Dunworth Mews is a gated, cobbled cul-de-sac off Portobello Road in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It contains 22 properties used for residential and commercial purposes.
When the London Poverty Maps were published the area was noted as having comfortable living conditions with ordinary household salaries, in comparison to the upper areas of Portobello Road which were quite poor.
The Mews is part of Kensington’s ‘Colville’ Conservation Area; a Victorian development of the 1860’s and 70’s in part, bounded by Tavistock Road to the north, Westminster to the east and the rear of Portobello Road in the West.
The two storey properties have mansard roof styles and a mixture of plain and painted brickwork facades. Parking is restricted along the cobbled road. There is a more modern area at one end of the Mews, displaying boxes and pot plants.
Originally the stable house accommodation for the main houses on Westbourne Park Road and Portobello Road, the primary purpose of the Mews properties is now residential though some commercial activity still remains in the Mews.
Before and since 2003 there have been very few planning applications made for alterations to the properties in Dunworth Mews; the most notable being the installation of security gates at the entrance in 2004.
Conservation Area controls now apply to new development in the Mews.