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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

Fitzroy Square

Fitzroy Square
(Photo: Lynne Eva)
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 10:00–18:30

Activities

Booklet for sale with information on the square and its history. Home-made cream teas and light refreshments served in the tea tent.

Picnics allowed.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

North side of Fitzroy Square, off Warren Street
Nearest postcode: W1T 6EF

Buses

Northbound: 10, 24, 29, 73, 134; southbound: 88, C2; westbound: 18, 27, 30.

Stations

Warren Street, Great Portland Street

Cycle hire station

Warren Street Station (Map)

Public toilets

Great Portland Street (Map)
Saturday 10:00-18:00
Sunday 10:00-18:00

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

Fitzroy Square is one of London’s finest squares and the only one designed by Robert Adam. It is named after Charles Fitzroy, 4th Duke of Grafton, who commissioned Adam to design the houses for a new London square in the late 18th century. Many famous artists, writers and statesmen have lived here, including Victorian prime minister Lord Salisbury and writers George Bernard Shaw and Virginia Woolf, who both lived at No 29 at different times. The square has been restored over the last 40 years, including the circular stone plinth and railings - restored to the original design - and a new children’s play area.

Garden Director: Ms K. Norton & Ms N. Maynard
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 10:00–18:30

Activities

Booklet for sale with information on the square and its history. Home-made cream teas and light refreshments served in the tea tent.

Picnics allowed.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

North side of Fitzroy Square, off Warren Street
Nearest postcode: W1T 6EF

Buses

Northbound: 10, 24, 29, 73, 134; southbound: 88, C2; westbound: 18, 27, 30.

Stations

Warren Street, Great Portland Street

Cycle hire station

Warren Street Station (Map)

Public toilets

Great Portland Street (Map)
Saturday 10:00-18:00
Sunday 10:00-18:00

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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