Situated within inner London in the Borough of Islington, is Rosa Alba Mews; a cobbled cul-de-sac off Kelross Road. The Mews contains 4 properties used for residential and commercial 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 very comfortable living conditions, with higher than average household earnings for the time. A high explosive bomb fell directly onto the Mews in World War II.
The two storey properties have plain brickwork facades and roofs hidden behind parapet walls, surrounded by a cobbled road surface with restricted parking and both intact and converted garages.
The original purpose of the Mews was to provide stable/ coach house accommodation for the main houses on the surrounding streets but nowadays they are used primarily for residential purpose, though some commercial activity still takes place.
Before and since 2003 there have been a few planning applications made for alterations to the properties within the Mews, the most notable being; multiple-storey extensions, the conversion of a single dwelling into two dwellings and the gating of the Mews in 2006.