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Licensing Information

Premises that sell alcohol, host certain types of entertainment, or sell hot food after 11.00 pm require a premises licence under the Licensing Act 2003.  

Westminster City Council has strict policies and enforcement regimes. There is a link to the policy below. Soho is also in Westminster’s cumulative impact area, which means that many applications are subject to a presumption to refuse and many others need to be justified on almost as strict a basis.

Thomas & Thomas Partners deal with Westminster on a daily basis and you should not hesitate to contact Alun should you have any queries regarding a licence or a licensing application.

Alun Thomas advises the SBA on licensing issues. You can find his profile and contact details here.

WCC Licensing Policy Document.pdf

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