There are more reasons to stay in the Bloomsbury neighborhood than there ever are to leave it. Our students love this intellectual and literary heart of London for many of the same reasons that drew Dickens and Virginia Woolf to call the neighborhood home.
There’s something utterly cool about having The British Museum as the beating heart of your neighborhood. The museum tells the story of British power over the ages and around the globe better than any carefully crafted set of lectures ever could. Like all the great museums in the city, this one is free and thus allows students to peek in to see something new whenever the mood strikes.
The same can be said for The British Library, which is its own heart of hearts where Bloomsbury concerned. Not only are the greatest documents in British history on display or at least accessible here, but so are the legendary reading room and the astonishing special exhibitions that are always alive and well here.
When the weather is glorious as it occasionally is in London, our students do what the locals do and get out to explore the interconnected band of verdant and historic squares and parks that dot Bloomsbury. Majestic trees that have historic designation in their own right stand towering over quiet parks where Virginia Woolf and her circle wrote, painted and argued.
While just blocks away the magnetic pull of University College London soon reminds even a serious park sitter that there’s youthful energy and fun to be found on every corner here. Indeed pubs and cafes of all flavors abound in the neighborhood, as do lesser but still fascinating London landmarks that await discovery all around Bloomsbury and beyond.
London is an amazing city of great neighborhoods. Starting for our students with the incomparable Bloomsbury. And then expanding over our stay there to include Camden, Notting Hill, The City, Shoreditch, South Bank, Westminster and on and on.