Bohemian Bloomsbury

Holborn underground station, London (main exit, debouches onto Kingsway)

Guided by Andy R. or Brian or Jan or Tom

Please note

You must reserve your place online for this walk. Select your date and time on the table below.

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
Tuesday Weekly 2 pm 4 pm Winter Summer Reserve Online

Bloomsbury & the Museum Quarter  What larks! What plunges!

Unexpected, Uncommon, Unforgettable

Hidden in plain sight off the beaten track awaits Bloomsbury. Meander through tree lined squares and streets built after The Great Fire of London and expect the unexpected at every turn. Cromwell’s ‘ghost’, Nelson’s funeral Director, Longitude, King George III and Peter Pan. Water conduits that once ran with wine, centuries old canopied houses, the birthplace of the Arts & Crafts movement and the most famous children’s hospital in the world. And writers. Here was aristocratic detective Lord Peter Wimsey, here were Dickens’ child chimney sweeps, here was where poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath married and George Orwell introduced us to Big Brother. And this was Virginia Woolf’s neighborhood too, close to The British Museum, founded with Chelsea resident Hans Sloane’s collection. It’s said that, ‘London specialises in hiding the best of itself’ and on this walk that applies in spades. Perhaps combine the walk with the British Museum or have a drink at a traditional old pub, many with outside seating.

Guided by Brian, Tom, Jan and Andy

Bohemian Bloomsbury – THE PRACTICALS

 Bohemian Bloomsbury takes place every Tuesday afternoon at 2 pm.

The meeting point is just outside the main exit of Holborn Tube.  

LONDON WALKS PRIVATE WALKS

If you can’t make one of the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public Mountain Building & Meteorites in the City of London walks it can always be booked as a private tour. If you go private you can have the Bohemian Bloomsbury walk – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We’ll tailor it to your requirements. Ring Fiona or Noel or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at privatewalks@walks.com and we’ll set it up and make it happen for you. A private London Walk – they’re good value for an individual or couple and sensational value for a group – makes an ideal group or educational or birthday party or office (team-building) or club outing.

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