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is an area of the London Borough of Camden, between Euston Road and Holborn. It was developed by the Russell family in the 17th and 18th centuries into a fashionable residential area. It is notable for its garden squares,[2] literary connections, and numerous cultural, educational and health care institutions. Bloomsbury
Square was laid out in 1660 by Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton.[3] Much of the district was planned and built by James Burton.[4] Bloomsbury
is home to the University of London's central bodies and departments, including the Senate House Library and School of Advanced Study, and to several of its colleges, including University College London, the Institute of Education
Institute of Education
(IOE),[5] Birkbeck, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the SOAS, University of London. It is also home to the University of Law
University of Law
and New College of the Humanities. The numerous health-care institutions located in Bloomsbury
include the British Medical Association, Great Ormond Street Hospital, the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College Hospital
University College Hospital
and the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine. London Contemporary Dance School
London Contemporary Dance School
and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art are also located in the area. Bloomsbury
is in the parliamentary constituency of Holborn
and St Pancras. The western half of the district comprises Bloomsbury
ward, which elects three councillors to Camden Borough Council.


1 History 2 Governance 3 Geography 4 Parks and squares 5 Culture

5.1 Educational institutions 5.2 Museums

6 Hospitals 7 Business 8 Churches 9 Transport 10 Notable residents 11 See also 12 References 13 Further reading 14 External links


Queen Square, Bloomsbury
in 1787. The fields to the north reach as far as Hampstead.

The earliest record of what would become Bloomsbury
is in the 1086 Domesday Book, which states that the area had vineyards and "wood for 100 pigs".[3] But it is not until 1201 that the name Bloomsbury
is first noted, when William de Blemond, a Norman landowner, acquired the land.[6] The name Bloomsbury
is a development from Blemondisberi – the bury, or manor, of Blemond. An 1878 publication, Old and New London: Volume 4, mentions the idea that the area was named after a village called "Lomesbury" which formerly stood where Bloomsbury Square is now,[7] though this etymology is now discredited. At the end of the 14th century, Edward III
Edward III
acquired Blemond's manor, and passed it on to the Carthusian
monks of the London Charterhouse, who kept the area mostly rural. In the 16th century with the Dissolution of the Monasteries, Henry VIII took the land back into the possession of the Crown and granted it to Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of Southampton. In the early 1660s, the Earl of Southampton
Earl of Southampton
constructed what eventually became Bloomsbury
Square. The Yorkshire Grey
The Yorkshire Grey
public house on the corner of Gray's Inn Road
Gray's Inn Road
and Theobald's Road
Theobald's Road
dates from 1676. The area was laid out mainly in the 18th century, largely by landowners such as Wriothesley Russell, 3rd Duke of Bedford, who built Bloomsbury
Market, which opened in 1730. The major development of the squares that we see today started in about 1800 when Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford
Duke of Bedford
removed Bedford House and developed the land to the north with Russell Square
Russell Square
as its centrepiece. Governance[edit]

A map showing the boundaries of the civil parish in 1870

A map showing the Bloomsbury
wards of Holborn
Metropolitan Borough as they appeared in 1952.

William de Blemond in the 13th century, a Norman, was the first landowner. Edward III
Edward III
acquired Blemond's manor, and passed it on to the Carthusian
monks who governed it until Henry VIII granted it to the Earl of Southampton. The Russell family became landowners in the 18th century. The area lay within the parishes of St Giles in the Fields and St George's, Bloomsbury,[8] which were absorbed into the St Giles District as part of the Metropolis Management Act 1855.[9] It is now controlled by the London Borough of Camden
London Borough of Camden
and part of the district is contained within the Bloomsbury
ward. The district is situated in the parliamentary constituency of Holborn
and St Pancras. Geography[edit]

