The only Mews still operating as a working stables, Bathurst Mews is unique due to its continuing equine usage in the form of Hyde Park Stables. This large through road off Bathurst Place in Westminster contains 65 properties and a cobbled street surface. One end of the Mews is directly opposite Sussex Mews West and the other end, Radnor Mews, both original/ surviving Mews. Bathurst Mews contains a substantial cul-de-sac section and is orientated south-west to north-east.
In 1940, a high explosive bomb fell onto Westbourne Terrace, not far from Bathurst Mews but the mews itself was largely unaffected. When the London Poverty Maps were published, the area was noted as being fairly comfortable with good, ordinary earnings.
Bathurst Mews is part of Westminster City Council’s Bayswater Conservation Area and is situated to the north of Hyde Park.
The two storey properties in the Mews are a mixture of plain and painted brickwork, with parapet and pitched roofs. The cobbled street has many benches present and both intact and converted garages. Hyde Park Stables and Ross Nye Stables can be found in the Mews.
Bathurst Mews was originally stable/ coach house accommodation for the main houses in Bathurst Street. The main use of the properties now is residential, but some commercial activity still remains and a few of the properties still function as working stables, the only Mews remaining in London with this purpose.
Before and since 2003, there have been many alterations to both the interior and exterior of the properties. Notably, basement excavations, conversion of garages to habitable rooms and alterations to the facades. Conservation Area controls apply to any new development in the Mews.