Reeves Mews is a through road off South Audley Street in Westminster, leading to Park Street. It runs nearly directly in line with Adam’s Row, also containing original/ surviving Mews properties. There are 41 properties in the Mews, used for both residential and commercial purposes.
A high explosive bomb was dropped directly onto Reeves Mews in World War II and in earlier times, the Mews was identified and recorded on the poverty maps for the period as an area of fairly comfortable and ordinary earnings.
The Mews is part of Westminster City Council’s Mayfair Conservation Area; first designated in 1969, it derives its name from a fair held in the month of May in fields around the site of today’s Shepherd Market. The area is dominated by fashionable town-houses (and their Mews) reflecting the history of English domestic architecture from the early 18th to the early 20th century.
The Mews has plain brickwork, two, three, five and six storey buildings with mansard and parapet roof styles. The garages present are intact and surrounded by a tarmacadam road surface. Number 45 Reeves Mews is a Grade II Listed Building.
Many planning applications have been made since 2003 for alterations to the properties, mainly the demolition of several of the original buildings. Conservation Area controls now apply to new development in the Mews.