Bloomsbury – life in squares
Guided Tour | Meet outside Holborn tube station
Thursday 25 May 2017 - 13:45 until 16:00
A chance to walk round the elegant leafy Georgian squares of Bloomsbury, seeing the houses where the famous (or, to some, infamous) Bloomsbury Group met. According to Dorothy Parker they lived in squares and loved in trianglesI
See the inspiration for George Orwell’s Ministry of Truth and hear stories of other authors such as TS Eliot and Dickens, and socialite Lady Ottoline Morrell. Visit the newly restored Hawksmoor church of St Georges (if open). Literary references aside, the areas boasts some of the best preserved Georgian squares of London. One of these is Russell Square, which has been restored to its original Repton landscape design, but whose architecture offended the symmetry-averse Victorians. See the result.
This event has been organised by the Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.