Bloomsbury


Bloomsbury
/bloohmz"beuh ree, -bree/, n.
1. a residential and academic district in London, N of the Thames and Charing Cross. Artists, writers, and students living there have given it a reputation as an intellectual center.
adj.
2. of or pertaining to a group of artists and writers who flourished in the early decades of the 20th century and were associated with the Bloomsbury section of London.
3. of, pertaining to, following, or imitating the cultural and intellectual pursuits, interests, or opinions characteristic of this group.

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▪ neighbourhood, London, United Kingdom
      residential and academic area in the borough of Camden, London. Bloomsbury is the site of the main administrative buildings of the University of London (London, University of) (notably the imposing Senate House), as well as the British Museum and the British Medical Association. Also located there are the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, various language and cultural institutions, and two schools of the University of London—University College London (founded 1826) and Birkbeck College (founded in 1823 as the London Mechanics' Institution).

 Bloomsbury Square was originally laid out in the 17th century as Southampton Square by Thomas Wriothesley, 4th earl of Southampton (Southampton, Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of, Baron Wriothesley Of Titchfield). The dukes of Bedford were responsible for the creation of Bedford Square, which was completed in the 1770s, and Russell Square (1800). For a century Montagu House held the main collections of the British Museum, but the house was demolished and replaced by the current, expansive neoclassical structure in the mid-19th century. A familiar area landmark, the BT Tower (1964; formerly the Post Office Tower), rises to the west of the district.

      The Bloomsbury group, a circle of artists, writers, and thinkers, gathered in the area in the early 20th century. The name of the district can be traced to the 13th-century Blemondesberi (Blemundsbury), the manor of the Blemund (de Blemunt) family.

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