Farm Street is an L-Shaped through road between Hill Street and Chesterfield Hill in Westminster. The mews contains 27 properties used for residential purposes. Archibald Mews, a redeveloped Mews street, can be accessed off Farm Street.
In World War II a bomb is recorded falling onto Farm Street and as a result, there is little remaining evidence of previous equestrian usage in the surviving properties and it is likely that they had to be rebuilt. The street is recorded as being middle class, well-to-do when the London Poverty Maps were first published.
Farm Street is part of Westminster City Council’s Mayfair Conservation Area. First designated in 1969, it derives its name from a fair held in the month of May in fields around the site of today’s Shepherd Market. The area is dominated by fashionable town-houses (and their mews) reflecting the history of English domestic architecture from the early 18th to the early 20th century.
The through road contains two, three and five storey, plain brickwork buildings with mansard roofs surrounded by a tarmacadam road surface.
The Mews originally provided stable/coach house accommodation for the larger houses in Hill Street.
Many planning applications have been made since 2003, notably; the demolition of a significant number of the buildings on Farm Street. Conservation Area controls now apply to new development in the Mews.