‘End of lockdown party’ goes on through early hours on Sunday morning until the police arrive

Police and an ambulance attended a large and noisy "end of lockdown party" at a short-let apartment in Fitzrovia on the morning of Sunday 5 July after someone was taken ill. Police and ambulance attend after someone is taken ill at the party on Sunday morning. The party, at 64 Charlotte Street, started at around …

Sleepless residents’ anger makes McGee apologise for overnight work

Contractors McGee working for American private equity firm Westbrook Partners apologised to local residents after they ignored environmental protection regulations to erect a crane on a street in Fitzrovia overnight denying local people the chance to sleep. Residents contacted Fitzrovia News after they endured a noisy weekend where operators of huge vehicles ran diesel engines …

Westbrook Partners reveals new plans for former hospital building

Outside of building.

American private equity firm Westbrook Partners will unveil new plans for the redevelopment of former hospital building Arthur Stanley House at a public exhibition this week. Westbrook say they have "improved redevelopment proposals" for a mixed-use scheme designed by architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris and are inviting local residents and businesses to come and have a …

Developer to appeal decision on Charlotte Street roof extension

A property developer has asked the Planning Inspectorate to review a decision by Camden Council to refuse permission for a roof extension to a building on the corner of Charlotte Street and Tottenham Street. Camden Council refused planning permission in March because "the proposed roof extension in terms of setting, form and detailed design would …

Hospital charity to appeal planning decision for building owned by shell company registered offshore

Outside of building.

A hospital charity is appealing to a government inspector to overturn a planning decision but for a building it no longer owns and which it sold to a shell company registered offshore. Arthur Stanley House is a former out patients department in Tottenham Street, Fitzrovia, and has been disused since it was closed 10 years …

Enhanced images of the Fitzrovia Mural to go on display

Enhanced photograph of part of a mural.

Images showing how one of the largest and best known murals in London would look like after its restoration are to go on display in an exhibition this month. The Fitzrovia Mural, painted in 1980 by London-based artists Simon Barber and Mick Jones, was commissioned by Camden Council and created in consultation with the local community. The mural …

Power failure affects homes and businesses in Tottenham Street and Scala Street

Van parked in street.

A power cut shortly after 6.30am this morning left homes and businesses in Tottenham Street and Scala Street without an electricity supply. Engineers from UK Power Networks were called out and are currently carrying out repairs but some homes and businesses may remain without power until later today. Fitzrovia News understands that a cable near the Tottenham Street …

A flavour of Portugal comes to Tottenham Street

Three people standing in front of cafe.

Just opened today in Fitzrovia is a new cafe serving reasonably-priced food with a Portuguese influence. Jaoquim Ramos previously ran a cafe in Tottenham Court Road but has now taken over the Bay Leaf Cafe around the corner in Tottenham Street. "I came to London when I was 18 and worked in a variety of places, …

Fitzrovia’s future through the eyes of dreamy architects

Window of architecture practice.

Are they part of the solution or part of the problem? Often seen as the stooges of greedy property developers, architects are blamed for everything that is bad about the recent changes in Fitzrovia and elsewhere in central London. Lack of affordable homes and derisory amounts of public open space in monstrous new developments suggests …

Newton’s art of 1980s computer game culture at Tottenham Street gallery

Animated gif image.

A Glaswegian art graduate turned his fascination with 1980s personal computers into an artistic career in illustrating and animation creation. Walter Newton's solo show at The Coningsby Gallery which runs until the end of the week displays his original and commissioned creations. Newton, born in 1981 in Glasgow, attended the Glasgow School of Art and then London's …

‘Love Activists’ find new home in Fitzrovia

Front of building.

The Love Activists direct action group who had occupied the former Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) building near Trafalgar Square in December are currently occupying an empty commercial building in Rathbone Place. The group who had set up a food bank and soup kitchen at the RBS building were evicted by bailiffs and the police on …

Proposals for Arthur Stanley House are unacceptable say community groups

Computer graphic of building.

Plans for the redevelopment of a former hospital building in Tottenham Street have been criticised as unacceptable and will fail to comply with borough and local strategic plans to deliver housing and public open space. The proposals which were unveiled at a public exhibition in November are for a mostly office development with only two affordable housing …

Cafe’s last days on Tottenham Street

Shop owner standing behind counter

Cafe owner Nuno Martins will bid farewell to his customers next week before he locks the shop up for the last time. After nearly four years in Fitzrovia, Martins and his wife Jieannie and staff member Roberto Inzane, will miss their little shop on Tottenham Street. The shop is well known for its affordable breakfasts, freshly-made sandwiches …

Architecture students present future narratives at Fitzrovia gallery

Graphic image of oil city.

A selection of some of the most imaginative work of post-graduate architecture students from London schools is currently on display at a gallery in Tottenham Street. Curated by The Architecture Foundation the exhibition contains drawings, models and graphic imagery that engage with placemaking and regeneration. Eleven students display theoretical and speculative designs, re-imagining cities from London …

Plans for redevelopment of Arthur Stanley House to be shown

Computer graphic of building.

UCLH Charity have announced plans to redevelop the former hospital site at Tottenham Street to provide homes and offices in the eight-storey building. Architects Llewelyn Davies will display the proposals at a public exhibition to be held next week. Llewelyn Davies on behalf of UCLH Charity will be inviting comments on the refurbishment and redevelopment …

Tottenham Street man charged with murder of Kentish Town woman

By News Reporters Police have charged a Fitzrovia man with murder after his mother was found dead at a house fire in Kentish Town. The man handed himself in at a north London hospital on Saturday and was later arrested. The Metropolitan Police issued a statement saying Peter Holboll, aged 44 of Tottenham Street, W1 was charged …

Exhibition of illustrations by artist Joe Wilson, at Tottenham Street gallery

An exhibition of illustrations by artist Joe Wilson goes on view this week at The Coninsgby Gallery, Tottenham Street. In Fireworks for Dead Men, Wilson explores the idea of Memento Mori, a Latin phrase meaning "remember your mortality". It refers to art that featured a "figure of death" where the recently deceased were once captured in post mortem photography as a …