Queensberry Mews West, off Queen’s Gate consists of two part-cobbled cul-de-sacs and a through road leading to Cromwell Mews, another original/ surviving Mews in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It contains 19 properties used for residential purposes
In World War II, a high explosive bomb fell onto Thurloe Street, south-east of the Mews. When the London Poverty Maps were published, the Mews was noted as having comfortable living conditions and ordinary household earnings for the time.
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 storey properties have a mixture of different roof styles and rendered or painted brickwork facades. Parking is allocated or restricted along the cobbled and tarmacadam road surface and there are both intact and converted garages present, along with metal bressumers and bollards.
Originally the stable house accommodation for the main houses on Queensberry Place and Queen’s Gate, the primary purpose of the Mews properties is now residential.
Before and since 2003 there have been a few planning applications made for alterations to the properties in Queensberry Mews West, most notably; elevational and external alterations. Conservation Area controls apply to any new development in the Mews.