Fitzrovia

Celebrate community and creativity in this established central London neighborhood.

“The people live here!” served as Fitzrovia residents’ battle cry during the 1970s as they reminded local powers that their neighborhood comprised a thriving community. Then and now, Fitzrovia has supported commercial offices, but it’s better known for its contributions to the arts—poets, designers, and musicians often gather in this central London neighborhood’s dimly-lit public houses, music venues, and speakeasies. Thanks to its resolute citizenry, Fitzrovia's enduring community still blends corporate success with stalwart individualism.

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On the Map

Fitzrovia is bordered by Soho, Covent Garden, Somers Town, Mayfair, Bloomsbury, The West End, Marylebone, City of Westminster, and LB of Camden

The London Eye: 12 minutes on the tube
The Tower of London: 25 minutes on the tube
Heathrow Airport: 75 minutes on the tube
Gatwick Airport: 60 minutes by tube and train
Kings Cross: 15 minutes on the tube
National Gallery: 9 minutes on the tube

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

A Thriving Community with Endless Options

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Fitzrovia embraces a commercial culture without losing sight of its communal roots.

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Known for its vast array of pubs, restaurants, galleries, and shops, it's easy to mix business with pleasure in Fitzrovia. The neighborhood is conveniently located in the West End, but it doesn't share the West End's same fast-paced atmosphere.

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In this neighborhood, people take the time to say hello.

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Hello.

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Communications agencies like Saatchi & Saatchi share the same postal code with street art, specialty shops, and food stalls.

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The historically bohemian area was once home to such writers as Virginia Woolf, George Bernard Shaw and is the perfect based for your time in London."

Attractions for Art Enthusiasts

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Fitzrovia makes a point to endorse the arts.

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The neighborhood hosts Fitzrovia Lates on the last Thursday of every month. Galleries remain open until 9 pm and artists, performers, and curators lead discussions, rivet audiences, and illuminate inspirations behind the work.

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Charlotte Street [...] is the place to be. You can indulge in some of the best cuisine London in gorgeous bistros. Interestingly, London’s first Scandinavian café and groceries shop is round the corner offering delicious breakfasts and fare. Fancy a massage? The Orchid Massage Parlour is two doors down."

Food for Every Budget

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From high-end to self-serve, Fitzrovia residents don't go hungry.

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Thai food, Italian food, and bar food. It's all here.

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When you're seeking some sophistication, stop into Oscar Bar and Restaurant at the Charlotte Street Hotel. When you do, prepare to share a drink with employees from the local ad agencies.

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Tottenham Court Road

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Tottenham Court Road is home to the Dominion Theatre and myriad shops to peruse while you wait for the curtain to rise.

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Quiet Escapes from Tottenham Court Road

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Fitzroy Square offers quiet respite from the clatter of nearby Tottenham Court.

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This grand Georgian Square is easy to pedestrianize.

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And easy on the eyes.

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Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Arne Zacher

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Arne is a German photographer and cameraman. He gained experience in various fields such as TV drama, commercials, and documentaries. His work has taken him all over the world and since 2008, he's been based in London where he recently finished his MA of Arts at Goldsmiths College. While working for Airbnb, he discovered a completely new side of London and many of its hidden secrets.

Sophie Carr

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Sophie Carr is a London-based freelance travel photographer who specialises in landscapes and cities. Her love of travel has taken her to many far-flung parts of the world, but home will always be London. Brought up near London, she has lived in the city for almost 20 years, and loves to explore its varied neighborhoods. She loved shooting her home city for Airbnb, and hopes her photos will encourage visitors to come to her local neighborhoods.