Museums & libraries
The British Museum is adjacent to the hotel, while Sir John Soane’s Museum, home of the famous 19th-century architect, is nearby. His vast and eclectic collection of antiquities, furniture, paintings, sculpture and timepieces makes it one of the quirkiest and most eccentric museums in London. The area is also rich in literary associations – the Bloomsbury group, as the name suggests, frequented the area and The Charles Dickens Museum, his only surviving residence, is just five minutes' walk from The Montague.
The British Library, with 14 million books, 920,000 journal and newspaper titles, 58 million patents, three million sound recordings and much more, is just up the road. The Wiener Library, one of the world's leading and most extensive archives on the Holocaust and Nazi era, is also in Bloomsbury.