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Licensing application: Spearmint Rhino,  161 Tottenham Court Road

Spearmint Rhino Companies (Europe) Ltd has applied to Camden Council to renew its Sexual Entertainment Venue Licence at 161 Tottenham Court Road, Fitzrovia. The applicant is seeking permission to renew the current licence on the same conditions. The opening hours are: 9am to 4am the following morning from Monday to Saturday; and 10am to 2am […]

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Nightmare on Riding House Street for primary school teachers and children

Sad pumpkin. Parents and teachers are disappointed that Westminster Council intends to reopen Riding House Street to motor traffic. Photo: Fitzrovia News. Spooky Westminster Council could be about to spring an unwanted Halloween surprise on the children and teachers of a primary school in Fitzrovia, if highway managers reopen a pedestrian and cycle street to […]

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Planning applications in Fitzrovia West, October 2021

Westminster Council validated 22 planning applications in Fitzrovia during October 2021. Among the monthly list are applications for rebuilding “link bridge” between pavement and front door at 23 Nassau Street; alterations to shopfront at 11-13 Charlotte Street; construction information at 204A Great Portland Street; air conditioning units at 59-61 Bolsover Street and 224-228 Great Portland […]

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Planning applications in Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia, October 2021

Thirty planning applications were registered by Camden Council in Bloomsbury ward during October 2021. Among the list are applications for pavement licences and outside seating in Charlotte Street, Tottenham Street, and Tottenham Court Road; details of brickwork at 50 Tottenham Street; details of an extraction system at 30 Charlotte Street, and alterations to listed buildings […]

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Consultation on outdoor eating and drinking in Cleveland Street, Goodge Street, and Warren Street

Private benefit and public nuisance? Space for outside eating and drinking in Cleveland Street. Tell Camden what you think? Camden Council is proposing to extend the trial “streateries” on Warren Street, Goodge Street and Cleveland Street, and wants to hear local people’s views on the proposals. “We want our streets to have more safe space […]

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Licensing application: shop premises, 39 Great Titchfield Street

An application has been made to review the premises licence at the shop at 39 Great Titchfield Street. Photo: Fitzrovia News. The Metropolitan Police Service have applied to Westminster Council for a review of the premises licence at the ground floor and basement of the shop at 39 Great Titchfield Street, Fitzrovia. The application is […]

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Licensing application: Monopoly, 213-215 Tottenham Court Road

Rentier capitalism. Monopoly Lifesized is an immersive gaming experience on Tottenham Court Road. Photo: Fitzrovia News. An application has been made to Camden Council for a minor variation of the premises licence at Monopoly Lifesized, 213-215 Tottenham Court Road, Fitzrovia. Gamepath (Monopoly) Limited seeks to extend the hours for a number of licensable activities (except alcohol […]

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Black History month 2021 guided walks in Camden

Olaudah Equiano blue plaque on Tottenham Street. Guided walks exploring Camden’s black history and places connected with Olaudah Equiano, Prince Monolulu, Beryl Gilroy, Paul Robeson and many others will take place as part of Black History Month, 2021. The walks are organised by Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre. Equiano is now remembered with two […]

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Highway changes at Berners Street and Newman Street

Newman Street will change from one-way northbound to one-way southbound. Photo: Fitzrovia News. Work will be done this month to make changes to the traffic direction and highway layout of Berners Street and Newman Street in Fitzrovia, as part of Westminster Council’s “Oxford Street District” plan. Westminster Council’s contractors Murphy and Careys have announced that […]

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Planning applications in Fitzrovia West, September 2021

Westminster Council validated 26 planning applications in Fitzrovia West during September 2021. (This monthly list will likely be updated with new applications as they are published due to a time lag between validation and publication.) Among the applications are numerous proposals for signage and advertising; air conditioning units at Little Portland Street; alterations to Gilmoora […]

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Planning applications in Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia, September 2021

Camden Council registered 55 planning applications during September 2021 in Bloomsbury ward. (This list will be updated when new applications are published.) Among the applications are numerous pavement licences at Warren Street, Cleveland Street, Goodge Street, Windmill Street, and Charlotte Street; alterations to a listed building in Percy Street; alterations and a one storey extension […]

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Westminster pauses Oxford Street project to consult with residents

Westminster Council’s Oxford Circus plans are seen by residents groups as a scheme to drive Oxford Street’s traffic through the neighbouring areas in order to provide the Crown Estate with a new central London shopping centre. Westminster Council has announced that it will not go ahead with the planned piazzas at Oxford Circus and other […]

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Work starts on ‘colourful crossings’ on Tottenham Court Road

Workers spray paint through a stencil to create artwork on one of the 11 pedestrian crossings to be painted on Tottenham Court Road. Photo: Fitzrovia News. Work began today on the five-day project to paint “colourful crossings” on Tottenham Court Road. Street painting contractors will be working Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm. During […]

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Licensing application: Kalon Parlour, 42-44 Great Titchfield Street

42-44 Great Titchfield Street. Her Parlour Limited has applied to Westminster Council for a new premises licence at Kalon Parlour, 42-44 Great Titchfield Street, Fitzrovia. The applicant is applying for the playing of recorded music from Monday to Wednesday: 09:30 to 19:00; Thursday to Saturday: 09:30 to 20:00; and Sunday: 10:30 to 18:00. And the […]

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Thousands of properties in Camden used in breach of 90-night short-term let limit

Map of short-term lets in Camden during 2020. Source: Camden Council. Thousands of homes rented out on short-term lets in Camden exceeded the 90-night limit last year. The council found that 35 per cent of flats and houses rented out for short stays broke the rules. The south of the borough saw the highest number […]