I'm writing a guide to Bloomsbury. It's the second in the Capital Tour series, and complements the Shoreditch guide nicely by offering a very different take on London: other side of town, Georgian, highly planned, lots of squares and terraces, bookish, medical, educational. But I'm taking the same approach of looking for civilised pleasures and enjoyable details, colour and character, cafés and cakes, books and writers, wonderful interiors and unusual collections.
I've been spending time in Bloomsbury since I was seventeen, but it's only now that I'm discovering just how much there is to see and do and enjoy here if you slow down instead of striding from place to the next, or spending all your time in Senate House Library.
I have a list as long as my arm of places to consider, visit, include or reject, and this is a lovely time of year to be doing the research (although I like Bloomsbury just as much at dusk and in winter).
And it does mean I get to see what puts the 'bloom' into Bloomsbury.