A map of the Bloomsbury
district – click to expand

has no official boundaries, but can be roughly defined as the square of territory bounded by Tottenham Court Road
Tottenham Court Road
to the west, Euston Road
Euston Road
to the north, Gray's Inn Road
Gray's Inn Road
to the east, and either High Holborn
or the thoroughfare formed by New Oxford Street, Bloomsbury Way and Theobalds Road to the south.[3] Bloomsbury
merges gradually with Holborn
in the south, with St Pancras and King's Cross in the north-east and with Clerkenwell
in the south-east. The area is bisected north to south by the main road Southampton Row/Woburn Place, which has several large tourist hotels and links Tavistock Square
Tavistock Square
and Russell Square
Russell Square
– the central points of Bloomsbury. The road runs from Euston and Somers Town in the north to Holborn
in the south. East of Southampton Row/ Woburn Place
Woburn Place
are the Grade II listed Brunswick Centre, a residential and shopping centre,[10] and Coram's Fields children's recreation area. The area to the north of Coram's Fields consists mainly of blocks of flats, built as both private and social housing, which is often considered part of St Pancras[11] or King's Cross[12] rather than north-eastern Bloomsbury. The area to the south is generally less residential, containing several hospitals, including Great Ormond Street, and gradually becomes more commercial in character as it approaches Holborn
at Theobald's Road. The area west of Southampton Row/ Woburn Place
Woburn Place
is notable for its concentration of academic establishments, museums, and formal squares. Here are the British Museum
British Museum
and the central departments and colleges of the University of London, including Birkbeck College, University College London, the School of Oriental and African Studies, and the University of London's School of Advanced Study. The main north-south road in west Bloomsbury
is Gower Street which is a one-way street running south from Euston Road
Euston Road
towards Shaftesbury Avenue in Covent Garden, becoming Bloomsbury
Street when it passes to the west of the British Museum. For street name etymologies see Street names of Bloomsbury. Parks and squares[edit] Bloomsbury
contains some of London's finest parks and buildings, and is particularly known for its formal squares. These include:

Tavistock Square

Russell Square, a large and orderly square; its gardens were originally designed by Humphry Repton. Russell Square
Russell Square
Underground station is a short distance away. Bedford Square, built between 1775 and 1783, is still surrounded by Georgian town houses. Bloomsbury Square
Bloomsbury Square
has a small circular garden surrounded by Georgian buildings. Queen Square, home to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Gordon Square, surrounded by the history and archaeology departments of University College London, as well as the former home of John Maynard Keynes, the economist. This is where the Bloomsbury
Group lived and met. Woburn Square
Woburn Square
and Torrington Square, home to other parts of University College London. Tavistock Square, home to the British Medical Association; its eastern edge was the site of one of the 7 July 2005 London bombings. Mecklenburgh Square, east of Coram's Fields, one of the few squares which remains locked for the use of local residents. Coram's Fields, a large recreational space on the eastern edge of the area, formerly home to the Foundling Hospital. It is only open to children and to adults accompanying children. Brunswick Square, now occupied by the School of Pharmacy and the Foundling Museum.


Some members of the Bloomsbury
Group: Left to right: Lady Ottoline Morrell, Mrs. Aldous Huxley, Lytton Strachey, Duncan Grant
Duncan Grant
and Vanessa Bell.

Historically, Bloomsbury
is associated with the arts, education, and medicine. The area gives its name to the Bloomsbury Group
Bloomsbury Group
of artists, the most famous of whom was Virginia Woolf, who met in private homes in the area in the early 1900s,[13] and to the lesser known Bloomsbury Gang of Whigs formed in 1765 by John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford. The publisher Faber & Faber used to be located in Queen Square, though at the time T. S. Eliot
T. S. Eliot
was editor the offices were in Tavistock Square. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
was founded in John Millais's parents' house on Gower Street in 1848. The Bloomsbury
Festival was launched in 2006 when local resident Roma Backhouse was commissioned to mark the re-opening of the Brunswick Centre, a residential and shopping area. The free festival is a celebration of the local area, partnering with galleries, libraries and museums,[14] and achieved charitable status at the end of 2012. As of 2013, the Duchess of Bedford is a festival patron and Cathy Mager is the Festival Director.[15][16] Educational institutions[edit] Bloomsbury
is home to Senate House and the main library of the University of London, Birkbeck College, Institute of Education, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, School of Pharmacy, School of Oriental and African Studies, and the Royal Veterinary College
Royal Veterinary College
and University College London
University College London
(with the Slade School of Fine Art), a branch of the University of Law, London Contemporary Dance School, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and Goodenough College. Other colleges include the University of London's School of Advanced Study, the Architectural Association School of Architecture
Architectural Association School of Architecture
in Bedford Square, and the London campuses of several American colleges including Arcadia University, the University of California, University of Delaware, Florida State University, Syracuse University, New York University, and the Hult International Business School. Also different kinds of tutoring institutions like Bloomsbury International for English Language, Bloomsbury
Law Tutors for law education, Skygate Tutors and Topmark Tutors Centre contributing to grow the private tutoring sector in Bloomsbury. Museums[edit]

