Burton Mews is a cul-de-sac containing 14 properties, approached through an entrance under a building on South Eaton Place in Westminster.
In World War II, a bomb is recorded falling directly onto Ebury Street, not far from Burton Mews. The street is recorded as having households with comfortable, good earnings when the London Poverty Maps were first published.
Burton Mews is part of Westminster City Council’s Belgravia Conservation Area; first designated in 1968, it was laid out as a fashionable residential area to the west of Buckingham Palace. There is a high degree of townscape uniformity and a formal layout based on a grid pattern. The area is predominantly residential with some shops on the edges. There are also a significant number of embassies, diplomatic buildings and institutional headquarters.
The Mews consist of two and three storey buildings with a mixture of plain and painted brickwork and mansard and parapet roof styles. The road surface is tarmacadam and there are both converted and intact garages present.
Number 1 Burton Mews is a Listed Building.
Originally the stable accommodation for the properties in Ebury Street, the Mews is now primarily residential but some properties are still used commercially. There have been a few planning applications made since 2003, most notably basement excavations. Conservation Area controls now apply to any new development in the Mews.