Equiano is a large, centrally heated room on the Ground Floor, with beautiful sash windows to the street. In the daytime there is lots of natural light. The shutters on the windows can be closed for privacy.  
  • Approximately 8m x 6m, Equiano can seat 50 in a theatre-style set up or 16, boardroom-style, around a table.
  • It has beautiful parquet floor,  ample seating and there is a kitchen attached to this room , which can also be booked at the same time.
  • Equiano has comes with a piano and its own kitchen which are available for an additional cost.
  • Equiano is particularly popular for meetings, music performances, and group exercises.

Cost per hour:  £42 residents | £50 voluntary sector | £62 standard
Also see: Owen Room | Dylan Room

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“So happy when I received the news that I was able to host the first mental health event in aid for Time to Talk Day on February 1st 2018 at the Fitzrovia Centre in the Equiano Room.  Within a matter of days I had secured a great venue with superb transport links, close to the main shops and easily accessible. The room was a great size and had the space to accommodate the number of attendees that were coming.  The staff at the Centre were very helpful and ready to answer any of the questions in the run up to the big day.

Before the event they were very open to promoting the event poster near the entrance to create awareness to its members.  On the day I had the opportunity to come early to set up, which gave me the time to ensure the event ran smoothly. Minh was very approachable and catered to the needs when they arose. Definitely recommend using the facilities at the Fitzrovia Centre and look forward to working with them again. Thank you!”

- Nisha Zala, Mental Well-Being Trainer & Motivational Speaker


"I have been running weekly Kundalini Yoga classes at Fitzrovia Centre for more than 5 years now and have been very happy with both the Equiano Room and the support I receive from staff at the Centre."

- Ed Jones


All of our rooms are named after notable characters in Fitzrovia's history. We are proud of our local heritage.



Olaudah Equiano (c. 1745 –1797) Campaigned for the abolition of the slave trade. There is a memorial to him at the American Church on Tottenham Court Road close to where he lived on Tottenham Street and Riding House Street.