Guide to Renting Fitzrovia Property

Renting property in Fitzrovia, London W1

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Why rent property in Fitzrovia?

Forming the area to the north of London's West End, west of Tottenham Court Road and south of Euston Road, Fitzrovia covers the W1 postcode, although it has no formal boundaries. Often a quiet area during the weekends, Fitzrovia is much busier during the week due to it being home to many media and television companies and other businesses.

Although not considered to be an area of interest to tourists, Fitzrovia does benefit from easy access to those areas that are considered to be, including the West End and Oxford Street.

The area is very close to University College London (UCL), the London School of Economics (LSE), the American College and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) making it very popular with the students looking for rental property in easy reach of their university or college.

Property in Fitzrovia

When the development of Fitzrovia began in the 18th century, much of the land was owned, and therefore developed, by minor landowners. This lead to a very different building pattern than was seen in the neighbouring districts of Marylebone and Bloomsbury. Fitzrovia was characterised by a large number of smaller properties and irregular streets which were a stark difference to the larger properties built along grid patterned streets with garden squares of the surrounding areas which were developed by one or two larger landowners.

Fitzrovia is home to two of London's oldest surviving residential walkways, and Colville Place and the pre-Victorian Middleton Buildings (built around 1825) display the old London style of architecture.

These traditional designs are now well interspersed with more modern buildings, the most prominent of these being the BT Tower on Cleveland Street which is also one of London's tallest buildings. Another modern building of note in Fitzrovia is the Y.M.C.A. Indian Student Hospital on Fitzroy Square which is one of the few surviving buildings by Ralph Tubbs.

There are also a number of modern residential buildings in Fitzrovia, many with penthouse apartments with roof terraces and some with garage parking and balconies. Located close to Fitzrovia is Residential Land's Cedar House, comprising a selection of modern newly decorated flats in the heart of Marylebone. In neighbouring Mayfair, flats to rent at 39 Hill Street offer contemporary living accommodation in an exquisite Art Deco apartment block comprising a selection of studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments.

Transport links in Fitzrovia

The area around Fitzrovia is generously served by a number of tube stations and tube lines providing easy access to all areas of London. Tottenham Court Road is served by the Central and Northern lines, Goodge Street also by the Northern line, Euston offers trains via the Northern and Victoria lines, Euston Square is served by the Circle, Hammersmith and City and Metropolitan lines, Warren Street operates the Northern and Victoria lines whilst Great Portland Street is served by the Circle, Hammersmith and City and Metropolitan lines, and Regent's Park by the Bakerloo line as well as Oxford Circus which is served by the Central, Bakerloo and Victoria lines.

The area is also regularly accessible by a number of bus routes which cut through the area along Tottenham Court Road, Euston Road, Great Portland Street, Portland Place and Oxford Street.

For people looking to leave Fitzrovia to travel out of London, Euston mainline National Rail overground station provides easy access to the North of England, with services running to Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow.

History of Fitzrovia

The northern part of Fitzrovia was first developed in the 18th century by Charles FitzRoy (later Baron Southampton) which is where the name Fitzrovia comes from. The first building to be developed by Fitzroy was the Fitzroy Tavern, before he purchased the Manor of Tottenhall and built Fitzroy Square and the nearby Fitzroy Street.

However, this was just the beginning, and by the beginning of the 19th century this part of London had been heavily built upon, cutting in two the Marylebone Passage, one of the main routes through the area and dividing it into the tiny remnant that remains today and can be seen on Wells Street.

Attractions in Fitzrovia

Handel House Museum

Home to the baroque composer George Frideric Handel from 1723 until his death in 1759, The Handel House Museum has preserved many of Handel's belongings and music as well as organising events to celebrate his life and work.

British Museum

The British Museum is home to over seven million objects from around the globe and is one of the largest museums in the world. Some of the most famous objects on display here include the Rosetta stone, the Sutton Hoo and the Portland Vase.

Hamiltons Gallery

Widely considered to be Europe's leading photography gallery, Hamiltons displays the work of Horst P. Horst, Don McCullin, David Bailey, Elliott Erwitt and Richard Avedon amongst many others as well as promoting the work of young contemporaries such as Garry Fabian Miller.

The Museum at the Royal Institution

Located just off Piccadilly, The Royal Institution is a grand building and has been home to 14 Nobel prizewinners, as well as housing the laboratories of some of the world's greatest scientists. The small museum explores the illustrious history of the RI using animation and comedy to explain some of the groundbreaking concepts discovered here and the equipment displayed.

Shopping in Fitzrovia

The Plaza Shopping Centre

Located in the centre of Oxford Street, a short walk from Fitzrovia, The Plaza Shopping Centre boasts many of the high street fashion stores you would expect, as well as a few shops you might not.

Technology Stores

Tottenham Court road is the place to find shops selling the very latest in technology; everything from plasma screens, mobile phones and digital printers to DJ mixing decks can be found here.


Heals have been selling modern designer and contemporary furniture since 1810 and their flagship store has been operating on Tottenham Court road since 1840.

Restaurants in Fitzrovia

Fitzrovia has many quality restaurants, many of which can be found tucked away off the trendy Charlotte Street.


Part of the Richard Caring empire of fine restaurants, Bam-Bou offers a south-east Asian influenced menu, combining flavours from Thailand, China and Vietnam.

Rasa Samudra

An award winning Indian restaurant Rasa serves seafood and vegetarian dishes from the Kerala region. The dishes are delicate and subtle and prove that there is more to Indian cuisine than you may think.

Pun Kums

Pun Kums is more about the quality of the food served than having plush surroundings. This cafe style restaurant serves traditional Thai food at great prices.


This sister restaurant of the very popular Zuma serves high quality modern Japanese Robatayaki cuisine. The restaurant is dominated by a centrally located Robata grill with an open kitchen.

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