Oldbury Place, off Nottingham Street is a cobbled through road that is approached through an entrance under a building. The Mews is situated in Westminster, parallel to Bingham Place, containing Mews Style properties. There are 21 properties in the Mews, used for residential and commercial purposes.
A high explosive bomb fell directly onto Beaumont Street in World War II, east of the Mews. When the London Poverty Maps were published, the area was determined as having fairly comfortable living conditions and households with good ordinary earnings.
Oldbury Place is situated in the west of the Harley Street Conservation Area in Westminster; first designated in 1968, the area is now dominated by terraced houses of different periods and different levels of social status. It retains a substantial medical presence, whilst offices predominate to the eastern edges.
The Mews properties are almost exclusively two storeys, with occasional roof extensions. All buildings are painted in white. Windows are generally sliding sashes. To the rear of Marylebone High Street, a workshop style building facing onto a wider yard give the Mews an industrial character.
The original purpose of the Mews was to provide stable/ coach house accommodation to the main houses in Nottingham Place. Now, it is used for a mixture of residential and commercial purposes.
A few planning applications have been made since 2003; notably the use of a building for medical treatment purposes and the use of other properties as single family dwellings. Conservation Area controls now apply to new development in the Mews.