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

£250 pw* (£1,086 pcm) - Under Offer
A small studio, for one person only, situated next to the British Museum. The property comprises of a studio room with kitchenette area and en-suite bathroom. Further benefits include a video entry phone system, wooden flooring and is offered furnished.
Studio
1 Bathroom
Tottenham Court Road (0.2M)
Holborn (0.2M)
Russell Square (0.3M)
£500 pw* (£2,173 pcm) - Let in Aug 21
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)
£270 pw* (£1,173 pcm) - Let in Sep 21
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.
Studio
1 Bathroom
Tottenham Court Road (0.2M)
Holborn (0.2M)
Covent Garden (0.3M)

Property For Sale near Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury

£500,000
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)
£750,000 - Sold (SSTC)
Located in the heart of Central London is this spacious split level two bedroom apartment. The property is set over a total floor area that is just under 800 sq feet and has views over the tranquil green spaces of Phoenix Gardens
2 bedrooms
1 Bathroom
Tottenham Court Road (0.2M)
Covent Garden (0.2M)
Leicester Square (0.2M)
£575,000 - Sold (SSTC)
This brand newly refurbished one double bedroom flat is located in the heart of Bloomsbury and overlooks the British Museum. The flat is finished to a very high standard and would be perfect for first time buyers and investors
1 bedroom
1 Bathroom
Holborn (0.2M)
Russell Square (0.3M)
Tottenham Court Road (0.3M)
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