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Fitzrovia is now the official name for the exclusive central London district of Fitzrovia is contained on four sides by the roads of Great Portland Street, Oxford Street, Bloomsbury Street and Euston Road. Despite having a long and rich history, the name was only officially adopted in recent years.

The area was owned by the Fitzroy family which formed part of the estate belonging to the manor of Tottenhall. The first Notable Fitzroy was Henry an illegitimate son of Charles II who was awarded the titles Earl of Euston and Duke of Grafton. His Son Charles, Baron of Southampton developed the land into housing during the mid -18th Century.

It is worth noting that while Fitzroy Square was named after the Fitzroy Family. The name Fitzrovia was coined much later.

The area became popular with artists, writers, poets, bohemians and intellectuals from the 19th Century onwards. In the 1920’s The Fitzroy Tavern became a meeting place for bohemians such as George Orwell, Dylan Thomas, and Augustus John. It is believed that the area got its name from the phrase ‘fitz-roving’ meaning a pub crawl around the area coined by the poet Tambimuttu. The name Fitzrovia was born.

During the 1970s The Fitzrovia Street Festival was born, as was the Fitzrovia News and the Fitzrovia Neighborhood association.

The city of The City of London is located within the county of City and County of the City of London.   The City of London is situated in the London region of the UK and is governed by City and County of the City of London council.

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