Newman Passage is a cobbled cul-de-sac with a pedestrian through road, approached through an entrance under a building on Newman Street in Westminster. The Mews contains 10 properties that are used for commercial purposes.
Between 1940 and 1941, the Aggregate Night Time Bomb Census records a high explosive bomb falling onto Newman Street, just outside of the Mews. When the London Poverty Maps were first published, the area was recorded as having comfortable living conditions and normal household earnings for the time, though a few properties were classed as being poor in comparison.
The three storey (and more) properties have a mixture of painted brickwork and rendered facades, with roofs hidden behind parapet walls. There are no garages present and the floor surface is cobbled. Parking is restricted. ‘Scarlet Thread’, the 1951 drama was partly filmed in Newman Passage.
A few planning applications have been made for properties in the Mews since 2003, mainly changes to the fenestration and roof extensions. Conservation Area controls now apply to any new development in the Mews.