Bloomsbury is a residential area and vibrant district in central London boasting a rich historical heritage. The town is dominated by several historic buildings and homes, parks and major landmarks in Britain. Bloomsbury is home to some of London’s best Georgian squares. The town is also home to several public and academic institutions like the British Museum and the British Library and has a healthy cultural environment complimented by various art forms.
Several London Underground stations serves the areas around Bloomsbury, however only Russell Square and Euston Square have direct entrances into Bloomsbury. Some of the stations located on the edge of Bloomsbury are Goodge Street, Holborn, Tottenham Court Road, Warren Street which has the Victoria Line and Northern Line; and Great Portland Street with the Metropolitan Line, Circle Line, Hammersmith and City Line. There are also train stations in the King’s Cross, Euston and St. Pancras areas. Several buses can be accessed from Euston Road as well.
The local authority in charge of delivering services to Bloomsbury is the Camden Local Authority. As such, council tax rates in the area may range from around £857 to £2,571 and are set annually by the tax council. The amount for you to pay is based on your property. You might also be eligible for a reduction in council tax; these reductions are applicable if you are disabled, only person lives on the property or if you qualify for the second adult rebate.
Bloomsbury offers a wonderful opportunity to admire architecture from previous centuries. The Neo-classical facade at the prestigious University of London which can be found in Bloomsbury can also be seen in the town. There is also the remarkable Tower of St. George in Bloomsbury. Bloomsbury has beautiful Georgian family houses, stylish Victorian and Edwardian houses with red brick blocks. Bloomsbury has a wide variety of business properties and commercial estates, government owned buildings and residential properties most of which has a historic feel. Residential properties include flats, homes, apartments and terraced housing.
There are many places of gastronomic delights in Bloomsbury such as the Court Restaurant at the British Museum which flaunts a charming historic setting and the sumptuous seafood cuisine at Back to Basics. Bloomsbury has many great shopping areas like on the Brunswick where stores including Coast, Joy, Hobbs, LK Bennett and French Connection are located.
Being the home of many students and young professionals, Bloomsbury has many opportunities for entertainment; you can visit shows, concerts or cinemas or have a drink at places such as the Museum Tavern, Fitzroy Tavern, the College of Arms, the Pint Pot and the Lord John Russell. Other popular entertainment spots include the Atrium Lounge, Gala Casino, Cochrane Theatre Bar and All Star Lanes.
More importantly, the area is well known for its numerous statues and open spaces most of which are dominated by picturesque green fields. The peaceful solace of areas such as Bedford Square and Central Gardens are great for relaxation. Other beautiful open areas include Russell Square, the Queen Square which has several hospitals and Coram’s Field which is a prominent recreational area. Each square is characterised by some building of importance to the area.
Bloomsbury’s population consists of many students, wealthy citizens, professionals and tourists. The Bloomsbury area represents a high level of social and economic development in London, complimented by its beautiful environmental treasures.