A run-down and empty pub which attracted squatters and antisocial behaviour has been flattened after the council told the owner it needed to be removed.
The building, which had previously been known as the The Tournament pub and stood on the corner of Old Brompton Road and Eardley Crescent in West Brompton, was demolished after the owner was instructed to by Kensington and Chelsea Council .
The planning enforcement team says the building had no architectural merit and issued an "untidy land" notice in February, calling on owners London District Housing to bulldoze the building.
It was also felt the shabby building was detrimental to the surrounding area, being close to the grade II listed entrance to historic Brompton Cemetery , and near the Brompton Cemetery Conservation Area and Philbeach Conservation Area.
There is no planning permission for the site and now that the building has been razed, planning permission will be required for any new use of the land, or any new building on the site. Residents will be consulted on any new proposals for the site in the usual way.
The latest issuing of an "untidy land" notice, issued under section 215 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, brings the total number ordered by the Royal borough to 50 in the past two years.
Councillor Tim Coleridge, head of planning policy at K&C, said: “I am very pleased that the owner of the land complied with the notice served by the council.
"The building was an eyesore and has now been demolished.
“This is another example of effective planning enforcement which ensures rules are followed and buildings properly maintained.”