Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, WC1B

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The land to the south of the present Great Russell Street was granted to the Leper Hospital of St Giles, and one of its buildings occupied a site which is now the corner of Great Russell Street and Museum Street. From the 13th century the Russell family owned all the surrounding land . IN 1662 they leased out building sites long a proposed street line, and the first houses were built in the 1670s. In 1777 John Nash, then 25, took a lease on the corner of Bloomsbury Square and built two elegant houses with Corinthian pilasters facing the square and a terrace of six smaller ones along the south side of Great Russell Street, all with stucco exteriors. Nash himself occupied the one on the corner of Bury Place from 1778 to 1781, but the leases failed to sell and he was declared bankrupt in 1783. They are his first buildings and survive today.

Probably the most popular museum in the UK, the British Museum is dedicated to human history and culture. It contains collections and pieces from all around the world including ancient Egypt, Greece and South America.

Originated in an offer by the physician and collector Sir Hans Sloane, who died in 1753 and suggested in his will that parliament might like to buy for £20,000 his works of art, antiquities and natural history collections which had cost him about £50,000 to assemble. The offer was accepted and a Foundation Act was passed the same year authorizing the purchase not only of the Sloane Collection but also of the Harleian Collection of Manuscripts. In 1755, £10,250 was paid for Montagu House, Bloomsbury - a further £12,873 was spent upon repairs and on 15 January 1759 the museum was opened to the public, but only for three hours per day and only to a very limited number of people. Today the museum receives more than 7 million visitors every year.

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Property To Rent near Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury

£575 pw* (£2,499 pcm)
Video Viewing Available A well presented fourth floor flat situated moments away from the British Museum. The property comprises of reception room, kitchen/breakfast room, two double bedrooms and bathroom with both bath and shower. This flat is ideal for professionals.
2 bedrooms
1 Bathroom
Holborn (0.2M)
Tottenham Court Road (0.3M)
Russell Square (0.3M)
£675 pw* (£2,933 pcm)
Just south of the British Museum, nestled between enchanting book shops and the prestigious Cordon Bleu is this wonderful apartment set in the discreet gated development of Pied Bull Court.
2 bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Holborn (0.2M)
Tottenham Court Road (0.3M)
Russell Square (0.3M)
£400 pw* (£1,738 pcm)
A delightful one bedroom ground floor apartment located in a secluded spot within minutes of Holborn underground station (Central/Piccadilly).
1 bedroom
1 Bathroom
Holborn (0.1M)
Covent Garden (0.3M)
Tottenham Court Road (0.4M)

Property For Sale near Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury

£625,000
This wonderful apartment is set on the fourth floor of the popular Art Deco Building along Judd Street known as Clare Court, superbly located for the amenities and transport links of London King's Cross St. Pancras.
1 bedroom
1 Bathroom
Russell Square (0.2M)
King's Cross St. Pancras (0.3M)
London King's Cross (0.3M)
£449,995
One bedroom apartment set on the ground floor of this wonderful red brick building moments from Russell Square.
1 bedroom
1 Bathroom
Russell Square (0.2M)
King's Cross St. Pancras (0.3M)
London King's Cross (0.3M)
£323,750
A newly refurbished studio apartment offering stylish kitchen area with built in appliances, floods of natural light and both bath tub and shower over bath. Superb pied-à-terre option.
Studio
1 Bathroom
Russell Square (0.1M)
Goodge Street (0.4M)
Euston Square (0.4M)
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