This walk takes place in one of central London’s prettiest areas, Bloomsbury, which is crammed with women’s history. And the cast list is impressive. It includes Louisa Twining, Vera Brittain, Angela Burdett-Coutts, Octavia Hill, Mary Shelley, Virginia Woolf, Florence Nightingale, Noor Inayat Khan, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Marie Stopes and many more. Any you’ll also hear about a famous man who was actually a woman, having spent her life living a lie so she could pursue a profession closed to women at the time. We don’t include the Suffragettes, Sylvia Pankhurst or the women of World War One because we have three other walks dedicated just to them.
Start Russell Square underground station
Finish Warren Street underground station
Shorter walk alternative – Finish Euston Square underground station