Brunswick Square

The British Museum, which first opened to the public in 1759 in Montagu House, is at the heart of Bloomsbury. At the centre of the museum the space around the former British Library
British Library
Reading Room, which was filled with the concrete storage bunkers of the British Library, is today the Queen Elizabeth II Great Court, an indoor square with a glass roof designed by British architect Norman Foster. It houses displays, a cinema, a shop, a cafe and a restaurant. Since 1998, the British Library
British Library
has been located in a purpose-built building just outside the northern edge of Bloomsbury, in Euston Road. Also in Bloomsbury
is the Foundling Museum, close to Brunswick Square, which tells the story of the Foundling Hospital
Foundling Hospital
opened by Thomas Coram for unwanted children in Georgian London. The hospital, now demolished except for the Georgian colonnade, is today a playground and outdoor sports field for children, called Coram's Fields. It is also home to a small number of sheep. The nearby Lamb's Conduit Street
Lamb's Conduit Street
is a pleasant thoroughfare with shops, cafes and restaurants. The Dickens Museum is in Doughty Street. The Petrie Museum
Petrie Museum
and the Grant Museum of Zoology are at University College London
University College London
in Gower Street. Hospitals[edit] Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street Hospital
for Children and the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (formerly the Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital) are both located on Great Ormond Street, off Queen Square, which itself is home to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (formerly the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases). Bloomsbury
is also the location of University College Hospital, which re-opened in 2005 in new buildings on Euston Road, built under the government's private finance initiative (PFI). The Eastman Dental Hospital
Eastman Dental Hospital
is located on Gray's Inn Road
Gray's Inn Road
close to the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital
Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital
administered by the Royal Free Hampstead
NHS Trust. Business[edit] In February 2010, businesses were balloted on an expansion of the In Holborn
Business Improvement District
Business Improvement District
(BID) to include the southern part of Bloomsbury. Only businesses with a rateable value in excess of £60,000 could vote as only these would pay the BID levy. This expansion of the BID into Bloomsbury
was supported by Camden Council.[17] The proposal was passed and part of Bloomsbury
was brought within the In Holborn
BID.[18] Controversy was raised during this BID renewal when In Holborn
proposed collecting Bloomsbury, St Giles and Holborn
under the name of "Midtown", since it was seen as "too American".[19][20][21] Businesses were informed about the BID proposals, but there was little consultation with residents or voluntary organisations. InHolborn produced a comprehensive business plan aimed at large businesses.[22] Bloomsbury
is now part of InMidtown BID with its 2010 to 2015 business plan and a stated aim to make the area "a quality environment In which to work and live, a vibrant area to visit, and a profitable place in which to do business".[23] Churches[edit]

Church of Christ the King

contains several notable churches:

St George's Church, located on Bloomsbury
Way in the south of the area, was built by Nicholas Hawksmoor
Nicholas Hawksmoor
between 1716 and 1731. It has a deep Roman porch with six huge Corinthian columns, and is notable for its steeple based on the Tomb of Mausolus
Tomb of Mausolus
at Halicarnassus
and for the statue of King George I on the top. The Early English Neo-Gothic Church of Christ the King on Gordon Square. It was designed for the Irvingites[24] by Raphael Brandon in 1853. Since June 10, 1954 it has been a Grade I listed building. St Pancras New Church
St Pancras New Church
on the northern boundary, near Euston station. This church was completed in 1822, and is notable for the caryatids on north and south which are based on the "porch of the maidens" from the Temple of the Erechtheum. The church of St George the Martyr in Queen Square was built 1703–06,[25] and was where Ted Hughes
Ted Hughes
and Sylvia Plath
Sylvia Plath
married on Bloomsday
in 1956.[26] Bloomsbury
Central Baptist Church in Shaftesbury Avenue, is the central church of the Baptist denomination. It was opened in 1848, having been built by Sir Samuel Moreton Peto MP, one of the great railway contractors of the age.[27]

