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Top 10 Things to do in Bloomsbury over the summer

Have you found yourself in London over the summer for a course, a business trip or even a mini-break?  At Stay Central we love Bloomsbury and the surroundings of this university district. We’re experts on all the hotspots as well as the hidden gems that will make your stay more enjoyable.

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  1. For the film buffs out there, then the Cinema bookshop just off Tottenham Court Road will satisfy your film appetite. It’s bursting with tomes on the topic of films, as well as other film accessories such as posters and scripts. 
  2. Situated so close to the West End, Stay Central is within easy walking distance of the beautifully Art Deco Dominion theatre, currently home to the award-winning musical ‘A Bat Out of Hell’. 

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Shopping galore

  1. You can’t miss the British museum, situated behind Senate House and Stay Central. A London Institution, and a free activity too, this Bloomsbury attraction is a guaranteed day of entertainment. 
  2. Take a trip down Store Street, regenerated by the investors Bedford Estates to recreate a Village High Street experience. Ideal for whiling away a few hours and packed full of independent cafes, shops and restaurants, this is the perfect street on which to unwind. 
  3. Packed with history, Bloomsbury is the perfect place for artefact-packed walking tours. The ‘Writer’s walk’ takes you through the streets of Bloomsbury as you learn more about the ‘Bloomsbury Group’, who made the area famous. Well-known members of this intellectual group were Viriginia Woolf and Charles Dickens.


Bloomsbury Farmers' Market

Walking, cocktails and more museums

  1. Whilst in Bloomsbury, make sure you don’t miss The Cartoon Museum, a collection of the best of cartoon art. Featuring classics from publications such as the Beano, this museum is certain to leave a smile in your face.
  2. Keep your taste-buds tantalised at the weekly Bloomsbury Farmer’s market.
    Everything on sale is from a farm or a local sustainable source, so you know whatever you choose will be delicious. 

  3. Take a walk through history, with the English Heritage Blue Plaques scheme.  Taking you nearly as far as Great Portland Street tube station, these plaques let you get an impression of the historical figures that inhabited landmarks around Bloomsbury. 

  4. If your thirst for knowledge hasn’t been quenched by a visit to the British Museum, then the Grant Museum of Zoology is a smaller, less packed option. Part of University College London, this is the only remaining zoological museums in London and is completely free.

  5. Celebrate Bloomsbury’s literary history with a cocktail menu inspired by the literary group from the ‘20s and ‘30s called the Bloomsbury Group. The Bloomsbury Club London has the perfect selection to enjoy in the beautiful Georgian surroundings of Bloomsbury. 

Don’t miss the highlights of this culturally rich corner of London and get in touch with us at Stay Central for more information about our centrally located rooms, flats and larger apartments. Get in touch on 020 7862 8881 or get in touch via email:

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