Who’s up for a blue plaque scavenger hunt? Residences with famous former tenants get a plaque, and Bloomsbury’s home to many famous literary folk like Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster and Charles Dickens. Our hotels near Bloomsbury are a good pit-stop after a busy day but feel free to take a short break in Russell Square or the 8 Georgian squares nearby. The area’s also known for its universities and the British Museum. Secret tip: pop into a second-hand bookshop near the museum and unearth a treasure (maybe even one that’s not on Ebay). 

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Book a hotel near Bloomsbury, and you’re on the doorstep of London’s top attractions. The British Library has a great one-liner. It houses literally every book written in the UK and Ireland in one place. If you’re keeping score, that’s 150 million tomes with 3 million new ones each year. One more number for you: it’s only 0.2 miles from our London Central Kings Cross Hotel. Handy. Now, let’s move on to the British Museum. It’s one of the world's oldest museums, and it’s home to millions of relics. First-timers, don’t miss the mummies, Rosetta Stone or buried ship Sutton Hoo. Instagram moment: the 4th century cup which changes colour in different lights. Clever. All this history’s only a quarter mile from our London Covent Garden Hotel.

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If you’ve got children with you, here’s a one-two punch — history and music for you, play area and petting zoo for them. The Foundling Museum documents the moving story of the Foundling Hospital, Britain's first home for abandoned children and also houses the world's greatest collection of memorabilia from composer George Frideric Handel. Behind the museum, you’ll find Corams Fields. It’s got a paddling pool, sandpits and a city farm with sheep, goats, hens and more. Tire the young ones out as both museum and park are only 0.3 miles south of our London Central Kings Cross Travelodge.