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) - Let in Sep 19
A sought-after two bedroom property located in the heart of the West End and moments from Oxford Street. The property is on the first floor of a newly refurbished Georgian building and benefits from an impressive roof garden and a mezzanine level in the living room for storage. This property would be ideal for a professional couple, two sharers or students.
2 bedrooms
1 Bathroom
Tottenham Court Road (0.2M)
Holborn (0.2M)
Covent Garden (0.3M)
£517 pw* (£2,246 pcm) - Under Offer
Just south of the British Museum, nestled between enchanting book shops and the prestigious Cordon Bleu is this wonderful third floor apartment set in the discreet gated development of Pied Bull Court.
1 bedroom
1 Bathroom
Holborn (0.2M)
Tottenham Court Road (0.3M)
Russell Square (0.3M)
£460 pw* (£1,999 pcm) - Under Offer
This spectacular top floor apartment in St. George's House offers a sleek open-plan reception with wood flooring, good size double bedroom and access to a stunning communal rooftop terrace.
1 bedroom
1 Bathroom
Tottenham Court Road (0.2M)
Holborn (0.2M)
Covent Garden (0.3M)

Property For Sale near Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury

£520,000 - Under Offer
A delightful one bedroom ground floor apartment located in a secluded spot within minutes of Holborn underground station (Central/Piccadilly). The property is in excellent condition with wood flooring throughout, brand new bathroom and bright living area which leads to a sleek fitted kitchen providing integrated appliances. The bedroom is bright and cosy with room for a large bed and table. The modern block is purpose built with a security entry system, the apartment also benefits from a private and secure storage unit. Fantastic investment opportunity with excellent transport links, moments from the new Cross Rail station at Tottenham Court Road station.
1 bedroom
1 Bathroom
Holborn (0.1M)
Covent Garden (0.3M)
Tottenham Court Road (0.4M)
£525,000 - Under Offer
Featuring floor to ceiling sash windows, ample bedroom storage space and a separate kitchen is this lovely one bedroom apartment available with a long lease.
1 bedroom
1 Bathroom
Tottenham Court Road (0.2M)
Holborn (0.2M)
Covent Garden (0.3M)
£615,000
This spectacular top floor apartment in St. George's House offers a sleek open-plan reception with wood flooring, good size double bedroom and access to a stunning communal rooftop terrace.
1 bedroom
1 Bathroom
Tottenham Court Road (0.2M)
Holborn (0.2M)
Covent Garden (0.3M)
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