Bedford Way, WC1B

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Bedford Way is a road in the WC1B postcode area



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Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury is an area of the London Borough of Camden, in central London, between Euston Road and Holborn, developed by the Russell family in the 17th and 18th centuries into a fashionable residential area.

The earliest record of what would become Bloomsbury is the 1086 Domesday Book, which records that the area had vineyards and 'wood for 100 pigs'. But it is not until 1201 that the name Bloomsbury is first noted, when William de Blemond, a Norman landowner, acquired the land.

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, though this piece of folk etymology is now discredited.

At the end of the 14th century 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 constructed what eventually became Bloomsbury Square. 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 removed Bedford House and developed the land to the north with Russell Square as its centrepiece.

Historically, Bloomsbury is associated with the arts, education, and medicine. The area gives its name to the Bloomsbury Group of artists, the most famous of whom was Virginia Woolf, who met in private homes in the area in the early 1900s, 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 was editor the offices were in Tavistock Square. The 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, and achieved charitable status at the end of 2012.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Ackermann’s:   Rudolph Ackermann (20 April 1764 in Stollberg, Saxony – 30 March 1834 in Finchley) was an Anglo-German bookseller, inventor, lithographer, publisher and businessman.
Agar Town:   Agar Town was a short-lived area, built in the 1840s, of St Pancras.
Argyle Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Birkbeck College:   Higher education institutions
Bloomsbury:   Bloomsbury is an area of the London Borough of Camden, in central London, between Euston Road and Holborn, developed by the Russell family in the 17th and 18th centuries into a fashionable residential area.
British Library:   The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. Its building at St Pancras was the largest public building constructed in the UK in the 20th century.
British Museum:   Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history.
CATS College London:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 15 and 24.
Children’s Hospital School at Gt Ormond Street and UCH:   Foundation special school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 16.
Conservatoire for Dance and Drama:   Higher education institutions
Covent Garden:   From fruit and veg to Froo Tan Vetch
De Hems:   De Hems has become a base for London’s Dutch community, serving bitterballen and frikandellen.
Ecole Jeannine Manuel:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 18.
Edith Neville Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Euston:   London Euston is the southern terminus of the West Coast Main Line - serving Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow.
Fashion Retail Academy:   Miscellaneous which accepts students between the ages of 16 and 99.
Foundling Hospital:   The Foundling Hospital in London was founded in 1741 by the philanthropic sea captain Thomas Coram.
Garrick Yard:   Garrick Yard, together with the more familiar Garrick Street to the northeast of here, both took their names from the Garrick Club which commemorates the famous 18th century actor, David Garrick.
Horse Hospital :   Built as stabling for cabby’s sick horses, The Horse Hospital is now a unique Grade II listed arts venue in Bloomsbury WC1
Hospital Home and Education Units co St Mary’s Hospitial Tuition Unit:   Miscellaneous
Institute of Education:   Higher education institutions
Kate Greenaway Nursery School and Children’s Centre:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 5.
King's Cross St Pancras:   King's Cross St Pancras is the biggest interchange station on the London Underground, serving six lines on four pairs of tracks as well as two National Rail stations.
Leicester Square:   Leicester Square, while indeed a square, is also the name for a tube station.
Les Cousins:   Les Cousins was a folk and blues club in the basement of a restaurant in Greek Street.
London Hippodrome:   The Hippodrome is a building on the corner of Cranbourn Street and Charing Cross Road.
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine:   Higher education institutions
L’Escargot:   L’Escargot is one of London’s oldest restaurants.
Maria Fidelis Roman Catholic Convent School FCJ:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
On This Day in London: 2 November:   Ally Pally’s TV role started on 2 November
Ossulston Estate:   The Ossulston Estate is a multi-storey council estate built by the London County Council in Somers Town between 1927 and 1931.
Piccadilly Circus:   Piccadilly Circus was built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with the major shopping street of Piccadilly. The circus lost its circular form in 1886 with the construction of Shaftesbury Avenue.
Regent High School:   Community school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art:   The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) is a drama school in London, England. It is one of the oldest drama schools in the United Kingdom, founded in 1904 by Herbert Beerbohm Tree.
Royal Opera House:   The foundation of the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden lies in the letters patent awarded by Charles II to Sir William Davenant in 1660, allowing Davenant to operate one of only two patent theatre companies (The Duke's Company) in London.
Russell Square:   Russell Square station, now on London's Piccadully Line, was opened by the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway on 15 December 1906. The building was designed by Leslie Green and is a Grade II listed building.
