Category: Bloomsbury

Title page of The History of Mary Prince
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Richard Cohen

Mary Prince

Why  is there a plaque honouring Mary Prince on the walls of SenateHouse?  Camden Guide Richard Cohen tells her story. Video made by Camden Tour

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Picture of Sarah Parker Remond taken in 1865
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Shirley Fortune

An Abolitionist in Bedford Square

An Abolitionist in Bedford Square.  Camden Guide Shirley Fortune tells the story of Sarah Parker Remond.  Video made by Camden Tour Guides with the support

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Blue Plaque for Dr Harold Moody outside YMCA
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Shirley Fortune

Dr Harold Moody

Why is there a plaque to Dr Harold Moody outside the London CentralYMCA?   Camden Guide Shirley Fortune tells the story of his achievements.   Video made by Camden Tour Guides

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Camden
Kirstie Shedden

The British Museum

In the photo above you can see the wonderful nineteenth century British Museum building we know today, designed by the architect Sir Robert Smirke in

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Arts
Richard Cohen

The Art of Bloomsbury podcast

This is a recording of a short interview for Bloomsbury Radio that took place during the recent Bloomsbury Festival with Richard Cohen being asked a

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Arts
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P L Travers and Mary Poppins

Tourists to London often flock to visit locations they have seen in films. With some of the most iconic landmarks on the planet, rich historic

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Transport
Brian Turner

The New Road

A momentous new road In the 1750s a group of worthies in Georgian London were concerned about traffic congestion in the metropolis, and pressed for

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Squares
Sylvia McNamara

The Squares of Bloomsbury

  How did the squares get developed? London’s squares are unique to England, as opposed to Europe: they serve a greening purpose in the city

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