These Wedge canopies at the Bloomsbury hotel are particularly interesting as the client wanted a special trim to the valances which had to be matched precisely to the hotel Branding on the main covers. This we achieved by clever use of our RAGS® unique branding system. Wedge canopies can be adapted to fit on to most shop fronts using one of our many fixing bracket configurations, if necessary, concealing some elements of a building which may not be so attractive. Our Wedge canopies are constructed in such a way that it is even possible for them to follow the contours of a multi facetted facade. Wedge canopies may also be decorated, as here at the Bloomsbury Hotel, using our bespoke graphics application system. In this case a simple text application to the main cover was chosen but graphics can be applied to the entire cover if required.
The Bloomsbury Hotel is surrounded by cafes and shops in upmarket Bloomsbury, it is a luxury hotel occupying a restored Georgian building with a central courtyard. The hotel is four-minute walk from the British Museum, and eleven minutes’ on foot from Covent Garden. There is a refined restaurant which offers locally sourced British fare, afternoon tea and seasonal al fresco dining. There’s also a chic 1920s-style cocktail bar, and an elegant lounge inspired by Bloomsbury’s literary past. Other amenities include seven meeting rooms, a library and a twenty-four-hour gym.
The earliest record of what would become Bloomsbury is in the 1086 Domesday Book, which states that the area had vineyards and “wood for 100 pigs”.] But it is not until 1201 that the name Bloomsbury is first noted, when William de Blemond, a Norman landowner, acquired the land. The name Bloomsbury is a development from Blemondisberi – the bury, or manor, of Blemond. Previously a volume of “old and New London suggested that the area was named after a village called “Lomesbury” which formerly stood where Bloomsbury Square is now. This suggestion has recently been found to be quite incorrect.