Situated within Inner London in the Borough of Camden, is Wavel Mews; a part-cobbled through road off Acol Road. The Mews contains 16 properties used for residential purposes.
The Mews is part of the South Hampstead Conservation Area; originally known as the Swiss Cottage Conservation Area until February 2011, the area has wide streets lined with trees and evenly spaced brick buildings.
A high explosive bomb fell onto Acol Road in World War II, north of the Mews and when the London Poverty Maps were first published, the area was deemed to have very comfortable living conditions with higher than average household incomes for the time.
The two storey properties have plain and painted brickwork facades with a mixture of gable, pitched and flat roof styles, surrounded by a cobbled and tarmacadam road surface. One of the two Mews in the Conservation Area, the properties have simple elevations in keeping with their original function as garages, workshops and stables.
The original purpose of the Mews was to provide stable/ coach house accommodation for the main houses on the surrounding streets and nowadays they are predominantly used for residential purposes.
Before and since 2003 there have been a number of planning applications made for alterations to the properties within the Mews, the most notable being; basement excavations and the addition of extra storeys. Conservation Area controls apply to any new development in the Mews.