About The Walk
bloomsbury walks

We leave the crowds behind to stroll through the tranquil garden squares and atmospheric streets of Bloomsbury, exploring the inspiring history of this central London neighbourhood.

Using pictures and an old map as aides, you will learn how an area built by an aristocratic family as an exclusive upper-class residential neighbourhood soon became the intellectual hub of London, based around the British Museum, British Library and London’s first university. In contrast to the commercial areas of the nearby West End, Bloomsbury became strongly associated with learning, medicine and charitable institutions and a magnet for pioneers, radicals and reformers as well as poets and artists, including names such as Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, Emmeline Pankhurst, Maynard Keynes, Lenin, The Beatles and Virginia Woolf. The area, though slightly off the beaten track, has a unique appeal – and you only need to check the many glowing reviews of Trip Advisor to see how much people enjoy it.

Walks start on the pavement in front of the British Museum.

Walks take place on SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS at 11:00am and 3:00pm.

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When does the tour take place?

Tours will start at 11:00am and 3:00pm and take place on SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS ONLY.  Available dates and times can be selected from the booking form.

How much does it cost?

Adults £15.00. Children are Free of Charge. Payment in Cash Only prior to the walk commencing.

How long does it take to complete?

The tour takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete.

I've booked. What next?

Once your booking has been confirmed, Meet on the pavement outside The British Museum, between the two red phone boxes. It’s directly opposite a pub called Museum Tavern (74-77 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3BA).

Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour is due to commence. The tour will start at the scheduled time. There is no refund for late arrivals.

The tour starts there and ends nearby, in Queen Square (Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR).

How to I get there?

You can use the Tube network to get to Holborn Tube Station (Picadilly & Central Line). Follow directions to the British Museum. Google map directions from Holborn Tube Station.

Can I book a private group walk?

If you or your group would like to take a private walk at a time of your convenience then please call 07518 010351 or use the Contact Form below to arrange a time and a price.

Testimonials

My wife and I enjoyed an early evening tour around Bloomsbury. We met our guide outside the British Museum and he immediately put us at ease with his relaxed and friendly manner. It was just the three of us and we felt very lucky to have his undivided attention for approx 2 hours! It was a lovely walk with interesting sights and fascinating snippets of information at every turn. It was really thoughtful of our guide to bring along a folder of diagrams and pictures to illustrate some amazing ‘then and now’ comparisons. Highly recommended.

Wonderful walking tour of BloomsburyAndrew - Greater Manchester

I can’t speak highly enough of this tour — I’m very glad I came across it here on TripAdvisor! Hadley’s an excellent, very knowledgeable and friendly guy who could easily have charged more for such an interesting tour. I was especially lucky as there was only one other participant on the tour. I’m a former Bloomsbury resident, but discovered so many hidden gems that somehow had gone completely under my radar when I lived here — there are so many nice places that I’m sure to come and look up the next time I’m in London.

Warmly RecommendedAmarcord - Oslo, Norway

I worked in Bloomsbury for over 30 years and love the area. It was a real delight to take time out to join Hadley on his guided walk. He is an engaging, knowledgeable and amusing guide and two hours whizzed by. Turns out I knew very little about the area, and I will now walk round with my eyes a little more open to the many interesting features.

Fascinating!Helen B - London

My wife and I stayed at Russell Square for our latest break to London and we found Hadleigh’s tour to be first class. There was only the 2 of us and his 2.5 hour tour overran by 30 minutes and the time just flew bye as he was so interesting and friendly in his presentation. Thoroughly recommended!

Excellent TourDougal - Aberdeenshire

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