Bloomsbury makes up part of London’s cultural hub, The West End. The area is known for its highbrow residents, which include many prestigious academic, cultural and intellectual institutions like the University of Law, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Bloomsbury Publishing and the British Museum. Bloomsbury has been called home by notable writers including Virginia Woolf and E. M Forster, who were part of the famous Bloomsbury Set in the early 20th century. There are lots of places to visit in Bloomsbury, including the Charles Dickens Museum, the imposing buildings of St Pancras International railway station and independent bookshops like Skoob Books at shopping centre The Brunswick. If you’re on a budget, relaxing under the shade of blossom trees in Russell Square or strolling through the area’s many independent shopping streets (like Lamb’s Conduit) will guarantee an enjoyable afternoon taking in the many sights you’ll find at the heart of the capital.