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Top 10 Things to do in Bloomsbury over the summer

Have you found yourself in London over the summer for a course, a business trip or even a mini break?  At Stay Central we love Bloomsbury and the surroundings of this university district. We’re experts on all the hotspots as well as the hidden gems that will make your stay more enjoyable.


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Shopping In Bloomsbury

Persephone Books

Traveling down Lamb's Conduit Street you will come across Persephone Books. This bookshop however is entirely dedicated to exclusively promoting the works of female authors who received little historical recognition. If you are a literary buff then Persphone is definitely a must as this small shop has built a reputation for constantly discovering obscure gems. The Peresphone team seeks out these forgotten volumes, re-prints and sells them thus championing the legacies of the women that wrote them.

Store Street

Take a trip down Store Street regenerated by the investors Bedford Estates to recreate a Village High Street experience. Ideal for whiling away a few hours and packed full of independent cafes, shops and restaurants, this is the perfect street on which to unwind.such as posters and scripts.  

Bloomsbury Farmers Market 

Keep your taste-buds tantalised at the weekly Bloomsbury Farmer’s market. Everything on sale is from a farm or a local sustainable source, so you know whatever you choose will be delicious. 

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Museums In Bloomsbury

The British Museum

You can’t miss the British museum, situated behind Senate House and Stay Central. A London Institution, and a free activity too, this Bloomsbury attraction is a guaranteed day of entertainment. 

The Cartoon Museum

Whilst in Bloomsbury, make sure you don’t miss The Cartoon Museum, a collection of the best of cartoon art. Featuring classics from publications such as the Beano, this museum is certain to leave a smile in your face.

Grant Museum of Zoology 

If your thirst for knowledge hasn’t been quenched by a visit to the British Museum, then the Grant Museum of Zoology is a smaller, less packed option. Part of University College London, this is the only remaining zoological museums in London and is completely free.

Bloomsbury Farmers' Market

Walking Tours In Bloomsbury

Writer’s Walk

Packed with history, Bloomsbury is the perfect place for artefact-packed walking tours. The ‘Writer’s walk’ takes you through the streets of Bloomsbury as you learn more about the ‘Bloomsbury Group’, who made the area famous. Well-known members of this intellectual group were Viriginia Woolf and Charles Dickens.

English Heritage Blue Plaques 

Take a walk through history, with the English Heritage Blue Plaques scheme. Taking you nearly as far as Great Portland Street tube station, these plaques let you get an impression of the historical figures that inhabited landmarks around Bloomsbury. 

Bars In Bloomsbury

The Bloomsbury Club Bar

Celebrate Bloomsbury’s literary history with a cocktail menu inspired by the literary group from the ‘20s and ‘30s called the Bloomsbury Group. The Bloomsbury Club London has the perfect selection to enjoy in the beautiful Georgian surroundings of Bloomsbury.

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