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In this issue: important information on the coronavirus pandemic, the latest news, licensing applications, next printed newspaper.

The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic

Tier 3 restrictions came into force on Wednesday 16 December. Please follow the latest NHS advice, and the latest Government advice. Please visit Camden Council's coronavirus web page or Westminster Council's coronavirus web page

Residents hold street protest against Camden Council for repeatedly allowing out-of-hours noisy works

Residents in a council housing estate have held a protest against the London Borough of Camden which has allowed noisy out-of-hours work to carry on for months on end.

Derwent’s Network Building plans fall down on housing and public open space


Derwent London‘s latest sortie into Fitzrovia means demolishing yet another large building, and constructing a shiny new, nine-storey commercial block, with little in the way of housing and public open space — contrary to Camden Council’s planning policy.

The Piano Man No. 22: ‘The Magic Roundabout’

As a pianist, I have played in a lot of unusual situations. Accompanying magician, Fay Presto, on stage at a magicians’ convention in Southport, despite having been temporarily deafened by the firing of a starter pistol which was part of the show; topping and tailing the weekly burlesque shows at a “colourful” Fitzrovia venue, which was a little “crazy” (that’s a clue for locals); a fetish club at which, as pianist, I was the only one fully dressed…and a Los Angeles spinning musical roundabout, not recommended for pianists who suffer vertigo.

Oxford Street – from Wells Street to Winsley Street


In this third look at The Survey of London’s latest volume devoted to Oxford Street, we focus on Oxford Street Nos. 134–162, from Wells Street to Winsley Street.

Is this your tabby cat? Reported lost a year ago

A vet is appealing to find the owner of a cat, registered at an address in Fitzrovia, that has wandered into their surgery in Fulham in south west London.

Licensing applications under consultation

Sixes, 170 Great Portland Street

Bellaria Restaurant, 71 Great Titchfield Street

Kin, 22 Foley Street

Shop and coffee bar, 114 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 5AQ

Peyton and Byrne. 226 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5QP

A list of December's planning applications will be in our next newsletter in early January 2021.

Printed newspaper

Our 16 page tabloid in glorious colour has been postponed until March 2021. An A4 double-sided sheet with a digest of the latest news has been produced instead.

Read it online here:

Or pick up a printed copy from: Fitzrovia Centre, 2 Foley Street, London W1W 6DL.

Printed copies of Fitzrovia News are available every three months from the above location

Most of our archive of printed newspapers is available to view online and download here:

Please also see the Camden New Journal and the West End Extra for the latest news across Camden and Westminster. Both these papers are available every Friday from outside Fitzrovia Centre, 2 Foley Street.

Try to have a great festive season but don't hug anyone you shouldn't.
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