Tucked away down a little side street, not far from Portobello Road, you’ll find St Lukes Mews. Filled with pretty houses and trailing ivy, it’s become incredibly popular these past few years- especially thanks to Instagram! You might also recognize this charming pink residence from the film ‘Love Actually’…
Meandering the Mews of London
Most European cities are best explored on foot, and London is no exception. Meandering the mews streets of London is a famous pastime of mine and is absolutely one of the very best things to do in the city. If you want to seek some cute streets out for yourself, you’ll find the majority of mews streets in the Kensington and Chelsea areas of the city.
Mews houses were originally constructed as stables to house horses. Built predominantly during the 17th and 18th-Centuries, they’re a real throwback to a time when London ran on horsepower! from a time when London ran on horsepower. Most used to consist of a carriage house below, with living quarters above. Today, the properties are some of the most sought-after real estate in central London.
Tips for visiting St Lukes Mews
The closest tube station is Westbourne Park Tube Station. Nearby to St Lukes Mews, you’ll find pretty attractions such as Portobello Road Market and all of the Notting Hill filming locations – I highly recommend checking out all of these spots (as well as Biscuiteers, one of the cutest cafés in London).
Love Actually filming location, 27 St Lukes Mews
Part of what has made St Lukes Mews so famous and such a sought-after spot for photography and the like is the film Love Actually. Pretty in pink and surrounded by plants, the cute house of number 27 is home to Juliet in the movie (played by actress Keira Knightley). While visiting, pretty much all I could think was ‘Can I live here too?’ (ha!)