Flexible Offices in Bloomsbury
Traditional, townhouse-style properties make up the majority of serviced office space to let or rent in Bloomsbury, which has long been popular with the publishing and educational sectors.
Office Space in Bloomsbury
This area was developed in the 17th and 18th centuries by the Russell family as a fashionable residential area. Today many of the original buildings have been converted in to serviced office space presenting homely and comfortable workspaces with plenty of character. Views from many offices within this area are accompanied by beautiful surrounding landscapes thanks to parks such as the picturesque Bedford Square. Home to the University of London’s main departments the area attracts a range of people and businesses although, traditionally Bloomsbury is associated with the arts, education and medical sectors and many companies from these fields still rent office space in Bloomsbury. Interiors within these serviced offices typically attempt to incorporate the elegance and class which the buildings were originally built whilst bringing them in to the modern day with contemporary furniture and plenty of colour.
Bloomsbury is historically an exclusive residential area – this means lots of town house style, character filled managed offices. Walking distance to Euston and with good links to the Central and Northern Lines. In my experience, Bloomsbury office space is particularly popular with businesses in creative industries.
Bloomsbury Developments and History
The earliest record of the Bloomsbury area was back in 1086 when it was mainly a vineyard and as stated in the Doomsday book, a wood for 100 pigs. William De Belmond then acquired the land in 1201, giving it the name of Bloomsbury which we know it as today. Over centuries of time Bloomsbury has been home to iconic names and has a lot of history attached to it.
Many of the buildings, particularly the stunning Georgian townhouses, have blue plaques signifying that a great writer, scientist or philosopher previously lived within. It is the locality in which Karl Marx created communism, Virginia Woolf crafted the novel of the twentieth century British form, and Charles Darwin first apprehended the theory of natural selection. This exciting expanse of land is also where Harry Potter was first bought to life back in 1997 via the publishing house of Bloomsbury Publishing when nobody else would give, now the country’s most loved wizard, the time of day.
Local Insight & Information
Bloomsbury is a very intelligent part of London and many of history’s literary greats have sprung out of this iconic area. It is still home to some of the oldest and most prestigious schools and colleges in the UK. The University of London sits within the borders of Bloomsbury in a striking Burtalist building, a typical style in this area of London thanks to architects such as Denys Lasdun; educational establishments as unique as the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine can also be found in Bloomsbury. Additionally, the area surrounding the unique serviced offices to let or rent in Bloomsbury is also home to more beautiful greenery than many other parts of London and their restaurants and attractions are also particularly special.
If you’ve just had one of those days at work and are looking for a fun place to forget about it all, there is nowhere better than the effervescent and energetic Ciao Bella restaurant. This homely Mediterranean eatery serves its dishes with a smile and there is a wonderful jazz piano playing in the background complimenting the charm of the place. Culinary delights here include large portions of pasta, wood oven cooked pizzas and a choice of succulent cuts of meats. The staff here are sure to bring a smile to your face and the food a warmth in your heart.
Places to stay in Bloomsbury are also unique with their own defining qualities. The Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel is a sleek and stylish place to not only rest your head but to wine and dine or crack on with those fast approaching deadlines in the meeting rooms. This four start hotel focuses on making sure you have as a relaxing time as possible whilst staying here with a Hypnos mattresses, hypo-allergenic bedding and crisp white linens. Whilst you are not sleeping the hotel provides an excellent restaurant and bar area where you can enjoy a drink either before or after you venture off in to Bloomsbury.
Key Transport Links
You are never far from a fast and convenient transport link in Bloomsbury. There are multiple tube stations placed throughout the locality and many can be reached in just a short walk from wherever you are. Tottenham Court Road is only a four minute walk out of the centre of the area and provides direct links to both the Central and Northern lines. Holborn, Goodge Street and Russell Square are all only eight minutes on foot and also connect to the Piccadilly line. Euston mainline station is conveniently located only 15 minutes on foot from Bloomsbury also, making commuting from outside of London as hassle free as possible. Plenty of bus routes run in this locality as an alternative way to travel along with there being plentiful bicycle stations situated around the region also.
More on Location
Further to the amazing educational institutions of Bloomsbury the British Museum is also a very famous landmark in this part of the city. It showcases over seven millennia of art and relics of human life. There are 10 differing sectors of research which the Museum is dedicated to including ancient Egypt and Sudan, coins and medals, portable antiquities and treasure as well as prints and drawings. It was founded in 1573 as the first public museum in the world and it has always been free for all to enter, from its original 5,000 guest to its current six million guests per year.
Bloomsbury has plentiful green space, more than typically would be found in other regions of London and Russell Square garden is a spectacular expanse of grassland. The annual Bloomsbury Square festival is held here every October and lasts for five days. The spectacle sees scientific and literary events as well as exhibitions of computer generated 3D images and other stunning performances. The park complete with its own café, is a grade II listed piece of land and is one of only three London Squares designed by Humphry Repton and is definitely worth at least a walk through whilst heading to the office.