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Bloomsbury and Marylebone

The cities have their borders, and in London a very clear one is Oxford Street If you cross this street to the north coming from Chinatown and Soho you have the feeling of to have entered another century or that, just around the corner, Virginia Woolf herself will appear. And it seems that little seems to have changed since this area baptized the Bloomsbury group, that literary circle that in addition to the author of Mrs. Dalloway They frequented writers like E. M. Forster or Lytton Strachey.

No wonder the Bloomsbury neighborhood remains today synonymous with the intelligentsia and elegant bohemian of London, taking into account that its quiet Georgian squares and streets are articulated around the axis formed by the British Museum, the University of London and the University College. The libraries They are just a step away from home, just like the bookstores, one of the hallmarks of the neighborhood on whose extinction the first alarms are appearing. Even so, they are still tough as Daunt Books (83, Marylebone High Street), specialized in travel and with several branches in London, or Marchmont Bookshop (39, Burton Street), a refuge for poetry and classics.

Marylebone, west of Bloomsbury, maintains the neat and straight line, the dark brick in their homes and the calm of the classic. The Wallace Collection has a luxury headquarters at the Hertford House, the 18th-century mansion where the marquis lived, who bequeathed his collection of art, furniture, miniatures and armor to the city (the latter only shades that of the Tower of London). Particular whims of the Marquis aside, know that he also keeps works of Titian, Rubens, Murillo or Frans Hals.

If you are not afraid of extreme realism you can approach the Madame Tussaud's Museum, one of the most spectacular in the world of wax figures. He is very up-to-date in his selection of celebrities and has an educational exhibition on the history of London called 'Spirit of London', among other surprises. Behind the museum, Regent's Park It offers the perfect excuse to oxygenate. This huge green space is not only used for its rose garden, its trees and meadows always well combed. It also comes to paddle on the lake, to enjoy some representation in the open-air theater and to visit the recommended ZSL London Zoo, which is among the oldest and most complete in the world.

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Video: Sikh 1st Birthday Party. One Marylebone London. Bloomsbury Films (March 2020).

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