14 King's Mews

King’s Mews

 

King’s Mews is a hidden gem in the South East corner of Bloomsbury, neatly tucked between the Grays Inn Road and the grand Georgian houses of John Street – A well-kept secret that’s perfectly situated for Clerkenwell and the City.

 

The mews is one of a number of small mews that run parallel to the Georgian houses of John Street and Doughty Street. These enchanting cobble stoned streets are now host to a broad mix of commercial spaces, photography studios, apartments and town houses. From the early 1990s, these mews have witnessed a surge of residential occupiers.

 

From the apartments, you’re just a short walk from the British Museum, the new Eurostar terminal at St Pancras, the Inns of Court at Gray’s Inn and Lincoln’s Inn, Great Ormond Street Hospital and the bustling shops and restaurants of the Brunswick Centre, including the largest Waitrose in London.

 

The nearest underground stations are Russell Square and Chancery Lane, both of which are within five minutes walk.

Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury is one of the hubs of Central London, benefitting from unrivalled transport links, and the ideal location if you want to be able to walk to King’s Cross, the Thames, the West End or the City.

 

And there is more to come…

 

The infrastructure at King’s Cross is still being developed and in 2017, we expect the new Crossrail station at Farringdon to open, giving you even easier access to the outskirts of London and the Home Counties.

 

The area is well-known for its publishing houses and luminaries from the world of literature (the Charles Dickens museum is on the next street to King’s Mews). Bloomsbury also sits at the heart of the British legal system; several Inns of Court are located here including Grays Inn and Lincoln Inn.

 

But perhaps Bloomsbury is most famous for its magnificent, unspoilt Georgian architecture, the elegant garden squares, the many university colleges and its numerous healthcare institutions.

 

Bloomsbury comes under the Local authority of the London Borough of Camden, and is in the Parliamentary constituency of Holborn and St Pancras.

The history of Bloomsbury

 

The first record of Bloomsbury is found in the Domesday Book of 1086, which states the land was originally vineyards and a “wood for 100 pigs”.

 

The name Bloomsbury originates from the Blemondisberi family, who were the first residents of the manor of Blemond.

 

In the early 1660s, the Earl of Southampton constructed what eventually became Bloomsbury Square, the first of Bloomsbury’s delightful garden squares. But most of the development of the Bloomsbury we know today occurred in the 18th century, largely by landowners such as Wriothesley Russell, 3rd Duke of Bedford, who built Bloomsbury Market, which opened in 1730.

 

Major development of the formal garden squares started around 1800, when Francis Russell, the 5th Duke of Bedford, demolished Bedford House and developed the land to the North with Russell Square as the centerpiece. The area soon became a fashionable residential quarter and today, the 15th Duke of Bedford, Andrew Russell and the Bedford Estate, are still the major landowner in the area, with many historic buildings and the garden squares amongst their portfolio.

Bloomsbury Institutions

Bloomsbury is home to the University of London's central bodies and departments, including the Senate House Library and School of Advanced Study, and several of its colleges, including University College London, Birkbeck, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the School of Pharmacy, the School of Oriental and African Studies and the Royal Veterinary College.

 

Numerous healthcare institutions are also located in Bloomsbury, including the British Medical Association, Great Ormond Street Hospital, the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College Hospital and the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine.

Bloomsbury Square Gardens
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Lamb's Conduit Street
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Marchmont Street
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Hotel Russell
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King's Mews bike stand
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Doughty Mews
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Coram Fields Children's Playground
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Charles Dickens House
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Russell Square
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Chancery Lane
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Chancery Lane Station
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Brunswick Centre
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St Pancras
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The Lamb
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Local Georgian Houses
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