Goodge Street Streateries

Closed 1 Nov 2023

Opened 12 Oct 2023

Results updated 4 Feb 2024

During October/November 2023 we consulted on the Streateries at Goodge Street.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their views. We had 3 responses and following the consultation, we have made the decision to make the Streateries permanent.

The new scheme will now be implemented and a notification (PDF) has gone to all local residents and businesses. You can read the decision reports relating to this, and our feedback to the consultation responses in the decision report. 




The Covid-19 pandemic changed how people in Camden live, travel and work. We want our streets to have more safe space for everyone to walk and cycle, for children to get to and from school safely and healthily, for businesses to be able to flourish, to reduce carbon emissions from vehicles and for you to be breathing cleaner air.

We want to ensure that our streets support a strong recovery from the pandemic and provide a lasting legacy of greener, safer, healthier travel with places for people to spend time in and enjoy, regenerating our local town centres.  

To help, we have been making trial changes across Camden in our Streateries Programme: Streateries change parking bays to spaces in the road for businesses to place tables and chairs for al fresco dining, protected by barriers. This means pedestrians, wheelchair and buggy users can pass safely on the pavement. We are now consulting on making some Streateries permanent, including some on Goodge Street. 

Camden’s town centres and High Streets are at the heart of local communities and community life; they are places where residents, workers and visitors shop, work, socialise, and access culture and services. Camden has developed a Future High Streets programme to support our high streets so that they continue to add to community life. Streateries are essential for delivering this vision: they help to revitalise streets, creating destinations for residents and visitors to meet, socialise and spend time, adding to street life and vibrancy, increasing footfall, and regenerating the wider local economy.

Why your views matter

We are proposing changes to Goodge Street and we would like to know your views.  We are proposing to permanently keep the trial Streateries and other waiting and loading changes as follows:

Permanently keep the Streatery spaces outside Numbers 7, 29 and 40 - 42  Goodge Street; 

Permanently keep the loading bay outside No. 8 Goodge Street and the waiting and loading restrictions (loading only 8am to noon). We also propose to extend the loading bay by a further 13.6 metres (to a total of 28 metres) to replace a Streatery which was subsequently removed; and 

Permanently keep the relocated cycle lane which runs along the outside of the proposed retained loading bay and also extend it to cover the new extended loading bay. 

To view the plans and find out more about what each proposal would achieve, click on the links in the Related Section at the bottom of this page.

What happens next

After the consultation, a decision report will be produced and published online via our website, and local residents and stakeholders will be notified of the outcome. The report will consider a broad range of information including officer observations, consultation responses, feedback received during the trial period, relevant policies, and other data/information.

The report will then outline if at the end of the trial period, the experimental scheme together with any proposed additional measures should be made permanent. 


  • Bloomsbury


  • Anyone from any background


  • Transport and streets