West Eaton Place Mews is a cobbled cul-de-sac approached through its own arch on West Eaton Place in Kensington, near to Grosvenor Cottages (also containing original/ surviving Mews properties). There are 4 properties in the London Mews, used for residential purposes.
A high explosive bomb fell nearby onto Eaton Terrace, not far from the Mews in World War II. When the London Poverty Maps were published, the area was determined as having comfortable households with good ordinary earnings.
West Eaton Place Mews is part of Kensington’s ‘Hans Town’ Conservation Area. One of Kensington’s largest Conservation Areas designated in 1971 and further extended multiple times up to, most recently 1995; the name is taken from Sir Hans Sloane who acquired the area of Chelsea and whose marriage into the Cadogan family led to the development of the estate. The area is split into Knightsbridge, East of Sloane Street and West of Sloane Street sub-areas; being very architecturally diverse from early 18th Century to late Georgian Times and 19th Century to commercial redevelopment in the 20th Century.
The two storey properties are a mixture of painted and rendered brickwork and have parapet and pitched roof styles. There are intact and converted garages present, surrounded by a cobbled road surface. The 2009 Film ‘The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter’ used the Mews as a filming location.
The original purpose of West Eaton Place Mews was to provide stable/ coach house accommodation to the main houses on West Eaton Place. Now, it is predominantly used for residential purposes.
A few planning applications have been made before and since 2003, most concerning the change of use of the garages to additional accommodation. Conservation Area controls now apply to new development in the Mews.