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Cleveland Street: Fitzrovia’s Historic Gem

October 24, 2017    |   Panny Antoniou

Located in the heart of Fitzrovia, Cleveland Street is one of the most well-known streets in the area and has a wealth of things to do.

Famous for being the location of the BT Tower, Fitzrovia’s most recognisable landmark, Cleveland Street is believed to be unique in London for being part of two separate conservation areas; the Fitzroy Square Conservation Area, and the Charlotte Street Conservation area. The now demolished 19 Cleveland Street was also the setting for the eponymous 1889 Cleveland Street Scandal which drastically altered the perception of homosexuality within the aristocratic classes. These events also inspired a musical, titled Cleveland Street: The Musical which ran in London in 2011.

In addition, the street was once home to the Cleveland Street Workhouse which is believed to be Charles Dickens’ inspiration for the workhouse in Oliver Twist with the famous author having lived in the area for many years. This shows the history of the area, any property in Cleveland Street or the surrounding streets is a piece of history with many of the buildings being Grade II listed in their own right. Indeed, many of the adjacent roads have their own stories to tell, for example, Warren Mews was originally built to provide stable and coach house accommodation for people living on the main streets, and the street is now predominately for residential use.

In the modern day, this famous street and the surrounding area has become one of the most vibrant areas of the West End of London. The area boasts a wealth of fantastic bars, clubs, and restaurants, as well as a fantastic public transport network with easy access to the whole city. With nightlife ranging from wine bar The Remedy, to gastropubs including the famous Crown & Sceptre, there is an eclectic array of nightlife in the area. In addition, the area is a short walk from Regents Park, meaning that properties in the area benefit from close proximity to one of the most well known green spaces in the capital.

Additionally, Cleveland Street is a stone’s throw away from tube stations including Great Portland Street, Warren Street, and Regents Park, meaning that the area is easily accessible from most parts of London. It is also easy if you want to go further afield, with Euston station offering train destinations around the country.

It is for all these reasons and more that this fascinating area is one of Robert Irving Burns’ favourite parts of the city and we are delighted to market two connected freeholds. The first is a three-bedroom house on Cleveland Street and the second is a one bedroom house on Warren Mews. These can be purchased separately or together, for more information on these fantastic properties, do not hesitate to contact our dedicated residential team today.

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