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The area of London known as Fitzrovia is bounded on the east by the Tottenham Court Road and on the south by Oxford Street and is thus just north of Soho. The region gains its name from the Fitzroy Tavern in Charlotte Street in which artists, writers and other Bohemians used to frequent in the 1930s.

The area was first developed in the 18th century by the Hon. Charles FitzRoy, later Baron Southampton), who purchased the Manor of Tottenhall and built Fitzroy Square to which he gave his name.

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