Virginia Woolf has long been one of my favourite authors. Mrs Dalloway and To The Lighthouse are two novels that I could read over and over again.
During my search to find somewhere to live in London, I passed by two famous squares associated with Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury group. This seemed like a good sign at the time, yet I still came away from London without anywhere to live.
A number of memorials commemorating famous Bloomsbury inhabitants are found here. Virginia Woolf and her husband lived and worked here between 1924 – 1939. There is a sculpture of Virginia in the SW corner of the square, which was made by Stephen Tomlin in 1931.
This square became the focus of the Bloomsbury group, which first developed around the Stephen family. The Strachey family were also at the heart of the group. Many members of the family lived at No. 41 Gordon Square from 1919 – 1956.