Eaton Terrace Mews is a cobbled cul-de-sac off Eaton Terrace in Westminster. There are 12 properties in the Mews, used for residential purposes.
A high explosive bomb fell nearby onto Eaton Terrace in World War II. When the London Poverty Maps were published, the area was determined as having a mixture of fairly comfortable households with good ordinary earnings to poorer living conditions in comparison.
Eaton Terrace 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 two storey properties are a mixture of plain, painted and rendered brickwork and have roofs hidden behind parapet walls. There are both intact and converted garages present, surrounded by a cobbled road surface with some tarmac areas, including by the main entrance.
The original purpose of Eaton Terrace Mews was to provide stable/ coach house accommodation to the main houses on Eaton Terrace. Now, it is predominantly used for residential purposes.
Many planning applications have been made since 2003, most notably basement excavations. Conservation Area controls now apply to new development in the Mews.