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The Bloomsbury Group: The Legacy and Influence of the Famous Bloomsbury Set

Want to learn more about the members of the Bloomsbury Group? Read on to discover who they were, what they did, and why their legacy is so important. Labelled by many as snooty bohemians and as creative trailblazers by others, the members of this early 20th century group were elusive and, at times, controversial.  But …

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Everything You Need to Know About London’s Quirky Foundling Museum

Ready to explore one of London’s quirkiest museums? Of course you are – here’s why you need to visit the Foundling Museum. Situated in Brunswick Square, the Foundling Museum pays homage to the Foundling Hospital, Britain’s first home for children at risk of abandonment. Today, it’s a dazzling centre of hope that uses creativity to …

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Auto-Icon: Did You Know You Can See Jeremy Bentham’s Stuffed Head at UCL?

Heard about the peculiar Auto-Icon at UCL? Here’s why and how you can see Jeremy Bentham’s real head in London. First up: What on earth is an Auto-Icon? Well, it’s a preserved dead body, clothed and displayed as if the person was still living. In this case, it’s Jeremy Bentham’s head and body – and …

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Monopoly Lifesized: Immersive Monopoly Lands On Tottenham Court Road (And It’s All Kinds of Brilliant)

Q: What do you get when you cross Monopoly with an escape room, then beef it all up for scale?  A: Monopoly Lifesized  Wait, What’s Monopoly Lifesized?  Monopoly Lifesized is the newest venture lighting up London’s social scene, the chance to step into the world of the well-known board game for some high-octane play.  The …

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Woburn Walk: A Pocket of Georgian London in Bloomsbury

Woburn Walk is a gorgeous pocket of Georgian London you can still see in Bloomsbury today.  There aren’t many bits of King’s Cross that feel beautiful but you’ll certainly find one pocket of pretty at Woburn Walk – a pedestrianised street just across the road on the Bloomsbury/ King’s Cross divide across from Euston Station. …

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Time to Discover: The Brunswick Centre – Brutalism in the Heart of Bloomsbury

Architectural masterpiece or wantonly ugly eyesore? The debate over Bloomsbury’s Brunswick Centre has raged ever since it opened in the 1960s and shows no sign of abating.  Though the house prices may have gone up, and the once failed shopping centre has been rejuvenated, the visionary design of the Brunswick Centre is just as divisive …

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Visiting the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology: Bloomsbury’s Secret Museum

The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology is packed with treasures of the ancient world. Here’s what you need to know to plan your trip. London has no shortage of free museums for you to choose from – but sometimes the smaller gems get overlooked in the stampede to see big names. Forget the packed Egyptian …

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