Overview

Set in the heart of Fitzrovia, Fitzroy House is a fine example of London architecture dating back to the 18th century when this area was first built.

Fitzrovia itself has for many years been renowned for its writers and artists. Although it is well known that the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw resided in Fitzroy Square, it is a lesser-known fact that he also lived with his mother on the 1st floor of 37 Fitzroy Street from 1881-1882. 75 years later, writer and philosopher L. Ron Hubbard made 37 Fitzroy Street his London base.

Mr. Hubbard wrote many of his best-known works whilst in London. With 19 New York Times Bestsellers and 4 literary Guinness World Record Titles including 'Most Published Author,' he is one of the most prolific writers of his time. Steeped in nostalgic memorabilia, Fitzroy House will take you on a trip down memory lane, with its faithfully restored communications office equipment including Adler typewriters, Grundig tape recorder and a Western Union Telefax.

Fitzroy House is an original 1791 building. It imitates the designs of Robert Adam, the famous Georgian period architect, who, along with his brother, designed Fitzroy Square. The house is one of the last remaining structures on the block that retains its original exterior.

It now houses a museum on four floors, illustrating the life and work of L. Ron Hubbard. One floor is dedicated to an exhibition of his early life from Boy Scout to explorer, from top fiction writer of the 1930s and 40s to his later achievements as a humanitarian.

Visitors are invited to step into this 1950s time capsule where they can view original manuscripts, rare 1st edition books and artefacts relating to the life of one of the most prominent authors of the 20th century. Scenic photographs of Sussex and London, taken by Mr. Hubbard, adorn the walls of the first-floor lounge.

As Mr Hubbard holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for Most Published Author (1,084 publications), the second floor is appropriately dedicated to his literary works. If you wish to hire rooms for exclusive banquets, conferences and other functions, please call or e-mail for further information.


Today
Today’s opening hours

Entrance to the Fitzroy House are by appointment only. The house is open for tours between 11:00 am until 5:00 pm every day. Special arrangements can be made for events at nights but can not end later than 9:30 pm.

Opening
Opening

2019

Entrance to the Fitzroy House are by appointment only. The house is open for tours between 11:00 am until 5:00 pm every day. Special arrangements can be made for events at nights but can not end later than 9:30 pm.

Find Us
Find us

Take the Underground Victoria Line and get off at Warren Street Station. Walk west on Warren St towards Whitfield Street and Turn Left onto Fitzroy Street. Distance from Warren Street Station is 0.4 Miles.

Alternatively Bus 390 from London Victoria also stops at Warren Street Station. The walking distance to the Fitzroy House are the same.

There is a bicycle path that goes past the Fitzroy House.

Taxi

London Cabs from around the corner and otherwise the visitor can order an Uber from their phone.

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
Group Visits
Group Visits

  • Light refreshments, e.g. tea and coffee
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • We offer the above only for pre-arranged events.

Contact

Esther Laveau - Director

37 Fitzroy Street, London England, W1T 6DX

info@fitzroyhouse.org

+44(0)207-2552422


Things to See

Fun Facts

Fitzroy House is an original 1791 building. It imitates the designs of Robert Adam, the famous Georgian period architect, who, along with his brother, designed Fitzroy Square. The house is one of the last remaining structures on the block that retains its original exterior.

It now houses a museum on four floors, illustrating the life and work of L. Ron Hubbard. One floor is dedicated to an exhibition of his early life from Boy Scout to explorer, from top fiction writer of the 1930s and 40s to his later achievements as a humanitarian.

Visitors are invited to step into this 1950s time capsule where they can view original manuscripts, rare 1st edition books and artefacts relating to the life of one of the most prominent authors of the 20th century.

Scenic photographs of Sussex and London, taken by Mr. Hubbard, adorn the walls of the first-floor lounge.

As Mr Hubbard holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for Most Published Author (1,084 publications), the second floor is appropriately dedicated to his literary works.


School Visits

It's a Museum tour like any other Museum and the school kids would ideally do a project of some sort to learn more about a subject which we can then talk more about. Such as fiction writing, or philosophy, photography.