Discover visionary cultural and political thinkers of the 1920s in East Bloomsbury, such as Winifred Holtby, Dorothy L Sayers and the economist Eileen Power. We associate Bloomsbury women with Virginia Woolf, but there were many other influencers who came here, attracted by low rents, and cultural connectivity. Women in particular could live here independently, and develop new ideas for society following the Greet War. Annie Besant took up the cause of Indian independence. Cultural life in London became much more diverse with the addition of women’s voices, and professions such as the law became open to them for the first time.