School of Oriental and African Studies:   Higher education institutions
Shipley's Drawing School:   101 The Strand was an art school from 1750 until 1806.
Soho:   Soho is a world-famous area of the City of Westminster and part of the West End of London.
Somers Town:   Somers Town is a district close to three main line rail termini - Euston, St Pancras and King’s Cross.
St Aloysius Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St George the Martyr Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Giles:   St Giles is a district of London, at the southern tip of the London Borough of Camden.
St Josephs Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Mary and St Pancras Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Pancras:   St Pancras railway station, celebrated for its architecture, is built on the site of the St Pancras suburb of London.
The Adelphi:   The Adelphi is a small district surrounding the streets of Adelphi Terrace, Robert Street and John Adam Street.
The Mary Ward Centre (AE Centre):   Further education (16 plus) which accepts students between the ages of 16 and 99.
The Royal Ballet School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19.
Thomas Coram Centre:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 5.
Tottenham Court Road:   Tottenham Court Road runs from St Giles' Circus (the junction of Oxford Street and Charing Cross Road) north to Euston Road.
University College London:   University College London (UCL) is a public research university and a constituent college of the federal University of London.
University College London:   Higher education institutions
University of London:   Higher education institutions
Wyld’s Great Globe:   Wyld’s Great Globe was an attraction situated in Leicester Square between 1851 and 1862.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
The 'Royal Blue' horse omnibus outside 5 Euston Road (1912):   The bus carries route information and an advert for Selfridge's. The shops behind, including Boots the Chemist, Stewart & Wright's Cocoa Rooms and the Northumberland Hotel, are covered in advertisements.
Tottenham Court Road (1927):   The area through which Tottenham Court Road was built is mentioned in the Domesday Book as belonging to the Dean and Chapter of St Paul's Cathedral.
Wild Street (1902):   Wild Street, in the Covent Garden area, was on the edge of the Kingsway improvements which would utterly transform the area in the following years.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abbey Place, WC1H · Adam Street, WC2R · Adelaide Street, WC2N · Adeline Place, WC1B · Adelphi Terrace, WC2N · Agar Street, WC2N · Albion Yard, E1 · Albion Yard, N1 · Aldenham Street, NW1 · Alfred Mews, WC1E · Alfred Place, WC1E · Archer Street, W1D · Argyle Square, WC1H · Argyle Street, WC1H · Argyle Walk, WC1H · Bainbridge Street, WC1A · Bainbridge Street, WC1B · Balfe Street, N1 · Barbon Close, WC1N · Barter Street, WC1A · Bateman Street, W1D · Batemans Buildings, W1D · Bayley Street, WC1B · Bear Street, WC2H · Beaumont Buildings, WC2B · Bedforbury, WC2N · Bedford Avenue, WC1B · Bedford Chambers, WC2E · Bedford Place, WC1B · Bedford Square, WC1B · Bedford Street, WC2E · Bedford Street, WC2R · Bedford Way, WC1B · Bedford Way, WC1H · Bedfordbury, WC2N · Belgrove Street, WC1H · Bernard Street, WC1N · Betterton Street, WC2H · Bidborough Street, WC1H · Birkenhead Street, WC1H · Bloomsbury Place, WC1A · Bloomsbury Place, WC1B · Bloomsbury Square, WC1A · Bloomsbury Square, WC1B · Bloomsbury Street, WC1A · Bloomsbury Street, WC1B · Bloomsbury Way, WC1A · Boswell Street, WC1N · Boswell Street, WC1X · Bourchier Street, W1D · Bow St Covent Garden, WC2E · Bow Street, WC2B · Bow Street, WC2E · Brill Place, NW1 · Bristol House, WC1B · British Museum, WC1B · Broad Court, WC2B · Brunswick Centre, WC1N · Brunswick Shopping Centre, WC1N · Brunswick Square, WC1N · Brydges Place, WC2N · Bucknall Street, WC2H · Burleigh Street, WC2E · Burton Street, WC1H · Bury Place, WC1A · Byng Place, WC1E · Caledonia Street, N1 · Cambridge Circus, WC2H · Capper Street, WC1E · Carlisle Street, W1D · Carlisle Walk, E8 · Carriage Hall, WC2E · Carting Lane, WC2R · Cartwright Gardens, WC1H · Castlewood House, WC1A · Cecil Court, WC2N · Centa Housebirkenhead Street, WC1H · Central Arcade, WC2E · Centre Point House, WC2H · Chalton Street, NW1 · Chandos Place, WC2N · Chapone Place, W1D · Charing Cross Mansions, WC2H · Charing Cross Road, WC2H · Charrington Street, NW1 · Chenies Mews, WC1E · Chenies Place, NW1 · Chenies Street, WC1E · Ching Court, WC2H · Christopher Place, NW1 · Church Way, NW1 · Churchway, NW1 · Clare Court, WC1H · Clare Market, WC2E · Coach Road, N1C · Coach Road, NW1 · Cockpit Yard, WC1N · Colonnade, WC1N · Compton Place, WC1H · Cooper’s Lane, NW1 · Coptic Street, WC1A · Coram Street, WC1H · Coram Street, WC1N · Cosmo Place, WC1B · Cosmo Place, WC1N · Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E · Covent Garden, WC2E · Covent Garden, WC2H · Coventry Street, W1D · Cranbourn Street, WC2H · Crestfield Street, NW1 · Crestfield Street, WC1H · Crinan Street, N1 · Cromer Street, WC1H · Crown Court, WC2B · Crowndale Court, NW1 · Dansey Place, W1D · Darwin Walk, WC1E · Dean Street, W1D · Denmark Place, WC2H · Denmark Street, WC2H · Dombey Street, WC1N · Doric Way, NW1 · Doric Way, NW1 · Doughty Mews, WC1N · Doughty Street, WC1N · Drummond Crescent, NW1 · Drury Lane, WC2B · Dryden Street, WC2E · Dudley Court, WC2H · Duke’s Road, WC1H · Dukes Road, WC1H · Durham House Street, WC2N · Dyott Street, WC1A · Earlham Street, WC2H · East Street, TW8 · Emerald Street, WC1N · Endell Street, WC2H · Endsleigh Gardens, WC1H · Endsleigh Place, WC1H · Endsleigh Street, WC1H · Euston Road, N1 · Euston Road, NW1 · Euston Road, WC1H · Euston Square, NW1 · Evelyn Yard, W1T · Excel Court, WC2H · Exeter Street, WC2E · Exeter Street, WC2R · Falconberg Court, W1D · Flaxman Terrace, NW1 · Flaxman Terrace, WC1H · Flichcroft Street, WC2H · Flitcroft Street, WC2H · Floral Street, WC2E · Foundling Court, WC1N · Frith Street, W1D · Galen Place, WC1A · Garrick Street, WC2E · Gatti’s Wharf, N1 · George Court, WC2N · Gerrard Place, W1D · Gerrard Street, W1D · Gilbert Place, WC1A · Gloucester Road, WC1N · Goldington Crescent, NW1 · Goldington Street, NW1 · Goodge Street, W1T · Goods Way, N1C · Gordon Mansions, WC1E · Gordon Square, WC1H · Gordon Street, WC1H · Goslett Yard, W1D · Goslett Yard, WC2H · Gower Court, WC1E · Gower Place, WC1E · Gower Street, WC1E · Grafton Place, NW1 · Grafton Way, WC1E · Grape Street, WC2H · Great Court, WC1B · Great James Street, WC1N · Great Newport Street, WC2H · Great Ormond Street, WC1N · Great Queen Street, WC2B · Great Russell Street, W1T · Great Russell Street, WC1A · Great Russell Street, WC1B · Greek Court, WC2H · Greek Street, W1D · Grenville Street, WC1N · Gresse Street, W1T · Guilford Street, WC1B · Guilford Street, WC1N · Hamilton House, WC1H · Hampden Close, NW1 · Handel Street, WC1N · Hanover Place, WC2E · Hanway Place, W1T · Hanway Street, W1T · Harrison Street, WC1H · Hastings Street, WC1H · Haymarket, SW1Y · Heathcock Court, WC2R · Heathcote Street, WC1N · Henrietta Mews, WC1N · Henrietta Street, WC2E · Herbrand