Transport[edit] The area surrounding Bloomsbury
has several London Underground stations, although only three of these (Russell Square, King's Cross St. Pancras and Euston Square) have entrances in Bloomsbury
itself. The other stations, located on the fringes of Bloomsbury, are Euston, Goodge Street, Warren Street, Tottenham
Court Road, Holborn, and Chancery Lane. The mainline rail stations Euston, King's Cross and St. Pancras are all just north of Bloomsbury. Since 14 November 2007 (2007-11-14), Eurostar
services have relocated to St Pancras, promising shorter journey times to Paris
and Brussels
and better connections to the rest of the UK. Bloomsbury
is also the site of the disused British Museum
British Museum
Underground station. It is well served by buses, with over 12 different routes running south down Gower Street and both north and south through Russell Square.[28] Route 7 goes along Great Russell Street, past the British Museum, and on to Russell Square. One of the 13 surviving taxi drivers' shelters in London, where drivers can stop for a meal and a drink, is in Russell Square.[29] Notable residents[edit]

Ada Ballin
Ada Ballin
(1863–1906), magazine editor and writer on fashion[30] J. M. Barrie
J. M. Barrie
(1860–1937), playwright and novelist, lived in Guilford Street and 8 Grenville Street when he first moved to London;[31] this is where Barrie situated the Darlings' house in Peter Pan.[32] Vanessa Bell
Vanessa Bell
(1879–1961), painter, sister of Virginia Woolf, lived at 46 Gordon Square. William Copeland Borlase
William Copeland Borlase
M.P. (1848–1899), died bankrupt and disowned by his family at 34 Bedford Court Mansions. Vera Brittain
Vera Brittain
(1893–1970) and Winifred Holtby
Winifred Holtby
(1898–1935) lived at 58 Doughty Street. Randolph Caldecott
Randolph Caldecott
(1846–1886), illustrator, lived at 46 Great Russell Street. William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire
William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire
(1698–1755), sold the Old Devonshire House at 48 Boswell Street. Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
(1809–1882), lived at 12 Upper Gower Street in 1839.[33] George Dance (1741–1825), architect, lived at 91 Gower Street. Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
(1812–1870), novelist, lived at 14 Great Russell Street, Tavistock Square
Tavistock Square
and 48 Doughty Street. George du Maurier
George du Maurier
(1834–1896), artist and writer, lived at 91 (formerly 46) Great Russell Street. Benton Fletcher
Benton Fletcher
(1866–1944), housed his keyboard collection at the Old Devonshire House, 48 Boswell Street, in the 1930s and 40s. Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais
(born 1961), comedian, lived until recently in Southampton Row, Store Street and owned one of the penthouses in Bloomsbury
Mansions in Russell Square, WC1. Mary Anne Everett Green
Mary Anne Everett Green
(1818–1895), Calenderer of State Papers, author of Lives of the Princesses of England, mother of Evelyn Everett-Green, a prolific 19th-century novelist. Philip Hardwick
Philip Hardwick
(1792–1870) and Philip Charles Hardwick (1822–1892), father and son, architects, lived at 60 Russell Square for over ten years. Travers Humphreys
Travers Humphreys
(1867-1956), barrister and judge, was born in Doughty Street. John Maynard Keynes, (1883–1946), economist, lived for 30 years in Gordon Square. Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, 1870 - 1924, founder of the USSR, lived here in 1908. Emanuel Litvinoff
Emanuel Litvinoff
(1915–2011), author, poet, playwright and human rights campaigner, lived for 46 years in Mecklenburgh Square. Edmund Lodge
Edmund Lodge
(1756–1839), officer of arms and writer on heraldry, died at his Bloomsbury Square
Bloomsbury Square
house on 16 January 1839.[34] Bob Marley
Bob Marley
(1945–1981), musician, lived in 34 Ridgmount Gardens for six months in 1972. Charlotte Mew (1869–1928), poet, was born at 30 Doughty Street
Doughty Street
and lived there until the family moved nearby to 9 Gordon Street, in 1890.[35][36][citation needed] Jacquie O'Sullivan
Jacquie O'Sullivan
(born 1960), musician and former member of Bananarama. Dorothy Richardson
Dorothy Richardson
(1873–1957), novelist, lived at 7 Endesleigh Street and 1905-6 Woburn Walk. Her experiences are recorded in her autobiographical novel, in thirteen volumes, Pilgrimage.[37] Sir Francis Ronalds
Francis Ronalds
(1788–1873), inventor of the electric telegraph, lived at 40 Queen Square in 1820–1822.[38] Dorothy L. Sayers
Dorothy L. Sayers
(1893–1957), novelist lived at 24 Great James Street from 1921–1929. Her main female character Harriet Vane also lived in Bloomsbury. Alexei Sayle
Alexei Sayle
(born 1952), English stand-up comedian, actor and author.[39] John Shaw Senior (1776–1832) and John Shaw Junior (1803–1870), father and son, architects, lived in Gower Street. Catherine Tate
Catherine Tate
(born 1968), actress and comedian, was brought up in the Brunswick Centre, close to Russell Square. Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf
(1882–1941), author, essayist, and diarist, resided at 46 Gordon Square. Thomas Henry Wyatt
Thomas Henry Wyatt
(1807–1880), architect, lived at 77 Great Russell Street. John Wyndham
John Wyndham
(1903–1969), lived at the Penn Club in Tavistock Square (1924–38) and then (except for 1943–46 army service) at the Club's present address, 21–22 Bedford Place, off Russell Square, until his marriage in 1963 to Grace Isabel Wilson, who had lived in the next room at the Club. William Butler Yeats (1865–1939), poet, dramatist and prose writer, lived at Woburn Walk.

