Situated within inner London in the Borough of Islington, is Purley Place; a private and cobbled cul-de-sac off Islington Park Street. The Mews contains 5 properties used for commercial and residential purposes. It is located on the site of an original Mews but has been re-developed to a degree that it no longer contains any surviving Mews properties.
The Mews is not part of a Conservation Area. When the London Poverty Maps were published, the area was deemed to have comfortable living conditions.
The two and three storey properties have plain brickwork facades and mansard roof styles, surrounded by a cobbled road surface with restricted parking and converted garages.
The original purpose of the Mews was to provide stable/ coach house accommodation for the main houses on the surrounding streets and nowadays the properties are still used primarily for commercial purposes, with some additional residential usage.
Before and since 2003 there have been many planning applications made for alterations to the properties within the Mews, the most notable being; the change of use to residential, elevational alterations and the demolition of an existing workshop/ warehouse.