The forgotten history of Mortimer Street and its artistic community

A history of Mortimer Street and its artistic connections will be uncovered in a talk this month given by a curator from the Museum of London. Mortimer Street in Fitzrovia has a hidden artistic history. The streets around Mortimer Street in Fitzrovia became the base for figures as diverse as Virginia Woolf, George Orwell, Karl …

Registered housing provider A2 Dominion left front door to homes on busy street open and broken for weeks

Door broken and on floor.

Social housing tenants in a block of eight flats on busy Mortimer Street in the West End ward were left without a front door for weeks on end as registered housing provider A2 Dominion "waited for a quote" to carry out the repair. The street door to the block of social housing flats on a …

Residents to voice concerns on plan to pedestrianise Oxford Street

Buses and taxis on Oxford Street.

Residents from Fitzrovia, Marylebone, Mayfair and Soho are to meet with London Assembly Transport Committee Members this week to voice their concerns over Mayor of London Sadiq Khan's plan to pedestrianise Oxford Street. In June the London Assembly Transport Committee heard from representatives from businesses in the West End, Transport for London, and Westminster City Council who …

North-south cycle ‘quietway’ proposed for Fitzrovia streets

Drawing of public realm changes.

A north-south cycle route with contraflows and a segregated track is planned through the centre of Fitzrovia by Westminster City Council and Transport for London as part of a Central London Cycle Grid. The route would link Fitzrovia with Pimlico via Trafalgar Square and St James's Park. The streets in Fitzrovia affected by the proposals are …

Three weekends of road closures in final push to complete Fitzroy Place

Men laying tarmac.

Several streets in the centre of Fitzrovia will be closed over three weekends in June to enable resurfacing and paving works in Mortimer Street. The work is being carried out as part of the final stages of the troublesome Fitzroy Place development on the former Middlesex Hospital site. The work will be done by Volker Highways, acting …

Seifert and Partners’ Copyright House building between the towers of Fitzroy Place

View of buildings in Berners Street.

Richard Seifert and Partners' Copyright House building with its pierced undulating roof as seen from between the towers of Fitzroy Place and the new Pearson Square in Fitzrovia. Constructed between 1956 and 1958, Copyright House in Berners Street was purpose built as offices. Along with the neighbouring neo-Georgian office designed by Angell & Curtiss it …

Buses diverted through Fitzrovia for summer 2014

Map of bus diversion routes.

Streets in Fitzrovia will carry bus diversions from next week until the end of the summer say TfL due to the closure of Oxford Street and New Oxford Street for eastbound traffic between Oxford Circus and Bloomsbury Street. The diversions will be along Mortimer Street, Goodge Street and Chenies Street. The diversions includes both daytime and …

FOI response tells us what we already knew about Exemplar’s motives over chapel

The Middlesex Hospital Chapel as seen after the hospital was demolished.

A courtesy letter to us from Westminster City Council in response to our petition to preserve the name Middlesex Hospital Chapel did not tell us very much. But documents obtained from The Council under the Freedom of Information Act were more enlightening. On 15 April 2014 Councillor Robert Davis, deputy leader of Westminster City Council, …

Fitzroy Place developer in trouble over Middlesex Hospital Chapel plans

Red brick chapel building.

Exemplar the property developer leading the construction of Fitzroy Place is coming under increasing pressure to abandon its plans to rename the Middlesex Hospital Chapel which it is meant to be restoring as part of a legal agreement with Westminster City Council. A medical historian, a former surgeon, and the chair of one of Westminster City Council's planning …

Help us preserve the name Middlesex Hospital Chapel

By News Reporters The Middlesex Hospital Chapel at the heart of the building development known as Fitzroy Place is currently being restored as part of an agreement with Westminster City Council. It is a Grade II* listed building and it is the only part of the former hospital that still remains intact. However, the developers …