Review of premises licence or club premises certificate

Anyone can apply to the council to review the licence of a premises licensed to sell alcohol provide entertainment or sell hot food and drink after 11pm if they are being adversely affected by the operation of the licence.

The review must be based upon a matter arising at or in the vicinity of the licensed premises and be connected to one of the licensing objectives:

  • prevention of crime and disorder
  • prevention of public nuisance
  • public safety and the protection of children from harm

Anyone who believes that a review of a licensed premises may be necessary in order to promote the licensing objectives should begin by keeping a note of their reasons for concern. Such a note may be useful in any subsequent hearing should that be necessary.

Reports of crime should be made in the usual way by dialling 999 if it is an emergency or by contacting your local police station. Reports of other nuisance can be reported online using our Report It tool.


The Department for Culture Media and Sport have produced a guidance document for parties interested in applying for a review.

DCMS Guidance to Interested Parties on Applying for a review (183 KB).

How to submit an application

An application for review of a premises licence in Westminster must be made in writing to the council at Reviews, Licensing Team, Westminster City Hall, 4th Floor, 64 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QP.

It is also the responsibility of the applicant for a review to give one copy of the application and any supporting documentation to the holder of the premises licence for which the review relates, and to each of the responsible authorities on the same day upon which the application is served on the Licensing team.

Premises Licence Holder

Premises Licence Holder details may be available in the documents section of the Licensing Register.

If you are unable to locate the Premises Licence or Club Premises Certificate holders details, contact the Licensing team.

Responsible Authorities

You must send a copy of the review application and supporting documentation to the following Responsible Authorities:

Responsible Authority Address
Metropolitan Police Service

The Chief Officer of Police, Westminster Police Licensing Team, 4th Floor, Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QP

London Fire Brigade

London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority, 156 Harrow Road, London, W2 6NL

Environmental Health Consultation Team (Health & Safety, Environment, Weights and Measures)

Community Protection Westminster City Council, Environmental Health Consultation Team, 4th Floor, Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QP

Planning Department

Development Planning Services, Westminster City Council, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QP

Child Protection Committee

Area Child Protection Committee, Head of Commissioning - Child Protection & Quality, Social and Community, Services - Children and Families, 4 Frampton Street, London, NW8 8LF

The following responsible authorities are only applicable if the premises is a vessel

The Navigation Authority (for vessels not permanently moored), Tidal Thames The Harbour Master, The Port of London Authority, 7 Harp Lane, London, EC3R 6LB
The Navigation Authority (for vessels not permanently moored), Non Tidal Thames
The Environment Agency Recreation and Navigation, Thames Region, Kings Meadow House, Kings Meadow Road, Reading, RG1 8DQ
Authority responsible for canals
The Leisure Manager, British Waterways Board, 1 Sheldon Square, Paddington Central, London, W2 6TT
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency

The Surveyor General, The Maritime & Coastguard Agency, Orpington Marine Office, Central Court, 1 Knoll Rise


Last updated: 20 August 2018
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