Fitzroy Square
Fitzroy Square
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A view of Fitzroy Square, showing the architecture for which it's known.

Overview

Fitzroy Square was originally designed to provide London residences for the city's aristocracy during the late 1800s, but the Napoleonic Wars saw a slump in the housing market, bringing a stop to construction. Today, it exists as a largely pedestrianised green space with restricted access to vehicles, and is flanked by stately white homes faced with stone - some of which are still residences, while others have been transformed into businesses, libraries, and even a foreign embassy or two.

The grassy area of the square, better known as Fitzroy Garden, is sectioned off by wrought-iron fencing that is mostly aesthetic and does not deter anyone from hopping over it. Inside this enclosure are modern sculptures on display, more popular with the city's pigeon population than they are with people, although there are numerous benches situated around the square from which people can admire its architecture and the shadows cast on the stone by the garden's towering trees.


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