Earls Walk is a part-cobbled through road between Earls Court Road and Pembroke Square in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It contains 27 properties used for residential, commercial and public purposes (leading to Kensington Police Station, so limited photographs could be taken). The Mews joins on to Pembroke Mews, also containing original/ surviving Mews properties.
When the London Poverty Maps were published, the area was noted as having a mixture of comfortable living conditions with ordinary household salaries, to houses that were less well off.
The Mews is part of Kensington’s Edwardes Square, Scarsdale and Abingdon Conservation Area, which was first designated in January 1970 and extended in 1970 to cover part of Adam and Eve Mews (complete cover in 1981). The small-scale back streets contrast pleasantly with the major terraces. The area contains a fair number of Mews and individual studios off Stratford Road.
The one, two and three storey properties have gable and pitched roof styles and a mixture of rendered and painted brickwork facades. Parking is restricted along the cobbled and tarmacadam road.
Originally the stable house accommodation for the main houses on Pembroke Square, 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 Earls Walk, notably; the excavation of a basement, roof extensions and the erection of a two storey mews house on Pembroke Square, fronting Earls Walk.
Conservation Area controls now apply to new development in the Mews.