Central London, and Soho in particular, is being demolished and redeveloped at an alarming rate, with many of its dearly loved buildings vanishing behind hoardings, often never to reappear.
The Crossrail development has swallowed up so much of Charing Cross Road and Dean Street that it has rendered north east Soho unrecognisable to even the most observant.
THIS SAVE LONDON PAGE is here to support the heritage campaigns that are trying to preserve the character and diversity that make Soho unique.
There have been many campaign victories recently, including Grade II listings for 6 and 7 Denmark Street, courtesy of Johnny Rotten’s graffiti, plus the ex-12 Bar Club location at 26 Denmark Street is to be retained as a grass roots music venue. The Half Moon in Putney has recently been given a reprieve from development, and Madame JoJo’s looks set to return after an overturned court ruling. Even Soho Square had to be campaigned for, to save it from being turned into a CrossRail work depot.
The struggle goes on to save The Soho Curzon Cinema, Denmark Street, and Croydon Fairfield Halls, so please keep in touch with them via the Twitter links on this page.
MUSIC HERITAGE UK is a campaigning charity, set up to fight for the UK's vast wealth of music heritage. Their part in the recent victory to keep the George Tavern from developers is one of many reasons to be cheerful that they work so hard on our behalf. You can express your support by visiting www.musicheritageuk.org or by following @MusicHeritageUK