Fitzrovia & Tottenham Court Road
Dominated by one of London's tallest buildings, the BT Tower, Fitzrovia was once home to famous writers like Virginia Woolf, George Bernard Shaw and Arthur Rimbaud. These days it hosts a wide variety of small media organisations and fashion brands and has seen a rise in small pubs and restaurants. From North American to Japanese or Middle Eastern cuisine, there is something on the menu for all. Don’t forget to swing by The Attendant for some light breakfast and coffee, or the Riding House café for brunch, and if you’re in for some light fun after that, pop by the popular Pollock’s Toy Museum on Scala St.!
Only a little further on you can find Tottenham Court Road. Well known as one of the best places in London to look for home furnishings and electronic goods, Tottenham Court Road is as buzzing as they come. Fun fact: Pink Floyd used to play here at UFO CLUB in their early days and it is even mentioned in Harry Potter.
If you’re in for some shopping check out Heal’s or, if you’re really serious, follow the road onto Oxford Circus where you find retail paradise. If you’re looking for a somewhat calmer afternoon, duck into the little side streets filled with countless shops, pubs and eateries, go south to find the British Museum, or snuggle up at the Dominion Theatre to watch a performance of The Bodyguard.