The area known as Fitzrovia in London W1 is filled with galleries, hotels, traditional pubs and lively bistros and cafés. Overflowing with history, it’s a place that’s become home to many advertising, new media and architectural companies, all nestled in the shadow of the iconic BT Tower. In this guide, we’ll be exploring this West London district, and taking a look at what’s on offer for the business seeking office space Fitzrovia wide.
Marked by notable 18th and 19th century apartment buildings, Fitzrovia sits around a mile north of Trafalgar Square, spanning both the London Borough of Camden, and the City of Westminster.
The area is known as a quartier; a city district with a blend of residential, retail, business, education, healthcare and art galleries. City landmark the BT Tower, looming some 189 metres tall, rises from the centre of the neighbourhood.
Covering the postcode areas W1, WC1 and NW1, well known streets in Fitzrovia include Tottenham Court Road, Goodge Street, Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square, Great Titchfield Street and Great Portland Street. University College London (UCL) has several buildings in the area, as does the University of Westminster.
Fitzrovia was first named during the 1930s, taking its moniker from the Fitzroy Tavern on Charlotte Street where a group of writers would gather. Before that time it was without its own identify, and was instead known by its major streets and places such as Tottenham Court Road and Fitzroy Square, or simply ‘part of the West End’. Further back in time, historian E Beresford Chancellor referred to it as London’s Old Latin Quarter.
Who owns or rents office space in Fitzrovia?
A number of media organisations have made Fitzrovia home. The BBC’s New Broadcasting House and other BBC buildings sit on the western boundary of the neighbourhood, and various advertising, design, public relations and digital media companies are based here. The film and music and architectural and engineering industries are also well represented, taking advantage of the rich choice of offices to let in Fitzrovia.
In Great Portland Street and Great Titchfield Street, there are still a variety of ‘rag trade’ showrooms, and you’ll also find a good few independent tailors here too.
Serving the offices to let in Fitzrovia are dozens of public houses, together with an array of restaurants, cafés and bars.
Any business occupying office space Fitzrovia wide will benefit from excellent transport links.
The area is served by six tube stations: Great Portland Street, Warren Street, Euston Square, Goodge Street, Tottenham Court Road, and Oxford Circus. Marylebone, Euston, Charing Cross, Kings Cross, and St Pancras International mainline rail stations are also within walking distance.
A number of bus routes serve the area, and there are several cycle hire stations too.
Looking for office space? Fitzrovia offers a variety of options…
There is a variety of commercial property to choose from in and around Fitzrovia.
51-51A Cleveland Street W1
This double fronted ground floor and basement retail unit to let sits on the west side of Cleveland Street in the heart of Fitzrovia. The air cooled property boasts features such as a kitchen, storage, WCs and spotlights.
61 Cleveland Street W1
This office / retail ground floor and basement unit to let is again situated on the west side of Cleveland Street and offers air cooling, storage, a kitchen, WCs and spotlights.
17 Cavendish Square W1
Situated in Marylebone, close to Fitzrovia, this Grade II listed Georgian building boasts stunning period features. The 18 fully furnished, serviced offices are accessed through a contemporary reception, and backed by a discreet and attentive business support service including personalised call answering and mail handling. There are two meeting rooms, video conferencing facilities, fully fitted kitchens, a shower room with complimentary toiletries and linen, and professional cleaning throughout the day.
12 Devonshire Street W1
This beautifully restored period building in Marylebone is ideal for anyone seeking West End office space. Fitzrovia is on the doorstep, with Great Portland Street, Regents Park and Oxford Circus underground stations all close by. The fully furnished ground floor offices feature excellent natural light, use of two meeting rooms, shared WCs and a kitchenette, and a shared reception.
Looking for offices to let in Fitzrovia? Talk to Mellersh & Harding, the London property specialists.
If you are seeking prime office space, Fitzrovia could be just the location you are looking for.
At Mellersh & Harding we have an extensive portfolio of offices to let in Fitzrovia and the surrounding areas of West London. Why not get in touch today to discuss your individual requirements? You can reach our dedicated team on 020 7522 8500.