The literary journey out from Fitzroy Square

Front of Georgian building.

A hundred years ago this month The Voyage Out, the first novel by Virginia Woolf, was published. Woolf began writing the book when she was known as Virginia Stephen and while she was living in Fitzroy Square with her brother Adrian. Virginia and Adrian Stephen moved into 29 Fitzroy Square in March 1907. They had hesitated before taking …

Virginia Woolf’s relevance today

By Christina Latham One of Fitzrovia’s most notable former residents is the writer Virginia Woolf who is regarded as one of the principal female literary figures of the twentieth century. During her time in Fitzrovia, Woolf occupied a fine house at 29 Fitzroy Square: the same house previously occupied by another influential writer, George Bernard …