Address: Fitzroy House, 37 Fitzroy Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 6DX
Fitzroy House is a unique attraction that offers insights into one of the most controversial writers and figures of the 20th century, the world famous L Ron Hubbard.
Founder of the controversial religion of Scientology and the holder of the Guinness Book of World Records title as the world’s most published author, Hubbard made use of this stunning 18th century property in the heart of one of London’s most exclusive neighbourhoods throughout his life and his influence has been immortalised at the property in recent years.
A lot to see and do at Fitzroy House
Fitzroy House is steeped in nostalgic memorabilia from Hubbard’s life, career and writing, and has been maintained in a 1950s time capsule that reflects the heyday of his career.
Faithfully restored by the owners of the property and opened to the public by appointment only, the museum at Fitzroy House aims to give valuable insight into the man behind the rhetoric.
Literary links for Fitzroy House
Visitors to Fitzroy House may have come to find out more about the property’s links to Hubbard and Scientology, but there are a few other interesting facts that guests might like to be aware of before their visit.
Indeed, Fitzroy House has also been home to a number of other literary greats during its long history, including such famous names as George Bernard Shaw. Indeed, Shaw lived here with his mother in a first-floor apartment from 1881 to 1882.
Several other literary luminaries have also graced the nearby homes of Fitzrovia in years gone by, such as HG Wells, George Well, Charles Dickens and Virginia Woolf. The area is therefore rightly renowned for its importance to the English literary canon.
Opening hours and admission
Open daily between the hours of 11 am and 5 pm, Fitzroy House is free to enter for all visitors and regularly welcomes larger groups for guided tours.
Morning coffee and lunch services can be made available upon request, while several rooms are also available for private hire for an array of different types of function, ranging from weddings to business meetings.
Underground travel to Fitzroy House
The extensive London Underground network can be a fantastic way for travellers to get around the English capital, with several nearby stations offering travel options for guests of Fitzroy House:
- Warren Street (Northern and Victoria lines)
- Euston Square (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines)
- Goodge Street (Northern line)
- Great Portland Street (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines)
- Regent’s Park (Bakerloo line)
- Euston (Northern and Victoria lines)
- Russell Square (Piccadilly line)
In addition, individuals keen to venture into the busy centre of the English capital from further afield can make use of overground rail services to Euston Station, which is located just a few minutes’ walk from Fitzroy House.
For a full breakdown of service timetables for Underground services, overground rail and, indeed, all public transport options in the local, visitors can find more information at the official website of Transport for London.
Where to park for guests of Fitzroy House
For visitors keen to explore London by car, Fitzroy House offers a large selection of places to park in the local area, including:
- Clipstone Car Park (0.2 miles, four minutes’ travel time on foot)
- Stanhope Street Car Park (0.3 miles, seven minutes)
- Sanderson House NCP (0.4 miles, nine minutes)
- George Mews Car Park (0.4 miles, nine minutes)
- London Euston Station Car Park (0.5 miles, ten minutes)
Anyone planning journeys via car during their time in London should remember that traffic volumes can be dense, especially during the busy morning and evening rush hours. It is therefore often advisable to plan journeys in advance and to pre-booking parking when possible.
Other nearby attractions
It is not just Fitzroy House that attracts countless visitors to the busy English capital every year though, with the local area bustling with outstanding sights to see and things to do. Here are just some of the great attractions that can be found in the area:
- Madame Tussauds London (1.2 miles, 11 minutes’ travel times on foot/via public transport)
- Regent’s Park (one mile, 13 minutes)
- The Sherlock Holmes Museum (1.5 miles, ten minutes)
- The British Museum (0.7 miles, 14 minutes)
- Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London (1.3 miles, 13 minutes)
- The National Gallery (1.3 miles, 13 minutes)
- Hyde Park (1.5 miles, 21 minutes)
- Buckingham Palace (two miles, 18 minutes)
- Harrods (2.4 miles, 21 minutes)
- Big Ben (1.8 miles, 22 minutes)