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Camden to create additional cycling contraflows in Fitzrovia streets

Camden Council is creating a number of cycle contraflows in streets either side of Tottenham Court Road to allow people cycling to move more easily through the area. One-way for motor vehicles two-way for cycles. Bedford Avenue, Grafton Way, Tottenham Street, Warren Street, and Windmill Street will all have changes made to allow two-way cycling […]

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Licensing application: Ground Floor, 20 Hanway Street, London W1T 1UG

An application has been made to Camden Council for a new premises licence at the Ground Floor, 20 Hanway Street, London W1T 1UG. Application for a new premises licence at 20 Hanway Street. The applicant describes the premises as a pub and is seeking permission for the sale of alcohol from 12.00 to 23.59 Monday […]

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Fitzrovia Mural restored and Whitfield Gardens public open space opens again after major refurbishment

Whitfield Gardens re-opened this month after the completion of an eight month major refurbishment project by Camden Council, allowing visitors to get a closer look at the newly restored Fitzrovia Mural, and take a break and relax in the only public open space along Tottenham Court Road. The restored Fitzrovia Mural and refurbished Whitfield Gardens. […]

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Habitat to permanently close its Tottenham Court Road store as customers ‘increasingly want to shop online’

Homewares icon Habitat is to close its Tottenham Court Road store early next year after more than 50 years of trading on the street. Habitat’s flagship store on the corner of Tottenham Court Road and Torrington Place will close in early 2021. Located on the corner with Torrington Place it is at the heart of […]

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Fitzrovia West Neighbourhood Forum pushes forward with the Neighbourhood Plan

The Fitzrovia West Neighbourhood Forum has been working on a number of fronts to bring about improvements to the area, despite delays caused by the two lockdowns. Nick Bailey surveys the outdoor dining in Great Titchfield Street. Our neighbourhood plan was subject to a further round of consultation over the summer and is now being […]

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Memorials to WW2 firefighters unveiled at site of former fire station at Rathbone Street

Two memorial plaques commemorating members of the Auxillary Fire Service have now been unveiled on the site of a former fire station in Rathbone Street this month, following a memorial service held earlier this year. AFS London plaque next to 7-9 Rathbone Street remembers the seven firefighters who died in 1940, and the bravery of […]

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Licensing application: Hot Stone, 3 Windmill Street, London W1T 2HY

Application to vary the premises licence at Hot Stone, 3 Windmill Street. An application has been made to Camden Council to vary the premises licence at Hot Stone, 3 Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 2HY. The applicant seeks to amend the hours of licensable activities to: 12pm to 11:00pm 7 days a week including Sunday […]

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Licensing application: Spearmint Rhino, 161 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 7NN

Spearmint Rhino is applying to renew its sexual entertainment venue licence. Spearmint Rhino Companies (Europe) Ltd has made a “Sex Establishment Renewal Application” to Camden Council for its premises at 161 Tottenham Court Road, Fitzrovia, London W1T 7NN. The proposed hours of operation of the premises stated on the application form is from 9am to […]

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Green plaque commemorates medical pioneers at site of Middlesex Hospital Medical School

A Green Plaque was installed in October at the site of the former Middlesex Hospital Medical School in Fitzrovia, to honour biochemists James Tait, Sylvia Simpson, and Hilary Grundy for their contribution to world medicine. The newly installed green plaque at the former Middlesex Hospital Medical School. In 1952, the three of them discovered Aldosterone, […]

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Licensing application: basement and ground Floor, 7-8 Market Place, London W1W 8AG

An application has been submitted to Westminster council for a new premises licence at basement and ground floor, 7-8 Market Place, London W1W 8AG. A new premises licence is sought for 7-8 Market Place. The applicant is Collin Estates Limited and they are seeking permission a number of licensable activities including the following: Performance of […]