Explore the Bloomsbury Area of London
Stroll down the quiet residential streets of Bloomsbury, and you can practically sense what they must have been like in the 1900s, when the so-called “Bloomsbury Group,” a cadre of creative types led by Virginia Woolf, called this area home. Woolf is hardly the only notable name to give the neighborhood its reputation as the literary capital of London; Charles Darwin and Charles Dickens lived in Bloomsbury at one point or another during the 19th and 20th centuries. (Bob Marley did, too.) Today, with picturesque universities and world-renowned museums, Bloomsbury is still very much a lively cultural hub.