Consultation on closing part of Riding House Street to motor traffic

Drawing.

Westminster City Council is seeking views on making the current temporary closure of Riding House Street at the junction with Cleveland Street permanent, and making a number of other changes to the street layout. The council says it is seeking to improve the eastern end of Riding House Street by formalising the existing temporary closure …

Fitzrovia’s ‘lost’ theatre returns for a week of poetry and memorabillia

Front of polytechnic building.

Tucked away below a narrow street in Fitzrovia is a place that for nearly two decades was home to a radical theatre company. Now that hidden landmark on the neighbourhood's artistic heritage trail will open again for just one week. The Soho Poly theatre -- forerunner of today’s Soho Theatre on Dean Street -- operated …

All the fun of the fair at All Souls Primary School

All Souls Primary School will be holding its annual summer fair this Saturday when the playground will be open to the public and part of Riding House Street will be closed for the event.     There will be live music, some great food, and all the usual fête-type stalls, plus a circus-skills workshop (for …

Great Portland Estates accused of misusing the planning system

Corner of street and construction work.

People living next to a construction site in Fitzrovia say they have been treated with contempt by property developer Great Portland Estates (GPE) after the FTSE 250 company made numerous alterations to the design of new offices having gained initial planning consent. In November 2014 the PR company Four Communications held an exhibition of plans for the redevelopment of a …

Lots of entertainment on offer at All Souls School Summer Fair 2016

School sign.

A variety of summer fun will be on offer this Saturday as All Souls Primary School holds its annual summer fair in the playground and part of Riding House Street. There will be lots of activities including a bouncy castle, face painting, tattoos, hook the duck, balloon twisting, wildlife shows, sumo wrestling, and live music …

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 …

Parents, teachers and children want councils to take action on dog poo and litter

Parents, teachers and children with posters.

Children walking to and from a school in Fitzrovia want Camden and Westminster council's to do more to clean up the streets and pavements around the school. And they've produced some colourful posters to help the councils educate the public and prevent dog fouling and littering. Every weekday morning children say they have to be careful where they step to …

Neighbours get together for UK Coffee Week on Great Titchfield Street

Coffee lovers can get their legal high and contribute to a worthy cause as part of UK Coffee Week in Great Titchfield Street this Friday. Antipodean coffee artisan Kaffeine and The Riding House Cafe are hosting a special event where they will be serving up a cup of their finest in aid of Project Waterfall. …

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 …