Grosvenor Gardens Mews South is a gated, cobbled cul-de-sac approached off Ebury Street in Westminster. The Mews is situated roughly opposite Grosvenor Gardens Mews North, another original/ surviving Mews. There are 6 properties in the Mews, used for residential and commercial purposes.
A high explosive bomb fell onto Lower Belgrave Street, just to the west of the Mews in World War II, meaning the properties within had to be rebuilt as a result of the damage that occurred. When the London Poverty Maps were published, the area was determined as having fairly comfortable living conditions and households with good ordinary earnings.
Grosvenor Gardens Mews South is part of Westminster City Council’s Grosvenor Gardens Conservation Area. First designated in 1970, the area has a mixed character with several differing areas of townscape. Tucked behind the grand terraces of the area and filling awkwardly shaped spaces are three sets of mews: Grosvenor Gardens East, North and South. These developments originally provided the stable yards for the residents of the main terraces. Overall, the simplicity of the mews architecture, their scale and enclosure gives them an intimate character and sense of privacy that is quite separate from the rest of the Conservation Area.
The Mews has three storey properties with a mixture of plain and painted brickwork and mansard roof styles. The garages remain intact and are surrounded by a cobbled road surface.
The original purpose of the Mews was to provide stable/ coach house accommodation to the main houses on Grosvenor Gardens. Now, it is predominantly used for residential purposes though some commercial activity is still carried out to this day.
Many planning applications have been made since 2003 including basement excavations and installation of steel electronic gates at the entrance to the Mews in 2009. Conservation Area controls now apply to new development in the Mews.