Fitzrovia – Film criticises proposed business improvement district

By News Reporters A new short film criticises a business group's plans to commercialise Fitzrovia and increase the amount of restaurants and cafes on offer. The film suggests that Fitzrovia could become a tourist and entertainment destination like Camden Town and the West End with increased licensing hours and nuisance to residents. Whose Fitzrovia? was …

Fitzrovia – Skin trade: Bad journalism meets bad business

By Linus Rees, assistant editor The Sunday Times runs an article today claiming that single women are attracted to buying property above a lap-dancing club in Tottenham Court Road. The article entitled "What women really want" should be called "What John Gray and estate agents really want you to believe". Feminists, look away now. A …

Fitzrovia – Local election battle was our most popular story

By News Reporters Our story about the local election battle was the most popular page on the Fitzrovia News website over the past 30 days. The overwhelming majority of visitors arrived at our home page, but the Local Election Battle story that we published on 14 April 2010 was the most popular single story. On …

Fitzrovia – Neighbourhood under threat from Fitzrovia Partnership and developers

By Sam Bueno de Mesquita, Green Party candidate for Bloomsbury Ward On Tuesday 20 April, I spoke at the Charlotte Street Association hustings. It was an exciting night, with the Lib Dems and Tories coming under heavy attack from the audience for their decision to expand South Camden Community School instead of building a new …

Fitzrovia – Don’t get me wrong: Simon Silver of Derwent London plc talks to Fitzrovia News

By News Reporters In November 2009 Derwent London plc announced plans to redevelop some of their properties in Fitzrovia. They received a lot of positive media coverage and Fitzrovia News ran a critical article in our December issue (115) on pages 6 and 7. In February of this year Simon Silver, a director and head …

Fitzrovia – Plan to turn “little oasis” into busy retail precinct

By News Reporters One of Fitzrovia’s quietest streets could be transformed into a busy, pedestrianised retail destination under plans being put forward by one to the area’s largest landowners. Derwent London who own more than 30 properties in Fitzrovia want to attract more visitors to Whitfield Street and into new cafes, shops and galleries in …