Situated within inner London in the Borough of Islington, is Charterhouse Mews; a gated and cobbled cul-de-sac off Charterhouse Street. The Mews contains about 4 properties used for commercial purposes.
The Mews is part of the Charterhouse Square Conservation Area. A high explosive bomb fell onto Charterhouse Square in World War II, close to the Mews. When the London Poverty Maps were published, the area was deemed to have wealthy living conditions, with higher than average household earnings for the time.
The three storey properties have rendered and brickwork facades and a mixture of mansard, gable and ridged roof styles, surrounded by a cobbled road surface with restricted parking and raised pavements.
The original purpose of the Mews was to provide stable/ coach house accommodation for the main houses on the surrounding streets and nowadays they are still used primarily for commercial purposes.
Before and since 2003 there have been a few planning applications made for alterations to the properties within the Mews, the most notable being; internal alterations to a property with partitions. Conservation Area controls apply to any new development within the Mews.