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Christmas in Fitzrovia

On the 17th November, SEEN had the great pleasure of attending the switching on of the Fitzrovia Christmas lights outside UCL Hospital by Warren Street, on Tottenham Court Road. Despite the cold, Mohammed, a young patient at UCL, illuminated Charlotte Street, Goodge Street, Maple Street, Fitzroy Street and Tottenham Court Road itself, with one push of the button.

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On the 17th November, SEEN had the great pleasure of attending the switching on of the Fitzrovia Christmas lights outside UCL Hospital by Warren Street, on Tottenham Court Road. Despite the cold, Mohammed, a young patient at UCL, illuminated Charlotte Street, Goodge Street, Maple Street, Fitzroy Street and Tottenham Court Road itself, with one push of the button.

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Many shops in the area: Habitat, Paperchase, Multiyork, Planet Organic and Hotel Chocolat held special evening events on the 17th with discounts on purchases, drinks and nibbles as shoppers got into the Christmas mood. SEEN visited Pied à Terre, a famous 2-star Michelin restaurant in the Fitzrovia district to learn more about the charity initiative instigated by the Fitzrovia Partnership in support of the Children’s Ward at UCL.

The Partnership has commissioned illustrator Helen Unsworth to create wrapping paper inspired by Fitzrovia. With iconic buildings like the Fitzrovia Chapel and the BT Tower, interspersed with Christmas lights, trees, stockings and candy canes; motifs that were inspired by the children themselves, the wrapping paper encapsulates the history and heritage of Fitzrovia. All proceeds from the wrapping paper will go to the Children’s Ward at UCL, ensuring that children who have to stay in hospital over the festive period will enjoy a few home comforts.

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The wrapping paper is available now at the following retailers:

BoConcept
158 Tottenham Court Road
W1T 7NH

Barclays
16-17 Tottenham Court Road
W1T 1BH

And available on 30th November from 17.00-20.00 only at:

Waterstones
19-21 Tottenham Court Road
W1T 1BJ

enjoyfitzrovia.co.uk

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