Pitt’s Head Mews is a redeveloped through road off Park Lane in Westminster, leading to Derby Street (containing Mews Style Properties) and Market Mews (containing original/ surviving Mews properties). There are only a small amount of properties in the Mews, used for both residential and commercial purposes.
A high explosive bomb was dropped directly onto Pitt’s Head 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.
The Mews is part of Westminster City Council’s Mayfair Conservation Area; first designated in 1969, it derives its name from a fair held in the month of May in fields around the site of today’s Shepherd Market. The area is dominated by fashionable town-houses (and their Mews) reflecting the history of English domestic architecture from the early 18th to the early 20th century.
The Mews has plain brickwork, three/four storey buildings with mansard roof styles. The garages present are intact and surrounded by a tarmacadam road surface. An episode of ‘The Professionals’ (1979) used the Mews as a filming location.
Many planning applications have been made since 2003 for alterations to the properties, mainly minor internal alterations. Conservation Area controls now apply to new development in the Mews.