Westminster Doors

There is something so enticing, so charming about a mews.

While in London recently, and enroute to the Victoria & Albert Museum, we stumbled upon this beauty.

What an amazing collection of inviting doorways!

All on one small street! Okay … not a street. A Mews.

The spring flowers helped, too!

20 thoughts on “Westminster Doors

  1. pierrmorgan May 30, 2019 / 9:10 pm

    I’d never heard the term ‘mews’ before. These are inviting 🙂 !

    • JanetRimmington May 31, 2019 / 12:53 am

      Thanks! I think the title Mews was a name given to them when birds (pigeons?) roosted inside. Apparently it is the name given to the sound of the birds. Mewing? They used to be carriage houses, but are now converted into homes. Very charming ones, too.

  2. the eternal traveller May 30, 2019 / 11:11 pm

    Do you ever wish you could have a peek inside these pretty homes? They look like something out of an English movie.

    • JanetRimmington May 30, 2019 / 11:27 pm

      Do I???!!! YES! These places look like a fantasy to me. I’m sure they are not -actually – but …. I agree with you. They look like a movie set.

      • the eternal traveller May 30, 2019 / 11:28 pm

        I find it hard not to take a sneaky look through the windows when they are set right on the footpath. 🙂

      • JanetRimmington May 30, 2019 / 11:39 pm

        I think you and are kindred spirits 😉

      • the eternal traveller May 30, 2019 / 11:39 pm

        I think so too. I do try not to be rude about it, but curiosity often gets the better of me.

      • JanetRimmington May 30, 2019 / 11:43 pm

        It’s a compliment, really. To the homeowner’s good taste.

  3. Norm 2.0 May 31, 2019 / 12:32 am

    I had never heard of the term “mews” before but now that I know what one is, I sure do like it: there are gorgeous.
    Excellent discoveries Janet, thanks for sharing them 🙂

    • JanetRimmington May 31, 2019 / 12:49 am

      As I understand it, these buildings began their lives as carriage houses. A place to keep horse and carriage with hay, etc. And maybe some accommodation for the fella that cared for the horse & carriage, etc. Birds, particularly pigeons, nested inside and the name Mews came from the cooing sound the birds made. Now they are all converted to charming, up- market homes. I just love them!!

  4. Robert May 31, 2019 / 1:19 am

    Such a beautiful street!

  5. sustainabilitea May 31, 2019 / 1:28 am

    What a wonderful find! I can smell the wisteria in the first shot. Or maybe it’s the lilacs outside my open window, but who cares? They both smell great.

    janet

  6. Sheree May 31, 2019 / 1:13 pm

    Those doors will cost a pretty penny given their locations but it’s a charming area.

      • Sheree May 31, 2019 / 3:33 pm

        Indeed, I love a spot of property porn!

  7. Judy @ NewEnglandGardenAndThread June 2, 2019 / 11:19 am

    I need some new adjectives because I love this street.The architectures is interesting, I really like the different windows, paint colors are great, and the doors are just really nice. I even like the different places they put the mail slots. Plus, the container gardens captured my attention as well. Great door post. 🙂

    • JanetRimmington June 6, 2019 / 11:10 pm

      Yes! They are all similar and yet utterly unique. It’s a charming street – my head was in a swivel!

    • JanetRimmington June 6, 2019 / 11:11 pm

      I agree. It’s all so pretty – especially in May. 😊

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