February 2016 – St. Luke’s Mews
February, the month of St. Valentine… and St. Luke; that is, if you’re into your Romantic Comedies.
St Luke’s Mews is arguably the most famous, although you may not have been aware of it – it being featured heavily in the 2003 film Love Actually, by Richard Curtis. It’s in this mews, too, that Bill Murray gets mugged in Jon Amiel’s comedy thriller ‘The Man Who Knew Too Little’.
St Luke’s is a long and narrow cobbled Mews. It is divided into two distinct parts by the All Saints Road (once associated with the Notting Hill Riots in 1987). One end is entered through a building in St Luke’s Road the other end from Basing Street. The two sections align and have distinctly different characters although they are of similar size and scale. The section between Basing Street and All Saints Road has been redeveloped and can no longer be considered an original/surviving Mews.
Whatever you’re up to this February, and Valentines Day… why not take a stroll down St. Luke’s Mews, it really is beautiful.