No shortage of housing in the West End of London

Dwellings and electorate statistics.

The West End ward in the City of Westminster is now unusual in that it has an excess of housing. Hard to believe with all the worrying news about shortage of homes for Londoners. But between the neighbourhoods of Mayfair, Soho and a large chunk of Fitzrovia there are now more individual dwellings than there …

Film promoting Fitzrovia features building in Bethnal Green

By News Reporters From the kissing couple outside the cafe at the start, to the violinist in the window near the end we were curious as to where these scenes from the short film being used to promote Fitzrovia and Fitzroy Place were actually shot. It seems that property developer Exemplar has been using a …

The future for London’s West End and its inhabitants

By Ron Whelan London’s West End has always been a satisfactory amalgam of a significant residential population, and a variety of different business interests. Arguably it has been this amalgam that has been the basis of the area’s unique charm. Recently however, this balance has been disturbed, through the encouragement of mass shopping and mass …

Fitzrovia – Results of local elections

By News Reporters Labour swept back into Bloomsbury with three newly elected councillors. Conservative councillor Rebecca Hossack lost her seat as Labour surged ahead in Camden regaining seats lost in 2006. Labour's Adam Harrison topped the polls with 1670 votes (13.97%) in Bloomsbury. In Fitzrovia's Westminster wards the Conservatives held onto all six seats, with …

Fitzrovia – Where are all the election posters?

By News Reporters Fitzrovia's voters seem to be shy of showing their political allegiance, yet keen to take part in debate. Perhaps there are a lot of floating voters who have yet to make up their minds. A survey of Fitzrovia by Fitzrovia News revealed very few election posters on display. Candidates out canvassing have …

Fitzrovia – Local election battle

By News Reporters Next month’s local elections will see a tough battle between the Conservatives, Greens and Labour in Camden’s Bloomsbury ward as candidates fight for three council seats. Fitzrovia is divided into parts of three electoral wards. Bloomsbury in Camden, and Marylebone High Street and West End in Westminster. There will be hustings taking …