See also[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

"Bloomsbury". London. Let's Go. 1998. p. 164+. OL 24256167M. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Bloomsbury
at Wikimedia Commons London/ Bloomsbury
travel guide from Wikivoyage Bloomsbury
area guide "UCL Bloomsbury
Project". University College London.  " Bloomsbury
Law Tutors". 

Neighbouring areas of London.

Regent's Park Somers Town St Pancras




Soho Covent Garden Holborn

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Barbadian H.C. Brunswick Centre Church of Christ the King Connaught Hall Goodenough College Hotel Russell The Lamb Montagu House Senate House St. George's St George the Martyr Holborn St Pancras Church UCL Main Building

Squares and parks

Bedford Square Bloomsbury
Square Brunswick Square Cartwright Gardens Coram's Fields Gordon Square Mecklenburgh Square Queen Square Russell Square Tavistock Square Torrington Square Woburn Square


Cartwright Gardens Gower Street Great Russell Street Guilford Street Gray's Inn
Gray's Inn
Road Lamb's Conduit Street Malet Street Museum Street Southampton Row Street names of Bloomsbury Woburn Place


The Bedford Estate Bloomsbury
Gang Bloomsbury

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London Borough of Camden


Belsize Park Bloomsbury Brondesbury Camden Town Chalk Farm Covent Garden Cricklewood Dartmouth Park Fitzrovia Fortune Green Frognal Gospel Oak Hampstead Hatton Garden
Hatton Garden
(inc. Saffron Hill) Haverstock Highgate Holborn Kentish Town Kilburn Kings Cross Primrose Hill Regent's Park St Giles St Pancras Somers Town South Hampstead Swiss Cottage Tufnell Park West Hampstead


Ben Uri Gallery Bloomsbury
Theatre British Library British Museum BT Tower Camden Arts Centre Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
Museum Dominion Theatre Donmar Warehouse Foundling Museum Fenton House Freud Museum Highgate
Cemetery Keats House Kenwood House The Jewish Museum Petrie Museum
Petrie Museum
of Egyptian Archaeology Roundhouse Shaftesbury Theatre Sir John Soane's Museum Wellcome Collection West End theatre

Street markets

Camden Market Queen's Crescent Market

Parks and open spaces

Square Hampstead
Heath Kilburn Grange Park Lincoln's Inn
Lincoln's Inn
Fields Phoenix Garden Primrose Hill Regents Park Russell Square Waterlow Park


and Kilburn Holborn
and St. Pancras

Tube and rail stations

Belsize Park Camden Road Camden Town Chalk Farm Chancery Lane Euston tube station
Euston tube station
(and West Coast Main Line terminus) Euston Square Finchley
Road Finchley
Road & Frognal Goodge Street Gospel Oak
Gospel Oak
railway station Hampstead Hampstead
Heath Holborn Kentish Town Kentish Town
Kentish Town
West Kilburn High Road King's Cross St. Pancras tube station
King's Cross St. Pancras tube station
London King's Cross railway station St Pancras railway station Mornington Crescent Russell Square South Hampstead Swiss Cottage Tottenham
Court Road Warren Street West Hampstead West Hampstead
(Overground) West Hampstead

