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More than 10,000 people have signed a petition to save The Strand’s famous India Club and halt plans to refurbish the historic restaurant and bar to make way for an up-market hotel.
If plans are approved by Westminster Council, owners of numbers 143 and 145 of the Strand will be able to launch extensive modernisation that could wipe out the carefully preserved club, which has stayed the same since the 1940s.
Freeholders Marston Properties intend to replace the India Club's first-floor canteen-style restaurant and lounge bar with en-suite hotel rooms.
The ambitious plans have been met with angry opposition with a petition gaining 10,651 signatures at the time of publication.
Hundreds of comments have been left in which fans of the club described it as “irreplaceable” and “of immense historic significance”.
Sign the petition and help save this unique institution!
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