Portobello Mews is a gated, cobbled cul-de-sac off Portobello Road in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It contains 10 properties used for residential and commercial purposes.
When the London Poverty Maps were published, the area was noted as having mixed living conditions, some houses were well-off whilst others had lower than average household salaries.
The Mews is part of Kensington’s ‘Pembridge’ Conservation Area; 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 and three storey properties have pitched roof styles and rendered or painted brickwork facades. Parking is restricted along the cobbled road, with both intact and converted garages present.
Originally the stable house accommodation for the main houses on Portobello Road, the primary purpose of the Mews properties is now residential, though some commercial activity still takes place.
Before and since 2003 there have been a few planning applications made for alterations to the properties in Portobello Mews; most notably basement excavations to additional living space.
Conservation Area controls now apply to new development in the Mews.