Other topics

Blue plaques Coat of arms Council Listed buildings

Grade I Grade II*

People Public art Schools

Category Commons

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History of the formation of the London Borough of Camden

Metropolitan boroughs

Hampstead Holborn St Pancras

District boards

Holborn St Giles


Furnival's Inn Gray's Inn Hampstead Lincoln's Inn Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden, Ely Rents and Ely Place Staple Inn St Andrew Holborn St Andrew Holborn
Above the Bars with St George the Martyr St Giles in the Fields St Giles in the Fields and St George Bloomsbury St George Bloomsbury St Pancras

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Areas of London

Central activities zone

Bloomsbury City of London wards Holborn Marylebone Mayfair Paddington Pimlico Soho Southwark Vauxhall Waterloo Westminster

Town centre network


Belgravia Knightsbridge West End


Bromley Croydon Ealing Harrow Hounslow Ilford Kingston Romford Shepherd's Bush Stratford Sutton Uxbridge Wood Green


Angel Barking Bexleyheath Brixton Camden Town Canary Wharf Catford Chiswick Clapham
Junction Dalston East Ham Edgware Eltham Enfield Town Fulham Hammersmith Holloway Nags Head Kensington High Street Kilburn King's Road
King's Road
East Lewisham Orpington Peckham Putney Queensway/Westbourne Grove Richmond Southall Streatham Tooting Walthamstow Wandsworth Wembley Whitechapel Wimbledon Woolwich

Districts (principal)

Acton Beckenham Bethnal Green Brentford Camberwell Canada Water Carshalton Chadwell Heath Chingford Clapham Crystal Palace Coulsdon Cricklewood Dagenham Deptford Dulwich Edmonton Elephant and Castle Erith Feltham Finchley Forest Gate Forest Hill Golders Green Greenwich Harlesden Hampstead Harringay Hayes (Hillingdon) Hendon Hornchurch Kentish Town Leyton Mill Hill Mitcham Morden Muswell Hill New Cross New Malden Northwood Notting Hill Penge Pinner Purley Ruislip Sidcup Southgate South Norwood Stanmore Stoke Newington Surbiton Sydenham Teddington Thamesmead Tolworth Tulse Hill Twickenham Upminster Upper Norwood Wanstead Wealdstone Welling West Ham West Hampstead West Norwood Willesden
Green Woodford

Neighbourhoods (principal)

Abbey Wood Alperton Anerley Barnes Barnsbury Battersea Beckton Bedford Park Bermondsey Bow Brent Cross Brockley Canonbury Charlton Chelsea Chessington Chipping Barnet Chislehurst Clerkenwell Elmers End Gidea Park Greenford Gunnersbury Hackbridge Hackney Ham Hampton Hanwell Hanworth Harold Wood Highams Park Highbury Highgate Hillingdon Hook Holloway Hoxton Ickenham Isle of Dogs Isleworth Islington Kensal Green Kew Lambeth Manor Park Mortlake Neasden Northolt Nunhead Plaistow (Newham) Poplar Roehampton Rotherhithe Seven Kings Seven Sisters Shoreditch Stamford Hill Stepney St Helier Surrey Quays Tottenham Upper Clapton Walworth Wapping West Drayton Worcester Park Yiewsley

Lists of areas by borough

and Dagenham Barnet Bexley Brent Bromley Camden Croydon Ealing Enfield Greenwich Hackney Hammersmith
and Fulham Haringey Harrow Havering Hillingdon Hounslow Islington Kensington and Chelsea Kingston upon Thames Lambeth Lewisham Merton Newham Redbridge Richmond upon Thames Southwark Sutton Tower Hamlets Waltham Forest Wandsworth Westminster


Canley (borough) (The Bill: TV soap) Charnham (suburb) (Family Affairs: TV soap) Gasforth (town) (The Thin Blue Line: TV series) London Below (magical realm) (Neverwhere: TV series, novel) Walford
(borough) (EastEnders: TV soap)

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Colleges and institutions


Birkbeck City Courtauld Institute of Art Goldsmiths Heythrop College Institute of Cancer Research King's College London
King's College London
(KCL) London Business School London School of Economics
London School of Economics
and Political Science (LSE) London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Queen Mary Royal Academy of Music Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Royal Holloway (RHUL) Royal Veterinary College St. George's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University College London
University College London

