Literary Bloomsbury and Old Museum Quarter at Holborn Underground Station

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And that's not all. Because this walk also explores the "other" Bloomsbury - the Bloomsbury the tourists don't get to see.The problem - for them, not us - is the sheer gravitational "pull" of the British Museum and Virginia Woolf and co. "We take chairs and sit on our balcony after dinner. Really Gordon Square, with the lamps lit and the light on the green is a romantic place" (V. Woolf). And, sure, we'll "do" that quarter. But we also "go" centrifugal - "do" undiscovered Bloomsbury. And you'll be very glad we do because that marvelous old writ - "London specialises in hiding the best of itself" - applies here in spades. Okay, time for a taster. Amongst much else, we'll see London's tiniest street, its most literary street (no, it's not in Virginia Woolf's Gordon Square neighbourhood), a Sylvia Plath-Ted Hughes house, the "nodal point" where the most important moment in the 20th century occurred, London's most beautiful square, etc. - and trust me, it's a capacious, cup-runneth-over "etc.". Bottom line: this is a very special walk! Guided by Tom or Brian or Helena.

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