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

£375 pw* (£1,629 pcm) - Under Offer
A well presented one bedroom property situated on the top floor of a block close to Tottenham Court Road. The property comprises of open plan kitchen/reception room, double bedroom and bathroom. The property is offered furnished.
1 bedroom
1 Bathroom
Goodge Street (0.1M)
Warren Street (0.3M)
Euston Square (0.3M)
£425 pw* (£1,847 pcm) - Under Offer
Superbly located moments from Tottenham Court Road is this well-presented second floor apartment which has been recently refurbished throughout. Ideal for professionals looking to be in the heart of Fitzrovia.
1 bedroom
1 Bathroom
Goodge Street (0.1M)
Tottenham Court Road (0.2M)
Oxford Circus (0.4M)
£345 pw* (£1,499 pcm)
Newly refurbished apartment on the top floor of an attractive Victorian building in the heart of Bloomsbury, offering sleek, modern decor throughout, hardwood flooring, furnished, integrated appliances and a stunning communal roof terrace.
1 Bathroom
Tottenham Court Road (0.2M)
Holborn (0.2M)
Covent Garden (0.3M)

Property For Sale near Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury

A stunning two bedroom, two bathroom luxurious apartment now available in the exclusive 'The Lincolns' development. Located moments from Chancery Lane with easy access to both the City in 10 minutes by tube and all the entertainment of the West End only 10 minutes' walk away this portered building is ideally located to experience the best of London.
2 bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Chancery Lane (0.3M)
Farringdon (0.4M)
Farringdon (0.4M)
**FREEHOLD OPPORTUNITY** This is a fantastic opportunity to invest in this charming freehold Georgian house built at the turn of the nineteenth century.
7 bedrooms
7 Bathrooms
Russell Square (0.3M)
Chancery Lane (0.5M)
King's Cross St. Pancras (0.5M)
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)
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