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Fitzroy Street is The Beating Heart of Bohemian Fitzrovia

November 23, 2017    |   Panny Antoniou

Fitzroy Street is one of the major roads in the Fitzrovia area and benefits from a fantastic history with strong Bohemian roots.

On the continuance of Charlotte Street and one of the roads which borders Fitzroy Square, Fitzroy Square is in the beating heart of the Fitzrovia area. It is located close to the Fitzroy Tavern which one played host to many famous artists, writers, and intellectuals. These included 1984 author George Orwell, Sir Jacob Epstein who was one of the pioneers of modern sculpture, and Welsh artist Nina Hamnett. Many of those associated with this public house were known as the Bloomsbury Group and were amongst the leading Bohemians and eccentrics in London with many advocating LGBT rights in the UK.

Fitzroy Street was first built in the late 1700s in the Georgian style, with many of these old buildings still standing to this day. The southern section of Fitzroy Street did not always hold this name, before 1967 the section between Howland and Maple Streets was known as Russell Place. The street is incredibly well connected with easy transport links to several stations. It is just a stone’s throw away from Great Portland Street, Warren Street, and Euston Square. This proximity to Euston also means that there are easy transport links to cities around the UK.

There are also many things to see and do in the area with something to amuse everyone. From the above-mentioned Fitzroy Tavern which also features the Pear Shaped Comedy Club. In addition, there are a number of other bars, clubs, and restaurants in the area. These include Simmons bar, and the London Cocktail Club on Goodge Street. In addition, for someone looking for a more cultural experience, Fitzroy Street is a short walk from the Wellcome Collection which features many medical artefacts which were collected by pharmaceutical entrepreneur Sir Henry Wellcome. In addition, there are many other museums in the area including Pollock’s Toy Museum, and the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.

All these attractions, transport links, and the history of the area make Fitzroy Street the ideal place to live. Here at Robert Irving Burns, we are delighted to market a beautiful one double bedroom apartment on Fitzroy Street. We are certain that this delightful property could be your ideal home. For more information or to arrange a viewing, do not hesitate to contact one of our experienced residential sales team or visit us in our Fitzrovia offices.

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