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The Colonnades is a rare opportunity to own one of only five contemporary houses in this highly-prized district of Bloomsbury– and enjoy a lifestyle that combines the elegance of the past with the style of the 21st century. The area has long been fashionable since it was first developed by the Russell family in the 17th and 18th centuries. Bloomsbury has been associated with the arts, the legal profession, education and medicine since it was first laid out.
A high percentage of London’s Court houses can be found close by at Grey’s Inn and Lincoln’s Inn close to Chancery Lane. And the area’s centrepiece is the British Museum – one of the most historic collections in the world. It gave its name to the Bloomsbury Group of artists and writers, the most famous of whom was Virginia Woolf; and it was here that the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was founded. You can feel London’s past everywhere in Bloomsbury. Positioned almost halfway between the City of Westminster and the City of London, the area is rich in history and culture – from the Bloomsbury Group to the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the British Museum.
Charles Dickens lived and worked in Doughty Street, a beautiful Georgian street to the north of the square.Russell Square is typical of the 17th and 18th century London garden square, and the area is packed with similar oases of tranquillity. Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city at Tavistock Square, Bedford Square, Bloomsbury Square, Gordon Square Queen’s Square, and the children’s park at Coram Fields – all within walking distance of the Colonnades.