New Brexit group is stuffed above a restaurant in Charlotte Street

Companies House document.

People chomping down sausages and slurping bubbly in a Charlotte Street restaurant will likely be unaware that in a room above their heads is the registered London office of a US-based pro-Brexit lobbying group. Nigel Farage, leader of the Brexit party, hosted a launch for World for Brexit in New York in July, alongside American …

Multiplex cancels overnight working on Charlotte Street site after pressure from local residents

Steelwork at centre of site.

International construction contractor Multiplex has caved in to pressure from residents and abandoned its plans for an overnight concrete pour at the redevelopment of the former Saatchi & Saatchi building on Charlotte Street. The construction site is Derwent London's largest development project in London and Multiplex are contracted to carry of the demolition and reconstruction …

Derwent and Multiplex want 24-hour construction on Charlotte Street

Steelwork at centre of site.

Construction giant Multiplex are pressing Camden Council to allow them to work through the night on Derwent London's largest office and residential development, to play catch-up on a site which has been dogged by delays. Mutiplex wants to pour concrete onto steelwork at the 80 Charlotte Street site overnight between Friday 26 and Saturday 27 …

Artist’s home and studio in Charlotte Street is given protected status

Front of building.

A building containing the former family home of artist and designer couple Adrian and Corinne Heath and the studio of modernist artist Birgit Skiöld has been listed as a heritage asset because of its architectural and cultural value. Historic England has given Grade II listed status to the building at 28 Charlotte Street because it holds …

The ‘most purebred Fitzrovian of them all’ dies at age 81

Sally Fiber portrait.

Sally Fiber who was conceived and born in an upstairs room in the pub that gave Fitzrovia its name has died aged 81. She lived above the Fitzroy Tavern for the first 17 years of her life while her parents ran the pub that was the hub of London's bohemian society and loved by writers. …

Demolition to start on fifth construction site in north Charlotte Street

Front of building viewed from street.

Work to demolish yet another building in Charlotte Street will begin in July adding to the already crowded collection of construction projects that are in progress, and creating yet more disturbance, pollution and misery for local residents and businesses. Collaboration House at 77-79 Charlotte Street will be the fifth site between Goodge Street and Howland …

Driver crashes lorry into lamp post on Goodge Street

Broken lamp post.

A sign directing people to Goodge Street tube station was left pointing skyward today after a truck collided with a lamp post at a busy junction in Fitzrovia. An eyewitness told Fitzrovia News that the driver had hit the lamp post while turning the corner from Goodge Street into Charlotte Street bringing it crashing to the …

Plans would ‘destroy key features’ of Georgian building and former home of artist and designer

Front of building.

Camden Council's planning committee will tonight decide whether to grant permission to allow the former family home of artist and designer couple Adrian and Corinne Heath to be converted into flats. Adrian Heath (1920-1992) was a major figure in the development of abstract art in England during the forties and a key proponent of Constructivism. …

Arup left staff in the dark after deal to sell its offices and relocate

Outside of building.

Staff at Arup's London headquarters were left with a weekend of unnecessary uncertainty about the future of their offices after a surprise announcement was made saying their building had been sold and that they were moving but to an unknown new address. A trilogy of multi-million pound deals involving the global engineering firm and two publicly …

Campaign launched to combat hate crime

Shoba Kapoor.

A week-long national campaign to counter the surge in hate crime was launched today at an event in Charlotte Street attended by faith leaders and the actor Shobu Kapoor. The #StandTogether Against Hate Crime campaign, which is backed by a group of organisations concerned about the increase in verbal and physical attacks on migrants and …

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 …

Charlotte Street closed after part of crane collapses

Fire engine in street.

Charlotte Street was closed this lunchtime after part of a crane on a construction site collapsed leaving part of it dangling in front of offices of a neighbouring building. No-one was injured in the incident which happened about 12 noon but the street between Howland Street and Tottenham Street is closed while police and the London …

Fitzrovia start up launches events and special offers mobile app

Screenshot of Crowdit app showing map of Fitzrovia.

A digital start up in Charlotte Street has launched a mobile phone app to help punters find events and special offers in bars, pubs and clubs as they pass them in the street. Crowdit app allows users in Fitzrovia, Soho and Shoreditch real-time intelligence about events and deals available in their immediate location. Crowdit Ltd …

Hyper-real Queen portrait at Charlotte Street gallery

Painting of Queen Elizabeth II.

The first public exhibition of Darren Baker's official portrait of Queen Elizabeth II will open today at his eponymous Charlotte Street gallery. The painting was first unveiled in 2011 having been commissioned to mark the Royal British Legion’s 90th year and the 85th birthday of its patron, the Queen. The portrait has since been on …

More Charlotte Street buildings to get the developers’ makeover

Front of building with sash windows.

Another company will join the list of despised property developers in Fitzrovia after Camden Council approved controversial plans to convert small offices to luxury flats and add a roof extension across three buildings in the Charlotte Street conservation area. At a planning meeting at Camden Town Hall on Tuesday 21 July councillors passed an application by …

Hashtag on the pavement connects with Fitzrovia’s past

Chalk stencilled hashtag on pavement.

A stencilled hashtag -- #amusedtodeath -- which appeared on the streets of Fitzrovia this week is part of a marketing ploy to promote a 23-year-old recording, but it also has an even older connection to the neighbourhood. It is part of a campaign by a record company to publicise the re-release of Amused To Death …

This development threatens small businesses and heritage in Charlotte Street

Front of building with sash windows.

Tonight Camden Council's planning committee will be asked to approve plans to part-demolish and rebuild an attractive building and convert small business premises into luxury flats, contrary to their own planning and heritage policies and against a ruling by a government planning inspector. Merchant Land Investment Limited is seeking permission to redevelop three buildings at the heart of the …

A week of gluttony beckons in the streets of Fitzrovia

Street scene.

Seven days of food and booze events centred on Charlotte Street is to be served up beginning Monday 29 June, organised by The Fitzrovia Partnership Business Improvement District. This is the second year running the Fitzrovia BID is holding an event under the banner of "Feast@Fitzrovia" in its attempt to re-brand the neighbourhood as "London's Food & Drink Quarter". Last year's effort …