Royal Crescent Mews is a part-cobbled cul-de-sac off Queensdale Road in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It contains 34 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.
In 1940, a high explosive bomb is recorded falling onto Royal Crescent, just south-east of the Mews.
When the London Poverty Maps were published, the area was noted as having very comfortable living conditions with higher than average household salaries for the time.
The Mews is part of Kensington’s Norland Conservation Area; first designated in 1969, it contains Royal Crescent, Norland Square and St. James’s gardens. Building of the area began in the 1840’s and was completed just fifteen years later. It contains linked terraces and is largely urban in style.
The two storey properties have a mixture of different roof styles and painted brickwork or rendered facades. Parking is allocated/ restricted along the tarmacadam and cobbled road and there are partial flush and raised pavements. Two episodes of the Television Programme ‘The Sweeny’ have utilised the Mews as a filming location.
Before and since 2003 there have been a few planning applications made for alterations to the properties on Royal Crescent Mews; most notably garage conversions and single storey extensions.
Conservation Area controls now apply to new development in the Mews.