Books About Town: Bloomsbury Trail  

 
 

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Books About Town: Bloomsbury TrailThe Bloomsbury area has long been associated with literary types making it an ideal area for a Books About Town trail as 11 painted benches come to this area of London for 10 weeks this summer. Search for benches shaped like open books and painted with literary characters as you follow in the footsteps of the famous authors of books like Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly and James Bond, both in Bloomsbury Square Gardens. Survellance is the theme of the Nineteen Eighty-Four bench and Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's maverick investigator, is the subject of a bench at Woburn Square Garden. Become a detective and hunt down the rest of the benches on the Bloomsbury Trail, one of four trails along with the Greenwich Trail, City Trail, and the Riverside Trail which takes Thames views along the South Bank including City Hall and the Globe.

 

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Underground Stations

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Russell Square Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
King's Cross Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Camden Road Overground Station
 
26 minutes walk
 
 
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Brunswick Square NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
Judd Street NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £71  34% off
Coram Street, WC1N | 2 minutes from Books About Town: Bloomsbury Trail
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23 Mecklenburgh Square, WC1N | 4 minutes from Books About Town: Bloomsbury Trail
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Books About Town: Bloomsbury Trail, 28 Harrison Street, WC1H | 4 minutes from Books About Town: Bloomsbury Trail
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London > Events > Dance  Dates: Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th March 2017 - 7.30pm
Books About Town: Bloomsbury Trail, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 6 minutes from Books About Town: Bloomsbury Trail
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The Ladybird Life Of Dickens: An Illustrated Adventure
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 30th November 2016 to 16th April 2017 - 10am-5pm
Books About Town: Bloomsbury Trail, 48 Doughty Street, WC1N | 6 minutes from Books About Town: Bloomsbury Trail
John Kenney's original illustrations alongside Peach's words, chronicling the life of the great English author....More
 
 
 
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30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from Books About Town: Bloomsbury Trail
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15 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 8 minutes from Books About Town: Bloomsbury Trail
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40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Books About Town: Bloomsbury Trail
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Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 3 minutes from Books About Town: Bloomsbury Trail
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93 Guilford Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from Books About Town: Bloomsbury Trail
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66 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Books About Town: Bloomsbury Trail
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58 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Books About Town: Bloomsbury Trail
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70 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Books About Town: Bloomsbury Trail
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Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from Books About Town: Bloomsbury Trail
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19-21 Brunswick Centre, Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from Books About Town: Bloomsbury Trail
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15-17 Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from Books About Town: Bloomsbury Trail
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17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 6 minutes from Books About Town: Bloomsbury Trail
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 6 minutes from Books About Town: Bloomsbury Trail
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Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 8 minutes from Books About Town: Bloomsbury Trail
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31 Theobalds Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X | 8 minutes from Books About Town: Bloomsbury Trail
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28 Harrison Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 4 minutes from Books About Town: Bloomsbury Trail
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63 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from Books About Town: Bloomsbury Trail
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The Big Chill House
London > Nightlife > Bars
257-259 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, King's Cross, London N1 | 8 minutes from Books About Town: Bloomsbury Trail
From the outside, The Big Chill House building looks spectacular, a floodlit white townhouse that puts the grimy environs of King's Cross to shame. The interior ... More
 
 
 
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Scala
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 8 minutes from Books About Town: Bloomsbury Trail
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The Foundling Museum
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40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Books About Town: Bloomsbury Trail
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London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 8 minutes from Books About Town: Bloomsbury Trail
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Friends House
London > Business > Venue Hire
173-177 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 8 minutes from Books About Town: Bloomsbury Trail
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