares
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After living his first twenty something years in the great land of Michigan, Tec Petaja travelled throughout central Asia, lived in Indiana and Hawaii, and finally found a home in Nashville, Tennessee where he currently resides with his wife.
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.