Will the Locals go Gaga over Fitzrovia’s Newest Resident?

Feb 3rd, 2012 | By | Category: London News

Fitzrovia is one of London’s most exclusive neighbourhoods. Situated in the West End between Marylebone and Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia contains University College London and is home to many TV stations, stately Georgian buildings, the BT tower and a wide range of shops and restaurants. It has previously been a home to Barons Dukes and Earls, but residents in the expensive homes that line the area should brace themselves because a much more rock and roll resident will soon be moving in, as it has been confirmed that flamboyant pop star Lady Gaga is moving in to a new apartment building soon.

 

The pop star is very fond of London and despite being based in New York; Gaga has become weary of temporary accommodation at The Lanesborough Hotel (haven’t we all…) and has been looking for a permanent pad where she can stay with partner Taylor Kinney when she is over performing. No doubt the curtains will be twitching on that particular moving day, as some interesting items will undoubtedly be lugged from the U-Haul. It’s a canny move from the singer, as London has some of the most expensive real estate space in the world, with some areas commanding up to £10,000 per square foot for housing, so the apartment will be a wise investment.

 

Gaga will also be in good company, renowned for her support of outcasts and otherness, the singer will be pleased to know that several mavericks have inhabited the area in the past, making it a rather Bohemian enclave from the 1920s onwards. Feminist writer Virginia Woolf, persecuted French poet Arthur Rimbaud, playwright George Bernard Shaw, the fabulous Quentin Crisp and even Satanist Aleister Crowley have all resided in or around the area. In more recent years, legendary songstress Madonna bought a town house in the area, and some might say that Lady Gaga is once again emulating her idol by moving here. Whether this is true or not, the area will certainly benefit from this new local colour and if tourists want to catch a glimpse of Gaga wafting around London, they should book into one of the area’s fabulous hotels and grab a pint in the famed Newman Arms pub (which features in George Orwell’s 1984), because it’s now more likely than ever that Gaga will be stopping by.

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