Bloomsbury Square, WC1

Custom Search

Google Translate:



wwp us wwp uk wwp eu


Bloomsbury Square

London WC1

Bloomsbury, London WC1

Bloomsbury derives its name from 'Blemondisberi', meaning 'the manor of (William) Blemond', who acquired the land in the early-13th century. 

The area remained mainly rural until 1661, when the 4th Earl of Southampton built Southampton (now Bloomsbury) Square around his house.  The construction of Bloomsbury Square marked the start of a trend and many more followed including Bedford Square (laid out in 1775 - 80) and the much larger Russell Square (added in 1800. 

In 1780 anti-Catholic Gordon rioters burned down the town house of the Lord Chief Justice in Bloomsbury Square. 

None of the original buildings of Bloomsbury Square survive and today its shady garden, graced by a statue of statesman Charles James Fox (1749 - 1806),  is encircled by a noisy one-way traffic system.

Bloomsbury Square has had many famous residents but is most closely associated with the the literary and artistic 'Bloomsbury Group'.  Many members of the group lived in the area in the early decades of the 20th century, including artists Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and Dora Carrington, biographer Lytton Strachey and novelist Virginia Wolf.  

Individual blue plaques commemorating the members of the Bloomsbury Group can be seen throughout the area.           

Do you have a business on
Bloomsbury Square, WC1?

Why not be featured here on

Contact us via the feedback form

UK Time Zone = GMT / BST
UK Currency = Pound Sterling

UK clocks
on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)


Northern Ireland


London W1
London SW1
London EC1
London WC1
London WC2

London Theatres

London Airports
Heathrow Airport
Gatwick Airport
Stansted Airport
City Airport
Luton Airport

Greater London

UK Websites

Google UK

Special Days

Valentines Day
Mothers Day

Back ] London WC1 ] Next ]

Barbados Embassy ] Congo Embassy ] Cuba Embassy ] Sierra Leone High Commission ] Bedford Square, WC1 ] [ Bloomsbury Square, WC1 ] Chenies Street ] Gordon Street ] Gray's Inn Lane, WC1 ] High Holborn, London WC1 ] Holborn, London WC1 ] New Oxford Street ] Queen Square, London WC1 ] Russell Square,  WC1 ] Southampton Row ] Hilton London Euston ] Twitter: London WC1 ]

MORE here ]

London Time | London Local Search


European Union

Euro Currency Converter: The Euro

EU Time Zones

Central European Time | Eastern European Time | Western European Time | Greenwich Mean Time | British Summer Time

EU Cities

Amsterdam, Holland | Athens, Greece | Barcelona, Spain | Berlin, Germany | Bratislava, Slovakia | Brussels, Belgium | Copenhagen, Denmark | Dusseldorf, Germany | Florence, Italy | Frankfurt, Germany | The Hague, Holland | Hamburg, Germany | Helsinki, Finland | Lisbon, Portugal | London, England | Madrid, Spain | Marseilles, France | Milan, Italy | Munich, Germany | Naples, Italy | Nice, France | Paris, France | Prague, Czech Republic | Rome, Italy | Stockholm, Sweden | Venice, Italy | Vilnius, Lithuania

EU Countries

Austria  | Belgium  | Bulgaria  | Cyprus  | Czech Republic  | Denmark  | Estonia | Finland | France | Germany | Greece | Hungary | Ireland | Italy | Latvia | Lithuania | Luxembourg | Malta | Netherlands / Holland  | Poland  | Portugal  | Romania  | Slovakia  | Slovenia  | Spain  | Sweden  | United Kingdom

Can't find what you're looking for - Then Search Google

Google UK Search


Delivered by wwp UK server (5)


Why not?

  • Give us your feedback and comments using the Visitors Book
  • Bookmark this page NOW!
  • Make a link to us from your website?
  • Advertise? Please contact us via the Feedback Form

Thank you for visiting the wwp® global network of websites!

Please read the legal page and data policy page. Awards and media coverage - credits page. ICRA Family Rated Site
Copyright © 1995 - 2014 - Greenwich2000®  Get®  World Wide Portals™  wwp® Developing Virtual Real Estate™ #1
All trade-marks acknowledged - Global Site map

Last revised: May 14, 2013 08:30 +0100 GMT Site Map

Bloomsbury Square, WC1