Linden Mews is a gated, cobbled cul-de-sac off Linden Gardens in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, similar in size and location to Garden Mews, another original/ surviving Mews. It contains 7 properties used for residential purposes.
In World War II, a high explosive bomb fell onto Linden Gardens, just outside of the Mews and presumably causing some damage to the properties. When the London Poverty Maps were published, the Mews was noted as being one of the wealthiest households in the area.
The Mews is part of Kensington’s ‘Pembridge’ Conservation Area. One of the earliest designations in 1969, the area has since been developed in the 19th Century and contains a wide variety of different building types; from Mews to terraces and semi-detached/ detached villas.
The two storey properties have pitched roof styles and plain brickwork facades. Parking is allocated and restricted along the cobbled road surface and there are both intact and converted garages present. There are raised party walls, wooden bressumers and bollards to be seen in the Mews.
Originally the stable house accommodation for the main houses on Linden Gardens, the primary purpose of the Mews properties is now residential.
Before and since 2003 there have been very few planning applications made for alterations to the Mews properties, the most notable concerning a ground floor extension and changes to the existing fenestration. Conservation Area controls apply to any new development in the Mews.