Top 100 Mews
London Mews are magnificent in their fusion of history and Architecture. They are surprisingly varied; some original and surviving, some re-developed and some merely Mews in name or style. This appraisal deals only with authentic Mews properties which can more easily be thought of as those having an equine past.
The majority of authentic Mews are in central London and hugely covetable. They are therefore prime targets for development and despite the red tape that surrounds them they are everchanging in nature. Our website records their everchanging nature and this list records what we consider are the 100 finest Mews at present.
The top 100 Mews on this list are ranked according to the following criteria:-
- Authentic appearance of the Mews.
- Retention of original Mews features.
- Balanced layout with good proportions.
- Well maintained buildings and well-tended vegetation.
- Accessible to public; no locked security gates.
- Classic Georgian relationship with main houses they are behind.
- Free from too many obvious and inappropriate modern additions.
- Consistent flat front elevations
- Traditional streetscape with cobbles/setts.
- Entrance defined with an Arch or an entrance off a secondary street.
Therefore we favour an original and surviving Mews off a secondary Road with a defined entrance, cobbled streetscape, and evidence of original features, lack of modern additions that is accessible to the public and well maintained.
Conversely we mark down those Mews lacking authenticity in their appearance, without original features, inaccessible to the public, that are lop sided, overdeveloped, poorly maintained and only partly intact.
Whilst we have been as objective as possible ultimately this is a subjective appraisal which is best illustrated by our choice of the finest Mews – Holland Park Mews as long, very grand, complete, unadorned and stylish. It has retained good authentic features and follows the contours of the Road in a way that is suavely seductive and draws you to walk along it. It is accepted that many would argue to the contrary as it does not directly align with the main properties it is behind and it has balustrading and other features not considered typical for a Mews.
This list will be reviewed on a regular basis to reflect if any Mews have been spoiled by the addition of gates, overdevelopment and poor maintenance works etc.
Please let us know your thoughts.
