Beauchamp Place was once the prettiest and most charming of streets; no longer.
Today, it's an Edgware Road clone with shisha pipe establishments proliferating.These places pollute the atmosphere with their sickly sweet reek of foul smelling tobacco mixtures.
Health and Safety rules don't apply here.
On busy pavements, waiters rush hither and thither with metal bowls of red hot charcoal.
One restaurant, Layalina, has so encroached upon the pavement that only the very agile can pass by.
If you are a mother with a pram, or a wheelchair user it's a 'no go'.
When a resident raised the matter with the manager his helpful comment was, 'Use the other side of the road"