Euston and Bloomsbury are districts of the London borough of Camden, central London, famous for its many beautiful garden squares, literary connections and numerous cultural, educational and healthcare institutions.
After a short walk from Euston Square, visitors can find themselves at the world-famous Madam Tussauds, the waxwork museum which attracts visitors in their thousands. The waxworks were built in 1884 by Tussaud, and here visitors can enjoy rubbing shoulders with lifelike sculptures of their heroes, such as Brad Pitt, Robbie Williams, David Beckham and many others. The brave at heart should visit the popular and gruesome Chamber of Horrors and attempt to exit without screaming in terror! Potential heroes should check out the new Marvel 4D Experience, an exclusive 4D movie, where Marvel Super Heroes battle it out to save London.
Other interesting attractions in the area include the free British Museum, one of the greatest museums of the world, situated in the heart of Bloomsbury. With over 2.5 miles of galleries, 70,000 exhibits and the largest collection of antiquities, prints and drawings, there is a lot to see. Highlights include the Round Reading Room, the Rosetta Stone, the Egyptian Mummies and the King’s Library.
The British Library, on Euston Road, is a great British institution and the largest public building constructed in the UK in the 20th century. A copy of every single publication produced in the UK and in Ireland is sent here for permanent housing. Take a guided tour to see highlights like drafts of the Magna Carta, Shakespeare's first folio, the Gutenberg Bible, the only surviving copy of Beowulf and the Beatles' manuscripts.
Why not catch a show at the Bloomsbury Theatre, which offers a professional programme of innovative music, drama, comedy and dance all year round? Have some fun with friends at the Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes, where they not only offer ten-pin bowling, but also four private karaoke rooms. Here you can have a drink and snacks and sing your hearts out all night long like no one’s listening! The building has its own diner and pizzeria, so you can spend the whole evening here.
Euston and Bloomsbury have much to offer when it comes to food and drink, no matter what your taste or budget. Enjoy a great breakfast or lunch at Fork Deli Patisserie on Marchmont Street, or a superb sandwich on the go from Danny's Gourmet Wraps on Lambs Conduit Street. For some great noodles, head to the Hare and Tortoise Noodle Bar on Brunswick Square, which offers huge portions at some great prices. Or if it's traditional Great British fare you want, then try The Gilbert Scott at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel or the Marquis Cornwallis on Marchmont Street.
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