A Bloomsbury street.


Here, the long blocks of homes are mostly Victorian and Georgian whose red and white bricks contrast with the green of the garden squares they surround. Aside from several such squares, nothing more than green spaces with a few benches, there is a large children’s park called Coram’s Fields. On the site of the old Foundling’s Hospital, this park occupies seven acres and includes a playground, duck pond, petting zoo, sandboxes and a cafe; adults are not admitted unless accompanied by children.

Bookstores are common in Bloomsbury, but the largest draw and most famous space in this neighborhood by far is the British Museum. The romanesque collonaded building is a draw for both locals and tourists, and the steps up to the doors are a popular place to sit and take lunch even for those not planning to go inside to view the amazing pieces of art and history within.

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