Ennismore Gardens Mews, London

Ennismore Gardens Mews, London

Originally constructed to provide stable and coach house accommodations for the primary residences on Ennismore Gardens, this charming, L-shaped enclave in Westminster can be accessed through its own archway. In 1968, it received Conservation Area status, encompassing 43 properties characterized by Victorian features like wrought-iron terraces and arched windows and door frames.

Exceptionally well-preserved, this area is in proximity to prominent cultural and educational institutions, including the Royal Albert Hall. While its western section is dominated by a late Victorian cultural complex and mansion blocks, the eastern side features residential spaces with leafy squares and intimate terraces.

Many of the one- and two-story buildings in this locale, constructed from a mix of painted and rendered brickwork, still retain their original elements, including a consistent and unbroken roof parapet line. Stringent guidelines govern any modifications made to the properties within the conservation area. There numerous mews scattered throughout are characterized by their intimate scale, typically standing at two stories in height, and are designed in harmony with the plot width of the primary building they are associated with.

Thanks to its picturesque ambiance, the Mews has served as the backdrop for numerous films over the years, including Alfred Hitchcock's 1972 film "Frenzy", the 2011 comedy "Foster", and two episodes of "The Sweeney". Moreover, it has been the residence of choice for some of Britain's most iconic actors, with Sir Michael Caine, Sir Alec Guinness, and Terrence Stamp all having called this area home.

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Sight Name: Ennismore Gardens Mews
Sight Location: London, England (See walking tours in London)
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