Fitzrovia has a long and fascinating history. Unlike other major West End districts, Fitzrovia was not developed by one major landowner but by multiple small landowners who developed their space independently. This has led to a vibrant mosaic of different property types and architecture styles with a predominance of small, irregular streets and stunning mews.
Fitzrovia gained significant fame during the Early 20th Century as a bohemian and artistic centre in London due to the presence of the famous Fitzroy Street Group which included such luminaries as George Orwell, Virginia Woolf, and George Bernard Shaw. The area has retained this artistic individuality to this day and there are many unique spaces to both let and purchase in the area. In addition, Fitzrovia was historically the home of both the rag trade and the automotive trade, after the decline of these industries, many of the empty showroom and factory units became stunning homes benefitting from superb natural light. This has made Fitzrovia homes highly sought after and coveted by a range of residents.
From period conversions, to modern developments, the Fitzrovia area has a fantastic variety of residential properties available to both rent and purchase. Probably named after the famous Fitzroy Tavern, which in turn was named after the Duke of Grafton whose surname was Fitzroy, Fitzrovia is one of the most desirable areas to live in the country. Indeed, The Sunday Times named the area the best place to live in London in 2016.
Robert Irving Burns have been based in Fitzrovia since 1962 and in that time we have become the foremost agent in the area, helping hundreds of people find their ideal Fitzrovia Home. We are proud of our heritage as local agents and bring expert insights on the Fitzrovia area. To get in touch with one of our residential experts about selling or letting your property, or to view the excellent range of homes we have available, please contact us on 0207 637 0821.