Queensborough Mews is a part-cobbled, gated cul-de-sac off Porchester Terrace in Westminster; behind Fulton Mews, another original/ surviving Mews street. There are a total of 21 properties in the Mews, used for residential purposes.
A high explosive bomb fell directly onto the Mews in World War II, resulting in the properties being rebuilt. When the London Poverty Maps were published, the area was determined as being normal in comparison to the standard household salaries at the time, with comfortable living conditions though the main houses and surrounding area were seen as some of the wealthiest residences at the time.
Queensborough Mews is part of Westminster City Council’s Bayswater Conservation Area. Developed over the space of about 70 years, the townscape is uniform despite being composed of several distinct areas and is made up of a regular composition of streets and squares in an Italianate style. An important aspect of the street pattern are the several mews, some quite intimate and others so large that they appear to be a development of their own. The contrast of scale provided by these mews is a crucial aspect of the overall area’s character.
The two, three and four storey, plain and painted brickwork buildings have mansard roof styles surrounded by a cobbled and tarmacadam road surface.
Very few planning applications have been made since 2003 for alterations to the properties, mainly concerning changes to the fenestration and the replacement of a rooftop conservatory. Conservation Area controls now apply to new development in the Mews.