A Place
to Escape

If the Christmas shopping is proving a little too much and you happen to be in Fitzrovia on a Wednesday afternoon, this could be the perfect retreat.

A Place to Escape

2 Pearson Square
London
W1T 3BF

www.fitzroviachapel.co.uk

If the Christmas shopping is proving a little too much and you happen to be in Fitzrovia on a Wednesday afternoon, this could be the perfect retreat.

The Fitzrovia Chapel is a small but extraordinary Grade II* listed building that once provided a space for prayer and quiet contemplation for staff and patients at the old Middlesex Hospital. The hospital site is now a residential development but the chapel is looking resplendent after a £3 million refurbishment. Now in the charge of the Fitzrovia Chapel Foundation, it opens to the general public every Wednesday from 11.00 until 16.00 until 2017.

The chapel, its interior glowing with marble and mosaics, really is the jewel in Fitzrovia’s crown. It was built in 1903 and the Foundation is dedicated to revealing its fascinating history. It was where Rudyard Kipling lay in state before his funeral in Westminster Abbey and many heroic stories lie behind the wall plaques commemorating individual nurses and other medical staff.

The aim is to bring the chapel back into use, not as a religious building, but as a venue for cultural events including civil and secular weddings and vow renewals. Private tours can be arranged and the chapel is becoming the go-to intimate venue for cultural events, having just hosted Katie Melua’s album launch and a Poetry Society Review. To arrange a tour, discuss a ceremony or talk through any ideas, please call 0203 409 9895 or email info@fitzroviachapel.org.