Bloomsbury is a fashionable area in the Camden district of London. Famed for its garden squares and literary connections, the area is also home to some of London's great institutions such as the British Museum, University College London and the British Medical Association. The area of Bloomsbury has attracted many creative and bohemian minds over the years, with former residents such as Charles Darwin, John Maynard Keynes, Virginia Woolf and Bob Marley.
The area’s literary connections stem from the Bloomsbury Group, a bohemian movement which existed between the turn of the 20th Century and the start of World War Two. The movement rejected the stiff social restraints of the Victorian and Edwardian society and advocated greater liberalism and freedoms. Key members of the movement included Virginia Woolf , John Maynard Keynes and E.M. Forster. The literary spirit lives on in Bloomsbury in the form of numerous independent book sellers.