Fitzrovia merits more than just one blog, that’s why we’re bringing you another, delving into the garden squares, landmarks and other hidden attractions. Read part two of our guide to the area, says Jo Fernández.
Fringed by Bloomsbury and Marylebone, rubbing shoulders with Oxford Street and Euston, Fitzrovia is a small pocket of central London. Filled with elegant Georgian homes, leafy garden squares, some of London’s best pubs and restaurants, media companies and London landmarks, it’s an energetic neighbourhood that doesn’t stand still.
Residential rental demand in Fitzrovia is set to surge with the much anticipated completion of local developer Great Portland Estate’s Rathbone Square development. This landmark mixed use scheme, which is Great Portland’s largest ever development project is set to become Social media giant Facebook’s new London HQ. Taking 230,000 sq ft of office space at a rent of £17M per year, Facebook have hired an additional 500 staff, including engineers, marketers and sales teams to work in their dazzling new HQ.