Bloomsbury is the vibrant, intellectual and cultural heart of London that proudly sits within the southern part of the London Borough of Camden. One can meander through dignified Georgian streets and beautiful garden squares which link us to an extraordinary circle of writers, artists and thinkers; marvel at the architecture of the universities, medical institutions and The British Museum; or explore its many renowned independent bookshops.
With the collaboration of experts, Edward Arnold introduces Bloomsbury’s rich past and energetic present. Bite-sized sections reveal historical facts, stories of social reform and Bloomsbury’s many contributions to the world. An all-in-one history and guide book which has a wealth of images that help to illustrate this pleasant and captivating square mile.
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This book is one of the most enjoyable and entertaining travel guides I have read for a while. The author’s love of Bloomsbury shines through. This is an informative travel guide and history of London’s intellectual quarter. Edward Arnold shares short and interesting stories about the many liberal-minded pioneers, writers and politicians who helped shape modern London and indeed the world. This is not a heavy read; it is very straight forward giving one a good insight into one of London’s most original and unspoilt areas. The book is full of useful maps and images and is arranged in a logical manner. I would highly recommend this book even if you do not visit London, simply because it explains the impact Bloomsbury has had on the world.