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Fitzroy Square is a little known oasis just north of the Post Office Tower and adjacent to Tottenham Court Road. No 6. is a Grade I Georgian house featuring function rooms which overlook the tranquil garden setting of Fitzroy Square.

The impressive entrance with its flagstone hallway leads to stairs up to the first floor function room. This large "L-shaped" room divides into two smaller rooms by pannelled adjoining doors. Natural daylight floods into both rooms through the stunning "floor to ceiling" windows which offer a delightful view of the private gardens of the square.

Two original fireplaces and majestic mahogany bookcases create a warm, calm elegance.

The area of Fitzrovia was built in the late Georgian period to attract wealthy residents and became a favourite for artists and writers in Victorian London. In the early part of the 20th century, Virginia Woolf and George Bernard Shaw both lived in the square. After World War 1, many of the buildings here were turned over for commercial, office and institutional use but the number of private houses in the square is now increasing. No. 6 is the home of the Georgian Group, a charity formed to offer preservation of Georgian architecture.

Fitzroy Square was developed ona piece of land called Home Field owned by Charles Fitzroy who became the 1st baron of Southampton in 1780. In the early 1790's he commissioned the distinguished architect Robert Adam to provide designs for a handsome new square. Adam died in 1794 and only the east and south sides were built to his grand designs; the other two sides were not finished until the 1830's.

Number 6 forms part of Adam's stone-fronted cast side. It was described at the time as a "First Rate" house, in other words a terraced house on a large scale, intended for the top of the market. Over the last few years, No. 6 has been restored to something like its original appearance. The outside is marked by two handsome iron lanterns set into the original front railings and a wide front door with an elegant fanlight. The stone paved entrance hall and original stone staircase lead up to the two principal rooms on the first floor. These rooms have handsome plaster cornices and marble fireplaces.

The garden was laid out in the early19th century and is still privately owned. The roadway round the garden was pedestrianised in the 1980's and Fitzroy Square is now one of the few London squares from which cars are mostly excluded.

Prices are upon application, please call or email us for further information.

Please note that a percentage of the rental fee is donated to the Georgian Group, a registered charity (no: 209934) which campaigns against the neglect, maltreatment and destruction of Georgian architecture, parks and gardens and promotes the appreciation and enjoyment of them. More information can be found on the Charity's official website at www.georgiangroup.org.uk


Contact: Suzan Chattalou
The House of St. Barnabas-in-Soho, 1 Greek Street,  Soho Square,  London, W1D 4NQ
Tel: 020 7 434 2067 Fax 020 7 434 1746