Fitzrovia and Bloomsbury are Central London neighbours, straddling the City of Westminster and the London Borough of Camden. Leaving Tottenham Court Road to the shoppers and the traffic, turn right onto Warren Street and then left onto Fitzroy Street.Fitzroy Street becomes Charlotte Street and here you’ll find cafés and restaurants a plenty. Linger here if you fancy a spot of people watching or have a boy to feed. Once suitably refreshed, meander east along Gresse and Stephen Streets, and then cross back over Tottenham Court Road to reach Bedford Square. The Square is where some the best preserved Georgian architecture in London can be found. As you might expect, the majority of the houses have been converted to offices, and the central garden sadly remains private. Bloomsbury Publishing has its offices here in the Square, and I like to imagine the frisson of excitement an editor or their assistant experienced after reading about a boy called Harry. Leave the Square by the south-east corner, take Bloomsbury Street to Great Russell Street, passing the British Museum on your left. Bloomsbury Square Gardens are at the end of Great Russell Street, but watch out for traffic entering and departing the huge underground carpark directly beneath the Gardens. The gardens are open to the public and you can stroll across them to the final stop on this walk, Sicilian Avenue, a totally glorious pedestrianised space. My walk began at Warren Street Tube (Northern and Victoria Lines) and ended at Holborn Tube (Central and Piccadilly Lines). Walking time was around two hours.
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