Wigmore Place is a cobbled cul-de-sac, off Wigmore Street in Westminster. The Mews contains 20 properties used for residential and commercial purposes.
In 1940, a high explosive bomb is recorded falling somewhere on Harley Street, to the east of the Mews. When the London Poverty Maps were published, the area was noted as having comfortable living conditions with average household salaries.
Wigmore Place is situated to the south of the Harley Street Conservation Area in Westminster. First designated in 1968, the area is now dominated by terraced houses of different periods and different levels of social status. It retains a substantial medical presence, whilst offices predominate to the eastern edges.
The two and three storey properties in the Mews have a plain or painted brickwork facade and a variety of mansard, gable and parapet roof styles. There are no pavements and the properties are surrounded by a cobbled road surface. ‘The Long Good Friday’ (1995) used Wigmore Street as a filming location.
There have been many planning applications made for alterations to the Mews properties in Wigmore Place prior to and since 2003, mainly roof extensions and changes to the fenestration. Conservation Area controls apply to any new development being carried out in the Mews.