VIDEO: Stephen Fry, Benedict Cumberbatch And Other Celebs Unite To Save Soho

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VIDEO: Stephen Fry, Benedict Cumberbatch And Other Celebs Unite To Save Soho

Celebrities including Stephen Fry, Benedict Cumberbatch and Andy Serkis have joined forces to make a video to save Soho from gentrification.

The campaign was started by singer-songwriter Tim Arnold, following the closure of Madame Jojos last month. The renowned venue had its license withdrawn following a violent altercation involving staff from the club and a customer.

Campaigners feel the planned developments for the area will mean the lively night spot loses its character.

Last Updated 11 December 2014

Paul Gallagher

Westminster council have screwed it up.

Matt

Westminster Council seem hellbent on destroying the very heart of Soho, namely Berwick Street market. They closed the street for repairs (fine), but it's been closed for the best part of a year as far as I can remember. How long can it take to repair a stretch of road that long? They could have commissioned a replica of the Sistine chapel's ceiling to be drawn on the floor in that time. And do the richest council in London offer the market traders a penny of support or compensation? Nope. It's bloody scandalous. The pinnacle of enforced gentrification.

Dave

The architect behind a lot of this gentrification is Soho Estates, who's chairman is none other than two-time failed Tory London Mayoral candidate Steven Norris.

Sioux fisher

The gentrification is spreading, save tin pan alley too

Tin Pan Alley.

Yes Westminster council you've overstepped the mark on this one. Save Soho

bcrra

Soho is not more important to save that many other parts of London that have already been lost, full of luxury flats, cool coffees and shops, trendy office spaces and super overpriced for anything you do there. Shame that London is loosing its souls all around just to make a few richer.
Next tacky disaster will be Battersea Power Station.

Marc Duncan Felix

Soho, Greenwich Village in a capitalist society if a historic or a community where creative people have resided can not make the same profit for the land lords that other properties elsewhere do ! ? Landlords do not care to save Soho since they live elswhere, and only drive there in their Range Rovers & Rollers to check their properties & collect the rents.