Travellers, rejoice, for the age of listlessly flicking through TV channels in your hotel room of an evening is over. Boutique hotel My Bloomsbury has an alternative to offer: in partnership with illustrator Charlotte Trounce, they’ve created a bespoke colouring pack inspired by the literary heritage of Bloomsbury.
The packs can be found in every My Bloomsbury hotel room, and are designed with the relaxation of guests in mind. If you’ve so much as glanced at the high street in the past year, you’ll be aware of the proliferation of adult colouring books as mindfulness tools; now, My Bloomsbury saves you the hassle of packing your pencils.
In keeping with My Bloomsbury’s close cultural link with the Bloomsbury Set – a group of writers, intellectuals and artists, including Virginia Woolf and E.M. Forster, who worked and studied together in the early 20th century – the colouring packs are based on significant literary works from this period, including Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own, close friend T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, E.M. Forster’s Howard’s End and Leonard Woolf’s The Village in the Jungle. Coloured print versions of A Room of One’s Own and The Village in the Jungle will hang in several rooms, and are also available to buy from artfinder.com/charlotte-trounce.
If your colouring inspires you to rejuvenate your bookshelf, you’re in luck: My Bloomsbury is also launching My Book Club in partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing. Guests will receive a 30% discount on all books bought from bloomsbury.com, as well as a free copy of the My Book Club Book of the Month.
Part of the My Hotels group, My Bloomsbury is situated (as the name would suggest) right in the heart of Bloomsbury, and the cultural heritage of the area – dotted with leafy squares and indie cafés – is still very much alive today. The hotel offers contemporary guestrooms, a choice of eateries and a laid back shared workspace to exceed the needs of every guest. What’s more, it’s in walking distance of Soho, Oxford Street and Covent Garden, whilst King’s Cross and Euston are easily accessible. Whether you’re in it for the literature or just after a stylish, relaxing stay, you’d be wise to get familiar with My Bloomsbury.