The Grade II* listed Fitzrovia Chapel, once the chapel of the former Middlesex Hospital and now beautifully preserved and restored, is a stunning hidden gem in the heart of the city. Never consecrated, this nineteenth century chapel is a luminous place to create.
The chapel’s original purpose was to provide a place for reflection and quiet contemplation for the staff and patients of the former Middlesex Hospital (then the Middlesex Infirmary), which back in the 1740s simply existed in two terraced houses on Windmill Street. Nurses have always been part of the life blood of Fitzrovia. Whether they were maternity nurses on the new wards in 1747, children’s nurses on wards opened in 1930 or HIV and AIDS specialists on the Charles Bell and Broderip wards, nurses have lived, learned and worked to care, comfort and cure. Next time you are in the chapel, take a look through our plaques and join us in celebrating the lives of so many nurses of the Middlesex.
We continue to support that original purpose by opening the chapel on Wednesdays to the public. Outside of Wednesdays, our chapel is available for hire for a wide variety of uses, including film & photo shoots, concerts, exhibitions, and more.
You may have spotted the chapel in the BBC’s Apple Tree Yard. Singer Nathan Ball recorded the film for his track Right Place here and Allman Brown also filmed songs from his latest album at the chapel. As a filming location, we are centrally located and provide a unique, readymade backdrop.
As a secular building, you have none of the restrictions of a consecrated church but do have the fabulous interior and architecture of the most wonderful historical space. Plus, you’ll have the reassurance of knowing that although the chapel is an incredibly special place, we haven’t had hundreds of films shot within our walls. Of course that means your advertisement, film or TV show will have the surprise factor.