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Radisson Blu Edwardian Guide to Bloomsbury


Our guide to shopping, eating and entertainment in Bloomsbury

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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

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1. Foyles Book Shop
One of London’s most famous book shops, if you are a fan of books you should make it a point to drop into Foyles. Also, if you happen to be looking for a book that is now out of print, Foyles is usually a good place to start.

                                             Address: 113-119 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London, WC2H 0EB



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2. Carreducker
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



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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



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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



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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.

If you are out and about and are looking for somewhere nearby to eat, try downloading the CityHawk app, available from itunes or Google Play.

CityHawk recommends five nearby restaurants that have a table available at the time of your search and lets you book on the go.  



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.






Getting around and public transport in Bloomsbury

The closest tube stations to Bloomsbury are  Holborn, Tottenham Court Road, and Russell Square. You can also get to Oxford Street via the following bus routes; 1, 7, 8, 19, 25, 38, 55, 59, 68, 91, 98, 168, 172, 189, 243, 253, 521, X68












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