London Fire Brigade issues warnings after blaze at Fitzrovia restaurant

Front of restaurant boarded up.

The London Fire Brigade has issued a warning about the dangers of tumble drying and ignoring alarms after a fire partly gutted a Charlotte Place restaurant. Investigators believe the fire within the basement kitchen of the Lantana restaurant on Charlotte Place in Fitzrovia was started by self-heating within tea towels and aprons that had been …

Charlotte Place features on cover of Rowling crime novel

Cover of book featuring Fitzrovia street.

Oxford had Inspector Morse, Glasgow had DCI Taggart. Now Cormoran Strike, private investigator, is patrolling the mean streets of Fitzrovia. You may not have heard Cormoran Strike’s name before, but you will certainly recognize that of his creator -- JK Rowling. Writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, the wizard storyteller has produced three detective novels …