Archive for Tag: West End

Tyburnia is a great place to hang your hat, say West End estate agents

The area between Paddington Station and Hyde Park has some of the lowest property prices in the West End, according to a report, and is being rebranded Tyburnia. It is named after a stream but is better known for the hangings that took place there for almost 600 years. In 1571, the Tyburn Tree — […]

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West End residential conversions soar as Mayfair studios hit £1m

SURGING residential prices across London’s West End have led to a huge increase in the number of offices being converted into flats, with £1m now only stretching to a studio or a small one bedroom in Mayfair, according to new data released yesterday. Wetherell’s new West End residential development report shows that sky-high prices for […]

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Westminster drops off-peak parking charges

Westminster Council has scrapped plans for evening and weekend parking charges in the West End, admitting defeat in a political battle that united business leaders, night workers, clergymen and actors against one of the country’s most powerful local authorities. Critics had claimed the proposals to charge as much as £4.40 an hour for street parking […]

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West End parking: turmoil as chief’s shock exit rocks Westminster

Westminster council was today in turmoil following the shock resignation of the leader responsible for its West End parking charges plan. The unexpected departure of Colin Barrow comes after a sustained campaign against the “tax on nightlife” that left him isolated against senior politicians, London’s biggest businesses and ordinary residents. The capital’s largest local authority […]

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Parking and Portillo… the failures that blot hedge fund tycoon’s career

Colin Barrow’s political career will be best remembered for two spectacular failures. In 2001 he lent his palatial Westminster town house – the former residence of the Bishop of London – to Michael Portillo to use as a campaign headquarters for the former defence secretary’s doomed tilt at the Tory party leadership. A decade later […]

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