What is great about living in the area?
It is an area that is forever changing and one that you think you have fully explored only to discover somewhere new just around the corner. There’s also a sense of calmness here that you wouldn’t expect given how popular it is with tourists.
Tell us about something coming up that will make it even more attractive?
The launch of the Centre Point development next year will give the area huge impetus. As well as 82 flats, there will be a new public square and over 41,000 square feet of retail space. Throw in the opening of Crossrail a year later and you can see that the area around Tottenham Court Road station is going to be transformed.
Tell us about one of your favourite hidden gems.
The Phoenix Artist Club off Charing Cross Road is a quirky downstairs restaurant and bar with a great atmosphere. It is located under the Phoenix Theatre and was the original dressing and rehearsal room for the theatre.
How have prices moved over the last year?
Prices in the whole area have increased steadily over the past 12 months. The average price of a property in the City of Westminster has risen by 8.1% in that period and by 9.9% in Camden.
The average pound per square foot price achieved in Fitzrovia and Bloomsbury in Q2 of this year was £1,712 and the average sale price of a property in WC2 in 2016 is £1,500,000.