100. Pavilion Road – Long enough to contain every variation of Mews one could wish for.
99. McLeod’s Mews – Around a curved corner, the Mews transforms from Modern to Traditional.
98. Berkeley Mews – Modern meets Mews in the Middle of London.
97. Garden Mews – A rustic arch covets this charming cul-de-sac.
96. Lancaster Stables – A contained cul-de-sac in the heart of Camden.
95. Portobello Mews – An exclusive enclave in Notting Hill.
94. Rutland Mews West – A variety of styles encompassing a secluded courtyard.
92. Norland Place – Colour and Cobbles combining.
91. Upbrook Mews – Perfect balance of Georgian and Greenery.
90. Russell Court – Rustic and close to Royalty with the Palace just around the corner.
89. Jay Mews – Complementing the culture of the nearby Royal Albert Hall.
88. Princess Mews – Where modern design and tradition are married.
87. Lennox Gardens Mews – Private, but packed with original features.
86. Park Crescent Mews West – Class in Central London.
85. St Petersburgh Mews – One-sided work of art, just above Hyde Park.
84. Weymouth Mews – Spacious and stately.
83. Montagu Mews West – Keeping in tradition along with its southern counterpart.
82. Queensberry Mews West – Tradition split into two parts.
81. Cheyne Mews – A Mews fit for King Henry VIII Himself.
80. West Eaton Place Mews – A secluded space in a corner in Kensington.
79. Fulton Mews – A private portrayal of elegance.
78. Belgrave Mews West – Enjoy a pint in style, at the Star Tavern.
77. Codrington Mews – A variation of conservatively painted and decoratively colourful Mews.
76. Belgrave Mews North – Luxury at its finest.
75. McCrone Mews – A monochrome masterpiece.
74. Woodstock Mews – Quality making up for quantity.
73. Cedars Mews – Tradition meets elegant sophistication.
72. Atherstone Mews – Colourful, Cobbled and Cozy.
71. Ladbroke Walk – A short stroll amongst authentic beauty.
70. Reece Mews – The charming counterpart of Kendrick Mews.
69. Devonshire Mews South – A linear collection of different storeys and facades.
68. Wilby Mews – A spacious courtyard surrounded by style.
67. Russell Gardens Mews – Containing plenty of Grand Designs.
66. Portsea Mews – Come and get your car serviced whilst being transported to Georgian Times.
65. Junction Mews – Traditional mirroring Mews Style
64. Morton Mews – A triple-arch marks the entrance to this well-framed Mews.
63. Park Square Mews – Differing shades of unpainted brickwork create plenty of class.
62. Lyall Mews – Pale pastel painted with plenty of period charm.
61. Northwick Close – Subtle and conservative.
60. Doughty Mews – Where Cobbles are lacking, it makes up for in Charm.
59. Cornwall Gardens Walk – Boasting a few Surviving properties with their Original features.
58. Montagu Mews South – Original and Redeveloped properties, comfortably spread over a number of alcoves.
56. Princes Gate Mews – Colourful collection distributed over three adjacent streets. Superb multi-prong Mews.
55. Pindock Mews – A handsome collection of unpainted brickwork properties.
54. Pembroke Mews W8 – A private collection of period glamour.
53. Stanhope Mews South – A cream-coloured row, complemented by vegetation.
52. Laverton Mews – Mainly redeveloped but complementary to the Original property that remains.
51. Rutland Mews South – Enclosed and idyllic.
50. Leinster Mews – Spire House overlooks this quiet street.
49. Colbeck Mews – Cobbled and full of character.
48. Wilton Row – A curved row of uniformed cottages.
47. Belsize Court Garages – A compact collection of original and modern Mews.
46. Radnor Mews – Painted and undecorated Mews changing in style from Original to Modern as you pass along.
45. Ovington Mews – A small section of part-cobbled seclusion.
44. Drayson Mews – Curving and cobbled, with a home for Jaguars.
42. Eaton Mews South – Opposing cul-de-sacs, each with their own personality.
41. St George’s Square Mews – Hidden houses just above the Thames.
40. Craven Hill Mews – A quiet escape in Lancaster Gate.
39. Eccleston Mews – Inner city seclusion.
38. Conduit Mews – Original Mews on one side mirrored by modern additions.
36. Clover Mews – With its floral accompaniment; a very pretty Mews.
35. Pembridge Mews – Greenery, benches, cobbles and brickwork.
34. Eton Garages – Surrounding the cars; undecorated brickwork lining the enclosed street.
33. Montagu Mews North – Traditional original.
32. Daleham Mews – Garages, Workshops and Houses line this sweeping uphill street.
31. Steeles Mews North – Ivy-Covered arch marks the entrance to this small cul-de-sac.
30. Grosvenor Crescent Mews – Modern and Original features entwine in this Cobbled Crescent. Notable for the raw-boned splendour of its grand brickwork elevations.
29. Bolton Gardens Mews – A charming, cobbled, cul-de-sac.
28. Shafto Mews – A more ‘open’ feel to a Mews.
27. Eaton Mews North – A Mews in two parts; with plenty of charm.
26. Turnchapel Mews – Private, but well maintained seclusion.
25. Cornwall Mews West – Small and secluded.
24. Astwood Mews – Mews de Monaco.
23. Cornwall Mews South – In this case; one side is enough.
22. Denbigh Close – MEWS in capital letters.
21. Osten Mews – Secluded corner sanctuary.
20. Pont Street Mews – Mixes lush Mews lines with historical features.
19. Spear Mews – Oozing charm and character.
18. Thurloe Place Mews – Bucolic reflection on inner city living.
17. Adam and Eve Mews – Needs only a pub for top billing.
16. Petersham Place – Almost enough authentic features for 2 Mews.
15. Hesper Mews – Suavely seductive Mews.
14. Roland Way – Quintessential Mews with some unique features.
13. Lucerne Mews – Well sorted Mews.
12. Cranley Mews – Indisputably a Mews masterpiece.
11. Kynance Mews – Pure period charm.
10. St. Luke’s Mews – Mews in two parts; modern south contrasts with original north section.
9. Elvaston Mews – Multifaceted but magnificent.
8. Devonshire Close – Idyllic verdant Mews.
7. Manson Mews – Packed with authentic features.
6. Kersley Mews – Great proportions; undecorated brickwork looks great.
5. Baynes Mews – Pure authentic Mews beauty.
4. Horbury Mews – Magnificent Mews with piazza like courtyard setting.
3. Rutland Mews – A classic secluded gem.
2. Hyde Park Gardens Mews – Like a David Lean Film; a sweeping epic of a Mews.
1. Holland Park Mews – The Cecil B.Demille of Mews; highly stylish.