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Short term let London – Russell Square, Bloomsbury

Looking for a short term let London in leafy Bloomsbury, close to The British Museum and the University of London?  The atmosphere of this genteel central London neighbourhood is heady with culture and learning.

A COMFORTABLE BENCH SURROUNDED BY HISTORY

Russell Square with it’s greenery and pretty benches is one of those perfect spots to sit and rest.   Bloomsbury itself has plenty of historic and learned charm to boast of, making it an ever popular choice for students and culture lovers looking for a short term let London. The cabman’s shelter you see here on the square is one of just 13 of these little refuges that still exist in London today. They were established in the 1800’s as places of rest for horse and carriage cab drivers and they are now Grade II Listed Buildings.

THE BLOOMSBURY SET OF WRITERS AND ARTISTS

Bloomsbury is strongly associated with literature, and Russell Square reinforces this trend. Many of London’s most famous poets and writers frequented the square at one time or another, including T. S Eliot and some also lived here or nearby for a time. Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury set of writers and painters are perhaps the most well known.  We are certain that Virginia sat on a bench in Russell Square many times in her day, lost in thoughts of her new book.

A POSH HOTEL AND A FUN FOUNTAIN

The Russell Hotel looms large on the Square and it is a formidable example of Victorian architecture.  It’s interior is as luxurious and plush as the outside would suggest. The hotel’s restaurant is an exact copy of the main restaurant on board The Titanic; they shared the same architect and designer.  In 2002, Russell Square was re-designed in keeping with it’s original lay-out.  A fountain was built that shoots up high jets of water that land again with a tremendous splash, making this a popular place for children to visit in the summer.

Read our Bloomsbury area guide to find out more and peruse our Bloomsbury short term let London selection at ease. This neighbourhood and its surrongdings is one of the safest and most pleasant in central London, making it a popular choice for a holiday home when you visit London.

Short term apartment rentals London – Soho Square, Soho.

Soho Square is a garden square in the heart of Soho that dates from 1681, with it’s own atmosphere and character in keeping with the neighbourhood. Depending on the day, the square is lovely and delightful or a little scruffy around the edges, which is all part of it’s charm. Soho is a popular central neighbourhood to find short term apartment rentals London; you will never be bored here.

THE TRAVELLING STATUE OF A KING AND A BROTHEL!

This central green space with it’s little wooden gardener’s hut was originally called King Square after Charles III, whose statue stands within it. Poor Charles III; his statue was removed from here sometime in the 1700’s for much needed restoration and it spent years being passed from place to place in various stages of repair.  You will be relieved to hear that it was eventually returned, fully restored, to Soho Square.  The infamous White House Brothel was located here between 1778 and 1801 and in the later 1800’s the Square was known for the several antiquarian booksellers who set up business here.

THE MUSIC CONNECTION.

Soho Square hosts live music concerts in the summer and it is popular with local office workers who like to eat their lunch on the grass or on a bench in the sunshine, before heading back to work.  One of it’s benches was bought by fans in memory of the much loved late singer/songwriter Kirsty Mc Coll, who wrote a song called Soho Square.  Her lyrics are quoted on the bench.  Soho Square is home now to many famous media and music corporations, such as Paul Mc Cartney’s MPL and Sony Music.  There are some historic music clubs to enjoy within strolling distance of your Soho short term apartment rentals London, such as Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.

VIBRANT SOHO AND SURROUNDINGS.

Charing Cross Road and Shaftesbury Avenue with all it’s theatres are well known to all, but wander down the many interesting side-streets of Soho, off the beaten track.  You will find some good cafes, bistros and restaurants here, where local Londoners like to eat and relax. The area is known for some of the most famous and popular clubs and bars of central London, with Oxford Street and all the shops and boutiques of the West End close by.  Read our Soho area guide to find out more and peruse our Soho short term apartment rentals London to find the holiday let here that suits you best.