Bloomsbury, for many, is a place discovered unexpectedly, tucked away with its quiet streets of beautiful early Georgian houses and gated parks in one of the loveliest hidden corners of London containing one of London’s finest streets of shops & restaurants. Not resistant to modernisation, the area has quietly evolved to embrace recent additions whilst retaining its longstanding history, community spirit and unique charm.

* Pentreath & Hall  17 Rugby St., Bloomsbury, London.  1. Persephone  A unique book shop and publisher in the centre of London. Beautifully presented literature, cards and gifts. A lovely place to stop and browse. 2. Darkroom  What’s not to love? Accessories with a clear vision of cutting edge design. We admire their defined, focused aesthetic. 3. Fisher London Old school antiques; Hilary has the most discerning eye. 4. Maggie Owen A magpie’s dream – glamorous costume jewellery, scarves and accessories for women. 5. Knockbox Coffee  Excellent coffee, cakes, pastries and breakfast wraps. Sit on the benches outside and people watch. 6. Noble Rot One of the newest establishments to the area. Well chosen wines and delicious food. The staff are very friendly. 7. The Lady Ottoline A cosy pub with open fires. The food is very good here.

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‘Good things for the home’ is how Ben Pentreath and Bridie Hall describe their Interiors and Home shop in London. Ben is an architectural and interior designer, whose career has included projects in England and New York, and Bridie a decorative artist and New Zealand native. Together they opened the shop in November Read more