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Old Bloomsbury

Holborn tube station | 88-94 Kingsway, London, England
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An ordinary part of inner London!

While staying in London again, one day we took a reasonably long stroll through this neighbourhood... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
BigHugh51
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Adelaide, Australia
Quiet meal and a drink

Really good quality food and an a fair selection of ales inside is a bit dated but clean bar staff... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Alan Y
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Filled with stately Georgian squares and mazes of small, winding streets, this part of London evokes the life and times of such literary greats as Dickens, Thackeray, Wilde, Woolf, Yeats and Eliot.
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18 Oct 2017
“Quiet meal and a drink ”
5 Nov 2017
“An ordinary part of inner London!”
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Holborn tube station | 88-94 Kingsway, London, England
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

While staying in London again, one day we took a reasonably long stroll through this neighbourhood after having visited the University of London. There are a number of academic institutions located in the area as well as the British Museum. The area is home to...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Really good quality food and an a fair selection of ales inside is a bit dated but clean bar staff very helpfull as was the manager, enjoyed our night out if your looking for quality and reasonable price food it's very good

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

As previous reviews have correctly pointed out,there is not necessarily an awful lot of interest occurring in Old Bloomsbury.I was here today for approximately 10 hours and wandered the streets.The British Museum looks wonderful as too the various parks dotted around the vicinity but every...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

At first glance you'll be wondering what's to see here however it's the history of course! If you're not a history buff then you may enjoy the old buildings here as well as the tight streets reminiscent of old London. Lovely area for a casual...More

1  Thank Amin A
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Reviewed 23 June 2015

In medieval times Bloomsbury used to be called Lomesbury or Lomsbury and the manor and village is thought to have been roughly on the site of the present Bloomsbury Square. The Royal Mews was once here. Nowadays the area generally known as Bloomsbury is bounded...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2015

There is no reason to go there except on your way to the British Museum, if you go there by metro and stop at Holborn.

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Reviewed 6 February 2015

Bloomsbury is the district of London just north of the British Museum. It is famous for being the haunt of literary types and intellectuals. There are no specific landmarks, it is more a place to wander and stumble upon points of interest. A walk from...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2011

While I managed to find some small laneways criss-crossing behing Holborn Station, I did not find it to be particularly interesting. Perhaps if you are a fan of the authors above, the area might inspire you a little more, but I did not find the...More

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Bloomsbury
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance
access to many of London's most popular attractions.
It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated
museums, including the must-see British Museum.
Despite an understandable popularity with students,
tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury
retain a quiet, residential feel year round and
...More
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