Dewar Studios , leading fashion and modelling photographers based in Great Titchfield Street continue the traditional link to studios. Charlotte Street was for many years the home of the British advertising industry and is now known for its many and diverse restaurants. However, the modular ex-BT building occupied by McCann-Erickson was demolished in after the firm moved to an art deco home in nearby Bloomsbury. Reflecting Fitzrovia's connections with the avant-garde the area has a concentration of commercial art galleries and dealers.
Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum , an international firm of architects, interior designers, landscape architects, urban planners and advanced strategists are based in the Qube on Whitfield Street, along with Make Architects. Derwent London also have a showroom in Whitfield Street.
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A number of structural engineering consultants are based in offices on Newman Street and the world headquarters of Arup is on Fitzroy Street although they own many of the surrounding buildings which are in the process of being redeveloped into modern offices. There were once many hospitals including Middlesex Hospital , which closed in , and St Luke's Hospital for the Clergy , now re-opened after refurbishment.
A handful of embassies El Salvador , Mozambique , Turkmenistan and Croatia nestle amongst the many and varied public houses. Retail use spills into parts of Fitzrovia from Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road, which are two of the principal shopping streets in central London. The Fitzrovia Partnership was formed in as "a business-led initiative bringing together local businesses to add value and make a tangible difference to the management of Fitzrovia.
Activities have included installation of Christmas lighting in Tottenham Court Road, Charlotte Street and Fitzroy Street, an annual Christmas market, Feast at Fitzrovia summer festival, and a commitment to local job creation, support for small businesses and a focus on sustainability and improving air quality. In October , The Fitzrovia Partnership teamed up with local resident Griff Rhys Jones to create the Dylan Thomas in Fitzrovia festival , a week of poetry, art and comedy across the area, celebrating the life and times of Dylan Thomas in the area.
The building is Grade II listed. Southbank International School has two of its campuses located within the area, one on Portland Place and another on the northern end of Conway street just off Warren Street. Fashion Retail Academy is at Gresse Street. During the s a large amount of housing was lost in Fitzrovia and the residential community felt under threat from new large-scale building.
The threat from the developers spurred residents in the early s to form a number of voluntary associations to conserve the best of Fitzrovia and resist the efforts of developers to change its character. In the Charlotte Street Association was formed to campaign for more housing and to preserve the unique character of the area.
A neighbourhood newspaper, The Tower later renamed Fitzrovia News was produced in by a group of activists. The first Fitzrovia Festival was held in with the theme "The people live here! The Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Centre continues to be a place of community action and a venue for voluntary groups to meet and is the office of the Fitzrovia News which is produced four times a year by volunteers drawn from the residential community.
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An advice and information service and community projects, including the annual Fitzrovia Festival, are also delivered from the Neighbourhood Centre. This agreement provided funding to provide the new community centre. The building has undergone a major refurbishment and designed to be a modern and welcoming multi-purpose building, with a range of rooms available for large and small groups and individuals. Two new neighbourhood planning groups are currently in the process of formation.
In addition FitzWest,  as it has become known has made further application to become a Neighbourhood Forum. Paddington , Marylebone , Kings Cross and St Pancras railway stations are all relatively close to Fitzrovia although none including Euston is within the boundary of the area. Many books have been published about Fitzrovia. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Fitzrovia Charlotte Place, on the border of Camden and Westminster, with the area's main landmark, the BT Tower , visible in the background. Camden Westminster. Barnet and Camden West Central. Neighbouring areas of London. See also: Fitzroy Street Group. Collins Dictionary.
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