Pembroke Mews is a part-cobbled through road and cul-de-sac off Earls Court Road in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It contains 18 properties used for residential, commercial and public purposes (leading behind Kensington Police Station, so limited photographs could be taken). The Mews joins on to Earls Walk, also containing original/ surviving Mews properties.
When the London Poverty Maps were published, the area was noted as having a mixture of comfortable living conditions with ordinary household salaries to houses that were less well off.
The Mews is part of Kensington’s Edwardes Square, Scarsdale and Abingdon Conservation Area, which was first designated in January 1970 and extended in 1970 to cover part of Adam and Eve Mews (complete cover in 1981). The small-scale back streets contrast pleasantly with the major terraces. The area contains a fair number of Mews and individual studios off Stratford Road.
The two storey properties have mansard and pitched roof styles and a mixture of rendered and painted brickwork facades. Parking is restricted along the cobbled and tarmacadam road.
Originally the stable house accommodation for the main houses on Edwardes Square and Earl’s Court Road, the primary purpose of the Mews properties is now residential though some commercial activity still remains in the Mews.
Before and since 2003 there have been very few planning applications made for alterations to the properties in Pembroke Mews, notably changes to the fenestration.
Conservation Area controls now apply to new development in the Mews.