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Living In Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury is steeped in history, academia and culture. Its existence and notoriety can be traced back to the 1600's but it was primarily in the 19th century that The Duke of Bedford transformed the district into a majestic residential area.
Bloomsbury feels like a village within the heart of London. Famed for its historical residents, including Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury set. Bloomsbury Properties come in many different forms from beautiful Georgian houses, 18th century mansion buildings, tasteful modern developments and new apartments. Hurford Salvi Carr have been instrumental in marketing new homes for sale and to rent in the area and also act for The Bedford Estates since 1996 in renting out their large portfolio of luxury apartments in WC1.
Bloomsbury's popularity like its residents are understated. Bloomsbury WC1 has an established a steady residential sales and lettings housing market with a melting pot of people choosing to live here; academics, financial services, legal and creative industries all choosing Bloomsbury as their home.
Bloomsbury is conveniently located, being close to Fitzrovia, Soho, Mayfair and Covent Garden.
Sights and Attractions
Bloomsbury is home to the United Kingdom's largest museum. The British museum houses a world-famous collection of human history objects, with over 8 million artefacts from all corners of the globe. As one of London biggest attractions, the museum continues to bring in exceptional number of tourists each year.
Next to the British museum is Senate house that is one of Britain finest examples of 1930's art deco design that is now home to an extensive university library.
The once resident of Charles Dickens, has now turned into a museum. Located to the east of Bloomsbury, on Doughty street the Dickens museum offers visitors a unique insight into the history of the man and a chance to see where he wrote his most famous novel, Oliver Twist.
Located on the East of Bloomsbury is Gray's Inn, it is one of four Inn's of court in London that is the home to professional association of barristers and judges. The Inn's have been home to law services dating back to 1370's so the area is stepped in history.
To Bloomsbury's south, you have the world famous West End theatres, starting on Tottenham court road with the Dominion theatre, and running to embankment where you have the Apollo, Royal Opera house, London Palladium, Theatre Royal and Adelphi to name a few. These historical institutions show what is considered the highest level of theatre globally.