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In this issue: important information on the coronavirus pandemic, our new printed newspaper is out, the latest on our website, and planning and licensing applications.

The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic

Please follow the latest NHS advice. If you live or work in the London Borough of Camden please visit Camden Council's coronavirus web page. If you live or work in the City of Westminster please see Westminster Council's coronavirus web page. If you are a private renter, please read the Renters' Rights London website for important information. 

Latest printed newspaper

Our latest printed newspaper (FN157) is out and available from outside Fitzrovia Centre, 2 Foley Street, London W1W 6DL and online here:

The latest on our website...

Tributes paid to Mike Pentelow, editor of Fitzrovia News

Fitzrovia News has been overwhelmed with the number of tributes paid to Mike Pentelow, editor-in-chief of the newspaper, who died suddenly at his home on Nassau Street on 1 April aged 73. He had suffered a short illness which included Covid-19, according to the postmortem.

Exploring our own areas and supporting local businesses could make us a lot happier and healthier

An email from The Fitzrovia Partnership’s chief operating officer this week invites the business group’s members to read about a campaign to get the London economy up and running again.

The barbarous treatment of slaves was for the benefit of local gentry

The barbarous and cruel treatment of slaves, described by Mary Prince from her own experience, greatly helped the campaign for abolition.

Soho’s lost post-war living room of badly behaved bohemians

The Colony Room in Dean Street W1 was a living-room-sized drinking club for members only, above an Italian restaurant up a long dirty staircase. It was at the heart of a post-war Soho packed with pubs, clubs and restaurants full of people wanting to get off their heads on drink or drugs, debate, argue, and have sex with each other.

Planning and licensing applications

Planning application: Boston House, 36-38 Fitzroy Square London W1T 6EY

Licensing application: Mortimer House, 37-41 Mortimer Street, London W1T 3JH

Licensing application: 71 Great Portland Street, London W1W 7LR

Licensing application: Bao Fitzrovia, 31 Windmill Street, London W1T 2JN

Our July email newsletter will have a full monthly list of planning applications.

Fitzrovia News printed newspaper

Due to most premises having restrictions the latest printed issue of Fitzrovia News is only available from the following location:
  • Fitzrovia Centre, 2 Foley Street, London W1W 6DL.
All (well... most) our printed newspapers are available to view online and download here:

The next printed newspaper is due out in September. The deadline is 6pm 14 August 2020

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