Hayden’s Place is a cobbled cul-de-sac off Portobello Road in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, almost opposite Alba Place (another redeveloped Mews). It contains 9 properties used for residential purposes. The Mews leads on to Tavistock Mews and Portobello Studios, but despite the name are not original Mews and rather, modern residential properties. It is located on the site of an original Mews but has been re-developed to a degree that it no longer contains any surviving Mews properties.
When the London Poverty Maps were published, the area was noted as having poor living conditions with lower than average household salaries.
The Mews is part of Kensington’s ‘Ladbroke’ Conservation Area; designated in 1969, it is situated in the Notting Hill area of North Kensington and predominantly contains Victorian classical architecture around large garden squares.
The one, two and three storey properties have flat roof styles and a mixture of rendered and plain brickwork facades. Parking is restricted along cobbled road, with raised pavements.
Originally the stable house accommodation for the main houses on Portobello Road, the primary purpose of the Mews properties is now residential.
Before and since 2003 there have been a few planning applications made for alterations to the properties in Hayden’s Place; most notably the complete demolition of some garages, the construction of a new dwelling and the installation of a new access to the existing roof terrace.
Conservation Area controls now apply to new development in the Mews.