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Fitzrovia: a Slice of History and Culture

August 10, 2017    |   Panny Antoniou

Fitzrovia is one of the most historic parts of London and was once home to thought leaders such as author George Orwell and American Revolutionary Thomas Paine.

Fitzroy Square is one of London’s most famous green spaces and, like the rest of Fitzrovia, is named Charles Fitzroy, Duke of Grafton who once owned the land. The development of the square was built in stages. The eastern and southern side was designed by Robert Adam, and his brothers James and William. It is fronted with Portland Stone shipped from Dorset. The northern and western sides of the square were completed much later and can be recognised by their distinctive stucco fronting.

Fitzroy Square, and nearby Fitzroy Street are just a stone’s throw away from the famous BT Tower. This famous building’s secretive purpose was once regarded as an official state secret! There are a number of gastronomic delights to experience in the area surrounding Fitzroy Square and adjacent Fitzroy Street. From an Indian YMCA canteen, to Iberico, a famous Spanish restaurant on nearby Tottenham Court Road, there is a restaurant to suit all tastes. Additionally, the transport in the area is fantastic with easy access to both underground and mainline train stations. These include Great Portland Street, Euston, and Kings Cross St Pancras International.

Fitzrovia has traditionally had a lot of influence from writers and artists, with such luminaries as Virginia Woolf, Jacob Epstein, and George Bernard Shaw calling the area home. The area retains this bohemian atmosphere to this day. With its excellent transport links and close proximity to green space, Fitzroy Street is the perfect location for a creative firm to set up their offices.

Here at RIB, we have a number of offices in the area to suit you exacting needs. Check out this fantastic office if you want to make Fitzrovia your business headquarters today!

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