Location & getting there
Fitzrovia is an affluent, still largely residential area in London’s West End. It is surrounded by Marylebone to the west, Russell Square to the east, Camden to the north, Carnaby and Covent Garden to the south. Its main underground stations are Warren Street (served by Northern, Victoria lines) and Great Portland Street (Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan lines), but the area can also be accessed using Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street stations. All of these stations are in fare zone 1. Historically, Fitzrovia was a bohemian quarter and home to such names as Virginia Woolf and Arthur Rimbaud. Nowadays the area still has a strong local community, but it is also home to two universities, a teaching hospital and many businesses.
Gay massage near Fitzrovia
In Fitzrovia, you are near two qualified and talented masseurs. Depending on where you are, Luis in Russell Square and William in Baker Street could be reached on foot. If neither tickles your fancy, Ethan is a short trip away in Green Park. All of the masseurs work from their private flats which are set up to a studio standard. You can expect to find everything that you need for a relaxing, high quality massage. Showering facilities are also available for you to use. Would you rather your masseur visited you at your home or hotel? You can book an outcall for an additional £30 charge (to cover taxi and travel time). To discuss your options, please call, text or Whatsapp us on +44 7492 898079 and speak to James.
Things to do near Fitzrovia
Visit the pub that named the area
Well, it’s not strictly speaking true. The Fitzrovia Tavern was originally a coffee house and not a pub. Still, it is said that Fitzrovia was named after it, and it’s famous for more than that. Dylan Thomas (as one photograph hanging on the wall testifies), George Orwell and Aleister Crowley favoured the joint, and it was said that everyone visited it at some point or other. The pub’s Victorian décor has been restored, so during your visit you have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful surroundings: mahogany partitions, acid-etched glass and the intricately decorated ceiling. And isn’t this just a perfect excuse to stop off for a refreshing pint in the middle of the day? Thought so.
Explore the home of British architecture
The Royal Institute of British Architecture (RIBA) is well known as a professional organisation but fewer are aware of the small museum located on their premises. Dry as it may sound, it’s actually thoughtfully well curated, with new exhibitions presented regularly. You might learn about the new horizons opened up by virtual reality or see photography and drawings to remind you that architecture, too, is a fascinating art form. At the time of writing, there’s an exhibiton on historic and renovated British swimming pools, baths and lidos. For those interested in architecture (and simply those who, like myself, are infinitely curious) there is an excellent bookshop and an even better library. You can also rest your feet at a small cafe that sells sweet treats made in-house.
Treat yourself to exceptional Cantonese food
This is a short walk out of Fitzrovia, but you will thank me. If judged at first glance, Hakkasan in Mayfair looks like the sort of restaurant where prices will be high and food will be average at best. Large dining spaces, dark and sleek designer interior, you get the idea…and prices are high, but the food will blow your mind. It’s a modern, yet authentic Cantonese cuisine, where great care has been given to presentation as well as the balance of flavours. If duck is what you automatically pick when having Cantonese, try the crispy duck salad here and see the difference. It’s also a good spot for vegans. Just see this description of vegan dim sum: ‘golden squash and lily bulb crystal dumpling, black pepper and purple sweet potato, sugar snap and edamame, wild mushroom with black truffle bean curd wrap’. And it’s not just sweet words. Hakkasan delivers.