Russell Square is a large garden square, located in the heart of London, in Bloomsbury. Its name comes from the surname of the Dukes of Bedford, who in the 17th and 18th centuries lived in this area. In fact, the mansion where he lived stands on one corner of the square. It now houses the Hotel Russell. On the upper floors there are wonderful apartments where famous writers lived such as TS Eliot, Virginia Woolf and others. It is a very pretty place to stop for a while and relax before visiting the British Museum, which is closeby.