Situated to the north of London in Haringey, is The Mews; a cul-de-sac approached through an entrance under a building on Turnpike Lane. The Mews contains 19 properties used for residential and commercial purposes.
The Mews is not part of a Conservation Area. A high explosive bomb fell onto Sydney Road in World War II, just below the Mews.
The two storey properties have rendered or painted brickwork facades and roofs hidden behind parapet walls, surrounded by a tarmacadam road surface with restricted parking.
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 purposes, though some commercial activity still takes place.
There have been a few planning applications made for alterations to the properties within the Mews both before and since 2003, most concerning the reconstruction of bomb damaged buildings and the use of a building for residential purposes.