Bloomsbury Lunchtime Tidbits

Tired of scoffing down sandwiches at your desk every lunchtime? If you’re lucky enough to work in Bloomsbury, there’s plenty to entice you out of the office on your lunch break. As well as being one of London’s most beautiful and historic areas, it’s packed with things to see and do.

Visit the British Museum

With a collection of over eight million objects spanning the whole of human history, the British Museum is not only the UK’s most visited attraction – it’s one of the best museums in the world. Entry is free and exhibitions change regularly. Located on Great Russell Street.

Explore the Brunswick Centre

Located between Russell Square and Brunswick Square, the Brunswick is a Grade II listed retail complex buzzing with shops, cafés, restaurants and an art house cinema. Designed by Patrick Hodgkinson in the mid-1960s, it’s a striking example of brutalist architecture.

Take a Pilates class

Pilates is a great way to work out, unwind and forget the day’s stresses. Body Control Pilates on Little Russell Street runs regular lunchtime classes for people of all levels.


Lose yourself at Skoob Books

You’ll find Skoob Books tucked away on the Marchmont Street side of the Brunswick Centre. Describing itself as ‘a temple for second-hand books’, Skoob Books has over 55,000 different titles and specialises in second-hand academic books. Its warren-like shelves are the perfect place to while away a lunch hour.

Walk with London’s great writers

Bloomsbury was famously home to a group of influential English writers and intellectuals including Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster and Lytton Strachey. Follow in their footsteps with a self-guided literary walking tour.

the bloomsbury group

Go on a culinary journey

With a wide variety of restaurants representing cuisines from all over the world, Bloomsbury has no shortage of excellent lunch spots. Try Japanese restaurant Abeno on Museum Street, which specialises in Kansai-style okonomi-yaki – savoury pancakes cooked at a hotplate on your table.


Stroll in Russell Square

Escape the office hubbub and take a calming stroll in Russell Square’s serene tree-filled garden. If you feel like a run-around, grab a few colleagues and a frisbee and take advantage of its spacious lawns.

Expand your horizons at October Gallery

October Gallery on Old Gloucester Street exhibits innovative, contemporary art from all over the world. Since 1979 the gallery has been at the forefront of the development of the Transvangarde – the trans-cultural avant-garde. Open from 12:30 to 17:30, Tuesday to Saturday.


Each area of London has its unique history that’s waiting to be discovered and it’s always something we look out for when choosing an office location. We currently have a number of managed offices in Soho that are ready for you and your business.

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