Street, WC1N · High Holborn, WC2A · High Holborn, WC2B · Hobhouse Court, WC2H · Hop Gardens, WC2N · Horse and Dolphin Yard, W1D · Hunter Street, WC1N · Huntley Street, WC1E · Irving Street, WC2H · Ivybridge Lane, WC2R · James Street, WC2E · Jenner House, WC1N · John Adam Street, WC2N · John Street, WC1N · John’s Mews, WC1N · Johns Mews, WC1N · Jubilee Hall Jubilee Market, WC2E · Jubilee Market Hall Tavistock Court, WC2E · Jubilee Market, WC2E · Judd Street, NW1 · Judd Street, WC1H · Kenton Street, WC1N · Keppel Street, WC1E · Keystone Crescent, N1 · King Street, WC2E · King’s Boulevard, N1C · King’s Cross Square, N1C · King’s Cross Station Concourse, WC1 · Kings Cross Bridge, N1 · Kings Mews, WC1N · Kingsgate Street, WC1R · Kirk Street, WC1N · Lamb’s Conduit Passage, WC1R · Lamb’s Conduit Street, WC1N · Lamb’s Mews, N1 · Lambs Conduit Passage, WC1R · Lambs Conduit Street, WC1N · Lamp Office Court, WC1N · Lancing Street, NW1 · Langley Court, WC2E · Langley Street, WC2H · Leicester Place, WC2H · Leicester Square, WC2H · Leicester Street, WC2H · Leigh Street, WC1H · Lisle Street, WC2H · Litchfield Street, WC2H · Little Guildford Street · Little Newport Street, WC2H · Little Russel Street, WC1A · Little Russell Street, WC1A · Long Acre, WC2E · Long Yard, WC1N · Mabledon Place, WC1H · Macclesfield Street, W1D · Macklin Street, WC2B · Maiden Lane, WC2E · Malet Place, WC1E · Malet Street, WC1E · Manette Street, W1D · Maple Leaf Walk, SW11 · Marchmont Street, WC1N · Martlett Court, WC2B · May’s Court, WC2N · Meard Street, W1F · Mecklenburgh Place, WC1N · Mecklenburgh Square, WC1N · Mecklenburgh Street, WC1N · Mecklenburgh Street, WC1X · Medburn Street, NW1 · Medway Court, WC1H · Melton Street, NW1 · Mercer Street, WC2H · Midhope Street, WC1H · Midland Road, N1C · Midland Road, NW1 · Millman Place, WC1N · Millman Street, WC1N · Monmouth Street, WC2H · Montague Place, WC1E · Montague Street, WC1B · Moor Street, W1D · Mortimer Market, W1T · Morwell Street, WC1B · Museum Street, WC1A · Neal Street, WC2H · Neals Yard, WC1N · Neals Yard, WC2H · New Compton Street, WC2H · New North Street, WC1N · New Oxford Street, WC1A · New Oxford Street, WC2H · New Row, WC2N · Newport Court, WC2H · Newport Place, W1D · Newton Street, WC2B · Norris Street, SW1Y · North Cloisters, WC1E · North Crescent, WC1E · North Cresent, WC1E · North Mews, WC1N · Northington Street, WC1N · Nottingham Court, WC2H · Oakshott Court, NW1 · Oblique Museum Mansions, WC1B · Odhams Walk, WC2H · Odonnell Court, WC1N · Old Compton Street, W1D · Old Glocester Street, WC1N · Old Gloucester Street, WC1N · Old Glouster Street, WC1N · Orange Street, SW1Y · Orange Street, WC1R · Orange Street, WC2H · Orde Hall Street, WC1N · Ormond Close, WC1N · Ossulston Street, NW1 · Oxendon Street, W1D · Pancras Road, N1C · Pancras Road, NW1 · Pancras Square, N1C · Panton Street, W1D · Parker Mews, WC2B · Parker Street, WC2B · Peabody Buildings, WC1N · Peabody Trust Estate, SE21 · Peabody Trust Estate, SE24 · Penryn Street, NW1 · Percy Street, W1T · Phoenix Road, NW1 · Phoenix Street, WC2H · Pied Bull Court, WC1A · Pied Bull Yard, WC1A · Polygon Road, NW1 · Powis Place, WC1N · Purchese Street, NW1 · Queen Annes Square, SE1 · Queen Square, WC1N · Queen’s Yard, W1T · Railway Street, N1 · Rathbone Place, W1T · Rathbone Place, WC1H · Regent Square, WC1H · Regent Square, WC1N · Regent’s Canal towpath, N1C · Richbell Place, WC1N · Richmond Buildings, W1D · Richmond Mews, W1D · Ridgmount Gardens, WC1E · Ridgmount Street, WC1E · Robert Street, WC2N · Roger Street, WC1N · Romilly Street, W1D · Rose Street, WC2E · Royalty