Petersham Lane is a through-road off Elvaston Place in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, opposite Petersham Mews and leading to Petersham Place, also containing original/ surviving Mews properties. Petersham Lane contains just 2 properties, used for residential and commercial purposes.
During World War II, the Aggregate Night Time Bomb Census recorded a high explosive bomb falling directly onto Elvaston Mews close by. In the past, the area was noted as having very comfortable living conditions and higher than average household earnings for the time when the London Poverty Maps were first published.
The Mews is part of Kensington’s ‘Queen’s Gate’ Conservation Area. Containing grand terraces, garden squares and intimate Mews, the Conservation Area was designated in 1969. It is bounded in the north and east sides by Westminster and incorporates London’s primary Museums.
The two and three storey properties have rendered or painted brickwork facades with a variety of mansard and flat roof styles, surrounded by a tarmacadam road surface.
Conservation Area controls apply to any new development in the Mews.