London Bloomsbury is an area in the Borough of Camden. It’s home to the British Museum, the British Library, the campus of University College London and numerous historic homes, parks, and buildings.
London Bloomsbury is situated in central London, within easy walking distance of Covent Garden, Piccadilly, London’s West End Theatres, Leicester Square and Oxford Street.
In the Bloomsbury area you will find the University of London’s imperious art deco-inspired Senate House Library, and the enormous British Museum , which looks like an ancient Greek temple.
Bloomsbury is home to the British Museum, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, the British Medical Association, the University of London’s Senate House Library and its colleges ( University College London, Birkbeck, Institute of Education, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, School of Pharmacy, School of Oriental and African Studies and the Royal Veterinary College). Bloomsbury houses also several London campuses of American colleges including the University of California London Centre, University of Delaware London Centre, Florida State University London Study Centre, Syracuse University London Facility, NYU London, and the London campus of the Hult International Business School.
Today Bloomsbury is still as much a cultural centre as it was a hundred years ago. The area is still popular with students and various wealthy residents.
British Museum — The British Museum is one of the biggest tourist attractions in London. It is also one of the oldest and biggest museums in London. The British Museum has over 13 million objects, making it one of the largest and most comprehensive collections on human history and culture in the world. The objects come from all continents of the world. They showcase and documenting the story of humankind from the earliest beginnings to the present age.
Main Institutions and Hospitals in London Bloomsbury District
Senate House (University of London) — is the administrative center of the London University. The main building contains the University of London’s Central Academic Bodies and Activities, including the offices of the Vice-Chancellor of the University, the entire collection of the Senate House Library, and eight of the ten research institutes of the School of Advanced Study (SAS).
University College London (UCL) — main campus of the University College London.
Birkbeck, University of London (formerly Birkbeck College, BBK) — constituent college of the federal University of London.
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) — research university specialised in public health and tropical medicine and a constituent college of the University of London.
SOAS, University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies) — specialised in humanities, languages, and social sciences relating to Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
London Contemporary Dance School (LCDS) — contemporary dance school part of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama.
British Medical Association (BMA) — headquarters of BMA, professional association and registered trade union for doctors in the United Kingdom, is located in the BMA House, Tavistock Square in Bloomsbury.
Architectural Association School of Architecture or AA — architectural school.
Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH or Great Ormond Street, Hospital for Sick Children)— children’s hospital part of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust.
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN, The National or Queen Square) — neurological hospital part of the University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
University College Hospital (UCH) — teaching hospital located on Euston Road.
The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine — specialist complementary medicine hospital, part of the University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) — drama school close to the Senate House complex of the University of London in Bloomsbury.