Which would you prefer? A Georgian mews house on a traffic-free cobbled lane or a luxury apartment in a residential tower.
According to Smith, the co-founder of Create Streets (CS), more and more Londoners today are leaning towards period terraced housing. If you're among them, consider buying or leasing a mews home. While fairly small, they are easy to maintain and provide cosy, stylish living spaces in the heart of London.
They also exude a charming old-world air, far more welcoming than the soaring steel and concrete block structures housing a lot of London's population today. With a makeshift garden of pretty potted plants and olive trees, you can relax outside your own front door, without having to make a special trip to an overcrowded community garden or park near apartment blocks.
To picture ‘tightly grained’ housing, imagine a mews with tiny back gardens and potplants by the front door, or Georgian terraced housing. The opposite would be a large tower block next to a park, but the building and park are “disassociated