a bloomsbury wander

these pictures were taken on an afternoon walk back in early spring on a beautiful sunny day before the subsequent regression to winter. it was still full lockdown then so there weren’t so many people around. bloomsbury is the area to the east of tottenham court road and just north of holborn, but the boundaries are not always distinct. it is a cultural and imaginative entity as much as a physical location. it contains the british museum as well as many educational institutions such as UCL, and of course it has a famously literary association; the bloomsbury group.

the area is also host to a huge variety of london architecture, from georgian neo-classicism and victorian gothic to 1930s modernism and 1960s brutalism.