Ennismore Mews is a cobbled, L-shaped through road off Ennismore Gardens in Westminster, leading to Ennismore Street. There are 36 properties in the Mews, used for residential purposes.
A high explosive bomb fell directly onto Ennismore Gardens, very close by to the Mews in World War II. When the London Poverty Maps were published, the area was determined as being fairly comfortable and having households with good ordinary earnings.
Ennismore Mews is part of Westminster City Council’s Knightsbridge Conservation Area. Designated in 1968, the area relates strongly to Queen’s Gate Conservation Area in Kensington and Chelsea and contains large-scale cultural and educational institutions such as the Royal Albert Hall. The western half of the area is dominated by a late Victorian cultural complex and mansion blocks whilst the east has residential areas of leafy squares and intimate terraces.
There are also several mews within the conservation area, particularly to the east and south. These are characterised by their intimate scale and are generally two storeys in height and relate to the plot width of the principal building with which they are associated.
The two and three storey properties are a mixture of plain and painted brickwork and have mansard and parapet roof styles. There are both intact and converted garages present, surrounded by a cobbled road surface with partial raised pavements.
The original purpose of Ennismore Mews was to provide stable/ coach house accommodation to the main houses on Ennismore Gardens. Now, it is predominantly used for residential purposes.
A few planning applications have been made since 2003, most notably; basement excavations, changes to the fenestration, roof extensions and even the complete demolition of some properties. Conservation Area controls now apply to new development in the Mews.