Bloomsbury square is a garden square in the heart of Bloomsbury. It is one of London’s earliest Squares, developed in the early 17th century. It lies a few moments walk from Holborn Underground Station. The square has had many famous residents but is most closely associated with the literary and artistic ‘Bloomsbury Group’. Many members of the group lived in the area in the early decades of the 20th century, including artists Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and Dora Carrington, biographer Lytton Strachey and novelist Virginia Wolf.