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Our Conservation Areas

We cover seven conservation areas in the heart of historic London as an advisory committee, comprising all of Camden's Central London area, with the exception of Hatton Garden. Many of our conservation areas are children of the Bloomsbury Conservation Area or are in some way related to it.

We are consulted with on all changes to our conservation areas, and report on planning breaches in the area, while also supporting residents in heritage-based objections to applications in their neighbourhood.

Bedford Square, Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury

One of the country's most significant conservation areas

The Bloomsbury Conservation Area was designated in 1968, just a year after conservation areas were created with the Civic Amenities Act 1967. It is often referred to as an internationally significant example of town planning, with its garden squares, Georgian terraces, and grand buildings being world-famous.

Despite being a heritage asset of international importance, the Bloomsbury Conservation Area is under immense threat from irreperable harm due to overdevelopment, and is one of our most at-risk conservation areas.

  • Designated: 1968
  • Significance: Exceptional
  • Threat Level: High

Charlotte Street

A dynamic and densely packed conservation area in the heart of Fitzrovia

The Charlotte Street Conservation Area makes Fitzrovia what it's famous for. Packed with Georgian terraces with varied independent businesses trading on the ground floors, it is an interesting place to be and to live. It unfortunately has suffered in recent years from a lack of investment in the public realm.

  • Designated: 1972
  • Significance: High
  • Threat Level: Medium
Denmark Street, London

Denmark Street

Seven centuries of historic London

The Denmark Street Conservation Area is home to London's only street with Stuart terraces on both sides. Its winding alleys and streets are an important remnant of medieval London. Thanks to Crossrail and subsequent overdevelopment, it has suffered an immense decline in the quality of the urban fabric, and is our most at-risk conservation area.

  • Designated: 1984
  • Significance: Medium
  • Threat Level: High
Fitzroy Square

Fitzroy Square

A stately Georgian square in Fitzrovia

The Fitzroy Square Conservation Area is home to a marvellous Georgian square designed by the renowned Adam Brothers. It retains some of the most consistent and well-preserved Georgian streets to be found in Central London.

  • Designated: 1968
  • Significance: High
  • Threat Level: Low
Hanway Place, London

Hanway Street

A curious backwater

The Hanway Street Conservation Area is possibly London's smallest conservation area, comprising just two streets. Its curious winding street-pattern is an important remnant of London's pre-Georgian development.

  • Designated: 1989
  • Significance: Low
  • Threat Level: High
Kingsway, London

Kingsway

Edwardian commercial magnificence

The Kingsway represents one of the most ambitious commercial building projects in London's history. It retains its Edwardian character remarkably well, although is blighted by traffic and has suffered from poor investment in the public realm.

  • Designated: 1981
  • Significance: High
  • Threat Level: Low

Seven Dials

An icon of heritage-led regeneration

The Seven Dials Conservation Area is an exemplar of heritage-led regeneration. After being threatened with demolition in the late sixties, the Seven Dials Trust saved the area and restored it to its former glory, and continue to curate and care for the area

  • Designated: 1974
  • Significance: High
  • Threat Level: Low

Bloomsbury Map (In Development)

Use our interactive map to explore the Bloomsbury Conservation Areas. You can search addresses, see boundaries, subareas, designation histories, and read the appraisals and management plans which are synced with the map itself.

This resource is in development meaning it is not yet complete and you could enounter errors.

Residents -

Contact us if you think we should be making an objection to an application in your neighbourhood. You can also learn about our conservation areas, and how you can help us in safeguarding their heritage.

Businesses -

Putting in an application for a change of use or a new shopfront? Use our resources to learn about what is and is not acceptable, and how you can enhance our conservation areas.

Developers -

Get in touch at an early stage of proposals to receive feedback from the advisory committee. We can also attend meetings and conduct site visits. You can use our resources to learn about our conservation areas, and how to enhance them.