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Study in Bloomsbury, a heartland of Britain's intellectual history

Choose to learn English at British Study Centres’ central London location and you will be learning in an area associated with some of the greatest names and institutions in British history.


The school is enviably located in Bloomsbury Square, one of London’s earliest garden squares, surrounded by a number of beautiful 18th and 19th century buildings and terraces. The area of Bloomsbury gives its name to the Bloomsbury Group, a famous circle of artists, writers and intellectuals who lived there in the early 1900s. The Group included such names as Virginia Woolf, John Maynard Keynes, E. M. Forster and Lytton Strachey.


In addition to these impressive connections, Bloomsbury is also the famous location of several of London’s most prestigious education institutions. Many of the University of London's central bodies and departments are found here, as well as several of its colleges, including University College London, the Institute of Education, Birkbeck, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the School of Oriental and African Studies. It is also home to the University of Law and New College of the Humanities.


In the very heart of Bloomsbury you will find the world-famous British Museum, an incredible institution which documents history, art and culture from mankind’s beginnings to the present day. With some eight million works in its freely accessible permanent collection, the museum is among the largest and most comprehensive in the world.


Despite its location in the middle of central London, and with almost all of the capital’s most famous landmarks easily accessible on foot, Bloomsbury has a distinctly village feel and is a delightful setting for an adventure into both British culture and the English language.


Find out more about studying with British Study Centres in Bloomsbury here.