You may have walked around in circles before, but in Bloomsbury you walk around in squares. Wandering around these is one of London's unexpected pleasures, with the dozen or so squares each having their own story and identity. Bedford Square has beautifully preserved Georgian architecture, Brunswick Square was the home of Mr. and Mrs. Knightly in Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’, and Gordon Square was where members of the culturally influential Bloomsbury Group would live, work and socialize in the first half of the 20th century. Some of the squares have especially strong literary connections: Brunswick Square was where Mr. and Mrs. Knightly lived in Jane Austen's Emma, and Gordon Square was the home of the influential Bloomsbury Group. This is a neighborhood that to this day prides itself on cultural and scientific development. The British Museum is free-to-enter, as are the more niche Grant Museum of Zoology and Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archeology. You can keep your energy levels up with stops at a locally-stocked market, cozy tearoom or old-fashioned pub, and then afterward discover more of those pretty squares.