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POSTCODE (WC1) Bloomsbury

RESIDENCE
An elegant Queen Anne-style dark townhouse in one of Bloomsbury’s neat squares or a flat in a 1930's mantion block.

RESIDENT Strictly a family home for a noted professor, artist or publisher mogul and his family. Think a modern-day Leonard Woolf or Vanessa Bell with a little family money behind them to allow the inhabitants to work for an NGO, charitable institution or the museum, of course! Alternatively, an art or medicine student living in a rented flat in a Bloomsbury's 1930's aforementioned edifices. 

WHAT DO THEY DO? Settling for a bookish afternoon in Bea’s of Bloomsbury for a posh coffee and scones, before popping into The Traveller, the expert cultural travel agency in Bury Place to book the Treasures of Kurdistan tour.

SHOPPING For books, of course; clothes are for the indulgently indolent! Rare titles can be found at Treadwell’s and more exotic tomes of the occult variety can be found at The Atlantis Bookshop.

TO BLEND IN Laura Ashley vintage floral skirts and dresses, a polka-dot pussy-bow vintage blouse oozing intelligent-sexy and just a hint of the Mad Men chic trimmed with wire-rim spectacles that add that mysterious librarian allure, finally not forgetting the Cath Kidston shopper to finish the look – perfect to accommodate those first editions!

Bloomsbury


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Text by: Vanessa Threapleton-Horrocks. Illustrations by Anna Halsall