Radisson Blu Edwardian Guide to Bloomsbury
Our guide to shopping, eating and entertainment in Bloomsbury
Read our guide to find out what shops and restaurants/cafes you can expect to find when roaming around Bloomsbury. We have also suggested some great hidden gems and unique shops that you may not have heard of, but that are definitely worth a visit.
Shopping in Bloomsbury
If you are a fan of shopping centres then you have the Brunswick centre which ahs many of the popular high street shops such as New Look, River Island, Oasis etc as well as some higher end stores such as LK Bennett, Coast and French Connection. Not forgetting to mention the shoe shops such as Office shoes and many more. This shopping centre also has many useful shops such as Boots, Superdrug and even Holland and Barrett.
If however you like to roam around the streets you will find the Apple store which is always a big hit, as well as many other great shops. If you are looking for electrical goods Tottenham Court Road is the place for you and if you are a fan of music and musical instruments then Denmark Street is the one for you.
We suggest that you just walk around to really get a feel for the area and you will find many hidden gems.
Top 5 unique shops in Oxford Street
Address: 113-119 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London, WC2H 0EB
Specialise in making high end bespoke shoes, open by appointment only this is a truly luxurious experience.
Address: Studio E2G, Northington Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 2NP
3 .Hatton Gardens
Known as London’s jewellery quarter, and the UK’s diamond centre. Great place to buy that very special engagement ring, this area is most women’s dreams.
Address: Hatton Garden Holborn London EC1N UK
4. James Smith & Son Umbrella Shop
Founded in 1830 this shop specialises in umbrellas sticks and canes. With such a great variety this shop is a must see shop, being in London you never know when it may rain, so it is always good to be prepared.
Address:: 53 New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1BL
5. Royal Mile Whiskies
With a great range of Whiskey on offer this is a great shop to go to for gifts and also for learning more about all the different types of whiskey. With the staff having great knowledge any questions you may have will be more than answered.
Address: 3 Bloomsbury Street, City of London WC1B 3QE
Cafés and restaurants in Bloomsbury
There are many eateries in and around Bloomsbury. Firstly within the Brunswick Centre you have many cafes and sandwich bars as well as the very popular Nando’s and Carluccio's.
Outside of the centre you also have the popular Wagamama and great streets that have many delicious restaurants on them; such as Wardour Street and Charlotte Street. Where you can find restaurants such as Byron – great for burgers, Busaba Eathai – casual restaurant for Thai food, Pizza Express and many more. .
Top 5 hidden Gems
Hakkasan – Located Hanway Place, amazing modern Chinese food which explains many of it’s awards and not only is the food great but the restaurant also has a very trendy bar.
Roka – Located on Charlotte Street, Another award winning restaurant, with fabulous contemporary Japanese food.
Matsuri – Located on Bury street, a great Japanese restaurant, with a Teppan-yaki area you have the joy of watching the chef cook the food in front of you – it’s great experience.
Konaki – Located on Coptic Street, if you are a fan of authentic Greek food you should make it a point to try this restaurant out.
Quo Vadis – Winner of Tatler Restaurant of the Year 2009, this is the place to go for a very fine and modern British experience.
Entertainment and going out in Bloomsbury
Firstly Bloomsbury is home to many great museums such as the infamous British Museum as well as Dickens House Museum, Percival David Foundation o Chinese Art and the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.
You also have many theatres in the area such as New London, Shaftesbury, the Dominion Theatre and many more.And if you are looking for bars or pubs you are also in luck as you will find as you roam around the area.
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