Fitzrovia has top state and private schools, a French bilingual school and a vocational fashion college. All Souls CofE is the only state primary school in the area, which Ofsted considers to be “good”, as well as a few local comprehensives. Marylebone CofE, the only girl’s school is considered to be “outstanding” by the government watchdog.5
There are also a number of international schools at both the primary and secondary level, including L’ecole Internationale Franco-Anglaise, which follows the French curriculum. Fitzrovia is also home to The Fashion Retail Academy, for ages 16 and over, which was created by Top Shop owner Philip Green.5
Things to do in Fitzrovia
It may be small, but there are plenty of things to do and enjoy whilst in Fitzrovia.
There are a number of pubs (around 40 in total), while Charlotte Street is home to restaurants of all different styles. You’re certain to find something you’ll enjoy.
Besides that, there are several attractions you will want to check out during your stay, including:
Pollock’s Toy Museum
One that children and adults will both enjoy, the Toy Museum has been open since the 1960s. It’s quite small, but certainly charming, and offers an array of exhibitions on the toys and playthings of yesteryear. Admission is only £6 (£5 if you’re a student), for full access to its display of vintage dolls, tin soldiers and other Victorian toys.7
One of the finest theatres in London, visitors can expect to witness fantastic plays and musicals, featuring some remarkable talents. The Dominion Theatre has been open since 1929, and regularly attracts attendees by hosting fun, exciting shows. You can find out what is currently playing by clicking here.
Grant Museum of Zoology
If you have any interest in fossils and historical animals, then a trip to the Grant Museum of Zoology is well worth the visit. Admission is free, and you get to witness genuine preserved animal specimens, as well as the aforementioned fossils of animals such as the dodo and the Tasmanian tiger.7
Unfortunately, it is no longer possible to head to the top of the BT Tower for a fantastic view of London. The tower itself though is quite impressive, as it looms over the neighbourhood of Fitzrovia, and is well worth a close up visit if you’re nearby.
As mentioned, the best shopping can be found on Tottenham Court Road. It’s your typical high-street, with all the biggest and best brands found in numerous shops. However, here you can also find vintage clothes stores, as well as establishments dedicated to organic foods and health supplies.1
Due to its central location, there are plenty of transport links in Fitzrovia, with multiple ways of getting about throughout the city. There are a total of six tube stations (Great Portland Street, Warren Street, Euston Square, Goodge Street, Tottenham Court Road, and Oxford Circus), while Euston, Kings Cross and St Pancras International rail stations are within walking distance.6