Historic Fitzrovia is one of Central London’s most sought-after areas. It’s a quiet and leafy neighbourhood nestled between the glitz of the West End and the glamour of Marylebone that attracts highly discerning tourists. HomeAway has a wide range of stunning holiday apartments in Fitzrovia that will ensure a comfortable stay in London. Fitzrovia holiday apartments come with between one to three bedrooms and are furnished to a very high standard. Many of the apartments come with amenities such as high-speed Internet access and cable or satellite television, and are a short walk from dozens of trendy restaurants, bars, and attractions. Fitzrovia is surrounded by a wealth of great things to see and do. The neighbourhood itself is a tranquil corner of an otherwise bustling city. Friendly pubs and eateries line the streets and are located below many Fitzrovia holiday apartments. Beyond the neighbourhood’s leafy streets are numerous shopping and sightseeing opportunities that are either a short walk or tube ride away.
-Entertainment: The West End is within walking distance from Fitzrovia and is world famous for its theatrical and musical productions. Productions attract many well-known British and Hollywood actors and actresses, and play to packed theatres every night. Show tickets should be purchased in advance to secure a good seat, though heavily discounted last-minute tickets are also sometimes available, particularly from the half-price ticket booth in Leicester Square.
-Shopping: Camden Market is just north of Fitzrovia and actually consists of several different markets all located within one general area around the canal locks. Camden is famous for its alternative scene, but is still surprisingly family friendly. The markets here make up a true shopper’s paradise, with everything from clothes and jewellery to antiques and records for sale daily. Camden market also has plenty of street food vendors where visitors can sample street cuisine from around the world.
-Nature: London Zoo is an amazing attraction and research institution situated just north of holiday apartments in Fitzrovia. Home to a wide range of animals from around the world, it’s an excellent place to visit for children and adults alike. In addition to viewing animals and habitats, visitors can purchase additional activities that allow them to feed animals and become a zookeeper for a day. The ZSL London Zoo is open daily.
-Museums: The British Museum is the UK’s most visited museum and the third-most visited museum globally. Established in 1753, its collection comprises of archaeological treasures from around the world, including the Rosetta Stone and the controversial Elgin Marbles. In addition to amazing permanent exhibitions, the British Museum also hosts a variety of special exhibits throughout the year.
-Shopping and Entertainment: Covent Garden is just a short stroll from holiday apartments in Fitzrovia and is one of London’s top shopping destinations. Visitors will find dozens of excellent boutique shops, wonderful restaurants, and great markets to explore. Bustling with shoppers during the day and with diners at night, there’s always something going on at Covent Garden. Tourists love the street entertainment in the old cobbled square, and it's just minutes from Theatreland.
The weather in Fitzrovia is not unlike the rest of London. The neighbourhood experiences pleasantly warm summers reaching into the mid-20s and relatively mild winters. Despite London’s reputation as being rainy, the city only receives about 50mm of precipitation monthly, which falls below the averages for New York and Rome.
Fitzrovia is located right in the heart of London and can be most easily reached via the London Underground network. Trains and tube lines connect Fitzrovia to the rest of the city and to all the major airports in the region. It is also possible to drive or take a taxi to Fitzrovia, though a taxi fare from Heathrow Airport will cost around £90!