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Friday 15 August 2014

Top 5 Cultural Spots in Bloomsbury

Our London Relocation Guides continue - this time, we're covering cultural hotspots in our neighborhood guide for Bloomsbury. If you live in Bloomsbury, we'd be happy to hear from you about where you like to go for a bit of culture!

If you want to soak up some uniquely London experiences, spend a few days in Bloomsbury. From historical buildings with brilliant architecture to museums you cannot find anywhere else, the neighborhood has a little something for everyone. There is even a museum the kids will appreciate! Here are our five favorite cultural attractions in the neighborhood.

  • British Museum: On Great Russell Street, the British Museum is among the most comprehensive museums in existence dedicated to human history and culture, and it contains some 8 million works.

  • Wellcome Collection: The Wellcome Collection calls itself “the free destination for the incurably curious,” and offers an eclectic variety of galleries and events, as well as meeting, reading, and eating places.

  • St. George’s Church: The final London church to be designed by English Baroque architect Nicholas Hawksmoor, St. George’s is a working church, concert venue, and community arts centre. They occasionally offer guided tours.

  • Pollock’s Toy Museum: Benjamin Pollock was a Victorian toy theatre creator, and toys from all over the world reside in the museum that takes his name. From an Egyptian clay mouse to doll houses, you’ll find just about every sort of toy. Toy theatrical performances run during school holidays.

  • Charlotte Street Gallery: This Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery on Charlotte Street is known for its displays of non-Western artistic traditions, as well as Western contemporary art that strays from the
Do you have any other great Bloomsbury tips? Drop us a line on Twitter and let us know! We'll include them in the official guides on our site.