Conduit Mews is a cobbled through road between Craven Road and Spring Street in Westminster. The Mews is L-shaped, has 43 properties used for residential purposes and is approached through an entrance under a building.
Between October 1940 and June 1941, a high explosive bomb is recorded falling onto Westbourne Terrace, south-west of Conduit Mews. The area was noted as being fairly comfortable with good, ordinary household earnings when the London Poverty Maps were first published.
Conduit Mews is part of Westminster City Council’s Bayswater Conservation Area. Developed over the space of about 70 years, the townscape is uniform despite being composed of several distinct areas and is made up of a regular composition of streets and squares in an Italianate style. An important aspect of the street pattern are the several mews, some quite intimate and others so large that they appear to be a development of their own. The contrast of scale provided by these mews is a crucial aspect of the overall area’s character.
The properties vary between two and three storeys, with a painted brickwork facade and a mixture of gable and parapet roof styles. The road surface is cobbled and some original garages remain intact whilst others have since been converted. Craven Road, from which the Mews can be accessed, was a filming location for the 1996 film ‘Trainspotting’.
Originally the stable/ coach house accommodation for the main properties in Spring Street and Westbourne Terrace, the buildings are now used residentially. There have been a few planning applications made prior to and since 2003 mainly smaller changes to the interiors and garage door replacements although there has been a basement excavation to create extra residential space. Conservation Area controls now apply to any new development in the Mews.