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Fitzrovia’s Marvellous Margaret Street

September 11, 2018    |   Panny Antoniou

Margaret Street has a long and fascinating history.

It was built in the Georgian Era and was named in honour of the 2nd Earl of Oxford’s four year old daughter, the Lady Margaret Harley. Development of the street began in the 1720s and continued throughout the 1700s. Over the years, Margaret Street grew to become one of the most prominent streets in Fitzrovia as a result of its location near the famous Oxford Market – now known as Market Place which has a wide range of restaurants, perfect for every taste.

There is a wide range of different styles of architecture on Margaret Street, as a result of the gradual development of the area over the centuries. Ranging from stunning Georgian buildings, to the Victorian church located on the street, right through to stylish,  modern developments with all the amenities a resident could possibly require. It is this variety which makes this street so unique.

Margaret Street eventually became home to the garment industry and rag trade who made the area north of Oxford Street their home during the 19th and early 20th Centuries. In the modern era, as the rag trade moved out of the area, Margaret Street gradually changed to become far more diverse. Reflecting Fitzrovia’s traditionally bohemian culture, Margaret Street has been graced by performances from many iconic artists including Jimi Hendrix, and Pink Floyd.

Robert Irving Burns have been based on Margaret Street since the 1980s and in that time we have become the foremost agent in the area, helping hundreds of people find their ideal home on Margaret Street. As a result of this, we are delighted to market a fantastic new development of luxury apartments which would make the perfect home for anyone looking to live in this vibrant part of Fitzrovia.

RIB 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 viewing an apartment on Margaret Street, or any of our other properties in Fitzrovia, please contact us on 0207 637 0821.

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