Commercial property area guide: Fitzrovia - London
Fitzrovia is a Zone One area in central London close to the West End. It’s a vibrant shopping and student area, with endless shops and a high student population due to its close proximity to many of London’s leading educational institutions. Fitzrovia borders University College London, RADA, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to the east and is home to a University of Westminster campus. To the north, Fitzrovia is bordered by sprawling Regent’s park, which is home to London Zoo, acres of green space and even a boating lake that’s enjoyed by tourists and locals alike.
On Fitzrovia’s southern edge is Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road runs through Fitzrovia, making it a top retail destination for people all across the country. It’s an ideal location for shops and cafés seeking a high footfall area but the area’s enviable number of visitors means that properties come at a premium price, putting them at the top of most businesses’ budgets.
Here on Realla, you’ll find a wide and varied range of commercial properties situated in Fitzrovia. From retail properties in premier shopping destinations to offices in the heart of London, there are lots of stunning commercial properties to choose from.
Travel and transport in Fitzrovia
Fitzrovia is close to London’s major rail stationsLondon Euston station is a five-minute walk from Warren Street, making it easy to travel across the country. If you’re heading to the continent, St Pancras International is just a three-minute tube ride or 20 minute walk away.
Fitzrovia is served by five underground linesGoodge Street Station, in the centre of the area, is served by the Northern Line. You can travel south to Morden Station in the south west of London, or head north to Barnet. Warren Street Station, just north along Tottenham Court Road, is also served by the Northern Line, as well as Victoria Line. From here, you can travel south to Brixton or north to Walthamstow.
In Fitzrovia’s north east, on the edge of Regent’s Park, is Great Portland Street. It’s served by the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines. The latter can take you out of London all the way to Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire, while the first two serve various areas of Central London.
A number of bus services stop in FitzroviaFitzrovia is in Zone One and is well-connect by bus, with more than 25 routes passing through the area.
Airports are easy to reach from FitzroviaIf you’re flying locally, you can take the Hammersmith & City line from Great Portland Street and the DLR on towards London City Airport, which will take around 40 minutes. Those travelling internationally can reach Heathrow Airport by taking the Northern line from Goodge Street to Leicester Square, before hopping on the Piccadilly line to Heathrow.
Fitzrovia has a well connected road networkThe A400, Tottenham Court Road and the A5204, Great Portland Street, are the largest roads that pass through Fitzrovia. The former can take you south to Trafalgar Square or north to Euston Road, which bisects northern central London and is a major route both east and west. Great Portland Street joins the A5 just outside Hyde Park, a major route that heads towards north east London.
The best restaurants in Fitzrovia
Cafes and coffee shops in Fitzrovia
Gyms, banks and shopping centres in Fitzrovia
There are more than 55 gyms in and around Fitzrovia, including:
- DW Fitness First
Banks and Post Offices
There are 32 banks in the area, including
- 3 Natwest
- 3 HSBC
- 3 Barclays
- 2 Halifax
- 2 Santander
- 1 Nationwide
- 1 Metro Bank
There are 13 Post Offices in the area. You can find them on:
- Great Portland Street (2 branches)
- Oxford Circus
- New Oxford Street
- Poland Street
- Great Titchfield Street
- Fitzrovia Court
- Goodge Street
- Soho Square
- Tottenham Court Road
- Hanson Street
- Bedford Square
- Tolmer’s Square
- Southampton Road
Supermarkets and shopping centres
- 5 Tesco Express
- 4 Sainsburys (2 Supermarkets, 2 locals)
- 1 M&S Simply Food
- 1 Whole Foods
- 2 Planet Organic
Fitzrovia is one of London’s best areas to indulge in a day of shopping. You’ll find Oxford Street, one of the best shopping destinations in the UK and arguably the world. It’s home to an endless array of high street stores, with many brands’ choosing the street for their most impressive flagship stores, selling everything from fashion to sports goods to technology to homeware.
It’s also home to other popular shopping areas such as Regent’s Street, which celebrates its 200th anniversary this year. There, you’ll find a mix of high street and designer stores alongside delicious places to eat. Tottenham Court Road will appeal to shopaholics too, as familiar brands line the roadside of the long street.
Agents operating in the area
- Langham Estate Management
- Robert Irving Burns
- Frost Meadowcroft
- Pearl & Coutts
Commercial properties to rent on Realla:
Commercial properties to rent in Fitzrovia:
Businesses based in Fitzrovia
Passion Animation Studios
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Facebook (London office)
Office and co-working spaces to let in Fitzrovia
Serviced offices to let in Fitzrovia
Interesting facts about Fitzrovia
- Cultural icons Bernard Shaw and Virginia Woolf have both lived at 29 Fitzroy Square (not at the same time). If you’re looking for literary works of the more unusual kind, visit Fitzroy House and check out the works of L. Ron Hubbard, science fiction author and founder of Scientology.
- Despite being one of the most visible landmarks in London, the BT Tower was classed as an ‘official secret’ until recently. It was considered an offence to take photos of the 191-metre tower under the Official Secrets Act.
- In the early 19th century, a tidal wave of beer reportedly killed five people. The tragic incident took place on Tottenham Court Road, after a vat of beer exploded at a local brewery. Thankfully, the only risk alcohol poses on the road now is enjoying a bit too much at the many bars.