London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
It lies on Museum Street, originally called Peter Street, the name being altered soon after the establishment of the British Museum, formerly Montague House built in 1678.
The area of Bloomsbury was developed by the Russell family in the 17th and 18th centuries into a fashionable residential area. 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, the most celebrated of whom was Virginia Woolf, the group met in private homes in the area in the early 1900's. Other groups, such as the Bloomsbury Gang of Whigs, formed here in 1765 by John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a group of artists and writers, was also founded in John Milais' parents' house on Gower Street in 1848.
Location. 51° 31.065′ N, 0° 7.54′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Museum Street and Little Russell Street, on the left on Museum Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 27 Museum Street, London Borough of Camden, England WC1A 1LH, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Museum Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Randolph Caldecott (within shouting distance of this marker); Betrand Russell (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Henry Wyatt (about 180 meters away); Topham and Lady Diana Beauclerk (about 210 meters away); Charles Kitterbell (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Lord Eldon (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
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