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26 March 2018


There is an excellent new book (which naturally we sell in the shop) called An Address in Bloomsbury. It is by Alec Forshaw and is  about 49 Great Ormond Street – but far more than this, it is a  fascinating history of the whole small area  – the area enclosed by Theobalds Road to the south, Queen Square to the west, Millman Street to the east and Guilford Street to the north. This painting, from the ‘Blossoming Bloomsbury 1776-1800’ chapter is The Outskirts of London: A View towards Queen Square by Thomas Jones 1775-6. ‘Russell Square would be in the foreground today, with the Russell Hotel blocking views to Queen Square.’

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