Fitzrovia Facts

Fitzrovia Facts

Our investigations into Fitzrovia have led us to some interesting facts about the area, which we've written up into a neighbourhood profile, which represents the first time that the population and characteristics of Fitzrovia  have been evaluated in a systematic way in order to help us deliver the best possible service to the local community. You can download the executive summary of the report here.

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"Fitzrovia has been a setting for rapid, constant change, both economic and cultural,over the past century. The neighbourhood has always been a site of disparate and irregular development, led initially by minor landowners and public figures and later by a plethora of small and large developers anxious to take advantage of its city centre location. The diverse communities who have inhabited Fitzrovia over the years have always experienced difficulties in building a cohesive identity and reconciling differing needs. Once characterised by the poverty and ill-health of its core inhabitants (specifically those residing in the old workhouse and hospital buildings) yet simultaneously recognised as a bohemian and artistic district housing numerous well known artists and writers; Fitzrovia has now developed into an area split between the demands of the commercial, residential and public sectors."