Stanhope Mews South is a cobbled cul-de-sac off Gloucester Road in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It contains 23 properties used for residential purposes.
At some point between October 1940 and June 1941, a high explosive bomb fell onto Clareville Street, just east of the Mews. The Mews was noted as having fairly comfortable living conditions with good ordinary household earnings when the London Poverty Maps were first published.
The Mews is part of Kensington’s ‘Queen’s Gate’ Conservation Area. Containing grand terraces, garden squares and intimate Mews, the Conservation Area was designated in 1969. It is bounded in the north and east sides by Westminster and incorporates London’s primary Museums.
The two storey properties have a variety of gable and parapet roof styles and a mixture of rendered or painted brickwork facades. Parking is restricted along the cobbled road surface, with metal bressumers to be seen on the properties.
Originally the stable/ coach house accommodation for the main houses on Clareville Street and Stanhope Gardens, the primary purpose of the Mews properties is now residential.
Before and since 2003 there have been a few planning applications made for alterations to the properties in Stanhope Mews South, most notably a basement excavation. Conservation Area controls apply to any new development in the Mews.
Number 11 is used as the home of Harry Hart, portrayed by Colin Firth in the 2014 Movie ‘Kingsman’.