Quick Hits: An Insider’s Guide to Fitzrovia

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Fitzrovia’s unique location between lavish Marylebone and edgy Soho gives it a hybrid atmosphere of low-key glamour. Pegged as one of the best restaurant hubs in London, it houses several fabulous streets and mews, ripe for exploring. Here’s our guide on where to wander.

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Start your day at Rawligion (3 Tottenham St) just 30 seconds away from Goodge Street station. This plant-based health haven serves up feel good food to diverse crowds six days a week. Order one of their famous Brain Mylks (walnut and date based) or a picture perfect matcha latte to keep you energized.16123320_721214191376368_7400070759420264448_n

Looking for interior design inspo? It really doesn’t get much better than Heal’s (196 Tottenham Court Rd). Established in 1810, this old dame of an institution is still going strong thanks to its clever ability to adapt to changing trends. Browse the multi-level store and scope out their unique furniture while you dream of your perfect home.

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Heal’s Fitzrovia

From food truck to full blown queue down the street, Bao (31 Windmill St) is a wonderful success story. The tiny restaurant serves up Taiwanese fluffy white steamed buns filled with a multitude of options including braised pork, soy-milk-marinated chicken, sichuan mayo and kimchi. There’s even a dessert bao…see you in line.

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Looking for the best maki on the market? Head to ROKA (37 Charlotte St) and order the yellowtail tuna with yuzu-truffle dressing. It’s a game changer. The chic interior, remarkable service and delectable dishes make it a perfect choice for any occasion.

As the weekend rolls around, treat yourself to a deliciously Scottish brunch at Mac and Wild (65 Great Titchfield St). Indulge in the bottomless booze and opt for their award winning Veni-Moo burger. For those more committed to brekkie, there’s a traditional full Scottish breakfast and toasted candied bacon sandwich. Slàinte!

Mac & Wild's Veni-Moo Burger
Mac & Wild’s Veni-Moo Burger

If you need a sophisticated break in a quirky atmosphere, there’s no better place than the Charlotte Street Hotel (15-17 Charlotte St). Enter this boutique artsy hideaway for a bottle of wine and delicious tapas. The friendly staff at the Oscar bar are always pleased to see you. 

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For a proper hit of British hospitality, pop in to Fitzroy Tavern (16 Charlotte St) for a pint and a natter. This classic pub is an ode to the 18th-century aristocrat Charles Fitzroy who got an entire neighborhood named after him – NBD. Frequented by the likes of Dylan Thomas, Nina Hamnett and George Orwell, you’ll be drinking in the shadow of legends.  

After all that walking, eating and drinking, unwind at the 10,000 square-foot Agua Spa in the Sanderson (50 Berners St). The dazzling array of rejuvenating treatments combining ancient and modern techniques will restore you to your best self in a jiffy. Post pampering, head down to the 80ft lobby bar for your last cocktail of the evening and congratulate yourself on another perfect day in London.

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Agua Spa at The Sanderson Hotel
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