Former and defunct

Bedford College Chelsea College of Science and Technology Imperial College London Institute of Education Institute of Psychiatry Institute for the Study of the Americas London Consortium New College London Queen Elizabeth College Regent's Park
Regent's Park
College Royal Postgraduate Medical School School of Pharmacy School of Slavonic and East European Studies University Marine Biological Station Millport St Thomas's Hospital Medical School Westfield College Wye College

Central bodies and programmes

Senate House Libraries School of Advanced Study

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Institute of Classical Studies Institute of Commonwealth Studies Institute of English Studies Institute of Historical Research

Centre for Metropolitan History

Institute of Latin American Studies Institute of Modern Languages Research Institute of Philosophy Warburg Institute

University of London
University of London
Institute in Paris University of London
University of London
(formerly International Programmes)


Chancellor: HRH The Princess Royal Vice-Chancellor: Sir Adrian Smith Visitor: Lord President of the Council

Academics Alumni Heads of Colleges List of University of London
University of London

Places and buildings


Bloomsbury Gordon Square Halls of residence

College Hall Connaught Hall The Garden Halls International Hall Lillian Penson Hall Nutford House

Malet Street Russell Square Senate House Tavistock Square Torrington Square Woburn Square


6 Burlington Gardens Church of Christ the King Halls of residence

Canterbury Hall Commonwealth Hall Hughes Parry Hall


Academic dress The Careers Group History London Student University of London
University of London
Big Band University of London
University of London
Boat Club University of London
University of London
Computer Centre University of London
University of London
Union (Rebranded) Parliamentary Constituency


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Faculties, schools & groupings

Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Slade School of Fine Art) Faculty of Brain Sciences

Division of Psychology and Language Sciences

Faculty of the Built Environment (The Bartlett) Faculty of Engineering Sciences

School of Energy and Resources School of Management

Faculty of Laws Faculty of Life Sciences

School of Pharmacy

Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences Faculty of Medical Sciences

Medical School

Faculty of Population Health Sciences Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences

School of Slavonic and East European Studies

Institute of Education Neuroscience

Centres & departments

Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis Centre for Digital Humanities Centre for the History of Medicine Centre for Neuroimaging The Constitution Unit Department of Information Studies Department of Science and Technology Studies Department of Space and Climate Physics EPPI-Centre London Centre for Nanotechnology London Knowledge Lab Slade Centre for Electronic Media in Fine Art Thomas Young Centre Urban Laboratory

Institutes & laboratories

Ear Institute Eastman Dental Institute Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health Institute of Archaeology Institute for Global Health Institute of Jewish Studies Institute of Neurology Institute of Ophthalmology Institute of Security and Crime Science Pedestrian Accessibility and Movement Environment Laboratory


Edwards Professor of Egyptian Archaeology and Philology Grote Chair of the Philosophy of Mind and Logic Pender Chair Papers from the Institute of Archaeology Public Archaeology Quain Professor Slade Professor of Fine Art Transcribe Bentham



Bloomsbury Bloomsbury
Theatre Church of Christ the King Euston Road Gordon Square Gower Street Gray's Inn
Gray's Inn
Road Halls of residence Holmbury St Mary Main Building Petrie Museum
Petrie Museum
of Egyptian Archaeology Queen Square Somers Town Tavistock Square Tottenham
Court Road University of London
University of London
Observatory Woburn Square


Academics List of notable people List of Nobel laureates Jeremy Bentham Michael Arthur (Provost)

Student life

UCL Boat Club The Cheese Grater University College Opera Pi Magazine Rare FM Royal Free, University College and Middlesex Medical Students RFC UCL Union Student Central


Citrus Saturday UCL Business Filming at UCL History Rivalry with King's College London Third-oldest university in England



Francis Crick Institute Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street Hospital
for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Moorfields Eye Hospital
Moorfields Eye Hospital
NHS Foundation Trust

Moorfields Eye Hospital

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

The Royal Free Hospital

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital UCLH/UCL Biomedical Research Centre UCL Partners University College London
University College London
Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Eastman Dental Hospital Hospital for Tropical Diseases National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre University College Hospital University College Hospital
University College Hospital
at Westmoreland Street

Whittington Hospital


Alan Turing Institute Anna Freud Centre Association of Commonwealth Universities European Network for Training Economic Research G5 Golden triangle Institute of Advanced Legal Studies League of European Research Universities Russell Group SES-5 Thomas Young Centre UCL Academy University College School University of London