The focal point of the area is the pleasant Russell Square.
The massive building towering over the square is the Hotel Russell, built at the end of 19th century.
Several streets running away from the square are built up with rows of plain-looking brown houses four stories high. Almost every door here is a boutique hotel.
On Museum Street, near the British Museum, sits this fine-looking building. The sign says “Ruskin House”, but it is not the building of such name described in Wikipedia (that one is in Croydon).