Situated within inner London in the Borough of Islington is Blackstock Mews; a gated and paved cul-de-sac off Blackstock Road. The Mews contains 16 properties used for commercial and residential purposes.
The Mews is not part of a Conservation Area. A high explosive bomb fell onto Blackstock Road in World War II, right next to the Mews, presumably causing significant damage to the properties within. When the London Poverty Maps were published, the area was deemed to have poorer living conditions in comparison to what was ordinary at the time.
The one and two storey properties have plain and painted brickwork facades and a mixture of pitched and flat roof styles, surrounded by a paved road surface with restricted parking and no garages.
The original purpose of the Mews was to provide stable/ coach house accommodation for the main houses on Blackstock Road and nowadays they are still used primarily for commercial purposes, with a small amount of residential usage.
Before and since 2003 there have been a few planning applications made for alterations to the properties within the Mews, the most notable being; the change of use to residential, minor internal and external alterations and changes to the fenestration.