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Map of the Bloomsbury district
Bloomsbury is an area of central London, within the London Borough of Camden. It was developed in the 17th and 18th centuries by the Russell family (Dukes of Bedford). Today it contains the British Museum, and many institutions connected with London University, including the University of London Union (ULU; now Student Central). It is noted for its many squares, laid out as public gardens, including Russell Square.

LGBT history

In the early 20th century, Bloomsbury was home to the Bloomsbury Group including Virginia Woolf, John Maynard Keynes, E M Forster and Lytton Strachey.

There was a Bloomsbury CHE Group.

Gay's the Word bookshop is at 66 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury.