Fitzroy Square is one of London’s finest squares and the only London square designed by Robert Adam. It is named after Charles Fitzroy, 4th Duke of Grafton, who commissioned Adam to design the houses for a new London square in the late 18th century.
Many famous artists, writers and statesmen have lived here. Houses marked by blue plaques include those once occupied by Victorian prime minister Lord Salisbury and writers George Bernard Shaw and Virginia Woolf, who both lived at No. 29 at different times.
During the last 40 years the square and garden have been restored, including the circular stone plinth and railings to the original design.