Pindock Mews is a part-cobbled, S-shaped through road off Warwick Avenue in Westminster. There are 27 properties in the Mews, used for residential and commercial purposes.
A high explosive bomb was dropped directly onto Pindock Mews in World War II and in earlier times, the Mews was identified and recorded on the poverty maps for the period as an area of fairly comfortable and ordinary earnings.
Pindock Mews is situated in Westminster City Council’s Maida Vale Conservation Area; designated in 1968, the name derives from the early 19th century public house ‘The Heroes of Maida’ on Edgware Road. The area contains over 350 listed buildings, the Grand Union Canal and Regent’s Canal. Tree lined streets are a common feature and give the area a leafy character, enhancing the layout of the roads and the buildings’ individual characteristics.
The Mews has plain and painted brickwork, two storey buildings with a mixture of different roof styles. The garages present are a mixture of intact and converted and surrounded by a cobbled and tarmacadam road surface. Sid Vicious once lived here.
The original purpose of the Mews was to provide stable/ coach house accommodation to the main houses on Castellain Road. Now, it is predominantly used for residential purposes though some commercial activity still remains.
Many planning applications have been made since 2003 for alterations to the properties, mainly concerning roof extensions, changes to the fenestration and basement excavations. Conservation Area controls now apply to new development in the Mews.