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Fitzrovia area guide

Find loads of things to do in Fitzrovia, from great restaurants, bars and pubs to museums, attractions and shops

Fitzrovia street
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Nestled between Marylebone and Bloomsbury, and just north of Soho, Fitzrovia is right in the middle of things. The famous Oxford Street shops are mere minutes away, and London Zoo is also close by, but some of its nooks and crannies are surprisingly (and refreshingly) quiet for such a central location. There's no shortage of buzzy bars and hot-ticket restaurants, though, as well as destination hotels like the Sanderson and London Edition. Writers Virginia Woolf, George Bernard Shaw and Arthur Rimbaud all lived here back in the day, and echoes of Fitzrovia's bohemian past add to its modern, metropolitan charm. 

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Things to do in Fitzrovia

Grant Museum of Zoology
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Grant Museum of Zoology

Over a century old, and the only museum of its kind in London.

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Pollock’s Toy Museum
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Pollock’s Toy Museum

A quirky museum packed with fascinating old playthings.

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
Users say
3 out of 5 stars
Agua Spa
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Agua Spa

Relax into a treatment against a dreamy backdrop of swishing white curtains. 

Users say
5 out of 5 stars
BT Tower
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BT Tower

One of London's tallest and most popular buildings.

Users say
5 out of 5 stars

Restaurants in Fitzrovia

Barrica
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Barrica

A little taste of Spain in the West End.

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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Berners Tavern
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Berners Tavern

Playful and appealing dishes in a grand setting. 

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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Mac and Wild
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Mac and Wild

Venue says: “Fight the Monday blues with Meaty Mondays at Mac & Wild. Enjoy 50 percent off our finest butcher’s cuts, every Monday, lunch and dinner”

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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Clipstone
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Clipstone

A chic neighbourhood restaurant. 

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Sardo
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Sardo

Come for Sardinian specialities.

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Users say
3 out of 5 stars
Hakkasan
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Hakkasan

Michelin-starred Cantonese cooking.

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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Honey & Co
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Honey & Co

Small and charming Israeli-run café.

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Users say
4 out of 5 stars
Portland
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Portland

Sublime Nordic-inspired creations.

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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Bars in Fitzrovia

Punch Room at the London Edition
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Punch Room at the London Edition

A contemporary, high-fashion hangout.

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Users say
4 out of 5 stars
London Cocktail Club
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London Cocktail Club

Classic London cocktails in a kitsch setting.

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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Bourne & Hollingsworth
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Bourne & Hollingsworth

Creative concoctions and quirky decor.

Users say
4 out of 5 stars
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The Roxy
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The Roxy

Come for cheap drinks and clued-up DJs.

Users say
3 out of 5 stars
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Hotels in Fitzrovia

Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton
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Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton

Comfortable and good-value rooms.

Users say
4 out of 5 stars
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Pubs in Fitzrovia

Blue Posts
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Blue Posts

Posh pub and restaurant.

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
Users say
5 out of 5 stars
Green Man
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Green Man

London’s best choice of ciders and perries.

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
Users say
3 out of 5 stars
The Grafton Arms
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The Grafton Arms

A traditional London boozer.

Draft House
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Draft House

Eclectic beers and pub-style food.

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
Users say
3 out of 5 stars
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The perfect weekend in Fitzrovia

Feast: Berners Tavern
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Feast: Berners Tavern

Jason Atherton's grandest West End restaurant.

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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Sip: Kaffeine
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Sip: Kaffeine

A damn fine coffee shop.

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
Users say
5 out of 5 stars
Explore: Pollock’s Toy Museum
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Explore: Pollock’s Toy Museum

A quirky museum for kids young and old.

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
Users say
3 out of 5 stars
Drink: Bourne & Hollingsworth
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Drink: Bourne & Hollingsworth

Endearingly twee decor and spot-on cocktails.

Users say
4 out of 5 stars
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