West End

About the ward 

West End Ward covers the iconic areas of Mayfair, Soho, Fitzrovia and East Marylebone. Along Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street and the surrounding areas, it includes some of Britain’s busiest shopping streets and is home to large numbers of theatres, entertainment and cultural venue. A significant proportion of the area affected by current plans to pedestrianise Oxford Street which runs through the ward. The ward also contains Bond Street tube station, which will be on the new Elizabeth line when in opens in December 2018.

Many of London’s top creative industries, including Savile Row, the post-production facilities in Soho and art galleries and auctioneers are situated within the ward. It is one of the world’s most vibrant areas, with millions of visitors a year, and a vibrant and diverse economy including many evening and night-time venues.

The ward is currently represented by two Conservative councillors; Tim Barnes and Jonathan Glanz, and a Labour Councillor. 

To find out more about them, you can visit their respective pages by clicking on the links below.

People

Jonathan Glanz

Jonathan Glanz has lived and worked in the West End for many years. 

He was Chairman of the Marylebone Association and within the Council has served as a Cabinet Member for Housing and Property and Deputy Cabinet Member for Parking. 

Tim Barnes

Having moved to the area around Fitzrovia while a student at UCL, Tim now lives in Soho. 

News

Westminster City Council launch information page for Coronavirus

Westminster City Council has launched an advice and information page for Coronavirus. The page, which will be updated to reflect events, includes updates to Council Services, links to healthcare advice and information about how people can help. You can reach the page here .

Westminster City Council’s Vision for All

On 5 March 2020, Rachael Robathan, Leader of Westminster City Council, presented the Council’s vision for managing the immediate challenges to our great city, pledging a carbon-neutral green city with technology at its core and a multi-billion-pound investment for renewal at its heart.

Last Chance to have your say: Air Quality Consultation

Following the declaration of a Climate Emergency, Westminster City Council has set out an Air Quality Action Plan to tackle air pollution in our city. Approximately 250,000 people call Westminster their home, and another 1 million visit every day.

Dockless Bikes - New byelaw

Whilst  your Councillors are very supportive of cycling, we have received numerous complaints of Lime Bikes, Mobikes etc "abandoned" on the highway, very often on a narrow pavement causing an obstruction making it difficult for pedestrians to pass; particularly those in a wheelchair or children i

Tackling abuse of short-term letting

We know that most homeowners who let on a nightly basis do so within the law and maintain excellent standards. However, we also know short-term letting can cause problems for local people.

20mph speed limit: have your say!

Westminster has begun a consultation on extending the 20mph zone that had been successfully trialled around schools in the Little Venice area and other parts of Westminster.