“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.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
A Thriving Community with Endless Options
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
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
Tottenham Court Road
Quiet Escapes from Tottenham Court Road
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
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 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.