Win a luxury stay at the beautiful Bloomsbury
PUBLISHED: 00:00 24 January 2020
Your chance to win a wonderful two night city break in one of London's most chic postcodes
A stone's throw from the buzz of the West End, theatreland and the chic boutiques of Covent Garden, yet also home to a wealth of antiquarian galleries and London's literary heartland, the reinvigorated area of Bloomsbury is one of the capital's hidden treasures. Follow in the footsteps of the Bloomsbury Set, a group of itinerant writers, artists and intellectuals whose unorthodox lifestyles lent the area a raffish, lofty air, still referenced in the English Heritage blue plaques scattered in the area's grand 18th-century urban squares. Then there's the British Museum, home to eight million works chronicling human history, art and culture, while the small grid of streets surrounding the museum are home to a highly browsable collection of galleries and bookshops, punctuated by busy cafés and boutiques.
This creative spirit is also alive and well at The Bloomsbury. The imposing Grade II-listed, neo-Georgian property, originally designed by Edwin Lutyens, has a bold new look. Sensitively and beautifully transformed, the overall feel is that of a country house in the city, with a sense of glamour imbued by the past yet emphatically contemporary. The vibe is encapsulated by the dynamism of the Coral Room, a grand salon bar offering all-day dining and late-night partying. Then there's the atmospheric Bloomsbury Club Bar, where finely crafted cocktails celebrate the unconventional lives of the 1930s Bloomsbury Set, while the Dalloway Terrace, named after Virginia Woolf's most famous character, is a suitably elegant, poetic and quintessentially English space for brunch or afternoon tea.
That same elegance is seen in the chic feel of the newly designed guestrooms and suites, where contemporary décor is charmingly blended with period architectural detail. It all adds up to a homely environment where character abounds - both in the hotel's environs and on the streets of the neighbourhood with which it shares its name.
We are pleased to offer two lucky readers the chance to experience Bloomsbury for themselves with a luxurious weekend away. Immerse yourself in the area's history and heritage, through the various galleries, bookshops and boutiques, before drinking in the country-house air of The Bloomsbury. Here, local literary references abound, from the chic, contemporary guestrooms, to the elegant, poetic Dalloway Terrace restaurant, to the more convivial surroundings - and finely crafted cocktails - of the Bloomsbury Club.
For your chance to win, simply answer the following question:
What is the name of the hotel's neighbourhood insights programme?
A: Local tips
B: Slice of London
C: Slice of the City
The winner will be the first correct entry drawn after the closing date of February 20th. The editor's decision is final. Send your answer on a postcard with full contact details including your email address and mobile number to Archant Community Media, Cheshire Life Bloomsbury Competition, The Barn, Hobb Lane, Daresbury, WA4 5LS. Alternatively submit your answer via the online form.
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Unless you have chosen to receive other information from us, Archant Community Media Limited and The Doyle Collection will solely use the data you provide for the purpose of running the competition, including contacting winners and the distribution of any prize. Prize is for two guests sharing accommodation over two consecutive nights. Full breakfast is included each morning. Prize is subject to availability and certain black-out dates apply. Valid for stays on weekends only (Friday to Sunday night inclusive) from 01 March until 30 June 2020. Any additional costs at the hotel are at the winners' own expense. Travel to and from the hotel is not included in the prize.