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Hawksmoor & Bloomsbury Exhibition
We apologise that that St George’s Bloomsbury’s multimedia exhibition,Hawksmoor & Bloomsbury, is currently closed until 27th March for refurbishment. If you wish to visit in late March please ring the office before visiting to check that it is open again.The exhibition is located in the undercroft beneath the church. The entrance to the exhibition is in front of the tower at the main church entrance on Bloomsbury Way, following the signs down the stairs to the Museum of Comedy.Hawksmoor & Bloomsbury tells the story of how St George’s church came to be built and the subsequent development of both the church and its local area. How did Bloomsbury come to be built? Who has lived in this area since Georgian times? What inspired Hawksmoor’s unique design for St George’s and how has the recent restoration project restored this masterpiece of the English Baroque to its original splendour? Come and explore the rich history of this unique part of London and find out how authors (Dickens, Trollope), artists (Hogarth, Turner), socialists, abolitionists and suffragettes have all played their part in the history of Hawksmoor’s most distinctive London church.