Ossington Street is a Mews Style through road off Bayswater Road in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster, with access to Victoria Grove Mews and Ossington Close, original/ surviving Mews. It contains 60 properties used for residential and commercial purposes. The borough line for Westminster runs down the middle of the street.
In World War II, a high explosive bomb fell onto Palace Court, east of Ossington Street. When the London Poverty Maps were published, the street was noted as having a mixture of comfortable living conditions and poorer household earnings.
Ossington Street is part of Kensington’s ‘Pembridge’ Conservation Area and Westminster’s ‘Bayswater’ Conservation Area. Pembridge is 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, three and four storey properties have a mixture of different roof styles and painted or rendered brickwork facades. Parking is allocated and restricted along the tarmacadam road surface.
Before and since 2003 there are many records for planning applications being made for alterations to the properties within the street, the most notable being for the change of purpose from residential to commercial and numerous extensions to the properties. Conservation Area controls apply to any new development in the street.