London Area Guides
Bloomsbury Area Guide
Our area guide to Bloomsbury gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include WC1N, WC1H
Property Types & Architecture
Bloomsbury is a fashionable residential area right in the centre of London. It has an eclectic mix of architectural styles, most notable are the picture-perfect Georgian terrace houses which sit along side great examples of Brutalist architecture .
Shopping & Entertainment
The British Museum is at the heart of Bloomsbury and at its centre is Queen Elizabeth II Great Court, an indoor square with a glass roof designed by British architect Norman Foster. It houses several displays, a cinema, a shop, a cafe and a restaurant. Coram's Fields, a playground and outdoor sports field for children is also located in Bloomsbury, and also houses a fascinating museum telling the story of Thomas Coram's young 'foundlings'. The Brunswick Shopping centre is a hotspot for shopping, dining and everything recreational.
Parks & Commons
Bloomsbury contains some of London's finest parks and buildings, and is particularly known for its many formal squares.
Who lives here?
Due to the extraordinary number of academic institutions and hospitals located here, Bloomsbury is a place where students and medics are aplenty. However, properties here are often on the pricier end of the scale mainly due to location and the grandeur of the prevailing property style.
Looking to live in Bloomsbury?
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Guide to Bloomsbury transport links
Russell Square (Zone 1)
Schools in Bloomsbury & Exam Results
Schools in Bloomsbury fall under the Camden Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Bloomsbury by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 1 councils covering the Bloomsbury area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Bloomsbury Local Authorities
Bloomsbury is represented by Camden Council which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
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