Situated within Inner London in the Borough of Camden, is Railey Mews; a cobbled through road off Leverton Street. The Mews contains 16 properties used for 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 part of the Kentish Town conservation area, designated in June 1985 and expanded in 1991 and again recently in February 2011. A high explosive bomb fell onto Fortess Grove, just west of the Mews, presumably causing significant damage to the properties in World War II and when the London Poverty Maps were first published, the area was deemed to have comfortable living conditions.
The two storey properties have plain brickwork facades with a mixture of mansard and gable roof styles, surrounded by a cobbled road surface.
The original purpose of the Mews was to provide stable/ coach house accommodation for the main houses on the surrounding streets and nowadays they are predominantly used for residential purposes.
Before and since 2003 there have been many planning applications made for alterations to the properties within the Mews, the most notable being; roof extensions and basement excavations. Conservation Area controls apply to any new development in the Mews.