Curate the perfect weekend in London with a stay at The Bloomsbury

The Coral Room, The Bloomsbury

The Coral Room, The Bloomsbury - Credit: Archant

Celebrating the best of London, guests of The Bloomsbury hotel can curate their own weekend through the eyes of a local personality. As one of the hotel’s Weekend Curators - writer and journalist (and Bloomsbury Set aficionado), Harriet shares her passion for the neighbourhood. Take a leaf out of Harriet’s book of hidden gems and curate your perfect London weekend over 24 hours….

The Bloomsbury

The Bloomsbury - Credit: Archant


Breakfast on the hotel’s beautiful Dalloway Terrace is a great start to the day.

It’s then a three-minute walk to The British Museum, (too big to take it all in on one visit, it’s best to explore one gallery at a time), the Clock & Watch Gallery is a must-see - dark, mysterious and filled with interesting objects.

Our next stop is nearby Museum Street to Syrup of Soot for a sumptuous red velvet cake and excellent coffee, before visiting the wonderful world of the Pollocks Toy Museum in nearby Fitzrovia.

Dalloway Terrace, The Bloomsbury

Dalloway Terrace, The Bloomsbury - Credit: Archant


London is a walking city, and a leisurely stroll to Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery is all the better on a spring day.

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This gallery is chock-full of history’s greatest artworks, one of the most popular paintings being Andrea del Verrocchio’s painting of Tobias and the Angel.

Return to the hotel by way of Covent Garden and its colourful shopping piazza, before freshening up to head out for a pre-theatre bite to eat.

The Syrup of Soot

The Syrup of Soot - Credit: Archant


J Sheekey’s Restaurant in the West End is renowned for both celebrity spotting and great British seafood - their freshly shucked oysters and fish goujons are not to be missed.

With London’s theatreland on our doorstep, there’s plenty of entertainment to enjoy afterwards, (make sure to pre-book a show ahead of time with the Concierge).

And to wind down afterwards, there’s nothing better than a nightcap in The Bloomsbury’s stunning Coral Room – now it’s just a matter of choosing between a glass of English sparkling wine or the Bloomsbury Set’s favourite, a French red.


Recently renovated, The Bloomsbury’s decadent ambience and classical Georgian aesthetic reflects its neighbourhood’s blend of West End glitz and rich literary heritage.

Meet more London Weekend Curators and find out what The Bloomsbury (and its neighbourhood) has to offer this Spring at: