Neither our Bloomsbury Writers walk or our Squares, Gardens & Fields walk, have proved popular, but Bloomsbury is such a lovely part of London we felt we needed to keep some form of Bloomsbury walk in our portfolio. Admittedly parts of our Dickens, Women Doctors & Nurses and Children’s walks dip into Bloomsbury, but we felt it should have its own dedicated walk. So we now offer a Beautiful Bloomsbury walk.
This is one of our prettiest, leafiest walks. We see the pretty square where the Bloomsbury Set of the Wolfs, Bells, Strachey, Keynes et al lived, loved and worked. We also see places relating to Dickens, TS Eliot, the Shelleys, Hughes & Plath. There is also lovely 18th century architecture and gardens in one of London’s main legal areas, and several of London’s other most interesting squares and gardens including ‘Peace Park’ which remembers people of great principle including Gandhi, and a great little spot that’s a little off the beaten track which wouldn’t look out of place in Paris. You also see otherwise easily missed pieces of fascinating art on a street but it’s rather more pavement art than street art!
Please note that the legal areas are closed at weekends so we change the route at such times.
Start Russell Square underground (weekend start Goodge Street; replace Grays Inn with Bedford Square)
Finish Chancery Lane underground (weekend Holborn underground)
Shorter walk alternative – various options