Mouth-wateringly good, baked comfort food to take away on Warren Street

Shopfront.

By Stephen Heath For those struggling for a glimmer of cheer in these grim times, I do recommend a brisk walk (or two) up to Shaheen Peerbhai's Miel Bakery on Warren Street. Unlike its now boarded up neighbour, our other favourite foodie haunt, the iconic Honey & Spice, it is still open and offering a limited …

Family law and relationship therapy served with coffee and cake

Chocolate brownies on a plate.

If your relationship is getting you down then help is at hand at a cosy cafe in Warren Street which is hosting a number of free workshops designed to soften the impact of familial discord with the help of some sugar-laced treats. Family law solicitors from Grayfords on Fitzroy Square will be running a series of …

Fitzrovia youth join neighbours in greening the streets

Group of young people in park.

Young people brightened up Warren Street and Whitfield Street today with plants and flowers as part of a community planting day, aided by some corporate sponsorship. Local charity Fitzrovia Youth in Action (FYA) were awarded a £1,000 grant from the Mayor’s Fund for London and the Santander Foundation which enabled them to bring local residents and …

Driver in police custody after crashing car in Warren Street

Scene of car crash.

A man is in police custody tonight (Thursday) after he crashed a car he was driving into a building in Fitzrovia. A white Range Rover left the road and crashed into the Old Dairy Cafe on the corner of Warren Street and Conway Street after the driver turned off the Euston Road late on Thursday night. …

Local charity is awarded £100,000 towards new youth club

Young men playing football on 5-aside pitch.

Plans by a local charity to create a new youth club for hundreds of young people were given a boost this month with a £100,000 grant. Fitzrovia Youth in Action (FYA) were awarded the money by LandAid, the property industry charity. In making the grant LandAid recognised the need to fund youth activities because, despite the neighbourhood …

Crowdfunded shop trades beyond social convention

Two people outside shopfront.

A new shop in Warren Street looks at first sight like yet another fashionable cafe with its window display showing off an array of quiches, cakes and a shiny new coffee machine. But the new venture promises to be very different from its neighbouring businesses in many different ways. Coffee, Cake & Kisses was started by Amanda and …

Camden undermines its own planning policies by lack of enforcement

Car free housing statement from Camden Council.

A property developer has been allowed to get away with converting offices to residential in Warren Street without planning permission because Camden Council neglected to take out enforcement action despite having the opportunity to do so. Not only has the developer circumvented the planning system he also gained valuable on-street car parking space despite the council's policy …

One neighbourhood under a sandwich

Pret a Manger on corner of street.

Last Friday our friends -- I use the term loosely --  at the Fitzrovia Partnership Business Improvement District (BID) were tweeting away about the latest chain sandwich shop to open. "Who's heading to @Pret!? That's right - it's opening today! What a Friday treat!" they gushed full of excitement. What they probably didn't do was count how …

Camden squeezes out drivers using the pavement in Warren Street

Camden Council has this week added extra steel bollards to a closed off street in Fitzrovia to prevent recidivist rat-running drivers using the pavement to get around the street closure. Drivers of cars were seen to use the pavement to get around the bollards that were placed across Warren Street after the road was closed …

Basement excavation in Warren Mews is causing misery for residents and businesses

By News Reporters It's a tiny cobbled mews off Warren Street but it is jammed with construction vehicles carrying out the demolition of houses and excavation of basements. Residents and business people say the noise and disruption is causing misery, cobblestones have been damaged and plants and flowers have been crushed by vehicles and dumper …

Artists with learning disabilities exhibit at Fitzrovia gallery

Encounter: Artbox London Spring 2013 Exhibition By News Reporters Nati Gallery in Warren Street is hosting an exhibition and sale of works by artists with learning difficulties on Tuesday 14 May. The artists are supported by the charity Artbox London.  Encounter promises to be an evening of fun and laughter with art inspired by the two …