Mews, W1D · Rugby Chambers, WC1N · Rugby Street, WC1N · Rupert Court, W1D · Rupert Street, W1D · Russell Chambers, WC2E · Russell Court, WC1H · Russell Square House, WC1B · Russell Square, WC1B · Russell Square, WC1B · Russell Square, WC1H · Russell Street, WC2B · Russell Street, WC2E · Saint Giles High Street, WC2H · Saint Martin’s Lane, WC2N · Saint Martin’s Court, WC2H · Saint Martin’s Place, WC2N · Sandwich House, WC1H · Sandwich Street, WC1H · Savoy Court, WC2R · Savoy Place, WC2N · Savoy Place, WC2R · Savoy Way, WC2R · Seaford Street, WC1H · Seven Dials Court, WC2H · Seymour House, NW1 · Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D · Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H · Shelton Street, WC2B · Shelton Street, WC2H · Shops Brunswick Centre, WC1N · Shorts Gardens, WC2H · Sicilian Avenue, WC1A · Sidmouth Street, WC1H · Sidmouth Street, WC1X · Sinclair House, WC1H · Slingsby Place, WC2E · Soho Square, W1D · Soho Square, WC1A · Soho Street, W1D · Somers Close, NW1 · Sounding Alley, E3 · South Cloisters, WC1H · Southampton Place, WC1A · Southampton Row, WC1B · Southampton Row, WC1V · Southampton Street, WC2E · Southampton Street, WC2R · Speedy Place, WC1H · St Albans Street, SW1Y · St Anne’s Court, W1F · St Chads Street, WC1H · St Giles High Street, WC2H · St Jamess Market, SW1Y · St Martins Court, WC2N · St Martins Lane, WC2H · St Martins Lane, WC2N · St Martins Place, WC2H · St Martins Place, WC2N · St Martins Street, WC2H · St Pancras Cruising Club, N1C · St. Chad’s Street, WC1X · Stable Street, N1C · Stacey Street, WC2H · Stedham Place, WC1A · Stephen Mews, W1T · Stephen Street, W1T · Store Street, WC1E · Streatham Street, WC1A · Stukeley Street, WC2B · Sutton Row, W1D · Tankerton Street, WC1H · Tavistock House North, WC1H · Tavistock House South, WC1H · Tavistock House, WC1H · Tavistock Place, WC1H · Tavistock Place, WC1N · Tavistock Square, WC1H · Tavistock Street, WC2E · Taviton Street, WC1H · Terrett’s Place, N1 · Thanet Street, WC1H · The Circle, N1C · The Gallery, E20 · The London Pavillion, W1J · The Market Piazza, WC2E · The Market The Piazza, WC2E · The Market, WC2E · The National Gallery, WC2N · The Piazza, WC2E · The Polygon · Theobald’s Road, WC1R · Theobalds Road, WC1X · Third Floor, WC1E · Thomas Neal Centre, WC2H · Thomas Neal’s shopping centre, WC2H · Thornhaugh Street, WC1B · Thornhaugh Street, WC1H · Tiber Gardens, N1 · Tiger House, WC1H · Tisbury Court, W1D · Tonbridge Street, WC1H · Torrington Place, WC1E · Torrington Square, WC1H · Tottenham Court Road, W1T · Tower Court, WC2H · Tower Street, WC2H · Townsend House, W1D · Unity Mews, NW1 · University Street, WC1E · Upper Saint Martin’s Lane, WC2H · Upper St Martin’s Lane, WC2H · Upper St Martins Lane, WC2H · Upper Woborn Place, WC1H · Upper Woburn Place, WC1H · Victoria House, WC1A · Wakefield St, WC1N · Wakefield Street, WC1H · Wakefield Street, WC1N · Walker’s Court, W1F · Walkers Court, W1F · Wardour Street, W1D · Wedgewood Mews, W1D · Wedgwood Mews, W1D · Wellington Street, WC2E · Wellington Terrace, W2 · West Central Street, WC1A · West Street, WC2H · Westking Place, WC1H · Whidborne Street, WC1H · Whitcomb Street, WC2H · Wild Street, WC2B · William IV Street, WC2N · Willoughby Street, WC1B · Windmill Street, W1T · Winnett Street, W1D · Witley Court, WC1N · Woburn Place, WC1B · Woburn Place, WC1H · Woburn Square, WC1H · Woburn Walk, WC1H · Woolf Mews, WC1H · York Buildings, WC2N · York Place, WC2N · York Road Curve, N1 · York Way, N1 · York Way, N1C · Yorkshire Grey Roundabout, SE9 ·
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